DNF Review | Reignite by J.M. Darhower

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DNF Review | Reignite by J.M. DarhowerReignite by J.M. Darhower
Series: Extinguish #2
Published by Self Pub
Release date : October 13th, 2014
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Source: Purchased | Format: eBook
Purchase at: Amazon (Affiliate Link)
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The moment the short-lived apocalypse came to an end, life returned to normal. Mortals continued on with their oblivious existences while the earth healed and flowers again bloomed, the devastation instantly wiped away. It was as if it had never happened.

But it did.

Luce knows. He’s cursed to remember every moment, forced to live with everything he has done. Suddenly finding himself out of confinement, he’s faced with a decision: where to call “home”. Free will turns out not to be the freedom he expects when the only thing he wants doesn’t know he exists.

Serah woke up with no memory of where she came from or who she was before that moment. Struggling to adapt to the world as a mortal, she’s haunted by a set of bright blue eyes that always seem to be watching her. She can’t shake the feeling that he could be her salvation… if only she can remember him before it’s too late.

Lucifer didn’t fall from Grace alone. He’s not the only angel with a grudge, nor is he the only one fascinated by his beautiful mortal.

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions...

*Slightly spoilerish if you haven’t read Extinguish.

This is one of those RARE times when it REALLY is, “It’s not you, it’s me.”

See, I loved Extinguish. I have a really awkward relationship with any Angel/Demon novel, and I felt like the story I was wishing for WAS Extinguish. I loved the story. The couple. And how J.M. Darhower made you think about what’s Evil and what’s Pure. It made me root for the Devil, for crying out loud.

The ending left me souring. I wont detail it because it’s a major spoiler, but I will say I was content that it was a standalone and their story was done being told. But not over.

Which brings me to Reignite. When I saw that this was being released, I was ecstatic. However happy I was with the ending of Extinguish, there is always that pull to see what your favorite characters are up to and how they are doing.  And that pull was strong. But I discovered quickly that their continued story just wasn’t something I really wanted.

There is nothing wrong with this book. I don’t have anything negative to say about it. The writing was amazing. The tension was so thick you could cut it with a butter knife. The emotions pouring off the page were intense; the longing, the love and the all the SHIPS. But the direction I felt the story was going didn’t sit right in my gut – and I didn’t want to ruin my love for this couple by that.

Could I be wrong? Absolutely. It could have taken a completely different turn and actually worked out for me. But I couldn’t take that risk. Not every story needs a HEA. Not every story should HAVE a HEA. Everything doesn’t need to be wrapped up in a pretty little package and put on display, ya know?

I’m not going to sit here and say DON’T READ IT. Because I fell like if you wanted MORE from Luce and Serah, then well, read it. I wouldn’t NOT recommend it. It just wasn’t for me.



Tonya is a 30 y/o mom, wife, avid reader, coffee junkie, junk food addicted workaholic and blogger.

4 responses to “DNF Review | Reignite by J.M. Darhower

  1. Red Iza

    I agree with you, HEA are not mandatory. There was this book released last year, I think, that didn’t end up with a HEA but it felt right according to the plot and the characters. Yet some romantic readers whined and claimed for that HEA, they felt they were cheated, and I see a book #2 soon to be released while book #1 was supposed to be a standalone. I’m weary :/
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    • tonyalee

      I feel that when an author writes a sequel with an HEA – it’s due to pressure from the readers. NOt saying that is what happened HERE per se, but I see it happen often. I wish things would be left alone, ya know?

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