Author: Cecy Robson
Series: Weird Girls, #6,
on June 10, 2019
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Source: Netgalley, Purchase
Reading Challenges: Netgalley and Edelweiss
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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When I discovered that book 9 would soon be released, I enquired if I needed to read the previous books prior to jumping into the new book. It was then I discovered that books 6 to 9 told Taran’s (the second oldest of the Wird sisters) story. Therefore, continuing my journey with Of Flame and Promise, book 6, would not be an issue.
Based on my research, I have discovered that the events of this installment occurred somewhere between book 2 and book 4.
In this installment I got a close-up view into Taran and Gemini’s relationship. Gemini a werewolf, so named as he had the ability to split into two wolves.
Taran loves Gemini, but she fears commitment, a fear which intensified after seeing her sister experience her share of heartbreak. So, when Gemini asks her to meet his parents, the poor girl freaked. She is a powerful and tough character, but meeting the parents was scarier than facing down demons and vampires. Her vulnerability and insecurity leapt off the pages.
Gemini was such a sweetheart. His patience with Taran, despite her many attempts to avoid commitment, was remarkable. His hurt at her avoidance was palpable and I couldn’t help but empathize with him.
Taran was a riot. The words coming out of her mouth had me laughing. However, what had me in stitches were the scenes where she tried her best to impress Gemini’s parents. Everything that could go wrong did and her lack of filter did not help the situation.
I enjoyed the romance, which was passionate, sweet and genuine. It was clear their love was of the forever kind, only Taran failed to see it.
Besides the pressure of meeting the parents, Gemini and Taran faces danger, resulting in near death situations. Intense action scenes kept me on the edge of my seat.
Despite this being a novella, it treated me to a fully fleshed out story.
Conclusion/Recommendation Of Flame and Promise was a great read. It provided danger, action, humour and romance. I can’t wait to read more of Taran’s story. I will also go back to read Celia’s story. (Celia is the eldest of the Wird sisters.) Fans of urban fantasy would not want to miss picking up this series.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Netgalley and Edelweiss