Air/Vyolet meets Stryfe during a prison break but escaping is the least of their problems...
The beginning feels more like a synopsis rather than the beginning of the story. I wish the author had incorporated this more smoothly. It makes things very confusing. I had a hard time sorting things out especially when the story jumps to two months earlier and then add in all the characters. Stryfe and Air have good chemistry together and are very romantic. The action is good too but there was a lot of lengthy scenes that I wish were trimmed.
The first two books are really great and I’d highly recommend them!
Zyroa is fighting her planned future as a breeder but a sexy man finds her, a dream mate that gives them a real chance. Can they live long enough to explore their feelings and discover their future?
The beginning feels very telling and forced. There is very little emotion from Zyroa despite her mother’s heart stopping and her brother being born. It’s also confusing because there are mentions of other characters as if we’re supposed to know them. Perhaps they were mentioned in the first book, Birch’s Faith? I read that a few months ago.
I liked Zyroa. She’s in a bad position in life but she refuses to give in. She’s a fighter and hopeful. D’reaper is searching for the woman he’s dreamed about since he was fourteen. When they meet the sparks fly! There’s a lot of action too. Add that to some steamy scenes and this book hooked me. I can’t wait to read the next book!
Birch and Zev have a complicated history that includes love and betrayal. They separated but never forgot about each other. When a medical center is blown up and Birch is the suspect, they are thrown back together. As the mystery unfolds, the romance has Birch and Zev risking their hearts as well as their lives.
I like Birch. She’s a tough chick that has learned through hard times how to survive. When she falls for Zev, I’m totally routing for them but, that romance is shattered and they separate tragically. When Zev tackles a suspect running from the hospital bombing and finds out it’s Birch, I was on the edge of my seat! There’s plenty of action and mystery. The science fiction is really well done. The romance is okay. I think more heat would have made Birch and Zev feel more intense as a couple. Some places in the story are almost as if they are over edited because scenes felt a little flat. This is a good story. I enjoyed it a lot and would recommend giving Birch’s Faith a try. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series!
This one’s a romantic detective story—with detective as the dominant. Jo Rayburn is a tough female cop who often speaks first and regrets later. Sullivan Krane is her male partner. They’re assigned a new case,…the gravedigger.…A serial weirdo who digs up recent bodies and then returns them a week later. There are a few zombie jokes thrown in and in a strange twist, Jo has to work with her half-sister, Karma and male partner, Maker Schumaker.
In my opinion, too much emphasis is put on the conflict between the sisters and spoils the detecting flow. If you’re wondering what happened to the romance angle, it's introduced relatively early, but not much happens in the first one-hundred pages. Rhys Harrison is the assistant coroner. There are a couple of blush worthy sessions in the latter half, including a hot phone sex scene. The story’s detective climax is exciting, with twists and fights as the serial gravedigger is cornered in the cemetery. In the end, Jo lands her man for a happy-for-now romantic ending.