FIRE AND ASH by Gabrielle Evans
Fire and Ash by Gabrielle Evans
Midnight Matings, Book 3
Reviewed by Lisa
Twenty five years ago the Great War decimated paranormal society. At this Great Gathering in Scotland the Elders announce to everyone that they are tired of the squabbles between the various species. Taking matters into their own hands the Elders have cast a spell to insure mating will occur for everyone there. They have 24 hours to find a mate or suffer grave consequences.
As Asher Deacon hears the Elders decision he decides to leave and take his chances. Dodging and weaving his way out of the ballroom Asher can’t help noticing the tall, hot blonde fighting off unwelcome suitors. Zaiden Reed, a sprite manages to get out of the room and finds a like minded soul in Asher. But before they can figure out a way to leave the castle the mating heat takes hold and mates Zaiden to the sexy little phoenix.
Choosing to make the best of a difficult situation, especially after they suffer from not reading the Elder’s written instructions, Asher and Deacon begin to realize that fate might have done them a favor. Unfortunately it seems that someone else isn’t so happy with their mating when their home is vandalized and threats are sent. The fragile bond they were forming is unraveling before Zaiden and Asher’s eyes. If the culprit isn’t found soon this mating will end in disaster.
Fire and Ash is a character driven suspense filled love story. Strong willed Asher and sensible Zaiden are a well matched pair who are nudged into a mating they didn’t want, yet fate knew they were meant to be. Regardless of the paranormal aspect they are a balanced couple falling in love when trouble strikes. Fiery Asher handles their problems better than the normally level headed Zaiden. There are interesting twists and turns between the mates and their nemesis. Tensions build and dangers heighten for the lovers in Fire and Ash. Entertaining from start to finish.