It was only a matter of time before Gareth Brennan had to die. Before he made that ultimate sacrifice, the assassin wanted to know warmth once again. His recent experiences had destroyed his ability to create fire, yet sexy bartender Ashley Clement was now igniting one within him.
As a Phoenix, Ashley had limited time herself; soon a male Phoenix would claim her. Unless she could find a lover. Gareth was the perfect man for the job. Except he was no human, and their union might draw even more danger. But to deny their fiery attraction…that was a truly impossible task.
This book can be read as a standalone but is better reads as a series to get the full background on the assassins and their members.
I liked this book much better than the first. Because I liked the characters in this book. The last book unfortunately I didn’t care much for the main female lead, Kennedy. That just shows that once characters can make a difference. Same author, same world just a new female lead… and I really enjoyed her and the book.
It is no secret that I really like Gareth from the last book and was looking forward to this book.
Gareth was left a little in the bind at the end of last book, after his sacrifice and he is dealing with that greatly in this book and at the beginning he has given up hope. But slowly that comes back as he helps and gets to know Ashley better and eventually falls for her… hard.
When Ashley meets Gareth she just wants him out of necessity but the more time she spends with him the deeper she falls for him. I really liked Ashley, she is a strong, witty and funny. She can handle herself and she knows it. But she also knows her limits. Liked that she didn’t feel like she has to proof anything to everyone and herself.
I like the mix of century old mixed with modern world. Also love the Irish setting.
The only minor thing I disliked was too much of the Irish dialect, I like it but it just seemed a bit much and too much back and forth between “normal” and dialect. But that is just a personal issue and I know many people don’t mind that
Overall, I really enjoyed their journey, they make the perfect couple and balance each other out so well. The ending was really sweet.
I rate it 4 ★
*I received a free copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
Will be available October 4, 2016.