Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hecate’s Own


Title:  Hecate’s Own
Author:  Dana Marie Bell
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
Publisher URL:  www.samhainpublishing.com
ISBN/BIN:  978-1-61921-096-7
Genre:  {M/F}, Paranormal, Series
Rating:  5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph

Release Date April 9, 2013

Zach doesn’t know why every spell he tries, even in the beginning children’s class, backfires.  Jo agrees to try to teach him but is trying to keep her attraction to him at bay.  Circumstances interfere and everyone gets a huge surprise once they realize he is actually what is called Hecate’s Own.

The second book in the Heart’s Desire series, Hecate’s Own, gives us a very good look at the societies among the witches, wizards, and warlocks.  The author does a good job explaining the differences as the story progresses.  The Beckett family is still battling the Goodwins, who seem to have amassed a lot of power very quickly.  Part of the problem Zach has is that he is under a hex, but also needs to find and claim his mate. Once Zach claims Jo, the chemistry between the two is very intense.

A lot of the secondary characters were also in the first book, but more were added.  I was a little surprised that both mates for the remaining Beckett brothers were revealed, but can understand once everyone tried to save both Jo and Kerry from the male Goodwins.  I can also understand the men’s reluctance to accept Gen Goodwin’s help, even though she was also an Own.  I am looking forward to the story with Gen and Garrett because there is going to be lots of sparks.

There were a lot of surprises, as well as twists in this story.  It kept my interest to the point I did not want to put this one down.  The relationships between the families and the court were sometimes humorous and the Beckett brothers really acted like brothers with all the teasing, even as they had each other’s backs.

You must read Shadow of the Wolf before reading Hecate’s Own as it picks up from the end of the first book.  This is one series I will be reading again and again.

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