Friday, December 18, 2015

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: A BEWITCHING CHRISTMAS by AMANDA J. GREENE

A Bewitching Christmas (Under Realm Assassins, #1 )

A BEWITCHING CHRISTMAS
by
AMANDA J. GREENE
SERIES: (UNDER REALM ASSASSINS)
PUBLISHED: DECEMBER 16, 2013



It has been seven years since Analette Dyson stopped practicing magic and headed to New York, where she created a new life, complete with a fabulous job, an apartment in Central Park West, and a sexy werewolf fiancé. She never planned on returning to her small home town in Maine, but when she learns her grandmother is ill, she decides to pop over for a visit and what better time than Christmas? Excited for her fiancé to meet her family, they head up a day early. 

Worst idea ever!

After doing some last minute Christmas shopping, Analette returns to their hotel to find her fiancé in bed with another woman. Cursing the universe for her never ending bad luck with men and dreading telling her family about her cheating fiancé, she heads to the bar to self medicate. 

Not one to celebrate the holidays, vampire and assassin, Cole McRae, has followed a lead to a rustic town in witch territory. But after a few days of research and waiting for his target to show, he begins to suspect he has wasted his time. That is, until he meets a curvaceous blonde with bewitching green eyes at the local bar. One night with the enchanting Analette could make this useless trip well worth his time.

Their passion is undeniable and unbeknownst to them, their fates are intertwined. Magic and romance will strike on Christmas, changing their lives forever.



I received a gifted copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed in this review is 100% my own.

What do a witch and a vampire have in common? Under normal circumstances absolutely nothing. However, in A Bewitching Christmas, it’s a werewolf.

Cole McRae is a vampire and an assassin for the Under Realm Society. Currently, he is tracking a werewolf named Trent aka Silver.  Silver is a notorious magic thief and is considered dangerous. A magic thief is someone who murders witches to obtain their magic.  His intended target in Analette Dyson. He had worked his way into her life, eventually becoming her fiancé. It was her intention to introduce him to her family. However, she caught him in a compromising situation with another female. She decided to drown her sorrows in the local bar. While there she met the devastatingly handsome and sexy Cole McRae. There was an immediate and mutual attraction and, they decided to explore it, if only for one night.

Analette and Cole complemented each other.  Analette considered herself to be boring and predictable. However, she intended to change that by spending a night in the arms of a vampire. Being with Cole allowed her to embrace her wild side.   Cole's life was filled with darkness. He was damaged and incapable of having any emotional attachment.  However, after spending a night in Analette's arms, he felt alive.  Will these two wounded souls be able to move past their pain and embrace what the future holds for them?

Connecting with the characters was not a difficult feat. I understood the emotional trauma that they had both experienced. Cole’s experience prevented him from opening himself to the possibility of love. Analette’s experience prevented her from fully embracing her true nature as a witch. She gave up on practicing magic, which made her susceptible to the likes of Trent.

The story, although short was spicy, steamy and suspenseful.  It packed a whole lot of punch that it kept me on my toes.  The story was fast-paced and compelling. I could not wait to see how it would end.  The vivid descriptions gave the story a realistic feel. This made for an enjoyable read.

This is my first time reading Amanda Greene's work and, it will not be my last. I believe that this a great start to the series.  This story is not only suitable for Christmas but also for anytime of the year. I can't wait to see what next Ms. Greene as in store for her fans.









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