Sara's Review: American Witch (American Witch #1) by Thea Harrison
APC PUBLISHER: Teddy Harrison LLC RELEASED: April 29, 2019 GENRE: PARANORMAL ROMANCE LENGTH: 420 pages FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK
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Power can change a person… For months Molly Sullivan endures the inexplicable: electrical surges, car breakdowns, visions. She even wonders if she might be the cause… and wonders if she might be crazy. Then she discovers her husband has cheated on her. Again. Now Molly realizes she is a newly awakening witch and a woman pushed over the edge. Revenge can shape a person… Josiah Mason is a Powerful witch and the leader of a secret coven with a shared goal: to destroy an ancient enemy who has ruined many lives. Josiah lost years to this man, and his sole focus is revenge. He’s prepared for every contingency—except encountering a beautiful new witch who understands nothing of the immense Power building within her or the attraction she wields over him. Danger can bring them together… When divorcing her husband, Molly uncovers a dangerous secret he’s willing to kill to protect. She turns to Josiah for help, and they discover a connection between Molly’s husband and Josiah’s enemy. As they work together, a spark ignites between them that threatens to become an inferno. But Molly is done compromising herself for any man, and Josiah’s mission is his top priority. And the enemy is cunning, cruel, and drawing ever closer. As the danger escalates, so does the tension between them. Is a lasting relationship possible? Will either of them live long enough to try?
FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS
I wasn’t sure what to expect for this one. Because even though the characters are set in the same world as the Elder Races, they aren’t shifters, vampires, fey. They are Witches. Not only that our lead character Molly doesn’t even know she is a Witch. That is until she discovers her husband has been cheating on her and everything comes to a head, and her power wakes up in a colossal way. Josiah, who in my honest opinion is an arrogant, self-righteous prick, is a powerful witch who was there the night Molly’s powers woke up. He spends a good portion of the story trying to manipulate her into doing his bidding. I honestly thought he was going to turn out to be the bad guy at first. The story has a suspenseful plot and danger. The interaction with Molly and Josiah were so dramatic and just full of needless arguments that older adults shouldn’t be having. Their characters felt like they should have been in there 20’s with as emotional as they were reacting to each other. Overall I enjoyed the story, and I am looking forward to continuing the series and seeing where it leads. I am giving American Witch 4 Boundless Stars.