Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Something About Witches (Arcane Shot, #1)Something About Witches by Joey W. Hill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Reviewed for TwoLips Reviews
4 1/2 Kisses
2 1/2 Peppers (implied hardcore BDSM, oral sex, violence, D/s)

You think you've got problems? Ruby Night Divine will show you what real problems are. She's a witch who owns a gun shop. Her rationale? "Sometimes magic comes through; sometimes it doesn't. But superior firepower never lets you down." Ruby and Derek Stormwind have a history, and it's not pretty. In fact, she did everything in her power to make it difficult for him to find her, including using soul magic on him. He wasn't there when she needed him, so she cut him out completely. But when she's truly honest with herself, the only thing she wanted more than for him not to find her was for him to find her.

It's been three years since she left him, and she feels a stab of disappointment when she realizes he only found her because he has a job for her. A coven in Florida is sitting on a magical fault line that needs repairing and reinforcement and they need her to help train them. Meanwhile, Derek delves into the dark issues Ruby is having and lets her know that no matter what she does or has done, he's not letting her go again.

Something About Witches is vivid and smart, and Joey W. Hill is a breathtakingly sensual writer. Complex, gut-wrenchingly emotional, and jam-packed with action and angst, you won't want to put this one down. This is one intense read; it will grab your heart, shake it around a bit, and not let go until the very last page. I spent part of the book feeling very frustrated with Ruby, but when her secrets are finally revealed, it all comes together and makes sense. Recommended.

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