Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Blood and Magic by Ann Gimpel

Magic didn’t just find Luke Caulfield. It chased him down, bludgeoned him, and has been dogging him ever since. Some lessons are harder than others. Luke survives by embracing danger and upping the ante to give it one better. An enforcer for the Coven, a large, established group of witches, his latest assignment is playing bodyguard to the daughter of Coven leaders. 

Abigail Ruskin is chaperoning a spoiled twelve-year-old from New York to her parents’ home in Utah Territory when Luke gets on their stagecoach in Colorado. A powerful witch herself, Abigail senses Luke’s magic, but he’s so overwhelmingly male, she shies away from contact. Stuck between the petulant child and Luke’s raw sexual energy, Abigail can’t wait for the trip to end. 

Wraiths, wolves, and humans with dark magic attack. Unpleasant truths surface about the child and Abigail’s well-ordered world crashes around her. Luke’s so attracted to Abigail, she’s almost all he can think about, but he’s leery too. In over his head, he summons enforcer backup. Will they help him save the woman he’s falling in love with, or demand her immediate execution?

My review:

A book about witches, mages, writhers, oh my :)  I mean what is there not to love about a book, a love story at that, that includes all of these things?  The story is well written, the characters each well defined and adding to the story that much more.   Ann does a great job of adding just enough suspense to the mix that keeps you enthralled in the book not wanting to put it down because you have to find out what happens next :)

Although I don't usually read books from this time period (usually bores me, sorry), I found this one interesting and well written.  I would definitely recommend this to my friends

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