Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Review: Truth of Fire by Abby Wood

Truth of Fire, Within the Circle Book 1 by Abby Wood

Publisher: Breathless Press
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 3



One week before All Hallows Eve, the Jacobson sisters cast a circle and ask the Goddesses to bless them each with a man who will love them forever. Shy and often doubtful, Carly wants to find love but wonders how she'll do that when she can't even talk to a good-looking man, much less look him in the eyes.

The morning after performing the spell, the mysterious owner of the floral shop where Carly works shows up and attempts to sweep her off her feet. Not understanding her out-of-control attraction to him and scared the Goddesses have made a huge mistake, she runs out of the shop and away from Max.

With the help of her sisters, Carly performs a truth ceremony. Will she trust what she views in the fire, or lose the one man the Goddesses have chosen for her?

Hunter’s Review

I love a good short story so I am not going to complain that this book is so short it is over almost before it begins. But, I do think that while Truth of Fire has an amazing premise—who doesn’t love the idea of asking the Goddess to bring our true love and having it happen—it fails to deliver anything of real substance.

Carly wakes up after conjuring the spell for love with her sisters and arrives at work. The illusive owner of the store—Max—is standing there. Apparently he owns the flower shop she works at but she has never seen him before. He is so taken with her, he declares her the most beautiful woman he has ever seen and sends the store manager home for the day so he can be alone with Carly.

This is pretty much all Max does. Other than being available to apparently have sex with Carly any time she wants it and declaring his true love several times he doesn’t really seem to have a point. I really like well written erotica but part of the point of well written erotica is to illicit a strong emotional response while titillating the senses. It feels like the point of this book was to write a sex scene and just one at that.

While I continue to think the concept for this book was wonderful, ultimately I think it failed to deliver. But, if you are looking for a super fast read that has one love scene between two characters than this is the book for you!

1 Tea Cup!


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