Blood Smoke and Mirrors
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: E-copy from Author for Review
Even a bad witch deserves a second chance.
Wrongly accused of using her magic to harm, the closest Catherine Baker comes to helping others is serving their coffee. Life as an outcast is nothing new, thanks to her father’s reputation, but the injustice stings. Especially since the man she loved turned her in.
Now the man has the gall to show up and suggest she become the next Titania? She’d rather wipe that charming grin off his face with a pot of hot java to the groin.
Alexander Duquesne has never faltered in his duties as a guardian -- until now. The lingering guilt over Cat’s exile and the recent death of his best friend have shaken his dedication. With the murder of the old Titania, the faerie realm teeters on the brink of chaos. His new orders: keep Cat alive at all costs.
Hunted by a powerful stranger intent on drawing her into an evil web, Cat reluctantly accepts Lex’s protection and the resurrected desire that comes along with it. Lex faces the fight of his life to keep her safe...and win her back. If they both survive.
Warning: This book contains one tough and snarky witch, one gorgeous guardian, explicit blood drinking, magician sex, gratuitous violence against vampires and troublemaking Shakespearean faeries.
Robyn was on my blog for part of her tour for BLOOD SMOKE AND MIRRORS and I really wanted to read this after I got a look at the cover and synopsis so here I am. I love the cover, it definitely drew my eye and got me excited about the book. Cat is going about her business working and being her mousy self when all of a sudden Lex her super sexy ex that betrayed her walks back into her life and sets her on a path to trying to become the next Titania. Robyn's writing was well done and the world and story were very well laid out. The relationship between Lex and Cat is down right frustrating and slow moving just like all the good books make the lead relationship lol. They really are perfect for each other and following along as they make mistakes and grow closer was a pleasant journey. Cat is a smart ass after my own reading heart. Seriously she was well put together not afraid to say what she means and very down to earth. I think Cat's story is far from over so I hope Robyn is continuing the story as I still have a lot of unanswered questions and situations were left wide open. I enjoyed the story and would read it again. Pick up a copy if you have the chance.
I gave it 3.5/5 stars