Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Phoenix by Raine Anthony (4 stars) -- Review & Giveaway

About Phoenix

In a small town in Cornwall, a fighter and a schoolteacher meet.

Dangerous. Bad News. Killer. This is what Phoenix sees when he looks in the mirror.

Shy. Timid. Afraid. This is what Eve sees in her own reflection.

But when Eve looks at Phoenix she sees a strong, handsome, sensual man. And when Phoenix looks at Eve he sees a beautiful, untouchable, heavenly creature. Together they will help each other to escape the labels they have lived with for so long.

Will the ghosts of their pasts return to hinder their happiness?

Or will true love lead to freedom?

Phoenix is a story of two lonely souls finding solace in one another’s hearts.


Eve and Phoenix have both suffered violent and dark times. Fate brings them together, but there's nothing simple or easy about their journey.

Still, they are drawn to each other. Passion erupts, and it's quite hot and steamy, but it goes deeper than that. Can they overcome their pasts to find love?

When the book first started, I didn't know what to expect. The storyline is intense and emotional, and nothing about this romance is light. But I found myself captivated by these two people... damaged, lost souls struggling to find some kind of happiness. And I was so angry at the monsters who had scarred them.

Phoenix is the kind of read that stays with you for a while--such vivid and intriguing characters are hard to shake. I recommend it to readers who want to invest in an emotionally intense tale. One that gives you hope that the human spirit can overcome just about anything.

Rating: 4 stars

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Author Bio

Raine Anthony is the pen name of a British-born freelance writer. She is in her late twenties and has a number of successfully published novels under her belt. She likes pictures of birds. She is an avid reader with a love of laughter, a hatred of high heels and an indifference to a lot of things in between. Her romance novel, Phoenix, was written many years ago and almost forgotten. This year she decided give it life again by publishing it. She hopes that readers will enjoy the tale.

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Note: I received a complimentary copy for review purposes. A positive review was not requested or guaranteed; the opinions expressed are my own.