For Elea, there’s never been a better time to turn away from witch life. The Tsar is in exile. The Vicomte is dead. And Rowan? Falling for him only broke her heart. Instead of casting spells, Elea spends her days running Braddock Farm and enjoying the flirtations of the very handsome and non-magical Philippe. Everything is going perfectly, except for one problem.
Someone’s trying to kill her.
Shujaa is a Changed One, a Creation Caster mage whose mutated form makes him invincible in battle. Now that the Tsar and Vicomte are gone, Shujaa wants to rise and rule. To do so, he must eliminate all those powerful enough to oppose him, and Elea is top on his list. Anyone who offers her aid quickly ends up dead.
In the end, there’s only one person who can keep Elea safe while helping her defeat Shujaa: Rowan. Like it or not, Elea must team up with her old love. With Philippe along for the ride, Elea plans to team with Rowan without losing her heart this time. But that’s when all her plans fall apart…
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I absolutely love this series…I was so excited to see all my favorite characters and to meet some new favorites. The new ‘bad guy’ Shujaa was intriguing and I like how it all connected. I could have smacked Rowan for being so secretive but he was doing it for Elea’s benefit, even if we don’t like it!
The dynamics of Rowan’s family was fun to figure out and I can honestly say that I completely despise his mom! The author threw a couple twists in here that I wasn’t expecting but that made it all the better. Overall, I think this is my favorite book in the series so far.
Ashley Dawn, Goodreads
The chemistry with Rowan and Elea is there from the start. Even before they see one another again you can feel it in the air and while you hate that he is engaged to Amelia I kept hoping he was right and there was an explanation that would make it better. I just love the magic these two create and not just the hybrid magic. One thing I love about them together is that they are equals, they may want to protect one another but they are equals. I really enjoy a romance that has each on equal footing and where the man accepts his partner is kick butt and doesn’t need to sit the fighting out.
Functioning Insanity Blog
I have been following this series since the beginning. Out of the three so far, this one was my absolute favorite. Elea has had it with magic and is trying to be just a farmer. But, of course, the magic life will not leave her alone. Soon, she’s dragged back in to face an even bigger villain, who isn’t exactly who he appears to be. Adding to that, Rowan is ill and won’t say why. Elea soon realizes she has to get the bottom of all the secrets to find out what’s really going on to save everyone. I really enjoyed the plot, how well-written the book was, and how engaging the characters were. There was such a wonderful mix of magic and mystery, and I appreciate that the characters sometimes don’t use magic to solve their problems.
If you are picking this book up, you should absolutely read these books in order; too much happens to keep up without reading the previous ones. And, yes, you should them pick up! I can’t wait to read more in this series! Highly recommend!
Penny Noble, Goodreads