Sunday, February 10, 2013

{Book Review} The Cat's Meow (Witch's Brew #1) by Stacey Kennedy

The Cat's Meow (Witch's Brew #1)
by Stacey Kennedy
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Released: December 13th 2012
Genre: Fiction - Adult: Paranormal Romance
How I got it: Received a copy from the author

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.

Review: The Cat's Meow combined suspense, romance and the paranormal. Libby is a witch who is an enchantress in her coven the only enchantress. To me it seemed that as an enchantress she basically policed for her coven, making sure bad folks didn't get into black magic. Libby is called out to find out what's going on with some slaughtered cats. When she gets to the crime scene she is paired with Kale a hunky, tight lipped warlock. Thinking that she is being tested Libby breaks out the big spells.
While I liked Lippy I also felt that she was a bit dense. Some things that were right there for everyone to see, went right over her head. Clearly there is chemistry between her and Kale, yet she fights it. Yeah I get why having bad experiences. Yet I felt that giving Kale mixed signals wasn't fair. For the majority of the book Kale is a mystery and he has a very good reason for it, even if Libby doesn't agree.
As the book progresses, one thing leads to another and each clue brings Libby and Kale closer to not only figuring out whats going on with the rebellion but to figuring each other out. The plot pulled me in trying to figure out who was behind the black magic and if Libby would ever get over her warlock hang up. Each twist kept me on edge, and the end held some surprises that I was not expecting.
Over all I enjoyed the story and characters.

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