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.
ebook, 180 pages
Published: January 12th 2016 by Loveswept
Four stars: An exciting new spin off that features Taran.
Taran loves her wolf, Gemini, fiercely, but she continues to hurt him by rejecting his offers of long term commitment. How can Taran trust Gemini after what Aric did to her sister? To help ease the tension between them, Taran reluctantly agrees to meet Gemini's parents. Will the foul mouthed, rash sister make a good impression or will it end in disaster?
What I Liked:
- I am a big fan of The Weird Girls Series and I was eagerly looking forward to diving into this spin off series featuring the wild and rash Taran. If you are a long time fan of this series, it delivers everything you have come to expect: action and danger, intense romance, humor and lots and lots of paranormal. I was thrilled to get back into this world and to let Taran drive the reins.
- Getting inside Taran's head was different than I expected. Taran is always the fiery, impetuous, and foul mouthed sister. On the outside she might come off as confident and strong, but inside, she is reeling with doubts and insecurities. I liked peeling back her layers and seeing how vulnerable she is on the inside. There is so much more to Taran than I had guessed.
- The romance explodes in this one. Gemini and Taran have always been sexual and intense, but in this book, Taran's fears about their long term relationship rear their ugly head. It takes a life threatening experience for Taran to see the truth. I hope from this point on, she will be secure when it comes to her relationship with Gemini. There is no doubt as far as Gemini is concerned. I hope Taran feels the same now. Prepare for plenty of sizzle.
- The highlight of the book for me was all the mishaps and stumbles that occur when Taran meets Gemini's parents. Talk about one bad blunder after another. I couldn't help but laugh and giggle at all the blunders, and all the open mouth and insert foot a few times situations for Taran. I will say in her favor, that Gemini's parents are tough, especially his mother, and Pops is adorable. I did like the way it all settled out with his parents.
- As with any book in this series, there is some intense action and plenty of fight scenes. I always love that there is never a dull moment.
- This series is also known for its humor and snark, and I enjoyed some of the lighter scenes. As always, the parts with the nosy neighbor, Mrs. Mancuso are the best.
- After an intense climax, the book comes to a satisfying close. No cliffhanger or nagging questions. I am excited to see what will be next for Taran.
And The Not So Much:
- I was a bit disappointed that this book takes us back in time. It occurs before the dramatic events in book four and five. I wasn't exactly thrilled to go back and rehash certain story lines, especially when it comes to all the drama and conflict with Celia and Aric's relationship. It was also hard to acclimate as I knew what lay ahead and how things would play out. If you haven't read the series, I definitely wouldn't recommend reading this one without reading the predecessors. I was hoping for new, fresh story lines, but this one revisited many of the old ones.
- This one is more of a novella than a book. Don't get me wrong, it delivered everything I wanted and need. I got a full story, and I didn't feel cheated. However at under two hundred pages, it makes for a fast read. I couldn't help but want more when I was done.
Of Flame and Promise is another exciting and thrilling installation in Ms. Robson's fantastic series. I liked getting inside Taran's head and seeing what makes her tick. I also enjoyed the humor and the hilarious predicaments that Taran landed in, especially when it came to Gemini's parents. This book delivers all that you love from the series: danger, action, paranormal creatures, romance and snark. If you are a fan of the series, this is a must read!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for this review.