Motor City Witch [NOOK Book]

Overview

She'd left magic behind

Once upon a time, Elise Sutton had been a powerful witch and paranormal enforcer. Once she'd been madly in love with Fae lord Aidan Greene. But when Aidan had considered his duties more important than their relationship, the love affair ended badly. Shortly after, while on the hunt for a rogue demon, Elise was brutalized and almost killed. Months later she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. To protect her child—and her...

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Overview

She'd left magic behind

Once upon a time, Elise Sutton had been a powerful witch and paranormal enforcer. Once she'd been madly in love with Fae lord Aidan Greene. But when Aidan had considered his duties more important than their relationship, the love affair ended badly. Shortly after, while on the hunt for a rogue demon, Elise was brutalized and almost killed. Months later she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. To protect her child—and her heart—Elise decided to live a nonmagical life.

Until she meets Aidan again, and he assumes Dina is his daughter. When Dina is kidnapped by a racial purity movement, Elise turns to Aidan for help. The icy facade she has built around herself shatters at Aidan's touch. Together they have to hunt through the human and faery worlds to find Dina...and to discover whether or not they have any kind of chance at a happily ever after.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426890628
  • Publisher: Carina Press
  • Publication date: 10/4/2010
  • Series: Urban Arcana
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Sales rank: 192,368
  • File size: 558 KB

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"So were you ever planning to tell me I have a daughter?"

When Aidan Greene got upset, his not-quite-British accent became extremely clipped and right now it was sharp enough to sever limbs.

Elise sighed. She'd known this moment would come someday. As soon as her friend and client, Meagan Kelly, had turned out to be the missing cousin Aidan had been looking for all these years, Elise had known the showdown was going to come sooner rather than later. She'd been hoping, though, that it wouldn't happen right in the middle of Meagan's wedding reception. For some reason, the short, jade silk suit she wore didn't seem like nearly enough armor for facing down a pissed-off Fae in his elaborately decorated Grosse Pointe garden.

She gulped the last of her champagne for courage and set the glass on the tray of a passing waiter before she looked up at Aidan. The six-foot-four Fae lord was resplendent—and way hotter than she liked to admit—in his custom-made tux, even with his human glamour securely in place. His dark brown hair was styled perfectly and she knew the reddish highlights were natural, while the touches of gray at his temples were just for show. Elves didn't age like humans, but if they wanted to hang out in the human world, they had to at least pretend to.

It was a beautiful early October afternoon in southern Michigan. The band played on the terrace behind them, wedding guests laughed and danced, waiters mingled and smiled their way through the crowd, but all that receded into the distance for Elise as she tried to steady her nerves. Personal confrontations were not one of her strong suits. She could sell art to anyone—but having to discuss her own life and emotions was so awkward it was painful.

"Elise?" Aidan crossed his arms over his lean but well-muscled chest and glared down at her with sparks of fury shooting from his emerald green eyes. "You were about to explain why I have a five-year-old daughter I didn't know about."

"Four." She rubbed the bridge of her nose to forestall the migraine she knew was coming. Looking around at the party in full swing, she sighed again. There was no getting out of this, so she might as well get it over with. "She's only four. Her birthday isn't until the end of this month."

Aidan's spine stiffened, and barely suppressed outrage made his long frame vibrate, though it was so slight most humans wouldn't be able to see it.

Elise wasn't most humans. As a Wyndewin witch, with a trace of elven blood of her own, she was far more sensitive to energies and vibrations, as well as magic and auras. And she'd always been tuned in to Aidan Greene—gods help her.

Stalling wasn't going to work. Aidan was the most arrogant male she'd ever met and once he made a decision, he never backed down—he simply expected everyone else in the universe to jump to his bidding. She didn't want to interrupt the wedding party or disturb Meagan and she particularly didn't want to do this in front of her daughter, Adina, who was whirling on the dance floor with a handful of other children, all under the watchful eyes of Meagan's human grandmother and a couple of her aunts. "Let's take this inside. There's no point in upsetting the other guests."

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  • Posted November 25, 2010

    Engrossing

    Mystery and mayhem, romance and danger are mixed together with gusto giving readers an 'on the edge of their seat' experience to remember.

    It was in the previous book, Motor City Fae, that I first met the stars of this story, Elise and Aiden. At the ending of that tale, I was left with a solid impression that there was a deep emotional connection between the two and I was hooked with curiosity. My fervent imagination could never have come up with the truly special and astoundingly romantic yet adventurous love story that Ms. Pape has delivered in Motor City Witch.

    Love abounds in this book, not only between man and woman but between a woman and her child, and a man who loves the child as his own. You see, Adina is the daughter of Elise, the witch, and Aidan's love for the woman of his heart extends to the child that is not his own. But how to prove that he's serious? That is the emotional thread that warmed my heart throughout this story. It is also the very thing that prompts dastardly deeds, kidnappings, danger and major revelations. Love isn't easy, that's for sure. But it's not supposed to get you shot.

    In Motor City Fae, which a reader does not need to have read to enjoy this book, I met Elise and she was sort of reserved to the point of haughtiness. In this book, a reader gets into her head and it's quite the opposite. Her character is filled with passion and determination, thwarted love and agonizing sadness tempered with the strength of a mother's love. She's complicated, powerful and loyal to those she cares about. She is a woman who holds her own against magical beings whether they are well meaning or threatening. The aspect I enjoyed about her character is her growth. She starts off as mistrusting most everyone and keeps those personal boundaries well in place and ends up opening her heart and arms to those that become like her family. She blossoms into a more well balanced and rounded person. The power of love is illustrated beautifully.

    Now Aidan is a different sort of man. He used to be a pirate and now he runs a corporation. A man like him defines the word 'control'. He's commanding, suave and Fae. What he is not is immune to Elise and the feelings she invokes in him. A reader knows unequivocally that he loves her but, and there's always
    'a but', he doesn't know how to reach her. The one thing that perplexes him and it's something he feels in his gut, is why he has this strong and protective urge about her daughter, Adina. He doesn't shy from it and in fact embraces it because in the end, he knows his love for the mother is just the tip of the iceberg. There is nothing about Elise he doesn't love - now he has to prove it. There's just this tiny problem - someone is trying to destroy them all. So Aidan ends up trying to save the girl, the woman and the world. Not a tall order for an ex-pirate, right?

    When Elise and Aidan get together and reignite their passionate past it's a many emotional thing. It's angry, sad, poignant, lustful not to mention tender and at times smoking hot. The author did a phenomenal job of describing their passionate clinches while keeping the sentiments and heartfelt feelings up front and part of it all. The desperation and need for reaffirming life comes in loud and clear when it's needed and other times a reader gets the full impact of the celebration of their physical natures.

    Originally posted at the Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

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  • Posted December 7, 2010

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