TITLE: Protecting His Witch
SERIES: Keeper of theVeil #1
AUTHOR: Zoe Forward
RELEASE DATE: October 27th 2014
PUBLISHER: Entangled: Covet
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy in exchange of an honest review.
The last thing he wanted was to fall for a witch...
Veterinarian Kat Ramsey hasn't a clue that she's a witch. Sure, she can read minds, and there's the whole “dimension-hopping” issue that she can't quite control, but Kat is determined to keep things normal. That is, until she accidentally hops into the Otherworld, and runs smack into Matthew Ryan–the seriously hot one-night stand from years ago who shoved her out of his dorm. Naked.
And there's the tiny matter of the curse she gave him.
May you never find satisfaction with another woman. Billionaire and former druid Matthew Ryan hasn't forgotten the curse, or the witch who gave it to him. Kat's unexpected return means the curse will finally be broken. Unfortunately, his libido has other ideas–like how to get her back into his bed one last time. But far more worrying is his suspicion that Kat is the seventh Pleiades witch. Because while he's turned his back on his druidic ways, he's still bound to protect the woman who made his life hell...
Protecting His Witch is the story of Kat and Matthew. She is a witch and he is a druid, so far it sounds good. They have a romantic encounter ten years ago but he kicked her out of his dorm nude. Now, ten year later he has all the answers she needs and she forces him to face a life of which he escaped. The plot is solid, entertaining and believable.
This book is a good urban fantasy with understandable explanations and characters that make the reading worth your time. However, there were few minor issues that made me rate this book with fewer stars.
One thing I didn't love was the sense of hurriedness. The story moves very fast, there is a quick chapter that tells the first encounter between Kat and Matthew and then they are together again and action comes in large waves. The explanations like I said are believable but there is no questioning, no one stops and analyzes them.
And then there is the fact that there is a huge past that plays a key role in the story but is never fully described. For a moment I thought I was reading book two in a series but then some explaining was done but not enough for me.
Now, the story in general is good. I liked it and enjoyed and now I want to read the next book. If you are familiar with Zoe's work you know she likes to create tension between her characters that always leads up to scenes that break thermometers and make the pages burn with heat. This time is no different, the sexual tension is present and the sexual scenes have the right atmosphere and are a good read.