In Review Twofer: Point of Origin (Legacy #0.50) and Ignite (Legacy #0.75) by Rebecca Yarros

Posted May 16, 2017 by Kim in 4 Stars, 5 Stars, In Review, Twofer Review / 0 Comments

I realized last weekend that there were a few unread Rebecca Yarros books on my iPad and, well, I couldn’t let that go on any longer so I decided a binge was in order. The first two on the list were novellas in the same series, so it just seemed right to introduce a new feature — In Review Twofer — for cases just like this. 🙂

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In Review Twofer: Point of Origin (Legacy #0.50) and Ignite (Legacy #0.75) by Rebecca YarrosPoint of Origin by Rebecca Yarros
Series: Legacy #0.50
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: March 6, 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eBook, 120 pages
How I got it: I bought it!
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
My rating:
Heat level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne Flame

In Legacy, Colorado, our inheritance is simple: Fire and Heartbreak.
Sebastian Vargas…he’s both.
He was my best friend. My first love. My everything.
Until he was my nothing.
It’s been ten years since the wildfire that turned our small town to ashes, taking the lives of our fathers and their elite hotshot crew.
Six years since Bash disappeared with my heart.
No explanation. No goodbye.
But now he’s home, fighting to resurrect the very thing that destroyed us both.
One look, and I’m breathless.
One touch, and he’s relentless.
And I’m not careful, he’ll burn me to the ground again.

In Review My Thoughts

I’m honestly not sure how this book has been sitting on my iPad for over a year now. I love Rebecca’s books. I tend to devour them the minute I get the ARCs or buy them. But, here we are… I’m not all that sad, however, because I did give me a good excuse to binge both novellas over the weekend.

Second chance romances are my jam, so I was excited to see that’s what this first Legacy story was about. I really liked Emmy, but it took me some time to warm up to Bash. Honestly, I’m growing a little tired of this whole thing with men sleeping with anything that moves while he and his end game girl are separated. No matter the excuse or the situation, it wears me out. I get numbing the pain of loss but even that has to stop sometime, right? Ugh. Anyhow. Bash and Emmy. They were so perfect together it hurt my heart knowing they were apart for so long. It was wonderful to see them get a second chance. They had tons of chemistry and the feelings between them were so very real. Their story was sweet and sexy, and packed a bit of an emotional punch.

Beyond the romance, I love the idea of this series — a group of young adults whose parents died fighting a massive fire have become firefighters themselves and are trying to resurrect the base in their hometown. It’s heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time. The Legacy series is off to a strong start for me and I can’t wait to see where it goes after the two novellas.

FAVORITE QUOTES

“Stop looking at me like that, Emmy. I’m trying to give you space, but if I see that little pink tongue one more time, I’m sucking it into my mouth.”

“You’re practically screaming for me, and I’ve barely touched you.” 

Fire and gasoline. God, I was desperate to burn.

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In Review Twofer: Point of Origin (Legacy #0.50) and Ignite (Legacy #0.75) by Rebecca YarrosIgnite by Rebecca Yarros
Series: Legacy #0.75
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: July 25, 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eBook, 136 pages
How I got it: I bought it!
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
My rating:
Heat level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne Flame

In Legacy, Colorado, I buried my father alongside his elite Hotshot team.
Ten years later, I’ve followed in his footsteps—fighting fires in the mountains of Alaska with my brother.
Amid the flames, nothing ignites me like Avery Claire.
She’s stubborn, strong, sexy as hell, and my best friend.
She also has no idea that I’m in love with her.
But Colorado is calling me home, needing every Legacy-born firefighter to successfully rebuild our fathers’ team.
One night will change everything between us,
But she’s tied to Alaska and my future is in Colorado.
Now I’m torn between what my honor demands,
And what my heart can’t live without.

In Review My Thoughts

Oh this novella! I enjoyed the first in the Legacy series, but I LOVED this one SO freaking hard. I can’t even pinpoint what about it made me love it so much, but if I had to say something more than “everything,” I guess I’d start with the characters. While the first novella gave me the second chance romance I craved, the second one hit on another of my favorite tropes — friends to lovers. *swoon*

Avery and River gave me the feels. ALL THE FEELS. They pulled me in from the very start with their friendship and then hooked me when they started opening to the possibility that more was happening between them. I cheesy grinned my way through their initial trip to Colorado, where they were dreaming about the life they could have there together. I was devastated when responsibility called and it looked like they just might not wind up with their much-deserved HEA. I loved Avery’s strength and dedication to her family, but I also wanted her to take a minute to think about what would make HER life worthwhile. Of course, it’s easy for me to say that because I’m not in her shoes. River’s determination to have her, to change her mind when things looked the bleakest, made me love him that much more. This one was a bit of a tearjerker, but I ended this story with a HUGE grin on my face.

I’m admittedly a little sad that there are no more Legacy novels to read. I hope there’s more coming in the future. There are so many great secondary characters in this series and I really want them to have a chance to have their stories told.

FAVORITE QUOTES

Kissing him hadn’t been the awkward first kiss of friends trying out something more. It had been like two magnets finally flipped so they were unable to do anything but collide.

“She looks at you like you’re everything she’s ever wanted, dipped in chocolate and ready for a tasty bite. Always has.”

“I’ve loved you for seven years. It would take a hell of a lot longer than a month to stop. It would take about seven eternities.”

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About Rebecca Yarros

Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they’re currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.

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