on March 21st 2016
Series: Keepers of the Veil #3
Genres: adult, Paranormal, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Pleiades witch Jennifer Marcos is certain that the host of Extreme Survivor is her soulmate.
All she has to do is find a fake boyfriend, get on the show, and voila! She'll have her destiny. Unfortunately, she has to rely on ex-Russian spy Nikolai Jovec's six-foot-something of gorgeous, infuriating hotness.
To make matters worse, the electric attraction between Jen and Nikolai is hotter than ever. But the only way Nikolai can protect Jen is by hiding the identity of her true Destined...him.
Playing the Witch’s Game is an adult paranormal fantasy, and it it s the third book in the Keepers of the Veil series by Zoe Forward. Each of the books in the series can be read as standalones, but I wish that I had read each of the books in order. This was the first book in the series that I have read, and while I loved it, I think I would have enjoyed it even more if I had some more familiarity with the backstory on the witches and the world. Nonetheless, this was a great book. If you are a fan of romances that happen to be paranormal in nature and not the other way around, you will totally dig this story.
It is told in dual narrative between Jen and Nickolai, which worked out great to advance the story. I loved seeing inside Nick’s head, and I think I enjoyed his chapters more than Jen’s. He is exactly my kind of paranormal book boyfriend. Sweet but totally fierce, with a big protective streak and a fair share of jealousy. And there were many opportunities for him to showcase all of those things, because the plot in Playing the Witches game is no joke. There is non-stop action and adventure in this book. Someone is out to kill Jen, and before she finds out who it is, she finds herself on the scariest TV I have ever heard of. Think of Survivor mixed with the Hunger Games.
I want to see more of Jen and Nick’s story. I wish that they would have another book, just for them. That is sometimes the drawback to series where each book focuses on a new couple. I like to see more of the couples that I have gotten to know and love, and while they normally make a couple of cameos, if I really loved them it normally isn’t enough for me. I want them to get another book. (wink wink Zoe…) Jen and Nick have too good of chemistry for this to be it for them. I want more.
Bottom line: if you like your paranormal romances heavy on the romance side, this is a great book for you to check out. But start with book 1. And if you like bodyguard romances, even though this one isn’t strictly that, it kind of is, so it will definitely float your boat. I really liked Playing the Witch’s Game.Check out @BookBriefs review of Playing the Witch's Game by Zoe Forward @entangledpub @AuthorZForward (& Giveaway) Click To Tweet
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