Point of Origin by Rebecca Yarros….ARC Review

 Possess – An Alpha Anthology, which includes Point of Origin,  is out TODAY!



Point of Origin – After six years, Sebastian Vargas is home, fighting to restart the elite team of firefighters known as the Legacy Hotshot Crew, but it’s the girl he left behind that could leave him burned.


My review:

Point of Origin is the newest work from author Rebecca Yarros, an author I am completely obsessed with and devour any and everything she writes. To say that I loved this novella would be an understatement. Huge understatement.

The small Colorado town of Legacy was devastated years earlier when a wildfire took the lives of their local hotshot crew. The local hotshot crew that consisted of fathers…husbands…friends. Now the children of those lost firefighters have grown, but never forgot the devastating loss they all share. The loss that was felt every day and shadowed everything these young people did. Some stayed, some went their separate ways, but Legacy was always in their hearts.

Bash was one of those children who grew up and left. And when he left he took Emerson’s heart with him. They had grown up as best friends, had both lost fathers in that terrible tragedy, and when they both realized they had grown from friends to much more, they decided to take their relationship to the next level. They had loved each other for as long as they can both remember. Their attraction had grown as they had and as adults the heat and fire between them was undeniable…and beyond intense.

Emerson never thought he would leave her. But he did. And six years later she still wasn’t over it, no matter how she tried to pretend otherwise. And now he was back. In Legacy. With an idea that would threaten to crush her. He wanted to bring a new hotshot crew to Legacy. Could a heart be crushed enough that it would eventually stop beating? Because Emerson was pretty sure her heart had just about reached that limit…

This story. This town’s history. These characters. They were everything. This novella reminded me what it is to read stories that touch you on a whole other level. It reminded me what it is I love about reading and how I fell in love with the romance genre in the first place. Every once in a while you just connect with the characters and their story and it’s a gift. Point of Origin is one of those gifts and Ms. Yarros is one of those amazing authors capable of delivering it. She gives her characters such depth that you can’t help but feel as if they’re real. Little things like Emerson’s tic-tac habit and the town’s local café wall being scarred with the carved letters of lover’s names. Call me silly, but I love these little nuances and I think it brings a palpable authenticity that is, sadly, lacking in many of today’s reads.

Of course, the heat and chemistry between Bah and Emerson is delicious and the cast of secondary characters is just as amazing as they are. Add to that a back story that was so heart wrenching that I couldn’t stop crying at times, and I have zero doubt this series to come will be a series I fall head over heels for.

Thank you, Ms. Yarros, for giving us the town of Legacy. I cannot wait to see what’s next for this amazing group of hotshots!


5LovesRLBFive Loves


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About the author:

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.

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 thirteen 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.






  1. I really am interested in this now….thank you for the great review!

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