#Snarkyreads: Twitter Review of PROTECTING HIS WITCH @AuthorZForward

The last thing he wanted was to fall for a witch…

 
Veterinarian Kat Ramsey hasn’t a clue that she’s a witch. Sure, she can read minds, and there’s the whole “dimension-hopping” issue that she can’t quite control, but Kat is determined to keep things normal. That is, until she accidentally hops into the Otherworld, and runs smack into Matthew Ryan―the seriously hot one-night stand from years ago who shoved her out of his dorm. Naked.
 
And there’s the tiny matter of the curse she gave him.
 
May you never find satisfaction with another woman. Billionaire and former druid Matthew Ryan hasn’t forgotten the curse, or the witch who gave it to him. Kat’s unexpected return means the curse will finally be broken. Unfortunately, his libido has other ideas―like how to get her back into his bed one last time. But far more worrying is his suspicion that Kat is the seventh Pleiades witch. Because while he’s turned his back on his druidic ways, he’s still bound to protect the woman who made his life hell…

 

The following Tweets reflect my thoughts and reactions as I read the book. They may container spoilers.

 
Review by Melissa Snark

Kat and Matt are two passionate people from completely different worlds. (And yes, one of those worlds is a stuffy universe full of anal people who really do believe that witches should be forbidden to dance in public. I’m basically a rule breaker at heart, so this particular stricture annoyed the crap out of me. I’ve played the Footloose theme song more than once since I started the story and I kept hoping that the dimension-hopping heroine would find some way to grab Kevin Bacon’s character and pull him into the plot for one bust-out, bust a move scene involving cheesy 80s soundtracks.

Zoe Forward has a whole lot going on in her really original PNR universe. Her mythology is primarily Greek and largely unfamiliar to me. It’s certainly original, but there were points when I felt lost. Rarely do I say, “Gee, this story needs more back story.”

“Gee, this story needs more back story.”

I’m not a (complete) idiot, so I managed to follow the gist of most of what was going on. A few finer points probably continue to elude me. To hit the hammer on the head: this is a paranormal, modern day Romeo and Juliette tale of star-crossed lovers who are surrounded by awful, rule-bound idiots on all sides (both friend and foe). 

Not to say that the annoying characters are cardboard. In fact, the author writes well-rounded and engaging secondary characters. You hate them. You feel sorry for them. And you really want to see (at least one of them) again in a story of their very own. The male vet (Kat’s partner) is absolutely scrumptious and I wanted to read more about him.

For the most part, I disliked the heroine. She kept making the same dumb mistakes and allowing suspicion/paranoia to rule her. By the time she ran out on the hero for the third time, I was ready to throttle her. To her credit, she does grow and learn and overcomes her cut and run bad behaviors.

Matt is delicious and drool-worthy. Absolutely a “want to see this man on a platter” hero. I felt for him and with him as he deals with his screwy druid family, personal issues, and the flighty heroine.

Sex scenes are HOT. No complaints here.

Let’s see…writing style is smooth and engaging. Pacing is good. Editing: solid.

I purchased the book and the author did not request a review. If a sniper kills me sometime in the next year, you guys know who the primary suspect should be.

Two Snarks Up. Snark on!

Book Title: Protecting His Witch

Publisher: Entangled (Covet)

Author: Zoe Forward

Release Date: 10/27/14

Genre: Paranormal Romance

 

Author Email: zforward@aol.com

Author Website: http://www.zoeforward.com

Author Blog: http:/www.zoeforwardblog.blogspot.com

Author Twitter: @ZoeForward1

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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Protecting-Witch-Keepers-novel-Entangled-ebook/dp/B00O7B9RSO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413194284&sr=8-2&keywords=zoe+forward

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/protecting-his-witch-zoe-forward/1120504413?ean=9781633751002

 

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All Romance: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/productprotectinghiswitch-1644531-143.html

Author Bio:

Zoe Forward is a hopeless romantic who can’t decide between paranormal and urban fantasy romance. So she writes both. In addition to being a mom to one rambunctious kindergartener and wife to a conservation ecologist who plans to save all the big cats on the planet, she’s a small animal veterinarian caring for all the small furries, although there is the occasional hermit crab.

When she’s not typing at her laptop, she’s tying on a karate belt for her son or cleaning up the newest pet mess from the menagerie that occupies her house. She’s madly in love with her globe trotting husband of ten years and happiest when he returns to their home base in North Carolina.

 

EXCERPT

Softly he said, “Ten years ago you started whatever this thing is between us. You cursed me and then disappeared. How do you pop in and out of my life? Are you playing a game?” He massaged his forehead and whispered, “You really are one of the witches, aren’t you?”

Witches?

His low, teasing laugh sent a wave of goose bumps down the back of her thighs. Her gaze shot to his. His blue eyes simmered. He had shifted gears. This wasn’t the cool, iron will, interrogator Matt. Memory sucked her back to that night so long ago. This was the wild man. The man who exuded passion with each subtle movement. Answering need echoed throughout her body, burning her with the memory of their past.

He leaned over her. His eyes dilated like a cat about to pounce.

“I’m not a witch.” She tried to breathe evenly and mask her body’s reaction to the idea of being pinned again beneath all those hard contours. So big, broad…and, oh God, she was in trouble. Lust sizzled through her every nerve ending.

He laughed with a deep, rich sound. “Deny it all you want.”

 

 

 

Due to issues I’m having with Twitter, I’m unable to pull the HTML for most of the Tweets between this one and Chapter. 19. My apologies.

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