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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Seven Year Witch by Jodi Redford

The Seven Year Witch by Jodi Redford
That Old Black Magic Book 2
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (176 Pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly

After this much foreplay, something’s bound to combust.

That Old Black Magic, Book 2

As head mistress of Beaumont coven house, Clarissa Miles has perfected two things: keeping her sister witches from accidently turning innocent bystanders into toads, and resisting the sexy overtures of her familiar, werewolf Logan Scott.

But her resolve is vanishing—fast. Seven years ago she sold her soul to save her father, and that contract is coming due. The allure of spending her last days indulging in some dirty, naked loving is too tempting to resist.

Logan has patiently ridden out the past seven years, content to do Clarissa’s bidding and ignoring his consuming need to mark her as his. Now that the ban on witch/familiar fraternizing has been lifted, he’s off the leash and ready to launch a full-on sensual assault on her defenses. They’re destined mates, and he’ll do whatever it takes to convince her.

It’s delightfully easy to get her in bed. Get at her heart? Not so much. Especially when a deadly predator stakes its claim on her…and Logan faces a battle not only to win her heart, but save her soul.

This is Jodi Redford’s second visit to this wonderful world, filled with witches, their familiars and all kinds of beings we don’t often see.

What would you do to protect those you care about? That is the decision Clarissa Miles had to make, and now the payment for that safety is coming due. Seven years ago, Clarissa sold her soul to protect her father, and now the demon that holds the contract is calling it in. She has just seven days left to put her affairs in order, before leaving all she holds dear behind for a ‘life’ with Seven, the demon holding her contract for her soul.

Ever since becoming her familiar, Logan Scott has made his desire for Clarissa clear, and she is tired of denying her feelings for him. She decides she will indulge in one brief and passionate fling with Logan, before she is gone forever. But she didn’t take into account the determination of one very hot and sexy werewolf to keep what is his, and Clarissa is definitely his. Can Logan and the coven find a way to defeat Seven and bring Clarissa home? Will Clarissa save one soul from the demon before going? And will the coven discover just what Seven is before it’s too late?

This is a terrific follow up to Ms. Redford’s first of this series, and I have been waiting for Clarissa and Logan’s story. I enjoyed seeing the characters from book one again, and seeing the progress they have made.

Clarissa is determined to be strong, and face her choice without complaint. I like that she makes no excuses or apologies for what she has done, and that she is determined to face Seven with dignity, but she doesn’t count on losing her heart to Logan. I enjoyed watching as Clarissa decided to strike out and stop Seven from claiming more souls, even as she knows she is doomed. I loved the strength she had throughout this story.

Logan is a hot and sexy werewolf, determined to claim his mate. And he knows, deep down where it counts, that Clarissa is the only one for him. I loved watching as he gets what he wants, only to realize that he wants forever, and then discovers he is going to lose her to Seven if he can’t figure out how to beat the demon once and for all. I love that Logan never gives up, and fights for what he wants.

This is a story of love overcoming all obstacles, and the lengths we will go to beat evil. I enjoyed watching the coven unite to save one of their own, and it was fun visiting the coven house and seeing Gloria and Mrs. Peach. The secondary characters are a delight, and the humor here is integral to the story at times. I loved seeing the love that was between all of the characters, and the fight for a happy ever after was definitely a life or death battle. But it is so worth the journey, and I wholeheartedly recommend this book. Do we ever discover just what kind of being Seven really is? Read The Seven Year Witch to find out.

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