Release Date: January 12, 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Perfect for fans of Keri Arthur and Bella Forrest, this short novel kicks off a sizzling new series in the award-winning Weird Girls saga as Celia’s sister Taran fights to have it all: independence, hot romance, and enough firepower to torch an army of blood-thirsty supernaturals.
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.
Ever since I met the Weird Girls a few years back, I've always wished and hoped for Taran Wird's book. This firecracker with a potty mouth that could make the dirtiest sailor blush is my favorite of the sisters. Her come backs, feisty attitude, and unapologetic approach to everything appealed to me the best. She's also the funniest IMO and never failed to crack me up with her quips in Celia's book.
So it goes without saying that I was beyond ready for OF FLAME AND PROMISE. Finally I get to be inside Taran's head, know the inner workings of her mind, know her vulnerabilities, and basically figure out what makes this chick tick.
OF FLAME AND PROMISE is a paranormal romance through and through. I thought this installment continues with the timeline, I didn't know that the events in this book was side by side with book 5, A Curse Unbroken (?). On one side we have this situation with these evil witches and their devil spawns, while the other half dealt with Taran and Gemini's romantic development.
As always, I love how CRobson choreographs the action/adventure portion of this series. Our MC's are almost always the underdogs who have to overcome a lot of overwhelming circumstances to which they always do with lots of gumption and pizazz. It's no different here, although Taran and Gemini's super close call really put their relationship in perspective.
Which leads me to the romance. I was hoping to know MORE about our pair, Taran especially. I didn't really get much in this aspect, Taran is well... Taran. Gemini remains an acquaintance and I didn't end up getting invested in these two the same way I got invested in Celia and Aric's love story. The meet-the-parents portion wasn't to my liking either, I suppose it was meant to be funny, I instead found the whole situation... weird. Like why didn't Gemini help Taran prepare for this big meet and greet when he knows his parents can be so "conservative". And Gemini's mother is also a werewolf, but for the most part, she came across very human.
Overall I enjoy OF FLAME AND PROMISE, it's quite entertaining and packed with great action!
Cecy Robson is the New Adult author of Once Perfect, Once Loved, and Once Pure and the award-winning author of the Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Cecy counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song despite her family’s vehement protests. A full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the Great Northwest, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.
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A Super Fan Prize Pack including: Autographed paperbacks of Sealed with a Curse, A Cursed Embrace, and Cursed by Destiny, the first three Weird Girls novels, a limited edition A Cursed Bloodline T-shirt, two limited edition Weird Girls water bottles, Team Aric & Team Misha pins, two Shattered Past ladies T-shirts, Cursed by Destiny bookmarks, and magnets from Cecy Robson’s Weird Girls Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance series and her Shattered Past Contemporary / New Adult series
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