Saturday, May 18, 2013

Review: Werewolves Be Damned (Magic & Mayhem #1) by Stacey Kennedy

Werewolves Be Damned (Magic & Mayhem, #1)
Werewolves Be Damned (Magic & Mayhem #1) by Stacey Kennedy
Published on April 15, 2013 by Entangled Publishing
Purchase: Amazon
About the book
Nexi Jones—part witch, part guardian, and wannabe kick-ass warrior—can’t throw a punch or conjure the simplest magic. But that doesn’t stop her from hunting the werewolves who slaughtered her human family. She’ll have her revenge, but only if Kyden, the elite guardian, would get the hell out of her way.

Kyden can’t decide if Nexi wants to get herself killed or if she just has no clue what she’s doing. But her father made it clear: keep Nexi safe…or else. Of course, the more Nexi runs toward revenge, the more she needs Kyden’s aid, and as she grows into her power and confidence, so does his desire to protect her. The only problem? She’d rather he dropped dead.

But when a vampire paints a bull’s-eye on Nexi’s back, she’s hard-pressed to deny Kyden and the help he’s offering. Even if it means getting her revenge will be a little bit harder. At least it will still be as sweet.

This story was previously published elsewhere under the title The Willow in 2010, and has been revised and expanded for Entangled Publishing.

My thoughts:
This book was so much fun!  It had EVERYTHING I love in my paranormal reads!  A kick arse heroine who will do anything for the people she loves, a scorching alpha male who tells it like it is, and a wonderful cast of secondary characters that help bring out the wonderful story.  Pure awesomeness!

Nexi Jones has her life turned completely upside down after losing her parents.  She finds out that she is part witch and part guardian and that she is destined for a life that she never even thought existed.  She is quickly pulled into this new life and Nexi learns that someone is out to get her only she doesn't know why.  Well when Kyden, her smexy alpha male, is taken she throws all caution to the wind and vows to stop at nothing to get him back.  Again I say pure awsomeness!

I loved Nexi.  She was exactly who I hope I would be if I were ever in this type of situation.  Which I mean I will never be, but in my dreams I am always this kick bookies woman with a hawtie by my side ha!  I really loved how she never gave up and even in the end she didn't take the cowards way out.  I felt for her at the end and my heart broke for her, but she was strong and did what she had to do.  Kyden was also beyond amazing.  These two together were on fire!  He was THE alpha male and when he told Nexi she was his I got goosebumps.  There is nothing hotter to me than a guy doing this, would I like it in real life, no, but in a book hale YES!  I appreciated how Kyden let Nexi take on the world without interfering.  He protected her when he needed to, but he let her do what she did best and I loved him for that.

The story was a good one, I loved the world and the lore that the author used.  It was a nice spin on the paranormal genre and I am very much looking forward to reading more from this world.  I have always had a thing for paranormal/urban fantasy worlds and this one is definitely a wonderful addition to my collection!

If you are looking for a fun read with a hawt romance then look no further! 

4 Suns


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