Gin Bonham lives with a dark secret. Born with an ability she never wanted, she builds her life around science and logic, running from the terror she is capable of causing. When sexy stranger Mathias spots her on a dance floor and cuts in, he leads Gin in a sensual rhythm that continues long after the music stops. But Mathias hides the fact that he knows exactly what she can do: in the deepest recesses of her mind lurks the power to manipulate fire. Destiny is coming for her and it doesn’t care if she’s ready or not.
Mathias possesses tracking and espionage skills so extraordinary that his fellow Lash demons call him The Hunter. Pursue and interrogate. He never fails. When he is tasked with coaxing Gin to work with the Lash demons against a common enemy, he relishes the challenge. But meeting her awakens a new, primal drive that pulls him toward her even as his tactics break her heart.
Failing to win Gin’s cooperation is not an option. But she is determined to flee, putting thousands of miles between her and any other supernatural creatures, including Mathias. Can she cool the charred embers of her emotions enough to forgive Mathias and embrace what she was meant to become? Or will her ability explode into something more than she can control?
In the third book of the Solsti Prophecy series, we meet the third Solsti sister, Gin Bonham, and we already met Matthias, a very gifted Lash demon warrior, in the last book. Gin controls the element of fire and she’s terrified of it, so much so that she refuses to use it. Mathias and his sister, Ria, pretend to be human and befriend her to keep her safe.
Matthias is different from most Lash demons because he’s an excellent tracker and can find anyone or anything. He does a lot of undercover work and he’s not afraid of getting his hands dirty.
Ria is a vibrant, strong, wonderful character and I love her interactions with her brother. They have total respect and trust for one another, and it’s refreshing to see a brother treat his little sister as an equal, not as someone he has to protect or put double standards on.
Though I enjoyed this book, I couldn’t connect with the heroine, Gin. I liked her stubbornness and her willingness to help others and do good, but she downright refused to listen to reason and blamed Matthias and Ria when they tried to help her. Her sisters, Nicole and Brooke, have told her so much about various magical creatures but she just zoned them out and ended up in trouble as a result.
The romance bloomed quickly between Matthias and Gin. Their connection and chemistry drew them together and made them inseparable in the beginning, but then everything went bad. When they came back together, their connection grew and their love for one another strengthened.
I loved all the scenes with the side characters and I especially couldn’t stop smiling when Brooke and Nicole found out about their link to Ashina and Ranerio.
There were a few editing issues but I could overlook them. Nothing major. I’m definitely anxious to read the last book in this series and I can’t wait to start on the spinoff series.
Disclaimer – I won an ebook copy of this book in a contest and volunteered to review it. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.