Review: Dawning of Light by Tami Lund

Dawning of Light by Tami Lund
Series: Lightbearers (# 2)
Release Date: December 15, 2014
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Pages: 239
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Finnegan Hennigan meets his match in spunky Cecilia Druthers, a woman he can barely stand. Cecelia’s opinion of Finn? He’s an oaf and a killjoy. But, opposites can’t resist each other in Dawning of Light by Tami Lund. You’ll love Book 2 of Tami’s hot fantasy series, Lightbearer, a saga about lightbearers and the shifters who hate to love them.

The Lightbearers are a group of magical beings who have lived for five hundred years hidden away in their warded and protected coterie. Now that the princess of the Lightbearers is mated to a shifter, their peaceful lives have been turned upside down.

In this second installment of the Lightbearer Series, shifter Finnegan Hennigan is doing his damnedest to keep lightbearer Cecilia Druthers out of trouble. His job is made all the more difficult by the fact that Cecilia doesn’t want to stay out of trouble.

Despite their mutual annoyance, sparks ignite between this odd couple. As it becomes increasingly more apparent that someone is out to get Cecilia, the flares of attraction become impossible to resist, and soon, Cecilia and Finn tumble into, well, a closet together. And then the bed. And if Finn wants to keep her there, he’s going to need to keep her alive.

Which means figuring out who the hell keeps trying to kill her.

 

Review: I’m really enjoying the Lightbearer series, the fantasy world of the Coterie, and the characters that Ms. Lund creates. The men are strong, alpha and are protective of their women, but aren’t afraid of their women being strong, assertive and kick ass in their own ways. I don’t think you can go wrong with characters like that. I’m happy to report that the next installment of the series in coming out in April of this year. I just need a moment to quietly celebrate……ok celebration over, back to business.

In this book the reader is reintroduced to Finnegan and Ceclia, or as they were called in the book Finn and Cici. I’m pointing this out now so that no one gets confused as to whom I’m speaking of.

Finn is a tracker, lives by rules, and has a lot of emotional scars that have been inflicted on him by his former pack master. Finn is a man that likes order and structure. He knows what his duties are and what is expected of him. He needs those confines so that he can complete whatever tasks that have been asked of him. He’s a complex character due to some horrific situations that have happened to him, and I’m so glad that as the reader I get to see the layers that this character has and I’m able to understand him better. Finn is a man that is comfortable with who he is, he makes no apologies about it, and he’s hot as hell.

Cici is a woman that loves to break the rules. Being confined into a mold, or any kind of ridged structure, is just not her thing. Cici is another complex character as well. She is presented as almost one dimensional, but as the reader gets to know her better, it’s revealed just how much she’s endured, how strong she is, and how strong emotionally she really is.

I loved the fact that Finn and Cici learn how to make their differences as well as their similarities work with each other so that they can learn to coexist with each other, and then eventually lead to love.

 

 






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