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Review: Taken by Fire by Sydney Croft

★★★★ #TakenbyFire #Throwbackreview

Full disclosure, I read this completed series out of order. These books can be read as standalone but are probably better-experienced reading in the correct order it was published. This is the final book in the series and perhaps is my favourite. The sex in here is a tad lighter than the other. What I specifically liked is how there are two distinct people living in one body and how authors Sydney Croft created Melanie and Phoebe.


The authors create distinct differences between Melanie and Phoebe which makes characters memorable. The way the two have to communicate and how their parents treat them differently is mind-boggling. This concept and the way it is detailed out in actions impress me. What further complicates this situation is Phoebe being an evil mastermind who has seriously hurt Stryker. Yet Melanie finds herself attracted to Stryker and wants to be with him. Talk about a dilemma with an unwanted 3rd wheel! There are several big reveals in this story and bring closure to threads started in previous books.


There is a lot going on with more than the Melanie/Phoebe with Stryker romance plot. Dev and Gabe finally find a resolution. All the loose ends are rapidly tied up in this last book. It is satisfying and keeps the book's pace humming along. I read this all in one sitting because I wanted to know what would happen next. The ending is a bit of a stretch and not quite a deus ex machina, just real close up to the line of it. This is a happily ever after for multiple couples and I loved it. This paranormal romance is recommended to readers who like heroes and villains with psychic powers.