OK, that was… someething new, I guess…
So, you know how I keep yapping about original plots and all that crap? Well, Fire Danger sure was original, and certainly not what I expected – and yet somehow kept missing something, that would have made it one of the ultimate reads.
The story is about Phoenix, the Elemental of Fire, who’s instantly drawn to Rachel Quinn’s mental signals – and Rachel herself, of course. Together, they find out that Phoenix’s evil counterpart, his Demonos, is about to start another World War. So, as explained, it’s time for the Elementals to once again rise to the test and complete their Challenges successfully, to prevent disaster from eradicating humanity from the Earth. The only problem is: they have no idea who or where the threat really is!
I enjoyed this book, I really did. The concept was unique, the characters were fun, the dialogues were short and to the point, and the love scenes were, quite literally, HOT! The theme of “Fire draws to fire” was also a nice change of romance style, since most of the time writers tend to pair fire beings with water beings or whatever else may be way too different. For once, the same element was present in both the main characters, and that was awesome!
The only thing that bugged me was the lack of real romantic growth. It happened way too fast. I understand the concept of insta-attraction, and fated love and all that. But there HAS to be some sort of development between the two leads. Jumping right to it when, the moment prior, those two were somewhat civilised, is not exactly convincing.
Other than that, the story was very good. And despite the three cupcakes, I’m looking forward to read about the other Elementals. I’m sure their Challenges will be just as thrilling to figure and snuff out!
***I was given an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinion stated in this review is solely mine, and no compensation was given or taken to alter it.***