Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Rescued by Hazel Hunter

Discretion advised: This book may be unsuitable for anyone under the age of 18, due to mature themes, language and sexual content.
Title: Rescued
Author:  Hazel Hunter
Series: Silver Wood Coven
Publication Date: Jun 2015
Publisher: Allure Press
Age Group: 18+
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 189
Format: ePub
Source: Purchased
Buy the Book: Amazon | Goodreads

Templar Michael Charbon has been watching the young witch for months. Homeless, beautiful, and living in Central Park, she seems to charm everyone she meets. They shower her with kindness, and yet he never witnesses magic. Only when he rescues her from a rapist, does he understand why: Summer has no memory, not even of her real name. Though he barely resists her inexplicable pull on him, he would gladly break his vows to make her his own.

Magus Corps Major Troy Atwater is surprised to hear from Michael. But their long past together puts Michael’s word beyond doubt. Troy collects the beautiful, young witch from the Templar, before her strange attraction drives half of New York wild. A powerful warlock in his own right, Troy manages to veil her seductive appeal, so that he and the coven can help her. But a passionate bond quickly envelopes them that goes far beyond her charms.

For her part, Summer’s head is swimming. With barely a memory, she can hardly comprehend the ancient world of Wiccans and Templars. More than that she finds herself torn between two very different men. But as the extent of her powers reveal themselves and her deadly past returns in painful snippets, she finds that she isn’t meant to choose between Michael or Troy. She must have them both.

   I really like books that I can read in one sitting (I hate them too, but that's another post) and I could do that with this one. It's really well written, though there were a few times that the phrasing kind of pulled me out of the story. That was due to the use of the word "for." Several times, she uses sentences like this: "He couldn’t even condemn her for breaking in, for he’d seen her use a key to access the back door." While technically correct, it's really outdated. Otherwise, the writing was excellent. I didn't really notice any editing or formatting issues--which we all know are big issues for me.

   This one really requires a massive amount of suspension of disbelief, especially considering there are several glaring plot holes. All of those holes revolve around the sex compulsion felt by the main characters. But, it's sex... and sometimes strange things happen, so I'm willing to overlook it.

   I do have to say, I wondered while reading this if it started as a fan fic or maybe just inspired by The Last Witch Hunter... there are so many things that remind me of that film, but this book was released a few months before that movie hit theaters.

  The story is intriguing and keeps you guessing. The characters are well developed and I look forward to seeing how they grow in the rest of the series.

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