Book Review: A Slow Burning Fire



Review of A Slow Burning Fire by J.F. Jenkins

Book Review by Eve Culley

Grab a cup of hot chocolate and pull up a comfy chair. I think that you will enjoy this sweet romance. It was fun, sad, clean, and a pleasure to read.

Arial Oakley and Bryce Valentine are young actors living in the glittering world of excess and “do what you want” lifestyle of the entertainment industry and yet, they are striving to maintain their moral code. They have problems just like everyone else and have to deal with issues of family and fame while navigating their way through the pitfalls life throws at them.

The story is a read and I would recommend it to teenagers as well as adults. Ms. Jenkins’ other books will be on my reading list.

About the Book

Ever since super star, Arial Oakley, could remember, she's been in love with her hunky co-star Bryce Valentine. The only problem: Bryce has been in a relationship with another actress for quite some time. Not wanting to be “the other woman”, Arial never pursued any of her feelings for him despite how well they connected. When Bryce suddenly becomes single, both of their worlds are flipped upside down. To help him nurse his aching heart, Arial invites him back home to her family farm for some much needed peace and quiet from the paparazzi. What neither of them expects is to fall in love: with the calm, with the country, with each other. But how much of it is real, and how much of it is a means to escape a broken heart?


Meet the Author


J.F. Jenkins lives in Minneapolis Minnesota with her husband, son, and two cats. She graduated from Bethel University in 2006 with a degree in Media Communication with minors in both writing and film. When she is not busy writing, she spends her free time playing games, reading, and spending time with her family.

Meet the Reviewer


My hubby and I were missionaries in the 70’s and 80’s raising money for Bibles, New Testaments, Book of John, paper, ink and helped set up a couple of print shops in churches. We traveled with our 2 small boys with our base here in Texas.

With our family grown and grand-children galore, we live in west-central Texas with a barn full of critters enjoying the country life.

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