Monday, January 9, 2017

Summer Court by S.M. Reine [Review]

 Summer Court by S.M. Reine
Summer Court (The Tarot Witches #4) by S.M. Reine
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: August 4, 2016

The Tarot Witches
1. Caged Wolf
2. Forbidden Witches
3. Winter Court
4. Summer Court - Kindle

S.M. Reine
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Half a year ago, Samita Madin shared one steamy night with a friend - what she thought would be just a fling with that firefighter her mom didn't like. But she couldn't stop thinking about Slater Reinhard in the weeks that followed. Especially once she realized she'd gotten pregnant from their tryst.

Samita had every intent of staying in Toronto, keeping the baby a secret from Slater. But then demons attacked North America in a massive catastrophe known as the Breaking, which let Hell pour onto Earth. Separated from her family, and injured in a collapsing building, she has no choice but to let Slater protect her - and their unborn baby - from the preternatural onslaught.

But now Slater's one of the preternaturals. He's been bitten by a werewolf since the last time they saw each other. He's changing from a hero firefighter into a monster with urges that he can't control.

A lot of those urges have to do with Samita.

He only needs one glance from Samita to vow he'll get her and their baby through the end of the world. And Slater has every intent of claiming Samita as his mate.
Thoughts on Summer Court: This was a tough one to read. Mostly because I could see how difficult it was for Samita to be thrown into the middle of all the crazy Tarot stuff while dealing with her pregnancy AND the end of the world. Add in the coven being divided into two very zealous sides and...well, both of them made me ragey for different reasons, so it was messy. I had my angry eyes on, guys. My angry eyes.

I can honestly say I didn't like all the various couples after meeting them again. Some of them, yes, but seeing them through an outsider's eyes stripped away some of their likability. Plus, the fact that Samita wasn't given much of a chance to acclimate (understandable given the end of the world hurtling toward them) just made me...I DON'T KNOW. There was a decided lack of empathy from the coven where Samita was concerned and, while I get why they were acting like they were, it made it hard to want to see them succeed.

Which is ridiculous, really, because succeeding meant the coven would survive and that was kinda important.

Knowing what was coming down the line for some of the Tarot Witch/werewolf couples made meeting them again bittersweet. BUT I really enjoyed how Samita and Slater's story played out. There was a point where I wondered how Samita was going to get over her bone deep dread of commitment before the end of the world hit. I mean, it was RIGHT THERE and she still had her issues to deal with.

Once all is said and done, I genuinely liked the end of this series. Things might get messy later on, but Samita and Slater found their happy place. Sure, it was during the end of the world with demons practically breathing down their necks, but they found it. And that's what it's all about, right?

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