About The Sweetest Burn
Series: A Broken Destiny Novel (Book 2)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (June 27, 2017)
The breathtaking second novel in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Broken Destiny series finds Ivy and Adrian rekindling their alliance—and passion—as the struggle for the fate of the world begins…
Conquering a supernatural realm turned out to be easier than getting over a broken heart. But her initial victory has made Ivy a target for revenge, forcing her to reunite with the dangerous—and dangerously sexy—Adrian. Ivy isn’t sure which will be harder: finding the hallowed weapon that will repair the crumbling walls between the demon and human realms, or resisting Adrian, who’s decided that come hell or high water, he will make Ivy his.
At first, Adrian tried to resist his feelings for Ivy. Now, determined to break the curse that dooms their love, he’s vowed to save her and to have her. If only he can persuade her to forgive his past sins. But defying destiny—and surrendering to the smoldering desire between them—will bring consequences and sacrifices they never imagined…
“Frost scores another win with the mesmerizing second Broken Destiny supernatural contemporary… The novel thrums with energy, its pacing breakneck from the very start, and piles on the sexual tension. Frost provides a much-needed inventive boost to the tired angel/demon subset of supernatural fantasy.” –Publishers Weekly
I’m actually new to this author (I know, I’m a terrible paranormal fangirl right now.) So this is my first series of her, thus I have nothing to compare it to in her body of work. I also tried reading the second book without picking up the first, but was a little confused so I went ahead and read the first book. Both of these were provided for review by the publisher and tour host.
The Sweetest Burn had very little tension, something that’s usually used to drive readers to get engrossed in a paranormal romance, but I think that’s because there was so much tension in the first book that essentially gets some resolution, the author didn’t want to drag that out, and I appreciate this tactic, however, I also enjoy the tension so I hoped for more of it.
I did like the chemistry between the characters, and their banter became playful at times, risque at others, and just the right blend of witty and flirty.
There were some fast paced action scenes sprinkled generously throughout the story, so the pacing was pretty well done and I never really got bored, which is always a plus.
I’m certainly interested in reading the final book in the trilogy, so of course I’d recommend picking up the books if you enjoy paranormal stories of the hunter/huntress variety with a bit of cop drama for good measure, but if you’re like me and hate waiting then I understand, so add these to your goodreads and binge the series when the final book is out in the Fall!
Thanks again to TLC Book tours and Harlequin for the review opportunity!
About Jeaniene Frost
Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress and Night Prince series for Avon and the Broken Destiny series for Harlequin HQN. Jeaniene’s books have sold in twenty different countries to date. She lives in North Carolina and Florida with her husband.