It can be difficult to transition a character from a villain in one book to a hero in another. But Kathleen Morgan does this so very brilliantly with Adam Campbell in "Consuming Fire." Adam finds forgiveness and a deep relationship with the Lord in this sequel to "Embrace the Dawn." Altough this book can be read without reading its predecessor, it is more enjoyable if you read them in order as you will be more invested in supporting characters. Adam Campbell goes to the convent to collect Maggie Robertson and bring her home to her dying father. Maggie is unaware that there is a political motivation for this act, but knows her family well enough to realize that all is not what it seems. But Adam cannot help his growing feelings for Maggie or his desire to protect her. Will he trade Maggie for his imprisoned cousin when they arrive in Scotland? Or will his desire to keep Maggie for himself override? And will the strong Scottish lass make it difficult or easy for this man she is growing to care for? Suspense and intrigue abound in this well-penned novel.