Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bravest Flame by Candice Gilmer

Title: Bravest Flame
Author: Candice Gilmer
My Rating: B

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Mythical Knights #1.5
Main Characters: Denise and Chase
Release Date: February 2016
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
All it takes is a spark

What girl wouldn’t want a hot fire fighter’s help with a flat tire?

Denise Matthews.

Sure, Chase piques her interest in hot and steamy ways, but Denise doesn't have time for a dating drama. Men always want her undivided attention, and Denise doesn't have time for that nonsense

Chase Drigan doesn’t want a casual fling with Denise. His wolfly beast roars to life around her in a way he's never fathomed before.

One date is derailed when a stranger approaches Denise, giving her a magical curse that might just save the world.

Or destroy it.

Chase and Denise’s lives are shoved forever off course, close to danger, closer together, as centuries old mysteries come to light as well as the dark entities who want it at any price.

Chase's beast is ready to protect her, but Denise has to be willing to believe that there's more to the world than humans, and walk through fire to save the man—the beast—she’s come to love.

My Review:
There is a LOT happening in this book. Chase is a fireman who is also a werewolf...can we say YUM! He's also about 10 years younger than Denise and she's not so comfortable with the idea of being a cougar, even if the guy is hotter than sin. She agrees to one date and then life gets crazy.

Denise is an author/medical transcriptionist. Her life is pretty boring...she lives basically for her work deadlines and the hot fireman man-candy at the gym. Chase changed a flat tire for her one day and ever since then he's been having vivid nightmares about her being in danger...a sure sign that she's his mate.

But she has no idea about any of this. She doesn't know mythicals are even a thing, although her brother had his own run-in with them last year (yes...Bruce from the fairy Godmothers series is her brother, but he never told Denise the truth of what happened to him then.) So Denise isn't prepared when a strange man comes and attacks her on her date, leaving her world flooding with mythicals...something she never knew existed before. Oh, and yeah, there's still the really hot werewolf attached to her hip trying to protect her. 

Denise is an interesting character. She has the mouth of a sailor and is pretty abrasive. Be ready for that. Once you get used to her, it can be really hilarious especially as her language starts to rub off on Chase. I liked Chase and how he doesn't let Denise's abrasiveness bother him. In fact, he thinks it's kind of hot that she's not shy at all.

Like I mentioned before there is a lot going on has to do with the Templars and one of their relics. But it's a relic that everyone is after...Denise is the key to it though...somehow that guy in the bar left her as the touchstone for it. But there are sheldevaks (I totally spelled that wrong, but from what I gather they are a little like shades), vampires, werewolves, knights, and fairies who all play into the story. The whole relic story line didn't end up making any sense to me with the way that ended with Denise...seriously, what was the point? I really didn't get it. I know that plays into the overarching series story line, but the little bit in this story just didn't work for me. I would discuss it deeper, but I don't want to post any spoilers.

These books are always easy to read, even with the really complex world. I liked Denise and Chase and the way their two worlds came together. Honestly, I would have liked to have had more of them connecting in the story because they were fun, but there just wasn't enough page time between just the two of them. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review. 

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