Title: Flame (Web of Desire #2)
Author: Aleatha Romig
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
Type: Series. Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic-Suspense, Thriller
Narration: Dual POV
Primary Characters: Patrick and Madeline
Source: Courtesy of Author/Publisher – ARC
Note: Can’t be read as stand alone. It’s a 3-book series. Book 1 & 2 ends with Cliff-hanger. May contain spoilers from Book1- Sparks.
Book 1 Review: Review: Sparks (Web of Desire #1) by Aleatha Romig
Flame is the second book in Web of Desire series. After the cliff-hanger from book 1, I was eagerly waiting to see how the story of Madeline and Patrick would turn out. Needless to say, it was a roller coaster ride of emotions. Story picks up exactly where book 1 ended. Story toggles between the few chapters of Past and present. We never got to know the back story between Madeline and Patrick in book1, here we get the reasons for their separation.
Madeline’s separation from Patrick and the things she went through to survive was gut wrenching. It’s truly tragic. We see a glimpse of how she lived 17 years ago and what has led her to where she is now. We also see a side of Patrick that is commanding as he should be but also extremely caring and protective. Now they both have lots of questions and trust issues because of who they are today? Will they trust each other enough to focus on the main issue of their daughter? The focus of this story in the present is the search for Ruby, she seems to be used as a pawn by multiple players. The entire book revolves around Ruby and the measures each person takes to get hold of her.
After midpoint, story becomes more of a thrill ride. Plot moves in an extremely fast pace. All secondary charters are awesome. We get to see more of Mason, Sparrow and Reid in this. I was hoping to see more of Ruby, but some how we get to know about her from Madeline and Patrick POV. She plays an extremely important role yet, I felt she was sort of side-tracked in this. Maybe we get to see her more in the next book.
This book reveals more secrets and lies and answers to some questions from book1 but also creates so many more questions that I am hoping are answered in the last book. The secrets, the lies, the battles, and then the truth. As expected, the author leaves us with another dozy of a cliffhanger that is sure to change everything.