Review – Altered by Fire by C M Stunich & Tate James @CMStunich @DaniChez75

Book details:

Altered by Fire by C.M. Stunich & Tate James
Publication date: May 14th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Reverse Harem

My life changed in an instant, altered by fire, irreparably damaged.
Just like me.
I’m a broken, damaged soul on the run from a very real sort of darkness.

My father, a notorious mob boss, either wants me back or wants me dead.
I find solace in the arms of his enemies.
Five deliciously dark men that tempt me to do things I shouldn’t.

Arsen, Colt, Weston, Mace, and Hawke.
They’re just as dangerous as the men they’re hunting.
So, will they save me, or burn me to ashes?

Either way, in their arms, I catch fire.
I burn.
And I love every second of it.

**NOTE: This book was originally published as Five Fathers by Kate Morgan. It has undergone a rewrite but the core story remains the same.**


I’m going to preface this review by saying that this wasn’t a bad book.  Not at all.  I enjoyed it.  I just wanted more substance from the overall plot.

This is such a promising premise for a story.  And I really enjoyed how the differing characters came to life on the page.  I struggled to understand  Natalia’s lack of significant response to what happened to her lover at the hands of her father, but was prepared to put that on hold for the sake of the story.  I think, however, that the issue was underlined for me by her bed hopping.  I don’t have any problem with that in the context of the genre at all, it was just a little over the top, given the background.  Or maybe that’s the point.  I dont know.

What I will say is that there is still a lot to like about this book  the internal monologues are humorous and add a lighter edge to what might otherwise be an unrelentingly dark story.

For me, this trilogy has a lot of potential.  I look forward to the next in the series.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.


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About the author

Tate James was born and raised in the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand) but now lives in Australia with her husband, baby and furbaby.
She is a lover of books, red wine, cats and coffee and is not a morning person. She is a bit too sarcastic and swears too much for polite society and definitely tells too many dirty jokes.

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C.M. Stunich is a self-admitted bibliophile with a love for exotic teas and a whole host of characters who live full time inside the strange, swirling vortex of her thoughts. Some folks might call this crazy, but Caitlin Morgan doesn’t mind – especially considering she has to write biographies in the third person. Oh, and half the host of characters in her head are searing hot bad boys with dirty mouths and skillful hands (among other things). If being crazy means hanging out with them everyday, C.M. has decided to have herself committed.

She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she’s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She’s the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There’s a heck of a lot to do there.

Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She’s already looking forward to it.

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