Title : Firelight
Series : Darkest London # 1
Release date : January 31, 2012
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Genre : Historical / Paranormal Romance
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.
Firelight by Kristen Callihan is the first novel in her Darkest London Series and this was another novel that blew me away in the last couple of days. I loved it; the fact that it’s a historical romance with a paranormal twist is a big bonus for me.
Lord Benjamin Archer meets Miranda Ellis for the first time when she’s facing two bullies, he is totally captivated by her. He is determined to make her his, so three years later he made arrangement with her father to marry her. But will Miranda accept him when she discovers what he really is.
Miranda doesn’t recognize Archer as the same man from those years ago. But she is intrigued by his personality and the mask he is wearing on his face. It seems nobody knows what lies behind the mask, but she hope to find out.
What I love about the two main characters is the growing attraction between them. Because Archer wears this mask, Miranda slowly get to know the man she married and the more she discovers, the more determined she gets to help him in every way, even if it means putting herself in danger.
This is a good example of a love story, the damaged hero slowly introduce his beautiful bride into the married life by starting with a kiss....oh boy, what a kiss it was. It really made me want to skip a few chapters just to see the final love scene between them, but of course I couldn’t do it because I didn’t want to miss a thing.
This novel is well written and is really a book for all the historical and paranormal lovers out there. If you decide to read this book you won’t be disappointed.
Thanks Netgalley for providing me with this ARC eBook.