by Tiffany Allee
Published by Entangled: Ignite Release date : December 30, 2013
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense
Source: The Publisher | Format: eBook
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Visions of death haunt her . . .
Ava Keller sees the future. When she suffers a horrifying vision of a man's violent death, she knows from experience nothing she does will stop it from becoming a reality. But when she meets a strong, broken man, he makes her want to believe in second chances.
Vengeance consumes him . . .
Tortured by his past, Karson has worked tirelessly to wreak vengeance on the demons who murdered his family. But when Ava inadvertently disrupts his intricate plan for revenge, his focus shifts to an all-consuming need to keep her alive and in his arms.
Love could save their souls . . .
Thrown together by fate, Ava and Karson explore their new feelings and discover hope for the future. But they must battle the demons threatening humanity to find a destiny worthy of their love.
I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About 2 years ago, Paranormal Romance was my favorite genre and pretty much all I read. There are times though, that reading the same things over and over getting pretty well… redundant. So that’s when I got on my YA kick. Temptation by Fire was an amazingly hot & sexy read that reminds me why I love this genre so much. Although this is on the shorter side, it definitely wasn’t lacking; in plot or steaminess!
I loved Ava and Karson. Ava is tortured by visions of death when she touches someone, skin to skin. She doesn’t always have these visions, but when she does, it’s pretty horrifying. She is quiet, reserved and only has her friend Miriam to confide in. She is pretty naive and soft, but she does a 180 and is almost a completely different person. Stubborn, tough and brave.
Karson, a Venator, or Demon Hunter, rather; is driven by vengeance to avenge his family, whom was murdered 10 years prior. He’s dedicated his life to Demon Hunting. He’s a pretty scary guy, but in that bad ass sexy I-want-to-jump-his-bones kind of way. Since he feels responsible for what happened to his family, he doesn’t get close to anyone. Obviously, until Ava.
Whew, this two had some serious chemistry. I rather enjoyed their banter, steamy scenes and how they came to care for each other, overall. Since they both had their reservations about a relationship, it was difficult for both to come to terms with their feelings and how to handle it. With it being so short, I was surprised how much I connected to them both and rooting for them from the get go.
Goes to show how awesome the writing is.
The plot was fast paced and very engaging. The idea behind Demons possessing humans and feeding off their energy was pretty fascinating, and pretty frightening. The were only two ways to “banish” the demon, and neither one were “ideal”. Beheading or an exorcism. Also, how tattoos were used to give the Hunters strength too. What I didn’t realize I appreciated until later, was that there are repercussions for those tattoo’s; since they are done using Demon blood as well. There were a few plot twist thrown in that completely blindsided me, too.
My Peeve- This honestly doesn’t affect my rating at all but the formatting made this difficult for me to read. Other than that? Nothing.
Overall- I loved it! Temptation by Fire is my first Tiffany Allee and I can promise you it will not be my last. With non-stop action, realistic characters, hot & steamy scenes too, I highly recommend this one for any/all paranormal romance lovers.
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