Burning At Last by Crystal Rister
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
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A tragic fire set ablaze with vengeful intent turned two lives upside down. In one night lives were lost and changed as the enemy neared with only one ending in mind.
When Jarroth and Sara are reunited the union is not the happy event it should be. Sara discovers there is more to the story and much more to come as secrets are revealed.
When Jarroth finally shares what he has kept hidden will Sara will
stay or consider him one of the same monsters that began it all? Or will she see past the tragedy and into his heart?
I must say for a debut novel, Crystal Rister did a splendid job! I couldn’t put the book down! There are many Werewolf/Vampire books out there today and they won’t stop coming, but when you can put originality to it and spin it so that its not the same as all the others you have something great!
“Jealous doesn’t fucking cover it, Sara. I told you, you’re mine, and watching another male put his hands on you pisses me off. “
After a tragic incident that leaves Sara alone and without a family for many years moving from place to place she ends up at a bar back in the state of Kentucky, the state she once called home. However, now she is grown and taking care of herself although still experiencing nightmares of that horrible night and wondering why Jarroth, a boy she grew up with never came for him as he promised he would. That same night at the bar Sara is attacked by vicious men and rescued by a stranger. When she comes to and calms down a bit this stranger turns out not to be a stranger at all, but the boy she has thought to be dead all these years, Jarroth. However, Jarroth is no longer a boy, but a very sexy and strong man! Not only that, but he isn’t quite human and Sara soon finds out that the myths about Werewolves and Vampires are indeed real.
Loved, loved, loved the chemistry between Jarroth and Sara. I love how he said he was going to wait for her to answer before they went any further than simply kissing or such, but still pushed her at the same time. I love the protectiveness he has over her and being that he thought she was dead all these years and then finding her and not wanting to every let her go is just….ugh..can we say swoon!
“Do not ever let another man touch you. Only my hands, my mouth, and my cock are to be what caresses, tastes, and fucks you. My body will be the only one to make you moan and scream. It will be my name that comes out of your mouth as you scream your orgasm to the heavens. And Sara, I want it to be me that makes you laugh the way you did at that diner. To spin you around and watch happiness engulf you. I need it to be me.”
Having been on her own pretty much since she was about twelve she is very independent, but can recognize when she needs help or protecting. At the same time she trys to act as if she doesn’t know if she can be with Jarroth and be his mate and perhaps make that commitment, but deep down inside she knows that it feels right! Once she comes to that conclusion she gives in especially after another run in with those same vicious men that attacked her the night before. This gives her the opportunity to see all of Jarroth and what he is capable of and the he would indeed lay his life down in order to protect her.
Yes the book leaves you hanging in the worst way, but cliffhangers aren’t always bad if they make you want to continue you on with the next book! Even if you don’t have a great relationship with cliffhangers, I would still recommend this for you to read. So much sexiness and some action and some twist and turns you won’t see coming!