by Sherrilyn Kenyon

November 2009
ISBN: 978-0-312-94231-1
Reviewer Graphic Button St. Martin`s Press
Mass Market Paperback

As the son of the most notoriously violent criminal in the galaxy, C.I. Syn has been on the run for most of his life. Raised by his father to be a thief and trained by The League as an assassin, Syn refuses to be threatened by anyone. Until Shahara Dagan shows up on his doorstep.

Shahara is one of the best bounty hunters in the universe and she’s come to bring him to justice for a crime he didn’t commit. Usually Syn has no problems dealing with pesky assassins but Shahara is family to his close friend and ally.

If Shahara saves him, both their lives are on the line. The only hope they have is finding evidence that Syn buried long ago. Evidence that turns Syn and Shahara into hunter prey…

Born of Fire is the second instalment in Sherrilyn Kenyon’s League series. Syn, one the most notorious criminals in the galaxy, is one of my favourite male heroes. I do not say that lightly, but his tough exterior hides a vulnerability and sense of morality that really got under my skin.

Shahara is a feisty kick ass heroine who matches Syn in a number of stakes. Usually, I prefer softer heroines for one simple reason – I don’t find many authors who can write feisty kick ass heroines without them coming across as too hard. Ms. Kenyon succeeds in making Shahara a very likable female lead.

Although not the perfect story- in some places the plot was extremely slow and the scenes did not seem to be moving along, slowing the down the overall pace of the book – the action sequences were explosive and the blossoming love between two skittish characters makes for some hairy moments. As with Born of the Night, the book is peppered with humor. Some of the barbs Syn and Shahara throw at each other had me laughing out loud.

Born of Fire is a must read for all sci-fi romance fans. I’m looking forward to reading the last book and completing The League series.

Reviewed in January 2010 by Donna.

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