Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Of Flame and Promise by Cecy Robson - Review

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.

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I am a huge fan of Cecy Robson's Weird Girls series and I was so excited to able to read Of Flame and Promise. Celia will probably always be my favorite, but the rest of the Weird sisters are fantastic, interesting characters, and I was so ready to jump into Taran's crazy head. It was so fun to experience the goings on (the good, bad, and ugly) of the Weird household from a different point of view.

Not going to lie, I have a hard time getting into stories I love told by different characters, especially when I love the characters as much as I love Celia and Aric. However, in Of Flame and Promise, I loved seeing Celia and Aric from an outside point of view and it was enlightening to see another side of all the drama. While Taran and Gemini have such a different relationship with one another than Celia and Aric, the chemistry was fantastic, as always, and proves that no two people - or relationships - are alike. The action is off the charts, the romance swoon-worthy, and, as always, it has the perfect amount of humor in all the right places.

I highly recommend Of Flame and Promise for fans of The Weird Girl series, no matter your ships. It is the perfect trip back to Cecy Robson's fantastic world and wonderful, eccentric characters. I only hope we get to see more!
*I received a copy from the publisher in exchange from an honest review.
Find out more about Cecy Robson and her books here: http://www.cecyrobson.com

Cecy (pronounced Sessy) Robson is the Penguin Random House author of the Shattered Past new adult contemporary romance series and the award-winning 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 registered nurse, full-time writer, wife, and mother living in the South, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.
Happy Reading!

1 comment:

  1. Jasmine! Thank you so much for this wonderful feature and review. You seem to enjoy Taran as much as I do. Again, thank you for featuring OF FLAME AND PROMISE!