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When a trauma surgeon and a filmmaker become reluctant allies on the battleground between life and death, passion strikes without warning.Saxon Sinclair, the broodingly secretive Chief of Trauma at a busy Manhattan hospital, is less than pleased to learn that her new resident is going to be the subject of a documentary film. The arrival of Jude Castle, a fiery independentWhen a trauma surgeon and a filmmaker become reluctant allies on the battleground between life and death, passion strikes without warning.Saxon Sinclair, the broodingly secretive Chief of Trauma at a busy Manhattan hospital, is less than pleased to learn that her new resident is going to be the subject of a documentary film. The arrival of Jude Castle, a fiery independent filmmaker, soon sets sparks flying as the two driven women clash both personally and professionally.Both have secrets they have spent a lifetime guarding, and both have chosen careers over love. Desire and destiny clash in this blazing romance....

Title : Passion's Bright Fury
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ISBN : 9781933110547
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Number of Pages : 246 Pages
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Passion's Bright Fury Reviews

  • Luce
    2019-02-03 08:34

    4.5 Stars rounded up to 5 Stars for the Audible bookI think I first read the online story over 10 yrs ago and later the print version. So I've re-read it multiple times. This is the first time reading the audible book.It is narrated by Coleen Marlo. She does a very good job. What I liked is that she subtlety makes the two MC's voices different enough to tell them apart but not so different that they almost sound like caricatures. I think the impulse would be to make Saxo's voice very deep. My only complaint, was that sometimes when she said Sax, it sounded like Sex. Could be my audio.This is a Xena Uberish book. You've got Saxon Sinclair, head trauma surgeon, brilliant and best at everything she does, tall, dark and beautiful and nobody messes with her. Then there is Jude Castle, a director of documentaries, redhead, beautiful, and brilliant in her own right and for a change of pace, she is of similar height to Saxon. Jude comes to film a year in the life of Saxon's new Trauma Fellow, Deborah Stein (also beautiful, brilliant and an Olympic basketball player). I did learn that a Fellow is already MD and in this case a qualified surgeon, but she wanted to learn from Saxon. In spite of my snarkiness, I still enjoy the story and the MC's and also the supporting characters. Jude's camerawoman, Melissa is a character and good foil to Jude.Yeah, I know. You are probably thinking "Yadda, Yadda, Yadda. I've read this all before - yet another Radclyffe medical romance." and you are right and it has all the tropes. The difference is that Radclyffe was probably one of the first to do it well and continues to do so. It was also her first medical romance. It may had been the first Radclyffe that I read. In the past I would have given it 5+ stars. If I read it for the first time today, I'd probably give it a 4.0 stars. But for today's re-read, 4.5 - 5 stars for this audiobook.Try it, if you haven't.

  • PharmDoc
    2019-02-22 08:38

    I know many are critical of Radclyffe's "formula". I've truthfully been avoiding reading more of her work because, well, I shouldn't allow myself to be such easy prey. But there is something special here. For one, Jude, is NOT short, blond, blue-eyed or without any singular talents or abilities. She's very interesting, engaging and gifted (in addition to her appearance). The tall, dark, tortured surgeon, Saxon Sinclair, is compelling. Two powerful leads is an element often missing in so many books in this genre and fairly typical in real life. Plus Radclyffe knows how to write authentic medical dramas. She just does. Couldn't put it down. 4 stars instead of 5 because it is formulaic --just because I'm a sucker for it doesn't mean it's right.

