(Book 2 in the Elemental Series)

Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.

Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can't.

Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he's not doing it.

And no one seems to believe him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.

Gabriel can't let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about the danger that's right at his heels. But there are some risks he can't help taking.

The fuse is lit. . .
Paperback, 432 pages
Published on August 28, 2012 by Kensington -Teen
ISBN-10: 0758272820
ISBN-13: 9780758272829
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  • rainbeaux
    rainbeauxSunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:28 pm55 stars
    I'm up to the 4th book in the Elemental series (Secret) and, so far, this is my favorite. Each time a new character is featured it gives them amazing background. This is especially true with Gabriel. In Storm (book 1), all we really knew about Gabriel was that he was Nick's twin, a bad boy, a sports star, a fire elemental, and kind of a jerk. While he's still kind of a jerk, this book gives him much more depth. Like a fire, he's aggressive (I guess?) and his mood changes suddenly. I love his friendship with Hunter (but seriously boy? Get it together! I just want to slap him sometimes.) and how everyone thinks he's doing something bad but, really he's doing something good for the first time. I love his relationship with Layne. It's so sweet. This book did a great job of holding my attention and I recommend it to anyone. Well, almost anyone. As my mom says, "There's a bit too much touching for a teen book." Fair warning: It's not a "And they kissed. And she was happy. The next day..." book. No. They're kissing for 2-3 pages and shirts are coming off. I think this book is (maybe) 15+.