Saturday, September 6, 2014

Title: Firelight
Series: Darkest London #1
Author: Kristen Callihan

Once the flames are ignited . . 

Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman. 

 They will burn for eternity . . . 

 Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.

Firelight begins when Lord Archer stumbles upon a young "lad" sword fighting with another young lad. It is odd to see that happening now a days, and he instantly has an interest in the smaller of the two. When the smaller one heads home, the young "lad" is intercepted by two other men who want to cause trouble. Come to find out this young "lad" isn't a lad at all, but a woman of the marrying age. When Archer watches this young woman start to fight off her attackers he intervenes. The young woman and Archer have a stranger connection, but end up not seeing each other for quite some time. 

Until Miranda, the young woman, ends up making a mistake, and is forced to marry Archer. These two seem like the most unlikely couple all around, but you can't help what the heart wants. However, Archer has secrets he is keeping from Miranda, secrets that could destroy them both. And Miranda also has a secret she isn't sure she should share.. Lies, deceit, and love all play a major twist in this wonderful story of two kindred spirtis in two unlikely people. 

When I first started reading this book I really had no idea what I was getting into. I was completely sucked into from the moment I started reading. It kept me captivated and on the edge of my set almost to the end. You see, that is the downside to this story, the ending was the downfall. Well almost the ending anyways. I really felt like the ending lacked a whole lot of intrigue. It just felt dull, and rushed. 

But other than that I loved the characters, and the story. The story was unique, and very interesting. And the characters were both hurting from the past, and had lots of secrets but despite all the obstacles they still managed to find each other and find love. That was probably the best part about the book the relationship between Miranda and Archer was truly beautiful. 

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