Midnight Desire by Shari Nichols
(Ravens Hollow Coven)
Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Danger and desire collide to form an unlikely alliance between a witch with a sordid past and a special agent who might be her future.
While trying to escape her past, kick-ass witch Willow McCray dispenses her own brand of justice swiftly and without mercy, until she crosses paths with sexy Magickal Bureau of Investigations Agent, Alex Denopoulos. Now, she must use her powers for good if she wants to stay out of Hellios, the mage prison for those who have broken the Wiccan Rede of ‘Harm ye None.’
Alex will stop at nothing to catch a killer, including recruiting notorious felon, Willow McCray, to work for the agency. While under his guard, the lines between duty and passion become blurred the more time he spends with the red-haired beauty. His penchant for justice and deep-seated hatred of witches makes a future together seem impossible. But he’s not ready to let her go. Now he’ll risk more than his badge to keep her alive.
If only Willow can vanquish the evil surrounding them and give Alex what he wants—before she loses her heart and even her very soul in the process.
What I thought
I received a copy of this book from the Author, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I am going to start by saying that I am glad that I read the second book in this series before this one. One of the main characters in this book put me off so much that I ended up DNFing the book at only 34%. More on that in a minute. Each of the books in this series can be read as standalones which is why I ended up reading the second book before this one. I can also say that this type of character behavior is not a theme for this author. So I will be continuing with her books.
I was enjoying the main storyline, however, I just could not get over the way that Alex acts. Alex is attracted to Willow great however when Willow tells him no he does not stop. He keeps pushing and pushing. I think that one of my breaking points was when he stated he would not kiss her until she said it was okay then a few pages later he does it anyway. Oh, and she told him no. It’s almost like he justifies it by stating that he knows she is attracted to him. Well, that doesn’t matter one tiny bit because she said NO!
I understand that this does not bother a lot of people and that is fine; however, for me, it is very triggering and I just can’t do it.
Like I said I will pick up the next book in this series because I do like the stories I just did not jive with this one.