Incendiary (Phoenix Rising Rock Band, #2)
By Kathryn Kelly
Georgie has destroyed me. She's threatened my freedom and everything I've worked so hard to build. My band, my music, is the last thing on my mind. I want her to pay for all she's done.
But she's still my Georgie, and my desire for her is as hot as ever. She's my inferno, my biggest mistake and my greatest reward.
My fans see her as their idol's downfall. When her life is threatened, I will come to realize there's nothing in the world more important to me than her.
She's my flame.
I'm her anchor.
Together, we're explosive.
We are incendiary.
For mature audiences only. Incendiary is not a standalone novel, but is the conclusion to Georgiana McCall's and Sloane Mason's story that began in Inferno.
Emma - 4.5 Crowns
Book 2, and the conclusion of the Phoenix Rising Rock Band series. This is a continuing story which means you MUST read Inferno before starting this book. Please be aware that this review will contain spoilers related to the storyline in book 1.
At the end of book 1, Georgie was on her own, 17 and pregnant with Sloane's baby. That book concluded with Sloane being arrested in front of the worlds press for her sexual assault and swearing he would get his revenge. We step back in time at the start of this book, learning a little more about Sloan's demons and his issues with his father. We also find out more about what led up to Sloane's arrest and ultimately Georgie's accusations.
And so the plot thickens....
Eventually Sloane's bail is posted and he sets about seeking answers to his questions and planning his revenge upon the girl that although younger than him, became his world. Why would she do this to him when she said she loved him? After everything he had done for her? Maybe this was his retribution for hiding his relationship with Cassandra, her mother. All he knows is he wants Georgie to feel the biting pain of betrayal that he does. Although in reality he still loves her. So the biggest question is will he or can he ever forgive her.
Georgie would never do anything to hurt the one person who has offered her unconditional love and given her a sense of worth. Yes her brother's and even her father love her, but they are too busy to notice her struggles. Her mother though hates her, of that she can be under no illusion. Helen, her grandmother enables and supports her mother in every decision she makes when it comes to Georgie; it breaks her heart. Seemingly abandoned by Sloane, she finds herself a virtual prisoner in her Helen's stuffy household awaiting the birth of her child. If it was down to her mother that child would be whipped away as soon as she had delivered it. Georgie however, is determined to keep her baby and cherish it as she does her baby's father. Will she ever see Sloane again? And will he believe that she wasn't the one that threw him to the wolves?.
And then we have Cassandra. Still determined to put an end to Georgie's happiness. The hate and jealousy she holds towards her daughter has only grown. She now has to just play it smarter and keep it hidden before she can ruin Georgie's life for good.
This is such a hard book to review as so much happens. I just can't even begin to give you more of an overview as this story is full of twists, turns and huge 180's. This is a story of 2 people who each have issues with their parents and who had found a kindred spirit in each other. Their ages are irrelevant to them, but are the sole focus for everyone else. They have a lot of emotional baggage to get through. Whether they can stand strong and together remains to be seen. They both need to find forgiveness and understanding in their souls. But with all that is against them, love and happiness might prove to be elusive.
This is a fantastic read and a brilliant follow-up to Inferno. Kathryn Kelly has weaved this complex story and she throws red herrings in it throughout. Her imagination astounds me. I seriously wonder how she sleeps with all these fabulous characters and storylines that sit in her very talented head.
For lover's of the Death Dweller's series, we get a cameo from the club. All I will say about it is that Outlaw is the absolute shit! He is a total badass and his and others inclusion in this book really adds to the overall brilliance of the story.
A well thought-out, intriguing sequel and conclusion to Georgie and Sloane's story. If you think you know where it's going you may just be surprised. What I will say is you will be more than satisfied with the conclusion, so get 1-clicking - you won't regret it.