My Rating - 4 StarsBlood Series Book 1
Darby is a kind, intelligent, level-headed young woman who enjoys her peaceful, ordinary existence and loves her younger sister Rowan with her whole heart. Rowan is an energetic whirlwind who is somewhat scatter-brained and a trouble magnet. Since the death of their parents several years ago the two sisters rely on each other. They know that they are descended from a long line of witches because they found some old books and a diary. However, neither has ever shown any particular gifts in that area.
I enjoyed this fun paranormal romantic tale. Written in an easy conversational style, it was at times quite humorous. I thought the pacing of the story was good. This story is very light on the sex – it is only implied in a few places. Parents should feel quite comfortable letting their teenage children read this book. I absolutely adored the “manly” feline, Harry. There was an excellent sense of suspense in the latter half of the book and I became invested in discovering if the couples were meant to be together or if hatred and bigotry would tear Rowan and Blake apart. This is the first book in a series by this author. I will be reading the next book, Blood Moon, within days where I am hoping the brooding, sexy Dean Wolfe – Rowan’s mentor and friend - will show his amorous side. If you enjoy books with witches, vampires and werewolves living secretly within our society you should read this one.