Series Note: Part of the Dragon Lords World
Violette made her father a promise that when the time came and a woman named Josselyn sought him out, Violette would do nothing to hinder her. Jack knows his past will catch up with him but it's Violette left dealing with the aftermath. Determined to find Josselyn, Violette takes her own ship out hunting, but her crew have slightly unorthodox ideas and Dev ends up imprisoned onboard Violette’s ship! Now he may look fiery hot but he is all male and try as she may Violette is not immune to his demonic good looks. Yet as a crew member of the Conqueror, shouldn't she somehow use him to get to Josselyn? Well, it's not going to be easy because Dev is fiercely loyal, but oh so torn as he starts to see the softer side of Violette.
I loved Dev and his history is truly sad. With his crew mates to back him, he has found a place for himself. Violette was put in an awful position and right from the start it's impossible not to empathise with her. Yes, this is a sexy story with dynamic chemistry but what really lifts it, is the humour running throughout. Snarky guys constantly ribbing each other not to mention hilarious scenes with the most unusual creatures! I don't know how Ms Pillow dreams up her aliens but boy are they unique.
They say blood is thicker than water but in His Fire Maiden, that's really put to the test. Can Violette fulfil her vendetta and kill Josselyn? If she succeeds, what will happen between her and Dev? Buckle up and enjoy the ride as yet again Ms Pillow takes her readers away from reality and heads straight into a world fueled by a passionate imagination.
This did work as a standalone as there is a little summary of previous events at the start. I love her Dragon Lords stories which this connects to but it also linked to the Var series. Fun, hot, and pure escapism.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.