By Alanea Alder
Bewitched and Bewildered, book # 4
Category: Paranormal Romance
Overall Rating: 4.15
- Captivation: 4
- Sizzle: 4
- Romance: 4
- Enjoyment: 4.5
- Literacy: 3.75
Book Description: Amelia has dreamt of her mate since she was a little girl. All her life visions of a golden prince have warmed her heart and promised a fairy-tale future. She longs for the day when they will finally be together.
When the fateful day arrives and she meets Darian for the first time, she is nearly destroyed by his unequivocal rejection. His continued denial of their destined relationship has her doubting her own self-worth and the visions she has had all her life.
Darian is teetering on the edge. He refuses to acknowledge Amelia as his mate and shadows continue to spread across his heart. He has grown used to the emptiness in his soul and almost fears the barrage of emotions she elicits. When an unexpected tragedy sends Darian spiraling into a hopeless abyss, will Amelia have the strength to pull him out, or will she succumb to her own darkness?
Captivation: This book caught and held attention from the start! It holds a great deal of surprise and is just slightly darker than the prior three. The plot thickens along with the mystery.
Sizzle: The intimacy scenes in this one are harder for me to rate as I get stuck in the relationship factor for this book. I have to continue with the statements from the prior books; the intimate scenes are not the heart-pounding, tingly scenes some want for in romance, but have just enough to them to make one raise an eyebrow and nod in appreciation.
Romance: The relationship building in this one is a bit more entertaining to my mind, than in the prior three. Such a reluctant Darian, and a determined Amelia!
Enjoyment: I really, really like this book. It holds more intrigue, more challenge than the priors, but with the same, if not more, amount of humor and fun, and a new heart-breaking element. The characters truly make this series.
Literacy: The grammatical errors continue to abound in this book. My love for the series itself makes up for the annoyance I hold for such a simple error, however, the frustration builds and builds for me each book as I continue through the series.
Overall, Love the series, and this book is one of my favorites in it. As a whole, so far, the full series sits on my read again shelf and is recommended for paranormal romance fans. Fix up these grammar errors and we have a hit, in my mind!