Thursday, January 22, 2015

Swoon Thursday #123 ~ Reignite (Extinguish #2) by J.M. Darhower

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

(Extinguish #2)
by J.M. Darhower 

First - The Blurb:

The moment the short-lived apocalypse came to an end, life returned to normal. Mortals continued on with their oblivious existences while the earth healed and flowers again bloomed, the devastation instantly wiped away. It was as if it had never happened. 

But it did. 

Luce knows. He’s cursed to remember every moment, forced to live with everything he has done. Suddenly finding himself out of confinement, he’s faced with a decision: where to call “home”. Free will turns out not to be the freedom he expects when the only thing he wants doesn’t know he exists. 

Serah woke up with no memory of where she came from or who she was before that moment. Struggling to adapt to the world as a mortal, she’s haunted by a set of bright blue eyes that always seem to be watching her. She can’t shake the feeling that he could be her salvation… if only she can remember him before it’s too late. 

Lucifer didn’t fall from Grace alone. He’s not the only angel with a grudge, nor is he the only one fascinated by his beautiful mortal. 

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions...

Second - The Swoon:

Luce's nose brushed against hers before he tilted his head. Her heart raced frantically. His lips lightly touched hers, barely a kiss, a soft graze, but it ignited something inside of her, rekindling an extinguished flame.
He deepened the kiss, groaning into her mouth. She inhaled sharply, flashes of him assaulting her out of nowhere.

I loved the first book in this series, and although Reignite moves at a bit of a slower pace compared to Extinguish, it is just as captivating. 

Serah is human now, and although he knows he should stay away and let her live in peace as a mortal, Luce / Lucifer cannot keep away.

Serah has no memory of her past, no memory of who she was before she woke in a hospital bed. However, haunted by a set of dark blue eyes and a stranger who always seems to be hovering somewhere in the shadows, she tries hard to remember, to decipher who the stranger is and why she feels drawn to him.

Extinguish was largely told from Serah's perspective. In contrast, Reignite is told more from Luce's. Being able to get inside his head and connect with his thoughts and emotions was enlightening, and once again, had me glued to the story.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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  1. Sometimes having your mouth assaulted is a good thing. Nice tease!

    My Swoon

  2. I agree with Angela!

    Lovely tease!

  3. That was such a sweet and steamy swoon. Loved it!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  4. Mmm... That is a nice kiss!
    Glad you enjoyed this one despite the slower pace!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace