Title: Phoenix Broken
Author: Heather R. Blair
Series: Phoenix, Inc. – #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: November 17, 2015
“You asked for it, angel…”
Scott Davidson was a good man once upon a time, but that man is gone. The only thing that holds him together these days is revenge.
During his hunt for the psychotic vampire that tore his world apart, Scott comes across a beautiful half-demon marked for death. He agrees to protect Des, but he’ll never agree to let her into his heart. His bed, though, just might be another story…
Desdemona Baptiste is a succubus who thought she understood the in’s and out’s of lust. Until he dances into her life. She’s pulled to Scott in ways that frighten her, ways that make her think there is more to this than lust.
Fate couldn’t be so cruel… or maybe it could.
The third book in the Phoenix Inc. series, PHOENIX BROKEN is set in a world about to fracture apart. A world where monsters are real and the things that lurk in your nightmares aren’t content to stay there.
November is a great month for me, because most of my favorite indies released new titles and that of course includes Ms Blair with Phoenix Broken, the latest installment of Phoenix, Inc. series.
This book was a total emotional roller coaster ride; heart-wrenching, at the same time exhilarating. There is no doubt, no doubt at all that Heather R. Blair is an amazing writer—her writing style, her electrifying plots, her unforgettable characters, and everything else that goes along with it.
We all know Scott Davidson from the previous books in the series, the doting husband of the alluring Jules Gentry’s best friend, Fannie. We have seen how much he loved Fannie and the twins. We also know of the tragic event that occurred in Phoenix Fallen that changed him like day to night. He has now one purpose: Revenge. So, when he got the chance to find the man who murdered his wife, he jumped at it… but things didn’t exactly go according to plan. He instead met a seductress that drew his interest. She is Desdemona Baptiste, and she was stirred the second she caught sight of this big, blond man. She sensed in him a darkness and as half-succubus/half-human, stole a clandestine moment with him, to relieve him of it, to comfort.
I thought I was in love with Miles and Jules, the heroes of the previous books in the series but nothing compared to what I felt for Scott reading this book. It turns out that he is more than we first assumed, and frankly I wasn’t surprised. Indeed, I’m delighted with this revelation. I’m not telling more, so you’ll have to read the series to find out what I mean. 😉
I definitely loved Des too. She considers herself neither demon nor human. She is her own being. She is strong, willful and confident, but at the same time she can also be vulnerable. I really enjoyed getting to know her.
All in all, it was a great book, full of twists and turns that are definitely thrilling. And for the last 15% of the book, I was breathless by the time I reached the end. What a ride this book was!
Oh, and I also forgot to mention the sex scenes? Gosh, they were hot hot hot and yummy! 😉
The best thing about this book is… this is just the beginning. I can’t wait to read what’s going to happen next!
This ARC was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
About this author
Heather R. Blair wrote her first book in the first grade and hasn’t stopped since. Back then it all about horses, now it’s pretty much the dark, sexy and shivery.
She lives in the frozen north of Minnesota, near that big gorgeous lake called Superior and enjoys hiking when the snow melts. She also does murals, rides herd on four monsters (otherwise known as children, ages 7-17), is slightly obsessed with Martin Freeman, British television and things that go bump in the night.
She loves reading (duh!) and interacting with other bibliophiles and authors.