Review: Seduce the Flame by Ella Drake

Seduce the Flame by Ella Drake
Series: Cinder Mated (# 3)
Release Date: December 27, 2013
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Pages: 71
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



Fire mage Ray has enough on his plate. He has to clean up after a traitor in the Cinder Task Force plus attend his brother’s nuptials. There’s no time to shore up his crumbling resistance to finding his own mate, but the wedding proves he’s not immune. And water mage Clarissa is temptation itself.

Clarissa has kept her attraction to Ray to herself. Still, one little dance won’t be a problem. A lingering touch leads to another and her powers erupt, endangering them all. Ray has to get Clarissa away but he doesn’t trust himself alone with her.

Then there’s no choice. The traitor escapes and they’re on the chase. Long-buried desires sunder control. The only way to save themselves is to let their passions unite. As long as it isn’t too late.


Review:  Seduced the Flame is the third book in the Cinder Mated series by Ella Drake. This book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel however, their are several characters from the past book in this book. I chose this book because I have not read this author before and I enjoy paranormal novels.

Ray is a fire mage with the Cinder Task Force. Clarissa is a water mage that works for Cinder Task Force. While she is attracted to Ray, he wants nothing to do with her. They are partners at work and that’s all he wants it to be. Its apparent to everyone around them that they are mates but Ray wants nothing to do with it.

The chemistry between Ray and Clarissa is blistering. They are opposites is their abilities but they get along and do very well together. I am still puzzled why Ray fought his attraction to Clarissa as hard as he did. The sex scenes were blistering.

This book was very well written. The plot had a very fast pace that kept on my toes all the way though wondering what will happen next. While the ending was somewhat predictable it was enjoyable to see how the book ended. The main character and the secondary characters were interesting. I will be picking up the rest of the books in the series. This was a great book.