Ember's Kiss is a redemption and coming into powers book and part of the Pyr storyline. Overall I found Ember’s Kiss to just be an OK read. Brandon wasn’t my ideal alpha male. He was too naive when it came to Chen, the enemy, which put himself and Liz in danger through the whole book. Liz was a strong character and had her head on straight. The exception is in dealing with her past and coming to terms with it. She was the anchor for Brandon when he needed it and he was there for her when she needed it. The Pyr series of books and storyline has some really good books in it, but this one was on the weak side. Ember’s Kiss does add to the overall storyline and is able to further the series arch.
When Marine Biologist Liz Barrett comes to Hawaii on business she doesn't expect to find her soulmate in Brandon Merrick or to save the island from the Slayer Chen. She finds out what and who Brandon is. Liz knows that this is part of her own destiny even though it scares her to no end.
For a long time Brandon has been in Hawaii enjoying the surfing. He meets Chen whom he assumes is a harmless old Chinese man. Then he meets Liz and finds his own Firestorm in the way of the Pyr. Can he come to his senses in time for the battle with the Slayers? With help from Liz can Brandon overcome his fear and win the battle or will Chen and the slayers win this round?
Only one woman can persuade him to embrace his powers...
Brandon Merrick is determined to banish his shifter nature forever. The charismatic tattooed surfer is on the cusp of the ultimate challenge – to prove himself on the whitecaps of Hawaii and secure his future as a pro surfer. But his dragon isn’t prepared to be tamed so easily…
One look at marine biologist Liz Barrett ignites the spark of the firestorm: Liz is his destined mate and his chance for happiness. While Brandon sees their first night together as just the beginning, his dragon seizes the upper hand. Awakening in the company of a raging dragon challenges Liz’s ability to believe her own eyes. Can Brandon accept his inner beast in time to make it work with Liz?
Neither one realizes that Brandon is caught in an ancient Slayer‘s scheme to enslave him. When the deadly plot ignites, the very island will be at risk…and Brandon and his mate could be the ultimate sacrifice.