Sunday, January 3, 2016
Review for Of Flames and Promise by Cecy Robson - 5 bees knees!
SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -
Cursed by a spell meant to destroy them, Taran Wird and her sisters instead developed unique magical talents. With the power of fire and lightning literally at her fingertips, Taran doesn’t fear much. Demons, vamps, whatever—bring ’em on! Only one thing terrifies her: commitment.
Taran is crazy about her boyfriend, Gemini, a sexy were with the incredible ability to split into two separate wolves. But after watching her sister go through heartbreak with the pack’s Alpha, Taran knows not to count on happily ever after—despite Gemini’s desire to claim her as his mate. Reluctantly, she agrees to meet his very traditional and conservative parents. Taran’s a badass with a mouth to match, and Gemini loves her for it. She’s just not positive these attributes will please Mom and Dad.
Unsurprisingly, every attempt by Taran to bond with Gemini’s folks proves disastrous. But in the end, Taran finds that winning them over means unleashing her powers . . . and proving that this foul-mouthed fire-starter is a force to be reckoned with.
I absolutely love this series! It's heart-wrenching, and at times hard to read because of what these poor characters are going through, but I still love it! The main books are in Celia's perspective, and I do recommend reading the books from the beginning because the story is all connected, but this book says it's the 6th book in the series, but the events in this book take place before a few of the previous books; I'm thinking around the events of the 3rd book. This book is in the perspective of one of Celia's sister, Taran. Taran is very feisty, puts her foot in her mouth often, and has colorful language, and at times I cringed at her attitude, but other times I was like right on, girl! I love how honest she is, and that she doesn't let people treat her badly. Taran's boyfriend, Gemini, knows she is his mate and he wants her to commit to him, and since his parents are going to be in town, he would like her to meet his parents, but Taran has trouble fully committing to a relationship because she is afraid of being hurt, so she puts up walls. Taran decides she'll meet Gemini half way, and meet his parents, but pretty much everything goes wrong when she does. There is also a side story of demons being on the loose causing mayhem. Taren and company are put in a dire situation, and they really need to fight to survive. I loved the action scenes, and Taren has a badass power with her fire ability. I love Taran and Gemini together! Their chemistry is great, and they have some steamy moments, and Gemini is such a sweetheart. I did find some of the interactions with Gem's parents odd, but maybe I'm just not use to the Asian culture's way of being. I love that we got some of Celia and Aric in this book, and I look forward to more stories set in this world. I did want more of a decision made by Taran, but I feel like she is getting there. This is an Excellent series, and I highly recommend it!