  • Arn
    2019-02-15 09:20

    DNF @ 50%. At this point I feel that because I've read a couple of Radclyffe's medical romances in the past I've read them all. Same characters, same inability to keep it in the pants, same angst filled longing when your object of obsession is shagging someone else. Everything's always about the physical aspects in her books and if it's not physical then it's some kind of thing that's a sexual turn on anyway. As usual I don't feel any love in a Radclyffe book, only lust and selfishness. Ehh... She sure doesn't deviate from her template much.The hospital part of it is interesting but that's not what I came for and their lust filled longings do nothing for me. I wanted a romance and I don't think this dance between overinflated egos and libidos is romance. They just want to fuck because they're in lust. And then they do fuck, but other people first until the moment these other people can't satiate their immeasurable lust for each other so they fuck each other in the end. It's not about love, it's about fucking the object of your lust.I'd swear less if I understood why Radclyffe is always rated so high when she keeps rehashing the same formula again and again. I can accept that I simply dislike her writing style but this is as close to a copy/paste as it gets. I don't think I'm ever picking up another of her books again.

  • Pricelessfem
    2019-02-02 06:32

    Really good book, love the attraction between Sax and Jude. I wish I would have read this book before I read Fated Love, because they mentioned Sax in that book and I think I would have had a better idea of who she was if I would have read this book first. Great love story!

  • Marilyn
    2019-02-07 09:35

    Drama, romance and great characters.

  • Donna Melton
    2019-02-05 07:31

    An easy ready. The characters are a bit shallow but believable. I love medical dramas and this book delivers. Lusty story lines too. At 60 though, I'm a bit skeptical of love that comes so quickly. Have seen far too many U-haul relationships crash and burn. That being said, I can't wait to read more of Sax's and Jude's story. I am following another reviewer's suggestion to follow their story by following this book with Fated Love, then Turn Back Time, and finally, Trauma Alert. I purchased all four and brought the first 2 with me. I wish I'd brought all 4. With 9 more days before I return home I'll have to visit the local library with my gal's library card. I know I'll enjoy the next installment of this quartet on my trip home although it will make me long for my gal's company.

  • Tara
    2019-02-09 01:29

    Reread it in 2017 and bumped it up a star. This book might be one of Rad's first, but it totally holds up. The characters are compelling, the romance is believable, and the whole book had me enthralled. I won't wait so long to reread it next time!

  • M
    2019-02-18 08:32

    Actually one of Radclyffe's best books.You know what you are likely to get with her work, but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable.Probably a 3.5 star book.

  • Mfred
    2019-02-16 07:28

    Trauma surgeon Saxon Sinclair does not want Jude Castle filming a documentary in her top-rated NYC trauma center. Jude Castle does not want Bossy McBossersons Sinclair telling her a damn thing, ever. Both have emotional baggage and dark secrets to hide. Again, Radclyffe gets so many things right, the romance was a joy to read. Each character, for all her dark emotional turmoil, felt relatable in basic and fundamental ways.However, a caveat:Passion’s did have some disconcerting moments for me— during the sexxoring, both characters were often described as getting “hard”. Ok, sure, I know clitorises (clitori?) engorge, etc., but I kept thinking, “you feel it get hard? really?” And then I flashed on Lisa Valdez’s books and some of Robin Schone and started giggling over over-the-top anatomical scenes of erotica and the sexxoring got a little less hot. I’m not gonna lie, describing a clitoris as erect/hard/engorged — penis-esque, if you will— just gets weird for me (I’m not saying I want to read sappy “touch my lady flower” books either, though). Three out of five stars.

  • Serena
    2019-01-27 06:18

    Saxon Sinclair, what a great character! The attraction between Jude and Saxon was well defined, I felt the electricity. If the story is set in the medical world then Radclyffe's at her best, this is not strange with her background! I enjoyed the whole trip that Saxon and Jude have to go through. And chemistry, I can only say, Hot, Hot, Hot!

  • Ulla
    2019-02-01 08:15

    This is my favourite Rad! Maybe. It's the first Rad I ever read and I was hooked!

