Title: Of Flame and Promise
Author: Cecy Robson
Series: Weird Girls #6
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pub Date: January 12, 2016
My Copy: Courtesy of NetGalley and Loveswept
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.
This was a very enjoyable read in this wonderful series. I totally love how we changed Focus from Celia to Taran. Taran Wird is the sister who has her own issues to deal with her own boyfriend/lover Gemini. Taran is definitely one character that you really love from start to finish in this book.
I really like how we the readers get to see Taran grow in this book in a lot of ways. One of the things we have to deal with is Taran’s self esteem issues. Even though she seems like a smart alec, it’s all to cover her weakness. One of the things that I really enjoy is how open she is with Gemini. Gemini is totally wonderful in this book. He is one of the most wonderful boyfriends.
Taran and Gemini have wonderful thoughtful conversations about things that are happening in their lives. He wants to mate with her and of course Taran is really afraid of what that would mean for both of them. It would mean a lot of things that are both positive and negative. Gemini tries to convince Taran that things will not end horribly. Of course there are a lot of other things that are happening. in her life and the surrounding area of Lake Tahoe. Gemini suggests that Taran meets his parents and she agrees to it after a conversation with Celia.
We also get a rehash of some of the things that happened in the last book and got to see it from a different characters point of view which was nice to a certain point, because i felt a little annoyed that I had to go through some of that pain I felt for a certain character. Yet things happen that explain a lot about how these women deal with their pain and other things happening in their life.
I really liked Gemini’s parents a lot in this book. They seemed to be really a lot in love and took things really well. I also like that they bring gifts and are willing to do things with their son and his girlfriend/possible mate. Yet things happen that no one can predict or guess. Everything goes wrong. Taran keeps doing things to make them like her. Of course chaos breaks out with demonic children and of course both Taran, Gemini, and Gemini’s parents are in danger and once Gemini’s life is in danger, things happen to make Taran realize how much she loves this man and doesn’t want to lose him.
Really love the ending of this book so very much. I thought that this was a good story for this series.