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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bewitching Angel by Heide Katros

Bewitching Angel by Heide Katros
Publisher: Firedrakes Weyr
Genre: Historical
Length: Full (252 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Review by: Tiger Lily

Bewitching Angel is about a woman accused of a murder she didn’t commit. As Angelique flees for her life, she runs straight into the arms of American sea captain, Brett Demaraux. While she carefully guards her secret, Brett has one of his own, one that might cost Angelique her life.

Many things can happen in an instant. One can meet a new friend, fall in love, lose a loved one, or learn a new language. In the case of Bewitching Angel, Brett Demaraux finds a new companion and loses his heart to the one woman he can’t understand – Angelique de Perrot.

Ms. Katros novel is bright and captivating from page one. In her home village, Angelique is thought to be a witch. Through the help of her maid, she escapes and runs into – literally - Captain Brett Demaraux. He mistakenly sees her short hair and thinks she’s a frail male street urchin. Because they speak different languages and her fear for her life, she cannot tell him of her true identity.

The characters are smart and cunning. I enjoyed Brett, the quintessential American alpha male. He made her swoon, while keeping the reader enthralled as well. Angelique’s character came off a bit weak in the beginning, but grew as the story progressed. I respected her strength and determination to show Brett her true feelings. Their mutual passion passed beyond the language barrier and was strong enough that the reader could feel them as well.

The villains in this story are truly inexcusable and bring a sense of contrast to the story that drives the conflict.

If you want a sweeping historical romance filled with steamy nights and blazing passion, then Bewitching Angel is for you. I give this novel 4 ½ cherries!

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