Winterblaze (Darkest London #3) by Kristen Callihan
Synopsis: Once blissfully in love . . .
Poppy Lane is keeping secrets. Her powerful gift has earned her membership in the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals, but she must keep both her ability and her alliance with the Society from her husband, Winston. Yet when Winston is brutally attacked by a werewolf, Poppy’s secrets are revealed, leaving Winston’s trust in her as broken as his body. Now Poppy will do anything to win back his affections . . .
Their relationship is now put to the ultimate test.
Winston Lane soon regains his physical strength but his face and heart still bear the scars of the vicious attack. Drawn into the darkest depths of London, Winston must fight an evil demon that wants to take away the last hope of reconciliation with his wife. As a former police inspector, Winston has intelligence and logic on his side. But it will take the strength of Poppy’s love for him to defeat the forces that threaten to tear them apart.
Review: Book three picks up several months after Moonglow. Winston Lane has left his wife after he was attacked by a werewolf and her secrets were revealed. Poppy, believes that she has lost the man she loves due to her duty to the SOS, but will not stop her from going to his aid when a missive threatens his life. Once back together, they air out their hurt feelings, the feelings of betrayal, and she reveals everything else. A demon has come to take Winston’s life and she will not let her secret life or duties jeopardize his safety, even if it rubs him the wrong way. He is a man, he believes that she shouldn’t be the one protecting him, but it is clear that she is far stronger and more powerful than he ever imagined. It doesn’t stop him though from trying to protect her and their unborn child. Once the demon arrives, it comes to light that Poppy wasn’t the only one to keep secrets, and they must partner up to save not only Winston’s soul, but that of their child, from the demon’s clutches. They are well matched, even with him being human, and they work together to solve the mystery of Moira Darling and how to beat a demon that can survive almost everything (including being beheaded and frozen then shattered into tiny pieces). I enjoyed their story, but I think I liked Ian and Daisy’s story more. It was faced paced, well developed, passionate, and full of several plot twists I didn’t see coming. It was a fun read.