Duncan swallowed uneasy feelings when the Sidhe foisted demon containment off onto the witches two hundred years before. He’s annoyed when the Sidhe leader sends him to haul a witch across the Atlantic to bail them out. Until he sees the witch in question. Colleen is unquestionably the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on. Strong and gutsy, too. When she refuses to come with him, because she’s needed in Seattle, he immediately offers his assistance. Anything to remain in her presence.
Colleen can’t believe how gorgeous the Sidhe is, but she doesn’t have time for such nonsense. She, Jenna, and Roz are the only hedge Earth has against being overrun by Hell’s minions. Even with help from a powerful magic wielder like Duncan, the odds aren’t good and the demons know it. Sensing victory is within their grasp, they close in for the kill.
Colleen is a witch but she's so much more. She's also one of three surviving demon hunting witches, cursed by the Fae to hunt and trap demons and save the human world. Demon activity has started to escalate and Colleen is about to undertake a journey to meet up with her friend when a Sidhe turns up asking for her help. Duncan the Sidhe warrior is immediately struck by the bewitching Colleen and realises the only way forward is for them to work together. Colleen knows little of the truth behind her demon hunting heritage but it's clear Duncan has the answers she needs.
Duncan really needs Colleen to follow him back to England but agrees to help her with her current mission in Seattle, even though he knows the witches don't really trust him. Upon arriving, they are immediately confronted by animosity and distrust but it's clear that Colleen is happy to stand at Duncan's side. Can Duncan convince Colleen to travel back home with him or is her place with her Coven? The demon activity has to be stopped but the source of it is about to turn Colleen's world upside down. The witches have good reason not to trust any Sidhe and this could well be their last stand.
This is a much shorter book than I usually like but as usual from this author the writing and story building just pulled me in. Colleen and her fellow witches, Jenna and Roz, are sharp and believable characters that suffer so much in order to preserve a balance. These are strong determined women who realise that every day could be their last and are prepared to grab at happiness. Life is for living and I applaud Colleen's ability to accept Duncan into her heart so readily.
As for Duncan, he's over a thousand years old and knows what he wants and goes for it. Duncan may not be the chest beating alpha some books offer but he's prepared to stand up to his own peers and Queen if that's what it takes. Whilst there was very little sexual tension and build up to the romance, I do think it works in this story but I, personally, missed the chase that some books offer.
This is a story that moves quickly and engages the your attention. It's more than just romance though, as humour is interjected in the person of a very amusing Changeling called Bubba! I adore the use of Celtic legends intertwined with this modern day setting and the forbidden love aspect just added to the fun.
If you fancy reading an action packed sexy paranormal with a noble hero and a strong heroine then this could fit the bill. I sincerely hope that Roz and Jenna get their own books. There's one particular Sidhe that tantalised me, oh and I'd like to see much more from the Unseelie court as the author teased with a brief glimpse of their powers.
A passionate action packed story!
This is an e-book and is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble for $3.99.