Saturday, 27 September 2014

Firelight (Darkest London book 2) by Kristen Callihan - Review by Kimmy

Well hello my lovelies,

I have an awesome book review to share with you today:

(Darkest London book 2)
by Kristen Callihan

Released: 30th September 2014


**Disclaimer - I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**


London, 1881 

Once the flames are ignited . . . 

Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman.
They will burn for eternity . . . 

Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.

'Evocative and deeply romantic, Firelight was fascinating from the very first page' - Nalini Singh

'Callihan has a great talent for sexual tension and jaw-dropping plots' - Diana Gabaldon

'A sizzling paranormal with dark history and explosive magic! Callihan is an impressive new talent' - Larissa Ione

'Debut author Callihan pens a compelling Victorian paranormal with heart and soul' - Publishers Weekly
'A taut tale filled with sexual tension. This is one of the finest debuts of the season' - RT Book Reviews


I was offered the chance to review this book by the wonderful Clara from Little, Brown Book Group. When I first saw the cover I was instantly intrigued, then the synopsis left me wanting more.  I had to read this book!

Just look at that cover, like WOW, isn't it amazing!!!

I am delighted to say that I was not left disappointed.  This book covers many categories, historic, dark, paranormal, romance, suspense, dark and so much more.  Everything works so well together!

The storying building around both Miranda and Archer was brilliant.  Both their stories intertwined well, never letting one distract from the other.  Miranda a strong willed female with a dark secret, I found myself longing for her stubbornness and mischievous nature to see what trouble she was going to get into next.  The mystery of Archer and what was behind the mask, Kristen done an amazing job  keeping you in suspense, teasing you with a little bit at a time to keep you wanting more.  At many times, the suspense had me hanging on every word, I felt like a fish on a hook.  I am not normally a huge romance fan, but I really enjoyed Archer and Miranda's relationship and how it developed.  It wasn't rushed and progressed well with the story.

At the end of the book I needed more, their story couldn't be finished yet, I felt deflated.  But after reading the synopsis of the next few books, I got the feeling that when I begin reading those, Archer and Miranda will be a distant memory as I will be enthralled in the next characters and their story.  I can't wait to start reading the next book!

I highly recommend this series to any paranormal romance fans or if your new to this genre, give it a read, you could find your next addiction!

Congratulations to Kristen Callihan, may you have many future successes!

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