  • Mike
    2019-02-12 03:25

    This is the first book I've read by Radclyffe. I know that many people have said that it just follows a formula - but I haven't actually read any books like this one before (although in scanning her other books, almost all of them seem to have a similar theme so maybe it does *shrugs*). Keep that in mind when reading the review below:Passion's Bright Fury follows the lives of two dominant women who are in two very distinct roles; one is a trauma surgeon and the other is a film director. They meet when the later is tasked with doing a documentary about trauma at the hospital that the former works at. It's a really sweet and positive story that you walk away from feeling happy. There were numerous scenes throughout that I enjoyed enough to want to come back to and re-read - which is not something I feel for most books. The author even managed to pull off a few intense scenes that, normally, would turn me off from a book, in a way that I thought added a lot to the core romance. I think my favorite thing, though, was how the author portrayed the two main characters. The evolution of their relationship kept me captivated and their slow realization that there is more to life than just their job made me happy. It was also great to see that, even with that knowledge, the two of them still were able to do their jobs well. That being said, I did have a few issues with the book. There was a decent amount of random drama that felt out of place. Like, there was this love square type of thing where both of the main characters had other characters who were infatuated with them - but that wasn't really expanded on. It seemed like the author was just trying to arbitrarily add some drama for the sake of drama - which I'm not a fan of. Aside from that, I also felt like the medical scenes were sometimes overdone. It's clear that Radclyffe is experienced in the medical field and you definitely feel immersed in various medical scenarios, but I think some of them were out of place. I found it difficult to get into the book at first because it felt like more time was spent discussing injuries and depressing situations than developing the characters (although this is probably more of a personal taste thing as I'm sure many people would contend that it helped set the stage for Sax's character).Despite those negatives, I still very much enjoyed this book. I will definitely be searching for other stories by this author and I'd encourage anyone who is interested in less dramatic lesbian romances to check this one out.

  • Leavethesky
    2019-01-29 01:17

    Definitely one of Radclyffe's more successful romances in terms of story and characterization. While these characters are a bit too good to be true, this is a romance so I can't really fault the author for that. The setup (a documentary filmmaker invading a trauma surgeon's domain) makes for some nice tension and these characters are relatively well-rounded. Although Dr. Sinclair is left a bit opaque in terms of her motivations (she's purposefully left sort of dark and mysterious in order to surprise the reader with her history, which is more or less successful), the buildup isn't rushed making this one of the more believable romances in terms of chemistry for me.

  • Kennedy
    2019-02-20 07:21

    Hospital setting with a brilliant surgeon and a talented producer/director. Saxon and Jude are on a collision course figuratively and literally toward self-discovery and possibly love. There are a series of stressful and challenging events that pull them together and force them apart. I appreciated the strength and determination of both women.

  • Pam Parrott
    2019-02-10 09:18

    I thought Radclyffe did another amazing job in capturing my attention from beginning to end. This book was actually quite comical at times to me and i very much enjoyed it. I'd say it's a must read!

  • Jen
    2019-02-21 09:10

    The story's a fun little romance, and I like the characters and detail...but the author hops back and forth between viewpoints without separating them at all, and it can be a bit confusing and annoying.

  • Jean Gauthier
    2019-01-25 08:30

    the start os a crossover series with fated Love and some others, the PMC group of books. Beautiful story, I just love the main characters here, both Jude and especially Sinclair are very interesting characters.

  • Kelly Miller
    2019-02-11 02:37

    Not one of my favorites. It didn't have the usual flow or tension that I enjoy about Radclyffe's work.

  • Bethany Leonard
    2019-02-19 05:35

    Loved this story! but have always struggled to remember its name as it just didn't suit the story (imo) Radclyffe is a talented author and one I take along in my holiday reads

  • Cheryl Shrock
    2019-02-15 05:30

    I seem to not get enough of Radclyffe. She really knows how to create a steamy romance. She also creates tension around an interesting story line. I love the characters. Another great read.

