- Title: Ember
- Recomended audience: 18+
- Genre: Historical Romance
- Publication date: February 01, 2012
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Synopsis: After a fire consumes the Ellis family fortune, the beautiful and resourceful Miranda finds herself faced with an impossible dilemma: enter a life of petty crime or watch her family succumb to poverty. But once her fiancée learns of her descent into danger–and of the strange, new powers she’s discovered –saving her family may come at the high price of her heart.
When Lord Benjamin Archer’s one chance for redemption is destroyed by corrupt London antiquarian Hector Ellis, he vows to take what Ellis values most-his daughter Miranda. Forced to hide his face behind masks, Archer travels the world hoping to escape the curse that plagues him so that he can finally claim his prize.
But once Archer returns home to London, will it be revenge he seeks? Or will the flame-haired beauty ignite new, undeniable desires?
Ember is a prequel to Firelight, and it gives more juicy details into the story between Lord Archer and Miranda. However, I think it’s best to read Firelight first, and treat this as a companion. I was pleased to review both, and you can see my original review of Firelight here.
I’ll start of by saying like Firelight, Ember is also for an adult audience. There is quite steamy, descriptive love scenes, but this is why I have fallen in love with Kristen Callihan’s writing. Combine this with her vivid historical settings, and it’s just a clear cut winner.
In Ember we learn a bit more about Miranda, and how she came to be who she is: a thief. We also learn of why her heart was broken, and how her father continues to use her. Although she is quite a powerful and talented young woman, Miranda, still feels guilt over burning down the families livelihood.
This is a novella, and a quick and enticing read meant to drag you into the full story of Firelight. Ms. Callihan does a great job at it too. If I didn’t already own Firelight, I would of ran out and bought it just to keep reading, but I still feel you should read both to get the full picture. This is an author to watch out for if you enjoy steamy historical romance!
I recieved a free copy of this e-book courtesy of Netgalley. However, all opinions are my own.