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American Witch by Thea Harrison
Published by Self-Published on April 29, 2019
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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For months Molly Sullivan endures the inexplicable: electrical surges, car breakdowns, visions. She even wonders if she might be the cause… and wonders if she might be crazy. Then she discovers her husband has cheated on her. Again. Now Molly realizes she is a newly awakening witch and a woman pushed over the edge.
Revenge can shape a person…
Josiah Mason is a Powerful witch and the leader of a secret coven with a shared goal: to destroy an ancient enemy who has ruined many lives. Josiah lost years to this man, and his sole focus is revenge. He’s prepared for every contingency—except encountering a beautiful new witch who understands nothing of the immense Power building within her or the attraction she wields over him.
Danger can bring them together…
When divorcing her husband, Molly uncovers a dangerous secret he’s willing to kill to protect. She turns to Josiah for help, and they discover a connection between Molly’s husband and Josiah’s enemy.
As they work together, a spark ignites between them that threatens to become an inferno. But Molly is done compromising herself for any man, and Josiah’s mission is his top priority. And the enemy is cunning, cruel, and drawing ever closer.
As the danger escalates, so does the tension between them. Is a lasting relationship possible? Will either of them live long enough to try?
I’m a big fan of the Elder Races series. It has many 5 star reads. This new series with witches in the United States is just my kind of thing because magic is my favorite. The world is just beginning and even now, there is much yet to be developed.
Molly is a competent woman who is just coming into power as a witch and as a person. Her personal life implodes and has to be rebuilt from scratch. She is strong and it’s good, because she has so much to handle. However, I do find she was a bit naive about her situation, or a bit TSTL. Being a new witch, she could be hurt or drained easily and there are others to consider besides herself.
Josiah has been focused on revenge for so long but Molly is a hurricane coming into his life. He is attracted to her, but does not need the distraction or imbalance of her new power. Frankly, since she doesn’t understand the witch world, she’s a bit of a loose cannon. To some extent, he needs to protect her from herself as well as others. The romance feels a bit rushed.
Sarah is great as a new friend and mentor for Molly. Somehow, I am unsure of how Molly is able to trust Sarah is a safe choice at the very beginning, as another witch with more knowledge could drain her for her power. It turns out well and her development is wonderful. There is still much for the readers, as well as Molly, to learn about the magical world.
American Witch builds a new world with interesting characters and plenty of action. The final battle feels realistic because things don’t go perfectly and there will be more fights in the future. So I am looking forward to more books in this world.
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