Hooked On A Witch by Zoe Forward
Series: Keepers Of The Veil #4
Also in this series: Protecting His Witch (a Keepers of the Veil novel), His Witch to Keep, Playing the Witch's Game
Published by Self-published on September 11, 2017
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Pleiades witch Shannon Randolph has been framed for a theft she didn't do. She has one week to return a stolen relic to the god it belongs or she'll be executed. What's worse? Evil magic-wielding wackos are coming out of the woodwork after her to get it. But the biggest danger is Merck. This sexy, dangerous witch-hunter who understands all forms of magic might be her only hope. Enlisting his help may require she be a very naughty witch.
The moment Shannon strolls back into Jason Merck's life he's in trouble. There's something about the witch he can't resist, but he must. The witch hunter can't fall for the witch.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
With gods, witches, druids and all sorts of beasties and crazy creatures, The Keeper of the Veil series has my name written all over it or at least you would think so. I truly enjoyed the first two, Protecting His Witch and His Witch To Keep, but the third one, Playing the Witches Game didn’t work for me at all. Then again it centered around a reality TV dating show and I’m not a big fan (unless it’s reading Smart Bitches Trashy Books weekly recap of The Bachelor, which I’m all for because it’s absolutely hilarious and involves copious amounts of rum and snark). Wanting to give the series another chance, I nabbed Hooked On A Witch. I did like it more than the third one, but again it didn’t wow me like the first two.
I think I would have been all over this if there hadn’t been so damn many communication issues. These two were constantly keeping secrets from each other, important ones with life or death consequences. This is one of thing guaranteed to turn me off. How can I believe in a connection if the two MC’s don’t trust each other enough to talk? I know, I know, there are all sorts of excuses as to why, like keeping the other one from being hurt, saving the world blah, blah, blah, but let’s face it, it boils down to a lack of trust and not believing the love of your life is capable of making decisions for themselves and that’s just wrong.
Okay, coming off my soapbox, let’s talk about what worked for me and why I’m giving this a decent rating. One word…. gods. Yep, even before I got hooked on Hercules and Xena when I was younger, I’ve loved a good story about mere mortals dealing with a bunch of mythological gods playing games and screwing with their lives. Here we’ve got Poseidon and Athena and a bunch of demigods popping up all over the place. Because of this, I could somewhat ignore the asinine lack of communication and even the overlooking of obvious clues as to where exactly the damn trident was.
Lots of things happened here that will have some far-reaching consequences on the Pleiades witches. I’m confused as to what the repercussions over what happened to the Pleiades goddesses will be. I’m also interested in what Merck’s new job description will mean for everyone. This means I’ll be giving this series another shot when the next one comes out.
Rating: 3 Failure To Communicate Stars
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