Firelight by Kristen Callihan
Also by this author: Evernight, Firelight
Series: Darkest London #1
Also in this series: Evernight, Firelight
Published by Forever
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance
Read in: Aug 29 to Sep 3
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads
Once the flames are ignited . . .
Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman.
They will burn for eternity . . .
Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask. - via GoodReads
Last summer I read my first Kristen Callihan novel, Evernight, out of series order, and I loved it. It took me almost a full year but I finally went back to the beginning and read Firelight by Kristen Callihan. Alexa and I decided to buddy read this book. I’m so glad that we did.
A fairy tale retelling can be a risky thing but Callihan takes the tale of Beauty and the Beast and totally makes it her own. I loved this book. First and foremost the heat between Miranda and Archer is a little breathtaking. There was such a slow build between them. I don’t always enjoy the slow build technique because it can be a lot of work for a little reward. Miranda and Archer are worth every bated breath.
If the couple wasn’t enough, Callihan’s version of London would be. There are things that go bump in the night. Someone is murdering men near Lord Archer and trying to frome him. There is so much going on in Firelight that the book was fast paced but you don’t miss anything along the way. Secrets from the past, paranormal beings, love, and hate all come together to make Firelight one helluva read!