In MOONGLOW, book 2 in the Darkest London series, Inspector Winston Lane was attacked by a were and his life was changed. He never knew supernatural beings existed but his wife of 14 years, Poppy, was more than aware. She has powers of her own and has been on the front line of the battle for their entire marriage. Trust destroyed, Winston doesn’t give Poppy a chance to explain. He just leaves.
WINTERBLAZE picks up a few months later. Disfigured and no longer an inspector, Winston has left for Paris to decide his next steps and try to put the feelings for his wife to rest. He fails miserably. He still loves Poppy but can’t get past her lies. When Poppy shows up on the ship traveling back to London, he hopes she’s there to grovel. To try to apologize and explain her deceptions. To give him an excuse to take her back.
When Poppy gets word that a demon she has fought in the past has targeted Winston, she immediately heads to France to protect him. It doesn’t matter that he walked out on their marriage and broke her heart, she’ll keep him safe. Filled with hurt, anger, and distrust they must find a way to work together to stop this demon or they will lose everything that matters.
With so many twists and turns, lies and secrets revealed, WINTERBLAZE kept me on the edge of my seat. The first bombshell is dropped in the first couple of chapters and the hits just kept on coming. Early in the book, Winston discovers Poppy isn’t the only liar in their marriage. His actions set in motion the current events. He needs to earn Poppy’s forgiveness, as well. They were both to blame for the collapse of their marriage. Winston always felt Poppy was holding back but he never pushed. Poppy was always waiting for Winston to find out the truth and hate her so she never fully let him in. They took each other for granted. Watching the two of them try to rebuild their relationship into something stronger was beautiful and sometimes painful to read. Winston has to learn to forgive Poppy and accept her for who she is and Poppy has to let go of the fear and trust that this time Winston will stand and fight for them and not just walk away.
I loved every part of this book. The suspense, the darkness, the incredibly hot sexy times, the angst, and even the parts that made me flinch. This series has only gotten better with every book and I can’t wait to see what’s next in this world filled with things that go bump in the night and the heroes and heroines that bump back.
Now he knew with every fiber of his being that she was his. Not as a possession, but his in a way that made him who he was. Take Poppy out of the equation, and he was all wrong, an uncompleted work. He’d thought he’d known his wife all these years. Now? Now he understood his wife.
Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance
Release Date: February 26, 2013
Format: Print and digital