by Kristen Callihan
Darkest London #3
Poppy Lane is keeping secrets. Her powerful gift has earned her membership in the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals, but she must keep both her ability and her alliance with the Society from her husband, Winston. Yet when Winston is brutally attacked by a werewolf, Poppy’s secrets are revealed, leaving Winston’s trust in her as broken as his body. Now Poppy will do anything to win back his affections…
Their relationship is now put to the ultimate test…
Winston Lane soon regains his physical strength but his face and heart still bear the scars of the vicious attack. Drawn into the darkest depths of London, Winston must fight an evil demon that wants to take away the last hope of reconciliation with his wife. As a former police inspector, Winston has intelligence and logic on his side. But it will take the strength of Poppy’s love for him to defeat the forces that threaten to tear them apart.
I've got to say, I was a little worried that I would not like Poppy and Win's story. Why? Because they are a married couple. Most romance novels are about the couple meeting and falling in love and everyone knows that once your married, that's it. Marriage equals no romance. So I was wondering how Callihan was going to write their story.
Boy did she do a fantastic job! I worried for no reason. Winterblaze read like two different stories; we get to see how Poppy and Win got together through flashback chapters which took care of young romance. Then we get to see the couple struggle with their love and sexual tension in their "on the rocks" marriage.
Both Poppy and Win have not be totally honest with the other and in Poppy's case was living a double life. Win finds this out at the end of Moonglow and that was the big thing that put their marriage on the rocks. But Poppy finds out that Win has a secret of his own when it comes to their life together.
Callihan really delivered on bring romance and lust back into a 14 year old marriage and watcing the couple grown into their new relationship was a heart wrecking and sexaul tension filled ride. I will never doubt Callihan again! I can't wait to see what she does with the next book in the Dark London series.
If you are like me and not really into Historical Romances this is a great series to deep your toe into the genre; it crosses the line between Paranormal an Historical Romance very well.
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