- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Posted September 22, 2011
Another success for Redford with Book 2!
"You know it's true, Rissa. You're the queen of my everything. You have me. All of me. Heart, body and soul."
I was pleasantly surprised with this book; Book 2 in the That Old Black Magic series. Sometime a follow-up novel falls short, or seems a bit too much like the first one. Not in this case! Redford kept up the action once again from start to finish. Constant excitement in both overcoming obstacles and hot, steamy sex scenes.
In Book 1, That Voodoo You Do, we were introduced to supporting characters Clarissa and Logan with hints sporadically tossed in that there was another case of mutual attraction denied to the bitter end. Thanks to Griffin and Jemma in the preceding book, the ban has been lifted, which had previously forbidden witches to fraternize with their familiars. The good being that complications were avoided between to dependent relationships, the bad being those that developed strong feelings faced dire consequences for an act of intimacy; not even allowed to speak of love.
Clarissa finds herself in a pickle with a debt coming due while trying desperately to ignore the seductive advances of her wolf familiar, Logan. Eventually, she decides to enjoy her spoils for the remainder of her time (one short week) prior to her imminent death. Clarissa just fails to mention any of this guaranteed hindrance toward a permanent future to Logan. Confused by the retracting and resurrection of Clarissa's invisible, though effective emotional shield, Logan sets out to claim Clarissa as his mate for life guided by his wolf sense. But will death be the ultimate blockade that the two cannot break through? Read it yourself to find out!
I honestly have no complaints about this book. Knowing a bit of history of Clarissa and Logan from Book 1 allowed an easy understanding of explanations in Book 2. The book flowed easily throughout, facilitating a quick and easy read.
What I loved about this book was the correlation between the seven deadly sins and a little message relating how nurturing any of those sins, however slight, can effect life in a tremendous way. The message was subtle, but compelling. This book also briefly incorporates the family dynamic and how lasting effects can damage when players within the fold are out of whack. I also enjoyed getting to revisit Griff and Jemma and their pending nuptuals. Logan's southern drawl and fierce dedication to his life mate is both endearing and erotic. **Le sigh** Don't we all dream of such devotion? Pick up your copy and continue the adventure of witches, shifting familiars, a creepy demon, and a love destined from the start.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 24, 2011
This is Jodi Redford's second visit to this wonderful world, filled with witches, their familiars and all kinds of beings we don't often see.
What would you do to protect those you care about? That is the decision Clarissa Miles had to make, and now the payment for that safety is coming due. Seven years ago, Clarissa sold her soul to protect her father, and now the demon that holds the contract is calling it in. She has just seven days left to put her affairs in order, before leaving all she holds dear behind for a 'life' with Seven, the demon holding her contract for her soul.
Ever since becoming her familiar, Logan Scott has made his desire for Clarissa clear, and she is tired of denying her feelings for him. She decides she will indulge in one brief and passionate fling with Logan, before she is gone forever. But she didn't take into account the determination of one very hot and sexy werewolf to keep what is his, and Clarissa is definitely his. Can Logan and the coven find a way to defeat Seven and bring Clarissa home? Will Clarissa save one soul from the demon before going? And will the coven discover just what Seven is before it's too late?
This is a terrific follow up to Ms. Redford's first of this series, and I have been waiting for Clarissa and Logan's story. I enjoyed seeing the characters from book one again, and seeing the progress they have made.
Clarissa is determined to be strong, and face her choice without complaint. I like that she makes no excuses or apologies for what she has done, and that she is determined to face Seven with dignity, but she doesn't count on losing her heart to Logan. I enjoyed watching as Clarissa decided to strike out and stop Seven from claiming more souls, even as she knows she is doomed. I loved the strength she had throughout this story.
Logan is a hot and sexy werewolf, determined to claim his mate. And he knows, deep down where it counts, that Clarissa is the only one for him. I loved watching as he gets what he wants, only to realize that he wants forever, and then discovers he is going to lose her to Seven if he can't figure out how to beat the demon once and for all. I love that Logan never gives up, and fights for what he wants.
This is a story of love overcoming all obstacles, and the lengths we will go to beat evil. I enjoyed watching the coven unite to save one of their own, and it was fun visiting the coven house and seeing Gloria and Mrs. Peach. The secondary characters are a delight, and the humor here is integral to the story at times. I loved seeing the love that was between all of the characters, and the fight for a happy ever after was definitely a life or death battle. But it is so worth the journey, and I wholeheartedly recommend this book. Do we ever discover just what kind of being Seven really is? Read The Seven Year Witch to find out.
Originally posted at Whipped Cream Reviews
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 23, 2012