Title: Redeemed by Fire
Series: The Fire Chronicles #3
Author: CJ Bahr
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Release Date: 9/20/21
Page Count: 249
When I was asked to read and review this book, I can honestly admit I was not thrilled, convinced that I would not like it never mind love it I agreed to give it a shot and I am so happy I did because I loved it. Sometimes I make the mistake of judging a book by either the description or the fact that it is not the first book in a series and I am convinced I will have to catch up, this time I was proven wrong because this book had everything I could want in a story, romance, suspense, angels, demons, secrets, surprises and amazing characters and no catching up because it was a standalone. Now I will ignore my first impressions of a book and give it a chance which I highly recommend doing with this book.
Cassanne (Casi) Thomas left California and a successful career when a tragedy involving two children destroyed her life because the blame was wrongly focused on her and not the person responsible. With nothing keeping her in California she returned to New Orleans where she opened a shop, a shop where she did fake tarot readings and made enough money to just get by. If she thought her life changed in California, she could never have envisioned how much it would change when she was attacked leaving her shop one late night. Casi was taken and woke up chained to a table and the one thing she knew for certain was that if she didn’t escape, she would die.
With luck and a childhood injury she was able to get out and run to her best friend Mason for help. The help he gave her was to drag her to the police to give a statement and that was the last place she ever wanted to go because the police were the last people in the world she trusted and she learned that the hard way in California.
Detective Lucas Avery has been investigating the torture and murder of a number of people, black, white, male, female, old young the serial killer had no preference they were all tortured and had an eye removed. Now there is hope that they will finally get viable information since what happened to Casi pointed to the fact that she could be a witness. The more they talked to her the more they were sure she was going to be the killer’s next victim and that she would need protection because the killer would no doubt want to get rid of someone who could ID him.
Both Lucas and Casi would find themselves involved with the supernatural something neither of them believed in or knew how to deal with. The killer is a demon and it would take an archangel to help destroy it and save Casi who is still on the killer’s radar. As Lucas takes charge of Casi’s protection the two of them find themselves falling for each other but finding the killer is the first order of business.
Chasing a demon learning about the supernatural and Casi trying to come to terms with what happened to her in California are just the tip of the iceberg this book kept me glued to it, never a dull moment and I can’t wait till the next book. I highly recommend this book and that is my personal opinion.
Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Cassanne Thomas returns to New Orleans to start her life over and becomes the target of a supernatural serial killer. Escaping her close call with death, Casi is the only witness to the crime and finds herself placed in protected custody by a handsome Cajun detective. But with her dark, troubled past, trusting the police is the last thing she wants to do.
Detective Lucas Avery, the top homicide detective in NOLA, is unaware of the supernatural world surrounding him. With the killer stalking the streets, he vows to shield the beautiful, enigmatic, Casi with his life while fighting his growing attraction to her. He's been burned before.
Danger chases Lucas and Casi from the streets of the French Quarter to the wilds of the bayou. Will they be able to stop a monster, straight out of a nightmare or become victims themselves?