  • Celina
    2019-02-15 05:27

    Definitely a Bright Fury.. freaking passion!! Amazing

  • Tameka
    2019-01-24 01:17

    My book club does quarterly challenges, and for the spring challenge one of the categories was to read a traditional romance novel with gay or lesbian main characters. The story is about a trauma surgeon named Saxon Sinclair who finds out her ER will be the subject of a documentary filmed by Jude Castle. The two are instantly attracted to each other but pretend like they aren't for the first half of the book, in fact Jude is in a quasi relationship with another woman. Saxon is a typical surgeon very cold, calculating, and concise, (alliteration ftw) but she is obviously suffering from past emotional trauma as well. Jude is very focused on her job too but slightly less intense than Sax and is suffering from her own demons as well. The two fight their obvious attraction for one another but ultimately end up becoming intimate after an emergency occurs in the hospital forcing them to realize their feelings for one another. They share their past histories with each other and after trying to fight their feelings and realizing that they are in love, they end up together. Cue happily ever after.This book was very typical for a romance despite the two protagonists being women. There was fear, longing, insecurity, lust, and sensual awakening. The romance genre as a whole tends to provide epiphany through orgasm, and this was no exception. Sax comes across very rigid and demanding until she and Jude are intimate and then the reader gets to see inside to her marshmallow-like interior.I liked the story, the two main characters were interesting and it was intriguing for me to see how their relationship developed. There were a lot of lesbian stereotypes that I felt were overkill but there are also lots of stereotypes in heterosexual romance I find overkill as well so it works well with the romance genre formula.One thing did bother me. During the love scenes, Sax was described several times as being "hard." Not in a sinewy muscle bound sense but it was an actual adjective used to describe her arousal. (I apologize for going a little blue here but this was a huge distraction for me) Also, there were several mentions of Sax "entering" Jude and there was even dialogue discussing her being hard. Now I don't claim to be knowledgeable about sex of any kind but women by nature are not hard during sex so that tendency to put the characters in masculine and feminine roles did bother me quite a bit. I as a woman tend towards the soft and squishy side so in my imagination two women together would be soft and squishy, not hard. And not squishy in a perverted way either... I am totally over thinking this aren’t I? Crap. It’s like the vampire sex/popsicle comparison all over again. :-\Anyway…I probably never would have read a lesbian romance if it had not been a part of the challenge. I can honestly say I would interested in reading another one for comparison sake just to see if the same stereotypes would be present. I would definitely recommend Radclyffe, she is a very good storyteller and there were no overly flowery exchanges, heaving bosoms, or bulging tumescence which is always a plus.

  • qrbooks
    2019-01-25 03:19

    F/F romanceAction figure butch meets redhead with global positioning powers...Welcome to the ER unit in this Manhattan hospital whose constant disasters make it seem to be located smack dab in Iraq. Luckily one action-figure butch surgeon, who never sleeps and can accurately tell time without a watch, is ever-present along with her trauma fellow side-kick (who happens to be a former Olympic-something-or-other). Saxon Sinclair and Deb Stein are daily heroes.And the lovely, redheaded, Jude Castle, along with her documentary film crew are going to immortalize it all over the course of one year. This pisses the very private Sax off to no end (because she needs to be mad and broody about something)... but who can resist a hot redhead with superpowers of her own?? Jude's aptitude for global positioning (?!) makes her extra hot and a fair challenge to the arrogant doctor who sorely needs to be taken down a peg or two. Yep. At the heart of every Rad butch is a mushy little bottom waiting to be taken down by a strong Scully-esque femme. ;PThe only staff member missing here is Dr. House.Okay, it's a fun ride. The build up is done right and the sex scenes are juicy enough. But some of these characters are so perfect or touched by a magical life that it's just a little silly at times. If this is your first Rad book, you will mostly love it. If it's your 10th or even your 4th... the freshness will be gone. Her formula does get tiring after awhile. My way around that is to read like 10 random other lesfic authors who are so mediocre or just plain bad that I suddenly don't mind returning to the same Rad storyline over and over and over and over and over and over....Characterization is more vivid here in this 2003 earlier work... and Jude's femininity isn't as neglected as so many of Rad's other nebulous non-butches who pass for femme leads. But Sax does hog the spotlight, unfortunately. One does tire of Rad spotlighting her butch when it comes to description... and I can't say I care for all the word choices that give the sex scenes a hetero-like connotation. But I guess I've gotten used to Rad's butches being so masculine you could change the pronouns to male and the story could still fly just the same. I didn't like this butch much at first. But she does become much more bearable over the second half of the book. Jude, on the other hand, was very appealing and I wish we'd of gotten more background on this character. Sometimes I feel Rad is clueless about who her most interesting characters are since she's so obsessed with shoving egotistical barbie butches down our throats. In any case, read this one before Fated Love because it's fun to glimpse these two again later on in that book.Enjoyable, but a bit over-the-top in characterization.And one ps rant...Enough of the ER already!! I can't take one more Rad doctor who's so dumb that she ends up in her own f@!!k@# hospital!!!2/24/2013

