Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Up in a Blaze by Alice Brown

Title: Up in a Blaze
Series: Texas Vampire Rangers, 3
Author: Alice Brown
Publisher: JK Publishing
Genre and Pairing: Paranormal and M/F
Page Count: 127 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences. Contain language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF
In book three of Vampire Texas Rangers: When Texas Ranger Donte Chaverez’s boss hands him a new assignment escorting his sister-in-law’s friend, Donte thinks of it as nothing other than just another job. However, what it turns out to be is a life changing experience—a dream he never thought would come true.
Cassandra Vicors is recuperating in the hospital after surviving a horrendous beating at the hands of her best friend’s ex when a Texas Ranger walks through the door announcing he is there to escort her to Texas.
With Cassandra’s persistent nightmares, then add the fact nothing ever goes right for the Rangers, it is just the beginning of the mystery, one they need to unravel in order to bring the case to a close.
As evil stalks every move, it soon becomes evident the Rangers need outside help in order to see the case through. But will Cassandra be able to handle the fact she is now surrounded by vampires? And will Donte be able to keep her safe long enough to show her what she means to him?
Catch up with your favorite characters and fall in love with a few new ones as the Rangers once again come to the aid of an innocent female in need of their protection.




Review
Beaten nearly to death. Cassandra’s day couldn’t get much worse until Donte enters her hospital room. The hot Texas Ranger can barely look at her, so she definitely doesn’t want to travel to Texas with him, no sirree. But Donte is far from disgusted by the female he has been sent to escort. He has lived over two hundred years only to find his mate nearly killed before they ever meet. Now he just needs to convince the prickly female that he wants a future with her. Up in a Blaze by Alice Brown is the third installment in the Texas Vampire Rangers series. While this story does not need to read in chronological order but I think you will have a better appreciate the characters having read the series.
Cassandra is fighting to regain her sense of self in this story only to have the “woo-woo” factor continue since she is under a spell. Then she learns that vampires are real and not only are they real she is surrounded by them in her newfound friends. I thought she handled the changes well and I appreciated that Ms. Brown did not give us a female character who remained a victim. I mean Cassandra was beaten but not broken and with the help of Donte and her friends, she regained her spirit and found the courage to fight. I adored Donte. He was so old world even as he appreciated the independence of the woman fated to be his. Ms. Brown allowed Donte to support Cassandra while he courted her. They became friends who blossomed into lovers and the transition felt real and believable. This story was thoroughly enjoyable and well worth the read. I can’t wait to see where Ms. Brown will take us next!
                           Four Twinkling Stars

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