SET IN FLAMES by Sam Destiny

Posted: December 23, 2014 by BA Dillon in BOYS are just BETTER in BOOKS (Romance and Indie Authors)

set in flamesI received an ARC of this book in exchange for honest review.

FATE never makes mistakes. The only difference is being ready for it, or simply believing you have a choice.

This is both an easy and tough review to write – for several reasons. Tough because this is definitely not my reading choice – the genre I wouldn’t pick up to read for pleasure. This is my very FIRST paranormal romance that I’ve read, and therefore reviewed. With that said, there are many references to all things paranormal that quite frankly I just didn’t get. But here’s the thing … in the end, it didn’t matter because underneath the paranormal blanket there’s a decent story waiting to be read. The theme is FATE. And it appears FATE can drive a paranormal romance as well as a traditional romance. Ms. Destiny did a great job delivering strong characters that any reader will care about. I love strong women and Maya is exactly that. I have mixed emotions regarding Jaden. Most of the time he comes across strong but somewhat vulnerable. At times, that attractive quality is lost – and he seems a bit whiny. The story opens in a big way – and Ms. Destiny hooks the reader in the very first chapter. There’s a lot of intrigue painted with a really interesting first meet by the principal parts. I love secondary characters, and Set in Flames has so many I was struggling to remember them all. Some of the dialogue itself lacks smoothness – it doesn’t quite feel natural, and the narration dialogue (especially for Jaden) is a bit long-winded. There is some evidence that Ms. Destiny is a first-time published author, but her characters are likable, and I’m curious about what will happen next for these out-of-this-world characters. What we have here is a compelling story that stirs the imagination. With that said, Set in Flames has a great storyline from this first-time author and that has this paranormal newbie waiting for more!

 

 

 

 

 

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