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Rising for Autumn (Philadelphia Coven Chronicles #3) by Katherine McIntyre

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Crisis and danger have become second nature for Alanna Carrington. After all, as the boss of the Philadelphia Coven, she’s responsible for upholding the laws amongst the supernatural. Which means when the Order of the Serpent rears its ugly head, this time with the most powerful necromancer this city’s ever seen, she’s the one person who can keep Philly safe. Ex-Order djinn and now ally, Samuel Karim, happens to be the best-suited guy to help. Except he’s also the first man who’s stoked her interest in far too long, and ever since she commandeered the lamp he’s tethered to for safekeeping, he also hates her guts.

As the Order gathers the necromancers of her city and sparks a dangerous alliance, she finds herself working with Samuel Karim more and more. Hatred turns to passion, and when he exhibits a strength and compassion that breaks through her ironclad defenses, she finds herself falling deeper despite the complications between them. Yet with her city under siege and their lives on the line, the sharp desire between them erupts into the temptation to break their own rules, before the Order of the Serpent robs them of the chance permanently.

4 out of 5 (very good)

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Alanna puts up a front,a facade. She is, after all, head witch at the Philadelphia coven and has to show no emotion, be as hard as ice. And for a long time, she was able to cope with that. But Sam, the djinn whose lamp now rests in her vaults, makes her want to melt that ice. But he hates her, she won't give him his lamp back so he can be finally free of that prison. When the Order of the Serpent rears its ugly head again, and necromancers start raising the dead, they have to work together. And they each see aside to the other no one else sees. This is book three in the series and I would recommend that you read the other two, Hunting for Spring and Scrying for Summer before this one. It would help greatly to understand the Order and what they did to Sam and Liam. I loved books one and two and was eagerly awaiting this but one, but for me, it fell a little flat and I can't figure out why *insert wailing* and you know how that stresses me! It's very well written from both Alanna and Sam's point of view. And I did like their story, I just didn't love it like the other two. It is, again, a while before Alanna and Sam give in to their feelings and it does get kinda messy, what with the necromancers raising the dead for their army to destroy not only the coven, but Philadelphia itself. Alanna has to face her biggest fear and Sam faces his demons, but his is an altogether different kettle of fish! I did like that Alanna was plotting, planning for Sam, long before they got together. Not telling you what though, because that's spoilers, but we don't get just WHAT she was plotting and planning til the very end. I loved that! I'm assuming there will be a winter book, but I'm not entirely sure who that book might be about. Maybe Cami and Dante after their . . . . . . .trip to the Otherworld. Although I'm not sure trip is the right word. Doesn't matter who it's about. I'd still like to read it. I'm hoping that the Order will be defeated once and for all in that book! Still a solid 4 star read, even if I didn't enjoy it as much as book two.

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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

A modern day Renaissance-woman, Katherine McIntyre has learned soapmaking, beer brewing, tea blending, and most recently roasting coffee. Most of which make sure she’s hydrated and bathed while she spends the rest of her time writing. With a desire to travel and more imagination than she knows what to do with, all the stories jumping around in her head led to the logical route of jotting them down on paper. She writes novels with snarky women, ragtag crews, and guys with bad attitudes. High chances for a passionate speech thrown into the mix.

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