Friday, 25 November 2016
Protecting His Witch by Zoe Forward (#1 Keepers of the Veil)
Series: Keepers of the Veil (#1)
Author: Zoe Forward
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: 27th October 2014
Challenges: 2016 Blogger Shame, 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, My TBR List Meme
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads): 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...
So other than the fact that it won my TBR list vote this month, I'd forgotten just about everything there was to do with Protecting His Witch, so reading it was definitely fun! I had no clue what I was getting in for! Saying that, it wasn't quite what I was expecting, which I think was something to do with the interesting dimension hopping elements.
The world building was good. There were elements of the ancient Greeks in there, as well as magic and the aforementioned dimension hopping. Everything worked well together and I thought that the overall world was intersting and the way that the characters interacted with it, and had various bits of knowlege about, was good. It really added something to the story.
Matt was a little bit of a player and despite his great chemistry with Kat, I found it took a while for me to warm up to him. There was a little bit too much of a bad boy vibe about him. He didn't seem to really respect women, even with Kat's curse in place.
Saying that, the two leads did have good chemistry, and I did believe in their relationship right from the off. And what a start to their relationship! It was definitely a highly intrigueing opening chapter, and had me interested from the first page.
This was a good read, and a little different from normal witchy romances!