Of Flame and Promise by Cecy Robson

Posted January 10, 2016 | 25 Comments

Of Flame and Promise by Cecy RobsonOf Flame and Promise
Author: Cecy Robson
Series: Weird Girls #6
Published by: Loveswept
Publication Date: January 12, 2016
Format: eARC
Pages: 181
Source: Publisher

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.

Woohoo! It’s Taran, baby! My favorite hot-tempered, foul-mouthed Wird sister takes center stage in Of Flame and Promise. I love the Weird Girls series, and I’m so happy that we’re getting books from Taran’s POV now. Even though this is from a different POV, this is still the sixth book in the series and should be read in order.

I expected this to pick up right after the last book, but instead we jump back in time. I was a little bummed about that because I want to know what’s going to happen between her and Gemini. However, as the story progressed, I realized this was much needed. We need to understand Taran and the progression of their relationship. And c’mon, watching poor Taran go through meeting Gemini’s parents was painful at times, but it was certainly entertaining. Sorry, Taran, but I’m totally laughing at your misery with the parents. I love ya, though.

It was just nice getting to see Gemini from Taran’s perspective too, and experience how he feels for her. I love how he balances her out and is patient with her. Plus, it’s always hot when a couple fights side-by-side. These two definitely make a great team.

Of Flame and Promise was exciting, funny, and oh la la sexy! I can’t wait to get more of Taran and Gemini.


25 responses to “Of Flame and Promise by Cecy Robson

  1. I thought the same thing when I picked this up, it really is almost like a companion novel to book five but I think you’re right, we needed to know what was going on in her head during this time to (hopefully) get and understand whatever happens next and I can’t wait! This really was so much fun and yes, you had to laugh at all the horribleness that occurred.

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  2. Taran is my favorite too! She’s so funny! I’m ready for some entertainment with her meeting his parents! 😀
    I’m so glad this was a success for you, Christy! 🙂
    Lovely review!

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  3. Hey, Christy! *waves* You TOTALLY understood what I was trying to do here. The reason I did have to go back and time was readers really needed a glimpse of Taran and Gemini’s relationship before thing took a turn–and what it took for Taran to give her heart completely. I’m so happy you loved her story. There were times I cringed at some of the ways she (okay, the way I) embarrassed her in front of her parents. But like you, I pretty much laughed out loud. Thank you for taking the time to read and review. It means a great deal to me!

  4. Kim just reviewed this one today too and clearly I need to be reading this series! I love the sound of Taran and her foul mouth Christy:) Good to know that even though this book is a new POV it still needs to be read in order. I would be tempted to start here just to meet Taran:)

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  5. I’m so glad you had a good time with this, Christy. This is a series I’ve been meaning to start and it’s good to know that this far in, it’s still a great series. You have me eager to meet Taran and Gemini. 😀

  6. I haven’t read this series before but i’ve seen this one pop on the blogosphere all day so i’m tempted to drop everything and start reading it–it seems like everyone absolutely loves it. I’m not usually thrilled when a book in a series jumps back in time either, especially if it’s recounting events the reader already knows happened but from a different POV, but it seems like you understand that it was a bit necessary. Lovely review Christy!

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