By Alanea Alder
Bewitched and Bewildered, book #6
Category: Paranormal Romance
Overall Rating: 3.95
- Captivation: 4
- Sizzle: 4
- Romance: 4
- Enjoyment: 4
- Literacy: 3.75
Book Description: The next chapter in the Bewitched and Bewildered series is about to begin.
Meryn and Beth have been summoned by Beth’s uncle and council elder, Magnus Rioux to the vampire’s pillar city of Noctem Falls. Meryn in a city of vampires, what could go wrong? Aiden and Gavriel are about to find out.
Eva Mae Miller has been around for a long time. But never in all of her centuries has she ever had to turn to vampires for sanctuary. But when whole paranormal families begin disappearing in her quiet Texas suburb, Eva knows that it’s time to set her pride aside and join the other refugees heading to Noctem Falls for protection.
Adriel Aristaios doesn’t know what to make of the small human his commander is mated to. Bethy assures him that Meryn is sane, but he’s not so sure. Magnus must be out of his mind bringing a pregnant human and precious Bethy back to the City of the Night, just as things are about to get ugly. To complicate matters he’s pretty sure the sassy, blonde shifter who has just arrived is his mate. How can he possibly do his duty and protect their Prince, when he has not only his commander’s mate and little Bethy to guard, but also the woman who has stolen his heart.
When racial tensions threaten to boil over and sink the city in chaos, Adriel surprisingly finds himself relying on wacky little Meryn and his mate to help keep things from turning violent. But as more information comes to light, it’s clear that someone is out to destroy his city. The question is will they find them in time?
As the paranormal world teeters on the brink of chaos, he finds himself protecting not his brother’s mate, but his own.
Captivation: The change in location and characters causes both a level of interest and frustration. I continue to read the series, this book wasn’t as interesting as the priors for me. A little too much change a little too quickly, without full resolution from the prior location.
Sizzle: The intimacy for this book is on par with the others – good, not best, but fun to read and watch build.
Romance: The relationship building and character personality changes are interesting and fun to read. The never-ending entertainment from Meryn continues, and Eva makes it even more entertaining.
Enjoyment: The series plot from the prior 5 books remains unresolved. The series continues and a brand new, potentially unrelated plot pops up unexpectedly. The personality of the main character and his inner conflict until toward the end of the book make this particular book somewhat aggravating. Despite these things, the book continues to be an interesting read, though not my favored of the series.
Literacy: And yet more continuation of the grammatical errors. How many ways can one say there are too many, too easily fixed, and it’s all annoying?
Overall, though I do enjoy this book, and it continues on my read again bookshelf, I am disappointed with the turn in the series without a better level of resolution from the plot of the prior books. This one seemed out of place in the scheme of things.