Title : The Last Awakening
Series : Curse of the Phoenix # 2
Release date : December 6, 2011
Publisher : Entangled Publishing
Genre : Paranormal Romance
For three hundred years, Arabella’s life has been one meaningless death after another. In a cruel twist of fate, Osiris–god of the Underworld–gifts the phoenix her mortality and returns her voodoo magic. If she fails to harness her wayward magic and save a man worthy of a second chance, she’ll forfeit her power and her soul–forever.
Ex-soldier Greyson Meadows desperately wants to be freed from the nightmares and guilt that haunt him after the tragedy that brought him and Ari together. Confronted by the waif of a woman who forces him to face his worst fears, he resists, fighting the need to keep his personal demons hidden instead of setting them free.
When Ari becomes the target of her own magical blunder, it’s not just her life in danger, but now the one of the man she loves.
The Last Awakening by Rachel Firasek is the second novel in her Curse of the Phoenix Series and just like the first one it’s only around 100 pages, but definitely worth your time.
Arabella “Ari” is a cursed phoenix and is on an assignment when her phoenix power lures her to a small town grocery store. It appears her unknown target is in there and she have to figure out who it is and save him or her before it is too late. She is in for a surprise when her target is Greyson Meadows, a handsome ex-soldier.
Greyson “Grey” Meadows is an old war veteran and has been hiding his pain in loneliness and liquor. The only bright spot in his life is this beautiful angel, who just walks into the grocery store. But after a shooting where she saved his life, she just vanished. Will he ever see her again?
Ari and Grey are a great match; both have suffered in the past and are dealing with it on their own way. After Ari saved Grey’s soul and returns back to Osiris, the Egyptian God of the Underworld she begs him to send her back to Grey. But it is unusual to go back to the same target, but Osiris finally gives on one conditions….she has to find a way to deal with her past once and for all.
After reading the first novella I knew I had to read both stories about the two other curse phoenix Ari and Sadie too. If those stories were anything like the first one, I knew I would have a great time. The connection between Ari and Grey was amazing, two lost souls finding their way back into society.
Rachel Firasek has written another amazing novella. When you start reading you will fall in love with the characters and hope for their happy ending.