Review: Up in Flames
Up in Flames by Trista Ann Michaels
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Mundi is a word which seems so mild. It brings to mind the word "mundane". To learn it is a group of emotionless elite assassins with supernatural powers is startling to say the least. In this latest installment of the Entwined Fates series, Ms Michaels brings in another "princess". This time, she's a kick-ass stone cold killer.
Cara Nubel is the heir to her planet, which is currently undergoing civil strife. She's an oddity in that she is also a Mundi. Her special power is telekinesis.
This story is fast-paced and very enjoyable. Ms Michaels brings the Marcone family back through Hayden Marcone. Does this family only produce hot men and sexy women in their clan? Who will be featured next in a story? It matters not because I'll be eagerly waiting in line for a copy. This is because the world Ms Michaels creates is easy to understand and her characters are engaging. Both Hayden and Cara are likeable. They are so different from each other, yet they match well together. One is a killer and the other is a healer, yet they understand each other and they bond. Their sexual chemistry is erotic and sweet. This is one of the lighter stories with no sexual slavery or kinky BDSM. Still, it's a treat.
The best scene is one which Ms Michaels glosses over. For a vindictive person like me, it would have been nice to see more graphic details of mayhem and destruction. The Mundi make a mistake which triggers a reaction they did not expect from Cara. When she goes all "Dark Phoenix" on the perpetrators, it's awesome. This story is recommended to space opera lovers who love happily-ever-afters.
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