A paranormal category romance from Entangled's Covet imprint...
He's found himself a wicked witch...
Brye Morgeaux is a half-witch, half-warlock who always relied on her beauty-especially when it came to men. After a run-in with a particularly vicious warlock, Brye's face is left scarred, forcing her to look to who she is on the inside. And what Brye finds is darker than anything she'd imagined...
Then she's handed a terrible ultimatum-join the warlock clan, or watch her family die.
Josh Copeland has known the Morgeaux family for years, and has been waiting for the time when Brye would see him as something-anything-more than a friend. As she battles darkness from within and without, he realizes the woman he loves might just be her own worst, wicked enemy. Now Josh must find a way to show Brye who she really is...before she kills him.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the second book in the series although I haven't read the first one. Whilst you can read this as a standalone, I personally would recommend that you read the first one before this, just to give you an idea of what has gone on before. You do get a good idea though, so like I said, this is not necessary. The relationship between Brye and Josh is one that has been there for years. They knew each other as children and it changed as they grew. Brye 'had her heart broken' by Josh when he pushed her away after their first kiss. Now Brye is a 'beautiful' woman, the beauty of her sisters apparently, and is used to getting what she wants from men so Josh's refusal hurts her. Fast forward to the present time and Brye is going through a personal crisis as she has been disfigured by a Warlock, using a form of magical acid that has eaten away at a wound on her face. This brings about a personal epiphany as she hears from others what they thought of her - self-centred and selfish are just a couple of the descriptions used. This is a steady book that follows Josh and Brye as they try to get their friendship back. They do jump into bed rather quickly which I was a bit disappointed about but then it becomes part of the story and something else that Brye has to realise. Well-written with enough action to keep you interested. Recommended. * I received this book from Entangled Publishing / NetGalley in return for a fair and honest review. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
received an ARC of this book from the publishers via Inkslinger PR in exchange for my honest review. Brye is waging an inner war in the aftermath of a brutal warlock attack. Always defined by her beauty, she struggles to deal with her disfigurement and she feels lost and unsure of herself. Embarking on a road to self-discovery, she reconnects with her old friend and childhood crush, Josh. Both have harbored romantic feelings for the other though they are reluctant to admit it for fear of being hurt. Timing and circumstances have kept them apart thus far. I must confess that I didn't read the first book in this series because I didn't actually realize it was a second installment. However, it wasn't an issue in terms of the story because the author did a fantastic job of backfilling essential elements and clearly explaining key plot points and I never felt confused or that I missed out on anything important. So you could read this as a stand-alone read. That said, I may have been more invested in the characters if I had read the first book. I really liked Storm and Nate and I'll most likely pick up a copy of the first book now to see how their relationship developed. I liked the fantasy world that the author created and I loved all the paranormal elements - witches and warlocks, familiars, spells, special gifts etc. There was a strong good vs. evil theme and plenty of suspense and intrigue. In the main it was fast paced and there was a decent amount of action mixed in with the romance, exactly as I like it. While I liked Brye and Josh as a couple, for me the relationship lacked depth. I find this a lot with books of a shorter length - there isn't enough time to allow the reader to form a genuine emotional connection with the characters, and that is what I felt with this book. Brye also goes through a significant metamorphosis and it just happened too quickly to be believable. A few more chapters to flesh this out would have been beneficial in my opinion. At times, some of the dialogue felt stiff and unnatural though in the main the writing is decent. In summary: I enjoyed this book though I wasn't blown away by it. If you are a fan of paranormal romance you should check it out. Thank you to the author, publisher, and PR company for giving me the opportunity to read this book. Actual rating 3.5 stars.
Dawn Chartier does it again with an excellent installment in the Vieux Carre’ Witch Sister series. The story picks right up where the first novel ended. Never fear if you missed out on the first in the series. This book can stand all by itself, but it is richer if the first in the series was read. Our heroine, Brye, has always relied upon her beauty, but now a facial scar has stolen her life. This may seem the makings of a shallow character, but far from it. She goes through heart wrenching struggles, which make her stronger for it in the end. Her largest struggle is the anger she has been holding inside enables the warlock within her (she’s part warlock, part witch), the more “evil” part, to show itself. What can save her? Love. Josh is a wonderful hero. This author has such as gift of weaving emotion into her writing, which just glowed when it came to Josh. He wants to help Brye after her attack. Yet, she keeps pushing him away. In the end love is stronger than magic. Beautiful story. Can’t wait for the next in the series! *Book received from author in exchange for an honest review.