“Phoenix Legacy” is a wonderfully entertaining rollercoaster read that conjures up the fantastical worlds explored in comic books yet provides a romance between unconventional characters. The intriguing abilities of those who can manipulate fire, heal at the microscopic level, or communicate telepathically keep the reader fascinated even as the tension ramps up while the good guys try to prevent the evil villains from taking over the world. The intricate past relationships are deftly woven through the story to keep one invested in cheering on these beleagured people who have overcome so much yet still have plenty of obstacles to prevent them from becoming complacent. I like the way the stories interconnect (there are references to the characters presented in the novella “Luminous” also) yet can stand alone and provide a great read and I certainly hope there are more tales in the pipeline. Readers should be apprised that there are a few sensual scenes in the book and some allusions to somewhat kinky encounters therefore this is not a read for young adults.
“Phoenix Legacy” by Corrina Lawson is part of the ‘Phoenix Institute’ series. This fantastic sequel continues the adventures of several of the extraordinary characters introduced in “Phoenix Rising”. Philip Drake was altered by his foster daughter’s talent which boosted his self-healing abilities but he has a disconcerting need for pain to provide sufficient stimulation. Disenchanted with his life in black ops, he has been aimless until he realizes that his new project has far more personal relevance than he ever dreamed. The question is whether his past life will prevent him from ever moving forward and having a satisfactory future.
Delilah Sefton’s life is turned upside down when she discovers that a disturbing interlude resulted in an unwanted pregnancy. Her efforts to terminate the life that is rapidly growing within her thrust her into a bewildering world that includes a man who destroyed her family as her unconventional childhood was tragically disrupted. The remarkably talented people that she encounters cause her to question everything she has ever believed and her life may never be the same.
A man too dangerous to live. A woman whose survival depends on forgiving him.
The Phoenix Institute, Book 2
Philip Drake is immortal by virtue of a psychic power that heals all but the worst injuries. He’s needed every bit of it as a black ops agent, a life so violent that the line between pain and pleasure is tangled up in his head.
When he walks away from the CIA, the last thing he expects is to discover someone stole his DNA to create a race of super-healers. And that the expectant mother is a woman from his past who’d consider it her pleasure to spit on his grave.
One moment, Delilah Sefton is listening to a seriously hot, seriously deranged man giving her some half-baked explanation as to why she’s pregnant with no memory of how she got that way. The next, armed men swarm into her bar, and she and Mr. Sexy-Crazy are on the run.
Safety at the Phoenix Institute is only temporary, but it’s long enough to put the pieces together. A madman plans to steal her son in a plot to take over the world. And to stop him, she must learn to trust the baby’s father—a man she blames for her greatest loss.
Warning: This novel contains fast cars (that are driven), numerous guns (that are shot), a hero who prefers pain over love, and a heroine determined to fight for those she loves.