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Phoenix Inheritance

(The Phoenix Institute #4)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  13 reviews
To save their son, they might have to sacrifice their love—and their lives.

Phoenix Institute, Book 4

Ex-Navy SEAL Daz Montoya and rescue dog handler Renee Black have made a career out of saving people. But when their whirlwind affair resulted in pregnancy, Daz’s verbal fumble tore their budding relationship apart.

It’s been a tough eight years for Renee, raising Charlie alon
Paperback, 274 pages
Published June 9th 2015 by Samhain Publishing (first published March 3rd 2015)
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An act of heroism brought them together but ill-timed words torn them apart.

Renee Black and Daz Montoya had the chemistry but when an unexpected pregnancy comes into the picture, it torn their budding relationship apart. The job came first.

Years later a freak storm threatens Renee and their son’s Charlie’s lives and who comes to the rescue…the last person they expect…Daz.

Not willing to pass up a chance to fix his mistakes Daz, plunges head first into winning his family back into his life. Will
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 stars

Everyone loves SAR dogs, and mixing them in with this gem of a story about my most favorite conflicted rescue hero ever, Daz Montoya, was a fantastic plot twist! Renee Black and her autistic son Charlie are busy navigating the world of special needs parenting. It’s tough going, and as single mother, Renee has no one to lean on. Conceived while working in Turkey on a rescue mission where she met Daz, they’ve never lived together as a family. A
Marta Cox
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The latest instalment in the Phoenix Institute series and it's a little bit different to other books by this author. This time we get to read two time lines which really opens up the story and gives an amazing amount of insight into the background of the central characters. Dax is an ex Seal who met Renee whilst on assignment but although they quickly formed a relationship he never really committed himself to it and when Renee told him she was carrying his child he was fully prepared to fulfil w ...more
Eva Millien
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Daz reconnects with his family only to have life throw them another curve ball as it seems his son has need of the Phoenix Institute and to keep him safe from enemies that want to control him may require a sacrifice of love and lives in this thrilling paranormal romance. The author’s use of surprising twists and turns keeps readers guessing and this time there is a charming little boy with a love of superheroes to round out the bad guys. I had to turn every page of this story until I had read ev ...more
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly

Back in Issue 5 of Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly I reviewed Corrina Lawson’s entire Phoenix Institute series to date. Because I can’t leave a job unfinished, and because I wanted to read the rest of the story, I’m back with a review of the final book in the series, Phoenix Inheritance.

When last we left our heroes…no that’s not quite right.

Daz Montoya has been part of the main sequence of The Phoenix Institute (Phoenix Rising, Phoenix Legacy, Ghost Phoen
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Phoenix Inheritance is the 4th book in a paranormal series. Ms. Lawson does a very good job in explaining the surrounding world so that it can be read as a stand alone. However having read the others, I feel there are layers to the story I would have missed jumping in here.

This is a second chance story between Daz and Renee who found themselves reeling with the discovery an unplanned pregnancy. The weight of what was left unsaid between the two of them broke their relationship but not their com
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I love it when a story surprises me, that this one certainly did that.
Renee and Daz have chemistry, the attraction sizzles between them. They are both very likable characters, and their love for their son, Charlie, is palpable, and constantly present, admirable. The story is told by going back and forth in the past, nine years ago when Renee and Daz met, and in the present. The time period was clearly marked at the beginning of the chapt
Jun 03, 2015 rated it liked it
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Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Angela by: Netgalley
This was the fourth book of the series, but for some reason I got it in my head that it was the first...oh well. Even though like I said it was the fourth book, I had no problem keeping up with the world it takes place in. It did a good job of explaining the past events. I liked the way that the relationship of Daz and Renee was told by having the chapters switch between the present and their beginning which took place nine years before and resulted in their having a son. The son, Charlie, is au ...more
Philippa Lodge
Feb 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While the issues in this book were really important, it never really took off for me. Much of the love story is told in flashbacks, which don't ordinarily bug me, but I felt they were too much back story and took the place of the current relationship. Also, the external threat was so vague and not fleshed out until almost the end that it felt like an after thought.

That said, this is a good addition to the series and the way that they are building the Phoenix Institute and helping people with pow
Diane Mason
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, so here goes. This was my first Corrina Lawson book and it will not be my last. I'm intrigued by the cast of characters and their special abilities or non-abilities. Daz and Renee felt like a real life couple with real life issues. I liked their interaction with the Institute people. Charlie pretty much stole the show for me. I can't wait to see if he plays a part in future books. I will definitely be reading the ot ...more
Jennifer Lombardi
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was WAY out of my comfort zone and I almost stopped reading it but in the end, it was worth the read. The story line was good, the characters were well written, all in all, it was catchy. Once I got past the strange things in the book, I could not put it down. I found it exciting and fun!

*This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange of an open and honest review*
Melissa J. Katano
How do you go up against the powerful paranormals if you don't have any powers of your own. And what if the child you have does have them? And what if that child is also autistic? ...more
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Writer, Mom, Geek & Superhero, Corrina Lawson is the author of the superhero romance series, the Phoenix Institute, and the alternate history Seneca series, in which Romans and Vikings have settled in ancient North America.
She is also co-founder and Content Director for and a mother of four, including twins.

Other books in the series

The Phoenix Institute (5 books)
  • Phoenix Rising (The Phoenix Institute, #1)
  • Phoenix Legacy (The Phoenix Institute, #2)
  • Ghost Phoenix (The Phoenix Institute, #3)
  • Ghosts of Christmas Past (The Phoenix Institute, #3.5)

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