Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Review: Wickedly Powerful by Deborah Blake

Wickedly Powerful
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Publisher: Berkley
Baba Yaga Book #3
ISBN:   1101987448
ISBN13: 9781101987445
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Publisher
The author of Wickedly Wonderful returns to her “addicting”* world of Russian witches in the latest Baba Yaga novel.

When fiery tempered Baba Yaga Bella Young is called to discover to discover who’s setting magical fires throughout Wyoming’s Black Hills, she puts aside her loner ways and begins working closely with former Hotshots firefighter Sam Corbett—and falling hard for his quiet strength and charm.

Sam may bear the scars of his past, but Bella can see beyond them and would do anything to help him heal. Only before she can rescue her Prince Charming, she’ll have to overcome the mysterious foe setting the forest fires—a truly wicked witch who wields as much power and even more anger than Bella…

Not as sweet and soft as Becka and not as hard and fierce as Barbara, Bella falls right in the middle. I enjoyed getting to know the third American Baba Yaga and watching her get over her fears and fall in love. Bella has a bit of an attitude and I had no trouble liking her from the start. Sam was really easy to connect to and I really felt his struggles. I really enjoyed watching him open up and I liked how he was able to put his fear aside when it mattered the most.

One thing that all the Baba's share is that they are all extremely loyal to those they care about. I really loved that they were all able to come together—for a short time—in WICKEDLY POWERFUL and give us a taste of what it's like for them to work together. Bella's Chudo-Yudo was a lot of fun and a character all in its own. He brought a lot of spunk to the story.

If I am reading Blake's website right, there will be more books in the Baba Yaga series. Not sure who they will focus on, but I have enjoyed the series so far and will be picking up book four when it comes out.

I gave it 4/5 stars

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

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Happy Reading!!