cover image The Sweetest Burn

The Sweetest Burn

Jeaniene Frost. HQN, $6.99 mass market (304p) ISBN 978-0-373-78941-2

Frost scores another win with the mesmerizing second Broken Destiny supernatural contemporary (after The Beautiful Ashes). Ivy Jenkins, having just learned that she’s the last descendent of the Biblical King David, is still honing her demon-slaying prowess and trying to accept her heraldic lineage in present-day America. With the walls between dimensions weakening and demon realms are spilling into human reality, Ivy is sent to recover a sacred artifact, Moses’s staff, to save her world. She also has to contend with the return of Adrian, her lover, who vanished months before, leaving her heartbroken. Now that he’s back in her life, she must confront her undeniable feelings for Adrian, their linked but opposing destinies, and a lethal, unimaginable evil. The novel thrums with energy, its pacing breakneck from the very start, and piles on the sexual tension. Frost provides a much-needed inventive boost to the tired angel/demon subset of supernatural fantasy. (June 2017)