by Sarah Gilman
Accidents happen for a reason...
Journalist Ambrosia Pellerin accepts an assignment involving the legendary phoenix, expecting, if nothing else, a little entertainment. Instead, she winds up pregnant—by a surprisingly human-looking firebird, Reece Bennu.
As the Phoenix prince, Reece is next in line to the throne and expected to marry a purebred royal. A common human such as Ambrosia is not in the cards. He swears, though, he’ll never be an absentee father.
As Ambrosia’s due date grows closer, so do the soon-to-be parents. But will their tentative love survive the prejudice of Reece’s grandmother, who will stop at nothing to tear the two apart?
Ambrosia is a journalist and her job is to find the truth. On assignment after the legendary phoenix she is sure she will just find a story that isn't true. When she is attacked, she gets saved by a strange man and sees him die. Later on she finds out she is pregnant. If that wasn't a shock enough she finds the man she thought had died is alive and the father of her child. He is also a phoenix and wants to help her with the baby. Reece never wanted to be father to a half phoenix child. He has always been careful and his people don't like to see him with a common human. As he tells his self he is only with her for the baby he soon finds he feels more for her. They begin to fall for each other but his grandmother will not let go of the past of their people to give them a chance at love. They have to be strong if they are going to work things out.
Ambrosia is a very truthful person. She doesn't like to lie or hide anything. Finding out there are real phoenix she has a hard time with the fact she has to be quiet about it. She is also faced with prejudice people that do not like her one bit. Being pregnant is knew to her and she wants the baby safe no matter what. Reece at time while a phoenix can seem cold hearted, He tries to hold back his feeling from Ambrosia to keep her safe. He is a very caring person and wants what is best for his people and those he cares about. He doesn't like to be faced with leading his people and has put that to the side for a long time.
If you read a lot of paranormal books you are always looking for something new. I have to say this book is one for me. While I have read a few books with phoenix in them, nothing like this. The phoenix in this book have a human side and not just a bird like I am used to. I loved every bit of this book as it brought a refreshing new take I couldn't put down. I liked both Reece and Ambrosia. They both had a few things you didn't like about them and it made them more real. They have lots of heat between them and not just because he is a phoenix. Her getting pregnant is another thing that will stand out to you as it is unusual. You get to know them both as you read this fascinating book. I also have to say I liked how you really had not one but two bad guys to read about. They have to deal with a lot. Be prepared to hate Reece's grandmother as I know I did. She is a horrible woman. If you want a different take on phoenix pick this up and give it a try. You won't regret it.
5 out of 5 Stars
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