Thrifty Thursday Review: Flash of Fear (Power of Lightning #1) by Asa Maria Bradley (DNF)

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Power of Lightning #1
Asa Maria Bradley
Urban Fantasy - Paranormal Romance
Kaering LLC
May 9, 2019


Lightning gave her powers, but she paid a steep price.

As a child, forensic artist Molly Nyland survived a freak lightning strike that marked her skin with Lichtenberg figures and gave her unique abilities. She can now tell when what people describe doesn't match what they actually witnessed. But if her powers are exposed, the countless criminals she helped put away could all go free.

Assigned to a brutal murder case, she has to work with a new partner, a detective she briefly hooked up with five years ago. To her dismay, the sexual tension between them still sparks hot and heavy. It makes Molly want to do stupid things, like rip the guy's clothes off, or confide her secrets.

And as more victims of bizarre ritualistic killings are discovered, it's clear that the town is dealing with its first occult serial killer. To catch the perpetrator before another life is lost, Molly must stretch the limits of her powers, not only to save her town but to actually stay alive.


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Flash of Fear is book one in the Power of Lightning series by Asa Maria Bradley.

This story had potential, but for me they’re wasn’t enough flushing out of the storyline and characters. Molly sounds like a cool character and she was, but her hang ups were a downer and just made her seem mean to our lead hero Desmond.

As for the story there is a lot going on; a murder mystery, some weird club, odd characters that I can’t figure out (are they supernatural), and a hot/cold romance. There was just too much and not enough of it was developed for me to get into the story or characters.

I ended up DNFing this at 47%. I really tried to like this story and wanted to since the blurb made it sound interesting, but it wasn’t for me. If the blurb intrigues you, I urge you to give it a shot. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you.

Rated: DNF

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

4 comments on “Thrifty Thursday Review: Flash of Fear (Power of Lightning #1) by Asa Maria Bradley (DNF)

  1. Ah, bummer, but a poorly developed story with a hot and cold romance would put me off, too.
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  2. Sorry it didn’t work for you. Sometimes that is how it goes. Thanks for sharing.

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