Review…The Last Rising by Rachel Firasek

After paying two millennia’s penance to Osiris, world-weary Phoenix Ice has had enough. Saving souls without any hope for her own redemption isn’t how she imagined spending eternity. Fed up, she decides her next death will be her last. But when she sacrifices her own life for a sexy Texan in a catastrophic plane crash, she has no idea the consequences will be so great…or that she’ll end up back in his life for her next assignment.

Now that Turner Alcott has survived the worst, finding a wife and mother for his son matters more than ever before. When the mysterious Ice comes into his life, Turner knows she’s the one—but love is the last thing Ice wants. If he wants to win her heart, Turner must teach Ice how to forgive herself, and prove that love is the ultimate sacrifice.


Beware….slightly spoiler-y review below!

This book opens with a meeting of Ice, a Phoenix, and Turner, a sexy Texas businessman. Passengers together on an ill-fated flight that is supposed to end Turner’s life. Their meeting is hot and heavy and one that neither one is likely to forget. Ice sees something in Turner that gives her pause and at the last minute, when catastrophe is all around, she decides that he should live to see another day.

Turner is amazed that he has survived….the only passenger lucky enough to walk away. He can’t get the beautiful stranger out of his mind. He has decided to embrace this second chance he has been given and is determined to find a wife….and mother to his young son.

When Ice returns to get her, and her group of fellow Phoenixes, next soul saving assignment, she is shocked to realize that she has ended up a teacher….a Kindergarten teacher….with Turner Alcott’s son in her class. Surely this must be a joke….she has never been involved with an “assignment” more than once. Ever.

Turner will eventually realize where the unyielding attraction to his son’s teacher has come from…and the push and pull between Ice and Turner is something that you will feel through every scene in this story. Ice isn’t willing to let herself feel for this sexy Texan and his son because she knows she is doomed to leave them behind, as she has her many assignments before this one. Only Turner is not willing to let her walk away from him so easily.

This was an action packed, hot and heavy story that I really enjoyed! I loved the fresh take on the paranormal with the Egyptian mythology theme and the characters are fantastic! This is the first book in Ms. Firasek’s Cure of the Phoenix series and I am looking forward to the rest of what the series has in store!

Heat Factor: Sizzling

  1 comment for “Review…The Last Rising by Rachel Firasek

  1. 01/23/2012 at 1:19 pm

    Jilly, thank you so much for reviewing The Last Rising. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. The Last Awakening offers more fun with Grey and Ari. I hope you love them as much! :)

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