Review: Winterblaze by Kristen Callihan

Winterblaze - Kristen CallihanPublisher: Grand Central Publishing (February 26th 2013)
Paperback: 400 pages
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 4(.5?!) of 5 stars

Once blissfully in love . . .

Poppy Lane is keeping secrets. Her powerful gift has earned her membership in the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals, but she must keep both her ability and her alliance with the Society from her husband, Winston. Yet when Winston is brutally attacked by a werewolf, Poppy’s secrets are revealed, leaving Winston’s trust in her as broken as his body. Now Poppy will do anything to win back his affections . . .

Their relationship is now put to the ultimate test.

Winston Lane soon regains his physical strength but his face and heart still bear the scars of the vicious attack. Drawn into the darkest depths of London, Winston must fight an evil demon that wants to take away the last hope of reconciliation with his wife. As a former police inspector, Winston has intelligence and logic on his side. But it will take the strength of Poppy’s love for him to defeat the forces that threaten to tear them apart

Review:

First of all can I talk about the cover? Because it’s gorgeous. Just absolute gorgeous and I freely admit it’s the reason why I even wanted to read this book in the first place. And hallelujah it (and the rest of the series, because I hate diving into the middle of the series and thankfully I didn’t!) was amazing (just like the cover).

Okay, so now on to the book. We first met Poppy (the oldest of the Ellis sisters) and Winston in book 1, the happily married coupled, and in book 2 brings the fallout. Poppy’s secrets has almost destroyed Win and their relationship and but there’s a new threat  that can either bring them together or end their relationship for good.

I really enjoyed this book. Throughout the book we see the now estranged Poppy and Win try to rebuild their relationship and at the same time, we also get to see the parallel of their first love (in flashbacks), so it was a great reconciliation story and a first love story in one. The book was full of exhilarating, demon-hunting, mystery solving action with lots of good ol’ sexual tension deserving of a paranormal romance. Too boot, we get to see a bit more of (the awesomely angsty duo of) Jack Talent and Mary Chase! What a tease they are in this book. Thankfully their book Shadowdance is next, I can not wait for this one. It’s been two books in the making and I just need more of them. Overall, a top notch story by Callihan. With her interesting plot and steamy romance, Winterblaze is another winner for the Darkest London series.

{*Thanks to the publisher and Netgallet for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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