Title: HIS WITCH TO KEEP
Series: Keepers of the Veil, #2
Author: Zoe Forward
Format: Kindle, 205 pages
Published: Entangled: Covet (November 9, 2015)
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Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses
Wanting her was one thing. Keeping her was another...
Serenity Danssaert was already in way over her head. Not even her MI6 training or her powers as one of the seven Pleiades witches is going to save her sister. Then Alexi Jovec shows up. A secret operative working for unknown forces, he's impossibly sexy and dangerous...and the guy who bailed on Serenity after a red-hot, racy night.
So bonding to him as her destined—the One—is so very wrong.
While Alexi’s need to own Serenity—body, soul, and beyond—is nearly unbearable, it's also forbidden. He's the last man who could ever be her destined. Besides, Hades's right-hand man cannot bond with a chosen Pleiades witch. He may be the one man who can protect her, but she can never be his to keep.
"You don't have any weaknesses."
"I have one." He glanced at her.
HIS WITCH TO KEEP by Zoe Forward is a bewitchingly hot second installment in the author's Keepers of the Veil series. I've always enjoyed stories that incorporate Greek mythology. Add in witches and I'm more than hooked! This is the story of former MI6 agent and Pleiades witch, Serenity Danssaert, and death reaper and demigod descendant, Alexi Jovec.
Both the hero and heroine were introduced in the previous book and I've been looking forward to reading their story ever since I read this series' thrilling debut novel, PROTECTING HIS WITCH. I am happy to report that I was not disappointed in the least. This book could be enjoyed as a standalone, but your enjoyment of HIS WITCH TO KEEP will be exponentially increased if you read this series in order.
I loved both of these characters! Both were strong-willed and excellent espionage agents. Trust was not something that either rendered easily. Their relationship was a fireworks show many times over. They have a long history.
From the moment Alexi had laid his eyes upon Serenity, he'd been mesmerized. As a death reaper, he was not privileged to have a mate. His existence was grim beyond words delivering souls to Hades at the god's whim; Serenity was the only bright spot in his world. He knew he could never have her, but he still vowed to protect her. However, now Serenity is not being herself. She's taking dangerous risks and Alexi needs to know why.
Serenity never wanted the responsibility of being a Pleiades witch nor has she ever been close to her sister. But her sister is the only family Serenity has left and now she's been kidnapped. Her sister's captors are calling the show. They are making insane demands of Serenity that are putting Serenity's life on the line. If it wasn't for Alexi stepping in, she'd already be dead. Her sister's captors have forbidden Serenity enlisting anyone's help, but even Serenity admits that she's in over her head. If she dies, her sister will take her place as one of the seven Pleiades. If both sisters die without giving birth to a female heir, their line will cease to exist which guarantees dire consequences for civilization.
Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from this read:
"I can't watch you die tonight."
"What? A big boy like you couldn't handle a little distraction?"
"Little distraction? You had your hand on my cock and your tongue down my throat. I call that a pretty big distraction."
"Shall we take it slow this time? Maybe I'll make you beg me to let you come."
"I don't beg."
He laughed wholeheartedly. "We'll see about that."
This was a fast-paced, sexy tale teeming with humor, sizzling romance, mystery and suspense. The action sequences will keep you on the edge of your seat. The ending blew me away as did many of the twists and turns through-out. I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys sizzling paranormal romances with an imaginative storyline!
Suggested Reading Order:
PROTECTING HIS WITCH (Book #1)
HIS WITCH TO KEEP (Book #2)