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Friday, January 15, 2016

Review: Of Flame and Promise by Cecy Robson

Title: Of Flame and Promise
Author: Cecy Robson
Series: Weird Girls, book 6
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Loveswept
Source: Review copy from publisher
Format: E-book
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.
Of Flame and Promise is the sixth book in the Weird Girls series by Cecy Robson.
The Weird Girls is one of my favorite series. One that I look forward to read, and as usual with Mrs. Cecy Robson, this is a book to read when you have the time, because you are going to lie to yourself, by believing that it will be one more chapter and you will go to bed.  It will not happen, so either make sure you have the time or you’ll be happy you didn’t sleep, because you will keep on thinking about the book during the day.
Of Flame and Promise is a different point of view of previous events.  We get to see life from Taran’s point of view instead of Celia’s. Personally I love all of the Weird sisters, but seeing the contrast between Celia and Taran is rather refreshing.
Taran is a let all out kind of gal, she is one of those that jumps and see what happens.  I love that about her, she is this woman that is willing to do whatever it takes to save everyone, but in this book we get to experience her inner demons in a deeper way, we see her as her, the real person that hides behind all that bravado.
I also loved seeing Gemini as a main character, I love the chemistry between those two; so be sure that you are not reading this book around people that can look into it, or your kids, because it has several really HOT moments.
All the events in this book are things you kind of know, but as I said is really refreshing to read them from Taran’s point of view.
In this book Taran goes into a rollercoaster of events and emotions.  Gemini is ready to get official as mates, but that means she has to risk getting hurt as her sister did, and getting hurt is something that really, really scares her.
You get to experience first hand the moments of doubt and the resolution to not give up on love. We see Taran fighting against her fears, against the inner demons that she carries within, and attempting to live in denial.  
It’s the time to take a leap of faith and accept to be committed to Gemini, off course in Weird sister’s style. Fight for your love while you are being attacked by Demons, the freakish baby demons, vampires, weres and everything in between.

What I liked the most is that all the fighting and action in the book is shadowed by her personal struggles, trying to gain Gamini’s parents respect, or at least to be accepted by them, while trying to accept that she is indeed his mate.
There are things that I guess all girls that have met their in-laws can relate (hopefully none of you encountered baby demons, vampires or weres… But if you did, I would love to hear about it), we all have tried to impress them, but many of us ended up failing, only to realize that at the end what is meant to be, will be. Even if not everyone approves.
In this book you really get to see Taran’s talents, how she is learning to use her powers and her good heart, like all the Weird Sisters series is a non-stop action, emotional ups and downs, moments of disbelief, and moments of joy

I am a sucker for love stories, and Of Flame and Promise is one that I really enjoyed.  Thanks to this book I now have a hard time keeping Aric as my top guy. Gemini in this book is just awesome.
I will be looking forward to read more adventures about Taran - Gemini team, as well as the stories from the rest of the Weird sisters (Emme and Shayna).

My Verdict: 4 Paws

Other books in the series
A Curse Awakened (Prequel)
The Weird Girls (prequel) 
A Cursed Moon (Novella)
Of Flame and Promise

Other reviews Goodreads


  1. Thank you, Juanita, for this really awesome feature and review of OF FLAME AND PROMISE. It seems to me you really understood Taran, and that you really liked her. I appreciate you taking the time to read and get to know her. I also love how much you enjoy spending time with Gemini and Taran as a couple. Again, thank you! Both to you and Marcela. :-)

  2. I hope you get your groove back Marcela!! :/

    *waves hi to Juanita*


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