5 STARS! I am completely loving this series! I’m savoring each one and making myself take a break between books so I can take my time and enjoy them. Each one features a couple varying from Vampires to Valkyrie to Witches (and more!).
Mari is a very young witch that is not yet immortal, but predicted to be the most powerful to have ever existed. She is young and modern; Powerful but inexperienced. 99 times out of 100 her spells end in explosions so she is reluctant to cast them, but when they work, they really work.
Bowen is over 1000 years old and still mourning the loss of his mate 200 years ago. He is trying to win the Hie so he can bring his long dead mate back to life. He isn’t looking for a new love, and is angry when Mari starts awakening feelings in him that he hasn’t felt in centuries. They bump heads during this epic challenge and neither is the same after.
“A vampire beat you? And a witch cursed you? Damn, Scot, seems you’re having a fuck-all month.”
That quote perfectly fits the attitude of the book. Funny, steamy, and full of twists that I never saw coming.
Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed—until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive. Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. It’s rumored that no one can tempt Bowen’s hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go. If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul—or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?