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Open Flame by Lacy Danes
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This book is the sequel to Waterfall. I am not sure if I liked this book more, or less than the first. This book takes places several years after the first.

Instead of focusing on Jonathon and Celeste we have switched over to Madoc. In a lot of ways I like his character more. Except, like Jonathan, he is a bit irrational at the whole "found my mate and now she is MINE" mentality. This has now begun to grate on me as reason and common sense seem to flee when these Zir find their chosen mates. They do a terrible job trying to explain themselves yet somehow the women always just accept it.

Madoc's mate is the daughter of a clockmaker. Her name is Fina. So far in the series, she is my favorite character. Very strong-willed, with a strong sense of right from wrong and feisty to boot! She does not so easily accept Madoc. In fact, she hates his for the first half of the book!

Hudson's character (former Duke turned Blood-drinker) makes a reappearance. I do not like to trust him AT ALL. We also get more insight int Havanis and Carmen. For more info on these characters, please read the books. I really cannot divulge more about them without giving parts away. The other brothers are not even in this book at all except for a 1-2 page entry on Ilmir. Now THAT is a character I want to learn more about. He is a mysterious one he is.

Like the first one, I still do not get the dragon bit very well. This one covered the scales a bit more and since Madoc's element is fire is seems a bit more 'dragon-like'. But the biting, blood drinking and poison fangs just don't seem to fit with any idea I have about dragons. My other complaint with this story is that while I liked the characters more, and Ilmir has me quite intrigued to read the next volume, a few of the conversations a too jumpy. The character start talking about one thing, while the other character is talking about something else, and them one of them brings up yet a third topic. So it can be tiring to follow the dialogue at times.

Otherwise not a bad little story. While this is not a fantastic read, it has just enough to keep me going with the plot, wanting to know about the other brothers and what is going on with Hudson, Carmen and Havanis. Lacy Danes has created a unique enough world and the lives she shares are just interesting enough that you have to know how it all ends.
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Reading Progress

September 6, 2013 – Shelved
September 6, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
October 3, 2013 – Started Reading
October 3, 2013 –
page 21
16.15%
October 5, 2013 –
page 54
41.54%
October 5, 2013 –
page 91
70.0%
October 6, 2013 – Shelved as: paranormal-spn
October 6, 2013 – Shelved as: 18-older
October 6, 2013 – Finished Reading
April 3, 2016 – Shelved as: kindle-read
July 15, 2016 – Shelved as: series-in-progress

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