It has been quite a while since I read Spark, the short, delectable prequel to the Legacy Series featuring none other than Mina Donovan, but ever since my little glimpse into the spitfire that is Mina, I have been DYING for her story and finally Ms. Joya has graced us with the gem known as Flash Point.
One thing I can not stress enough about every delicious morsel of literary goodness that Ms. Joya writes is the fact that when you pick up any of her reads you know that you’re immediately in for a harrowing ride. Her ability to bring such action to the pages of her stories is enviable. In the final book of her Legacy series, she not only does not disappoint, but somehow manages to up the intensity with a spectacular finale worthy of any Marvel universe movie (yes, I am letting my nerdy side out and no I do not apologize for that #TeamMarvel).
With witches, demons, and the delicious twist of a dragon prophecy (there has been a wave of dragons in my readerly world lately and I am not even sorry about it), Ms. Joya has not only upped the ante in the drama department, but she added more depth and magic to an already mystical paranormal world.
One facet that keeps me from jumping all in for PNR as a genre is that I will often come across books that are so heavy on the PN that they forget the R. And this girl loves the R. That is a trap that Ms. Joya never falls into and why she ranks at the tippy top number one spot of favorite PNR authors. Her balance between all the aspect is absolutely *chef’s kiss* perfection. And she manages to hit every single one of my beloved tropes from second chance to rivals-to-lovers and now with Flash Point, we get BFF’s-to-lovers and OH MY GOSH is that my absolute catnip.
Side note: Josh is precious and adorable and the most devoted BFF Mina could ever want and I couldn’t possibly ship them any harder.
But, as much as I love that fabulous HEA that Ms. Joya makes her characters earn, I think my favorite part of Flash Point and the entire Legacy series as a whole is the deep bond between the sisters. Despite so many things that threaten their relationship from outside forces to familial discord, the sisters are held together with a thread so strong, not even evil forces working against them can break it.
While Flash Point is easily a standalone read, I can not recommend enough starting off with Tides of Time and reading through the entire series to fully appreciate the magical emotion and seat gripping suspense Ms. Joya offers in each story that carries through the full series.