Title : The Last Rising
Series : Curse of the Phoenix # 1
Release date : September 6, 2011
Publisher : Entangled Publishing
Genre : Paranormal Romance
After paying two millennia’s penance to Osiris, world-weary phoenix Ice has had enough. Saving souls without any hope for her own redemption isn’t how she imagined spending eternity. Fed up, she decides her next death will be her last.
But when she sacrifices her own life for a sexy Texan in a catastrophic plane crash, she has no idea the consequences will be so great…or that she’ll end up back in his life for her next assignment.
Now that Turner Alcott has survived the worst, finding a wife and mother for his son matters more than ever before. When the mysterious Ice comes into his life, Turner knows she’s the one—but love is the last thing Ice wants. If he wants to win her heart, Turner must teach Ice how to forgive herself, and prove that love is the ultimate sacrifice.
The Last Rising by Rachel Firasek is the first novel in her Curse of the Phoenix Series and it’s a short story. But I have to say it was definitely worth to read, this story has all the right tools to make this a successful novella.
Ice is a cursed phoenix for a very long time, saving people by dying in their place which most of the time it’s a horrible experience and she is tired of the job. So she has made her decision to step out of it no matter what and since Osiris probably won’t set her free, she has to find a way on her own.
Turner is the one of her latest rescues and she falls for him, which is very bad because it’s forbidden to get involved with the humans you saved. But when her last unknown assignment throws her back into Turner’s life, she will fight for her place in Turner and his son Brodie’s life.
I loved Turner and Ice; they are a great couple and the fact that Turner easily accepts Ice for what she is and what had happened in her past, only made me love him more.
Rachel Firasek is a new author to me, but she definitely has my attention. She has written a fabulous novella with great characters, a fabulous storyline and some steamy scenes.
I am definitely going to check out her other work; because if they are anything like this book I know I will be in for a ride.