How does a witch stay safe if a killer can get through her protection spells?My Thoughts: Okay. So... bloody and dark? Check. Fun and entertaining? Double check. Romance with a side of danger? INDEED! What does that mean? Oh, it means I liked this one. It has a nice blend of magic and mayhem that sidles alongside the mystery of who's committing horrible murders.
Witches like Ruby and Courtney can take care of themselves. So when Courtney is murdered, Ruby’s world crashes to a halt. The only thing keeping her grounded is the return of Courtney’s brother, Cooper. He seeks revenge, but Ruby wants to help other witches stay alive. To do that, she’ll have to reunite with her old coven’s High Priest, who also happens to be her cheating ex-boyfriend.
If that wasn’t awkward enough, when the killer gets too close, Cooper temporarily moves into Ruby’s place while a police officer tails her every move. Cooper’s presence distracts Ruby as they fight their desire against their need to stay safe. Then Courtney begins to haunt Ruby’s dreams and secrets are spilled, things from Cooper’s past that could get them both killed. The killer continues to stalk Ruby and the more she discovers, the more she fears she won’t be able to keep her heart in her chest.
Now, I will admit to being a little perturbed over some of Ruby's love life choices. I really don't understand why she'd be looking at another guy - especially one that had cheated on her in the past - when she had Cooper close at hand. But... I also *get* why she wasn't quite as clear-eyed as she should have been. Emotional turmoil can cause people to make bad decisions and Ruby was pretty torn up about what was happening.
Cooper's past made him intriguing. I liked the chemistry he and Ruby had together. I liked that he was willing to do what he had to do to keep her safe. I liked that Courtney popped up and was able to put her two cents in regarding the two of them even after she'd died. Ghostly shenanigans always give me a smile or two.
Overall, this was a fun, suspenseful read that kept the blood flowing and the body count high. ALL THINGS I LIKE!
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Witch Hearts was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.