Series: Otherworld Romance
by Stacey Kennedy
Rating: 3 STARS
A murder has brought Talon, Master of Guardians, and his Witch, Zia, Master of Witches to Chicago. The manner of death appears to be a suicide, but Talon is not ready to close the case. To avenge the Guardian who is linked to his past, he agrees to take on the assignment, and find out who killed her.
As they dive deeper into the investigation, they find themselves entering a world where BDSM is the norm. A lifestyle Zia is not comfortable with. Rattled by this new development, Zia is more than ready to return to the Otherworld. But things are about to take a twist. As they meet with members of the BDSM club to gain clues, one vampire stands out among the rest—a young woman who has appeared to be enslaved by another. Now, not only are they hunting a killer, they will have to discover why supernaturals in Chicago seem to be under someone’s control.
The mission brings not only danger, but also forces Talon to deal with decades old guilt that corrodes his soul. Every event that unfolds only deepens his fight and pushes him to face an ultimate choice—what is more important, his duty to the Otherworld, or the Witch he holds closest to his heart?
Whitlyn, a former great warrior/guardian to the Otherworld, is discovered dead in her apartment. Talon, Master of Guardians, is called in to investigate. This becomes extremely personal for him in that she is the mother of his son, Kyden, the greatest gift that he has ever received. He will find out who did this and he will make them pay. Helping Talon is his witch, Zia, who is the love of his life. We met lots of other supernaturals such as the Master of Vampires and Patriarch of the Wolves who all work to keep the Earthworld and the humans living there safe. Their main goal in this moment is discovering who poisoned Whitlyn and is controlling other supernaturals.
A Warrior’s Witch has a lot of elements to wade through to get to the core of this story. The core is Talon and Zia’s love for each other and how they must overcome their own insecurities and embrace their relationship. What I liked about A Warrior’s Witch was the passion that Talon and Zia have for each other. It is evident in every word that is written and you feel it. What I didn’t care for was I had I tough time with the names that are unusual sounding and similar sounding. There were times that I forgot who was who.
You are taken from Chicago to the shores of Scotland to the Otherworld and Kennedy does know how to create a fantastical world filled with interesting creatures. I will read another book by Kennedy and hopefully I can immerse myself in her characters and they will become familiar to me and not so confusing.
ABOUT STACEY KENNEDY
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*Book provided from author via The Bookish Snob Promotions as part of a blog tour. This in no way has influenced my review and my opinions are my own.