Sunday, February 10, 2013

Book Review: The Cat's Meow

                                              Today's review is on The Cat's Meow by Stacey Kennedy

This is the first book I have read by Kennedy and I have to say that I'm an instant fan. Her writing presents a clear picture of the characters, their surroundings, and the dangers they face. Gone are the days where the women are in the background. Now they are strong, independent, and able to take care of themselves, and Libby is no different.

Libby is her covens Enchantress, and though she tries to follow the rules she doesn't exactly like all of them and in fact finds herself on the coven's "shit list" more often than not. But Libby is an exceptionally strong Witch, and her spells are stronger than any of the others. That's why she is called in to work on a case involving the slaughter of cats around Charleston. Then the coven sends a Ward to work with Libby and she is beyond insulted.

Kale is a powerful Ward, not to mention sexy-as-hell, and Libby finds herself immediately attracted to him. Even so, Libby has had nothing but bad experiences with Warlocks. Her father left her mother when she told him she was pregnant and her ex took all the credit for solving a case that Libby pretty much lead. But according to Libby, that's a Warlock for you. Self-serving and competitive, always wanting to prove they are better than Witches. This is why she has written them all off.

But Kale seems different. As the case moves from the murder of cats to the murder of humans, Kale shows great concern for Libby's safety. He complements her about her magic, and he is so gentle at times. And the sexual tension? WOW!! And though Kale is anything but forthcoming with much information about himself, Libby cannot control her body's reaction to his closeness or his touch.

These two are so obviously in love that it's painful to know that the secrets Kale is keeping from Libby may be the one thing that could ruin his chances. Even though it is for her safety and protection.

Everything listed in Kennedy's About the Author section is true. I'll be anxiously awaiting the next installment!!

4 of 5 stars
Available at Amazon
Book Description: via Amazon

Libby is an Enchantress—a witch gifted by the Goddess to conjure spells. When a magical presence is detected around a recent string of feline slayings, Libby takes the case to uncover the reasons behind the odd deaths. Much to her displeasure, the coven also sends a sexy warlock, Kale, to assist her.

While having the muscle around proves to be useful, fighting the attraction between them is worse than a hex, especially considering Kale is keeping secrets. But soon, Libby has bigger problems than the elusive warlock when her spells turn up clues that point to something far more sinister than slaughtered cats.

Now Libby has landed herself in the midst of an uprising. She trusts no one and isn’t safe—not from the warlocks stirring up trouble. Not from the worrisome rebellion she can’t escape. And certainly not from Kale, who is weaving a very dangerous spell over her heart.

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