Authors: Hope Daniels & Alicia Dawn
Publisher: Hot Ink Press
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Witches, Wolves, Fantasy
Fate was a fickle bitch. Or at least that’s how Zoey Morgan saw it. As a witch old enough to know better, yet too sexy for any man to resist, she was tired of running. From her past. From the pain. But especially from her worst nightmare. Not being able to save her family from the clutches of a great evil. Unfortunately, she’d been doing it so long, she wasn’t sure how to stop. That was until an ex-military wolf-shifter crossed her path.
But to say Ryan Taylor was a jaded breed of his own would be quite the understatement. It seemed his past, too, was riddled with enough cynicism to make trusting a gal like Zoey a difficult feat. Still, his innate drive to protect an innocent was as intrinsic as the act of breathing, which made leaving her to face her demons alone harder than any covert mission.
Their fiery mutual attraction didn’t help, and it wasn’t long before the sparks and fur began to fly, all while Zoey’s past continued to hunt her. With no choice left but to combine military with magic, the two work together to take down Zoey’s nemesis, finally, once and for all.
Zoey is the kind of woman I would love to be. She is sure of herself, strong willed...or stubborn depending on who you ask...,and really intelligent. She doesn't put up with crap from anyone and guards her heart. She's a leader in her coven and enjoys that status, though she knows there are those above her in the area who find her tedious, though it seems she enjoys causing trouble. She is a mentor to the younger witches and tries to lead by example though what's coming her way will test her on all fronts.
Enter Ryan, the smooth talking, smokin' hot man who sweeps her off her feet and out of trouble. He doesn't know that he's brought a heap of trouble to his doorstep, but once he's had a taste of Zoey, he wants her regardless. He finds her sexy and smart, and what he loves about her is that she challenges him. She doesn't fall down at his feet, even when he asks nicely, and she doesn't rely completely on him, even though he'd be alright with that.
The story is full of suspense, angst, sexy males, feisty females, good mystery and lots to look forward to in the next book. I loved the banter between the two. I loved the build up of sexual tension. I loved the underlying story full of action and mystery. I loved the support characters and their stories as they were woven into the main story line. This is a fun read and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.