Sunday, April 7, 2019

#BookReview – “Winterblaze” by Kristen Callihan


Once blissfully in love . . .

Poppy Lane is keeping secrets. Her powerful gift has earned her membership in the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals, but she must keep both her ability and her alliance with the Society from her husband, Winston. Yet when Winston is brutally attacked by a werewolf, Poppy's secrets are revealed, leaving Winston's trust in her as broken as his body. Now Poppy will do anything to win back his affections . . . 

Their relationship is now put to the ultimate test.

Winston Lane soon regains his physical strength but his face and heart still bear the scars of the vicious attack. Drawn into the darkest depths of London, Winston must fight an evil demon that wants to take away the last hope of reconciliation with his wife. As a former police inspector, Winston has intelligence and logic on his side. But it will take the strength of Poppy's love for him to defeat the forces that threaten to tear them apart.


In book three in the Darkest London series, Poppy Ellis Lane has a special elemental gift—she can create and control ice. As the leader of SOS, a secret organization dedicated to keeping humans in the dark about supernatural creatures, she’s currently hunting down a powerful demon that’s recently escaped from hell. The demon is targeting her estranged husband, and Poppy is determined to save her man’s life.
After surviving a brutal werewolf attack, Winston Lane discovered his beloved wife’s secrets and left her. Months later, he’s struggling to get his life back together when a mysterious man approaches him, claiming Win had made a deal with him years earlier. Though Win doesn’t remember making the deal, he knows it’s the truth. Now, Win’s unborn child is in danger, and he has no other choice but to reconcile with his wife in order to defeat the demon.
Wow! I love this story and even teared up a few times. When reading the previous two books, I always looked forward to scenes with Poppy and Winston, and their own love story definitely didn’t disappoint. Normally, I don’t like flashback scenes, but I loved reading about how Poppy and Win first met and fell in love. With their secrets finally revealed, they fell even deeper into love, which strengthened their relationship. They’re so much alike that they’re often at odds with one another. Poppy has been lying to Win and her sisters for years, and it’s been tearing her apart. Winston is definitely a strong, capable man, especially for understanding and forgiving Poppy for humiliating and emasculating him.
As for the secondary characters, Jack Talent and Mary Chase play a much larger role in this story than in the previous one—understandably, since their story is next, which I’m dying to read. The trauma Jack experienced was heartbreaking, and all I wanted to do was hug him.
The SOS and the universe in which the characters live are evolving, and more characters are being introduced. I’m enjoying the world building and want to learn more. This story, so far, is my favorite in the series.
5 Stars

Disclaimer – I borrowed this book from the library. 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.

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