Brimstone’s Love Interest (Spoilers)

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Re: Brimstone’s Love Interest (Spoilers)

Post by Palfree » 28 Dec 2017, 16:24

I thought they had a relationship that developed naturally throughout the book. Hopefully, their relationship will develop throughout the series.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 01 Jan 2018, 02:39

I have no problem with the two falling in love. But I think it was not necessary in the first book. The falling seemed rushed considering the fact that there was so much other high-level action going on.

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 03 Jan 2018, 13:40

Yes, that relationship was clearly signposted. In fiction, I guess romance is only engaging if the lovers encounter some obstacle. Otherwise, it's not that interesting IMO. I haven't felt much of an emotional reaction to their relationship so far.

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 03 Jan 2018, 13:44

Harry and Hermione weren't love interests. At least not in the books, I've not seen the movies.
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Indeed not, and the films didn't depart from the books to that extent! I did once see a spoof version (Barry Trotter) where Barry and Ermine got together.

So this would be more of a Harry Potter copy if Heat and Neutron got together!

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Post by Lebs » 03 Jan 2018, 15:41

Their connection is one you see coming so it feels organic. I think their love is going to be tested a lot though- hope they make it!

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Post by Kat Berg » 08 Jan 2018, 10:10

CaitlynLynch wrote:
03 Dec 2017, 17:01
I even made up a 'ship' name for them - HeatStone! They definitely belong together, there was a lot of chemistry between them.
This is cute :) My mind doesn't think that way, but I am always entertained when someone else's does!

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Post by Roggyrus » 09 Jan 2018, 03:10

There is a necessity for Heat and Brimstone to feel for each other. Earlier in the book, the writer has hinted for sure when the two had gazed at each other with stardust in their eyes. And there is some exclusiveness in the dealings of the two. To whom should they turn to, when no other character is developed close enough to them for a romantic interaction. And with the two reinforcing each other, they could cover much wider grounds, so to speak.

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Post by mumoscar » 09 Jan 2018, 03:24

I feel the bond they have is a lasting one. If Brimstone produces heat, then Heat must be inside the Brimstone!

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Post by GRR » 10 Jan 2018, 22:34

Where did you guys come up with the idea that Brimstone and Heat were in a relationship other then being friends. I read the book twice and I don't see it. Can any of you point to chapter and line?

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Post by Mouricia25 » 13 Jan 2018, 11:48

I am happy they 'found' each other, even though it was entirely PG. Their bond was great from the beginning. It was bound to happen.

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Post by Christina Rose » 14 Jan 2018, 23:04

GRR wrote:
10 Jan 2018, 22:34
Where did you guys come up with the idea that Brimstone and Heat were in a relationship other then being friends. I read the book twice and I don't see it. Can any of you point to chapter and line?

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Chapter XX
Page 298
“Brimstone was now fifteen and Heat thirteen, and a young love had taken control of them.”
Page 289
“On the first day of summer, Brimstone proposed.”

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Post by Christina Rose » 14 Jan 2018, 23:06

GRR wrote:
10 Jan 2018, 22:34
Where did you guys come up with the idea that Brimstone and Heat were in a relationship other then being friends. I read the book twice and I don't see it. Can any of you point to chapter and line?

Thanks
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Chapter XX
Page 298
“Brimstone was now fifteen and Heat thirteen, and a young love had taken control of them.”
Page 299
“On the first day of summer, Brimstone proposed.”

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Post by briellejee » 16 Jan 2018, 08:54

It never came as a surprise to me that a romantic bond happened between them. I was actually rooting for it at the beginning even though it may seem that they'll be facing a lot of problems together.

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Post by mandalee519 » 16 Jan 2018, 12:21

I loved that the author allowed two of the strongest characters to find interest in one another. Brimstone definitely dropped hints early on with helpful character towards Heat. I was rooting for these to find romance the whole time and was really pleased when they did. It definitely will not be an easy romance to hold on to, but I can't help but feel excited and eager to see how their romance progresses.

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Post by Maggie G » 26 Jan 2018, 20:43

Booklover1606 wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 13:53
I think with books it is the same as with movies. Adding a little romance automatically increases the overall interest in the book.
I agree with this—this isn’t my favorite genre, but adding a little romance to it will increase my interest :)

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