FIRE KINGDOM—CARMELLA & DEREK
Everything comes with a price…
For Carmella Woods, daughter of the prestigious and highly favored Lord Woods, feeling caged is no novelty. Her entire life has been designed in the hopes to make her fit, to adapt to what her parents perceive as respectable, honorable. Not doing so has high, unthinkable consequences. Consequences she has faced in the past, and has lost the fight against in the present.
Doing her best to be an obedient daughter and keep her essence—her spark—has proven quite difficult, especially since the favored her father praises are nothing more than a group of superficial bigots.
Until Derek Warren reenters her life.
Gorgeous, egocentric Derek Warren. Womanizing, dangerous Derek Warren.
After being fiercely rejected by Prince Derek, Carmella can hardly glance at him without feeling enraged. Though that quickly changes as her life is swooped into a whirlwind, with the prince at the center of the chaos—of the blaze. A link to who she truly is.
In a battle between past and present, truth and lies, Carmella must decide whether to fight the licks of flame that threaten to consume her, or embrace them.
This is the third book in the series but it is released out of order as the second book. Why? I’m not sure, but it doesn’t seem confusing with the overall story arc .
Anywho, we met both Carmella and Derek both in the first book “Royal Bond”, I really liked Carmella already but now having read even more about her, I love her even more.
She is fun, honest, and strong, doesn’t give up and makes pretty good choices, well most the time. She also adapts [pretty fast, I thought. We also learn more about how she met Derik before and how badly that went over. Overall I really enjoyed her.
Derick on the other hand I didn’t care for that much …. At the beginning I wanted to strangle him more than once. But I must say that he did grow on me over time the more I learned about him.
We also see some familiar faces from the last book, which was nice, The overall story arc was great and we continue to learn more and more about the world anfd other players.
I must say I like this book a little better than the last, that it might be because I liked the two main characters a little better.
Overall great book that left us hanging with a major cliffhanger ….. I cannot wait for the next book to be released.
I rate it at 4 ★
*I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!