Saturday, November 1, 2014

Review: Bewitching the Enemy by Dawn Chartier

Bewitching the Enemy
Release Date: October 27, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Covet
ISBN:  1633751015
ISBN13: 9781633751019
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Publisher
Rebuilding New witch at a time

Contractor Storm Morgeaux is trying to keep her business afloat and not sleep with the hot-'n'-sexy new client, Dr. Nathan Davis. Adding to her troubles is the fact she accidentally released a series of dark spells. Now evil warlocks are after her family, and she has no idea who she can trust.

Nathan's biggest concern is getting his pediatric surgery center up and running. Still, his stunning new contractor provides plenty of distraction―until she sets off his Paladin medallion. A warlock is near. Nathan's first responsibility is eliminating the woman who wields new and dangerous magic. But something about Storm calls to him. She's mysterious, sexy, and downright irresistible, but most surprisingly, his.

Without the spells, Storm must learn to trust her new abilities. But can she trust the man who's torn between loving her...and killing her?

I'm on the fence with BEWITCHING THE ENEMY. I enjoyed the book overall, but there were a lot of slow moments and moments that didn't keep me engaged.

Storm and her sisters don't know about their heritage so when their Mom falls into a coma and some pages fall out of a painting that their grandmother painted Storm has no idea what to do. On top of that Storm is trying to keep her and her sisters construction business from going under and their new client is drawing her in like no one ever has. Nathan is a pediatric surgeon and Paladin (someone who hunts worlocks). When he meets his new contractor he's instantly attracted to her but his Paladin medallion is going wonky and is hinting that a warlock is near. He's duty bound to find out if Storm is a warlock and take care of her before she can hurt an innocent, but he quickly realizes that he would never harm her so he's in a bind.

The relationship between Storm and Nathan is never easy. Every time you think they are finally going to make a move there is some sort of interruption (someone walks in, doorbell rings, etc) When they finally make a move something is shoved in the way. This definitely isn't a hot and heavy, star-crossed love story. I felt the story took place too fast, there are only a few days time span from front to back and I had a lot of world building questions by the end of the book.

The secondary characters were interesting and like I said, I enjoyed the overall story I just wanted more out of BEWITCHING THE ENEMY. More romance, more magic, more back story, more information - just more. I'm a huge fan of Entangled titles so i will most likely give book 2 a chance when it comes out, but book 1 didn't sell me on the whole series on it's own.

I gave it 3/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.