Ember by Kristen Callihan
Also by this author: Evernight
Series: Darkest London #0.5
Also in this series: Evernight
Published by Forever Yours
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance
Source: Personal Collection
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After a fire consumes the Ellis family fortune, the beautiful and resourceful Miranda finds herself faced with an impossible dilemma: enter a life of petty crime or watch her family succumb to poverty. But once her fiancée learns of her descent into danger―and of the strange, new powers she's discovered―saving her family may come at the high price of her heart.
When Lord Benjamin Archer's one chance for redemption is destroyed by corrupt London antiquarian Hector Ellis, he vows to take what Ellis values most-his daughter Miranda. Forced to hide his face behind masks, Archer travels the world hoping to escape the curse that plagues him so that he can finally claim his prize.
But once Archer returns home to London, will it be revenge he seeks? Or will the flame-haired beauty ignite new, undeniable desires? - via GoodReads
Ember by Kristen Callihan is a prequel to Firelight. It focuses mostly on Miranda’s back story which is nice because Firelight was really Lord Archer’s back story.
In Ember we get a lot more detail about Martin, Miranda’s would have been husband and how that relationship was forged. There was also more, unfortunately, to learn about Miranda’s father.
Callihan also shows us what Archer was up to all those years away from Europe. It made my heart hurt for him.
I loved spending more time with Miranda but it made me sad too. Miranda blames herself for a lot of things and more than one person takes advantage of that. Ember made me excited to carry on with the series.