ARC Review: Furious Fire by Shiloh Walker

Furious Fire by Shiloh Walker
Series:Grimm’s Circle #8
Published bySamhain Publishing on 2014-11-11
Genres:Paranormal Romance
Pages: 271
Format: eARC
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He is the love of all her lives…Grimm’s Circle, Book 8Thomas Finn, troublemaker, gunslinger, guardian angel…loner. More than a hundred and fifty years ago, he was shot in the back then brought back to life just in time to watch a demon masquerading as his best friend kill the love of his life.Now, as a Grimm, he satisfies his need for vengeance hunting down demons like the ones that took Rebecca from him. His mission: kill as many as he can, then, when the time comes, go down in a blaze of glory. But with each kill, he comes closer to a line no angel should cross.Her name was Rebecca. Then it was Tilly. Then Ada. Now, Kalypso. She’s lived so many lives, she can’t even remember when or why it started. All she knows is, she’s always searching for a man with golden eyes that make her burn. And when she finds him—as she always does—she knows that spark of joy means she’s only seconds away from death…again.This time will be no different…unless something breaks the cycle once and for all.Warning: Contains the Groundhog Day of star-crossed lovers, a pissed-off guardian angel, a demon-hunter with an axe to grind, and the battle to end all battles. Be warned…there’s pain ahead in this book. Oh, and that HEA finally happens. For these two, anyway.

*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*

I’ll have to admit that I wasn’t a fan of the book at the beginning. It started with a lot of internal monologue and shifting points of view that were hard to follow. I thought it was strange to start a story with so much character history and no clear goal. But…

By chapter two, it all came into focus for me. In this chapter, the reader learns that the Grimms are facing a very serious demon threat. I was so glad I kept reading! It kept getting better and better. By the middle of the story, I was totally engrossed. It was easy to relate to the characters after learning about them. The author made it easy for someone to jump in, even if the person hasn’t read previous books.

There are some things about the book that might bother some readers. 1) It shifts point-of-view a lot. 2) Sometimes it is written in first person, sometimes it is written in third person. 3) not many setting details. 4) lots of flashbacks.

On the other hand, there are a lot of things that I think readers will like. 1) It’s easy to become emotionally involved in this story. I felt sorry for Finn and some of the other characters. 2) There are some moments that make you smile when Finn momentarily forgets his grief. 3) Vivid descriptions of demons that make them truly frightening. 4) Good suspense building and foreboding. I was worried about what would happen to the characters when going against so many demons.

Although it didn’t grab me right away, it was definitely worth reading. I recommend it to people who like paranormal romance and/or urban fantasy. I feel like the story has some elements of both. If you like a love story with ass-kicking of demons mixed in, give Furious Fire a try.

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