  • Deirdre
    2019-02-01 07:12

    I'll start with some negatives to end on a positive note. The dialogue I found was a bit like how I expect the Royal Family to speak, but only sometimes, usually with Sax. Granted she was supposed to be a highly intelligent character but in reality, no one speaks like that. I found the description of the hospital and the surgeries a bit over the top. Yes, I understand the author is a retired surgeon but it felt like she was desperately trying to put down every single little detail she knew about medicine and the environment. As a result, a lot of the jargon I didn't know and half the words I couldn't pronounce. Lastly, as many before me have pointed out, the characterization is a little too perfect. Five lesbians working together in the same hospital? And they are all insanely attractive? Sadly, that doesn't happen in the real world.However, I loved the chemistry between Sax and Jude. It was believable, realistic and heart-warming. The build up between them was filled with tension and I couldn't wait for them to finally give in. The only other wish I had while reading was that the story was split between Sax and Jude's own perspectives and told using 'I'. Nonetheless, I did enjoy every single character no matter their insignificance to the story.

  • Heatherblakely
    2019-02-20 04:18

    3.5Pretty much everything else I'm reading is emotionally heavy or literally heavy (my arms are still sore from last week), and I'm still feeling ill from Friday's drinking binge, so I started reading this because I just wanted some lesbians. As far as lesbian lit goes, it's pretty standard--tension, sex, romcom-esque storyline. I did love that it involved two strong women become frazzled about each other, because I love when kickass women fall in love and get all flustered and lose composure. I loved when Arizona first appeared on Grey's, because Callie--who was usually so grounded--became flustered as all hell. And that's basically what this was. Fun, quick read.

  • Martin Mach
    2019-02-05 04:17

    Very good, author didn't bother with useless filler and focused on story. Although I have two complaints, one minor and one major. Minor: Character-wise half of character we knew by name were lesbians, I don't really think that's realistic. Major: It's written in third person, which is completely fine, if author sticked to one character, but frequent changing of said characters made it confusing. Note: Usually was view on one character for long time, so I wasn't confused very often.

  • Evan
    2019-02-05 04:37

    The cool thing about this one is that the love story is between a very skilled surgeon and a filmmaker taping at her hospital for a year. Radclyffe (the author) is a retired surgeon so I found myself completely captivated by her description of the medical world. The writing paints a clear picture without overwhelming the reader with too much medical jargon. I was surprised at a revelation in the book. This was a real page turner.

  • Gill
    2019-02-07 09:36

    Fans of ER and Grey's Anatomy will particularly enjoy this hospital-set romance between a trauma surgeon and a documentary film-maker. The characters were interesting enough so I'd have preferred to see more of Saxon's grandmother Maddy instead of the trite "lover in peril makes everything clear and I will declare my undying love" ending.

  • No-rae
    2019-02-11 07:25

    Frankly, I was not able to get over this book. It took me about a week. This is book has everything. adrenaline rush, love and whatever you are searching for. I myself nearly fell in love with Saxon Sinclair but she belongs to Jude Castle. So, I had to stop myself.

  • Ruthie Taylor
    2019-01-27 07:31

    This is my first read of a Radclyffe novel, but most certainly will not be my last. The story was engaging; the protagonists were brought to life on the page; the development of their relationship was both intense and hot. Such a winning combination is not to be missed!