Review The Last Awakening ( Curse of the Phoenix ) by Rachel Firasek

For three hundred years, Arabella’s life has been one meaningless death after another. In a cruel twist of fate, Osiris gifts the phoenix her mortality and long-gone voodoo magic with a warning that she must save her next soul within a week without using magic, or she’ll lose her power forever.

Ex-soldier Greyson Meadows desperately wants to be freed from the nightmares and guilt that haunt him. Confronted by a waif of a woman who forces him to face the truth about his past, he runs fast and hard, fighting the need to prove himself worthy despite his perceived failures.

When Ari becomes the target of her own magical blunder, the weak will find strength and the strong will fall. One will have to give up everything so the other can have peace, but will love’s magic withstand the loss?

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 251 KB
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (November 15, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English

My thoughts:

Ari is trying to find the soul she is supposed to save. Walking into a store she wonders around for a few minutes until she finally sees the one she was sent for. Greyson and Ex-Solider who has his own issues. As he is talking to a friend of his and her two girls, he notices Ari and how great she looks. Out of no where Greyson’s old friend Harry also an Ex-Solider comes into the store with a gun and things go wrong. Ari saves Greyson,but at what costs?

Rachel knows how to write a wonderful story with romance and some hot scenes. Not too hot,but enough to make a girl smile. I enjoyed seeing some of the characters from the first book in this series. Ari is one of my favorite characters and enjoyed seeing what was going to happen to her and Greyson.

With so many twists and turns you stay on your toes. I wanted the book to keep going and can’t wait till the 3rd books comes out soon. This is one author you need to keep your eyes on. Rachel knows her stuff.