by Cecy Robson
Series: Weird Girls #6
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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.
Of Flame and Promise is the sixth book in Cecy Robson’s Weird Girls series. This is one of my favorite urban fantasy series . Cecy Robson completely draws me into her world and ends up leaving me spent and well sated. Of Flame and Promise delivered humor, intense battles and growing pains, for our girl Taran Wird.
I was excited to get Taran’s story. I love how feisty, foul-mouthed and outspoken she is. Taran has some seriously badass abilities and the temper to match. This softer, more vulnerable side of Taran surprised me. While, there were moments in Of Flame and Promise that I wanted to bitch slap our girl and snap her out of some things- ultimately I had a blast reading her story.
Gemini or “Tomas” as Taran affectionately refers to him is second in command of the local werewolf pack. His wolf has already chosen Taran as his mate but the idea of marriage or bonds freaks Traran out. I love Gemini and felt his hurt when Taran gets nervous about meeting his parents. The man is a saint in the patience department and I loved how he tried to please everyone. The scenes involving his parents had me laughing. Taran is outrageous and the things that come out of her mouth..oh lord!! The man kept his cool and I loved that he stood by his girl.
The romance is sizzling hot, and we know even if Taran does not that their love is a forever kind. Their interaction were sweet, hot and felt genuine. Taran’s jealously and parental encounters were hilarious. I hid my face, laughed aloud and wanted to crawl into a hole right along with her. It was brilliant and lightened the darker themes of the story.
Of course, this would not be a Weird Girls book without danger, near death experiences and intense action scenes. Robson does such a great job creating balance and skillfully bringing the danger to life as it unfolds. It is creeptastic, and had me holding my breath particularly with the author’s penchant for ripping my heart completely out.
Of Flame and Promise falls between a novella and full length novel but we were given a completely fleshed out story. The timeline for this coincides with the past when Celia and Aric are apart. This took me by surprise, and despite returning to the scene of past crimes, it worked.
Of Flame and Promise delivered a scorching hot romance, with humor and suspense. It was the perfect book to begin the New Year. Now I have to wait patiently for the next book!
“When adoration runs that deep, so does its torment.”
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