Pleiades witch Jennifer Marcos is certain that the host of Extreme Survivor is her soulmate. All she has to do is find a fake boyfriend, get on the show, and voila! She’ll have her destiny. Unfortunately, she has to rely on ex-Russian spy Nikolai Jovec’s six-foot-something of gorgeous, infuriating hotness. To make matters worse, the electric attraction between Jen and Nikolai is hotter than ever. But the only way Nikolai can protect Jen is by hiding the identity of her true Destined…him.
Actual rating 3.5 stars.
I’ve read the other two books in this series, and really enjoyed both of them, so I was keen to read this when it came up for review. While I definitely enjoyed Jennifer and Nick’s story, it’s my least favorite of the series so far.
Both were trying to deny the obvious attraction toward one another, and I enjoyed all the snarky sexy toing and froing. Owen was a total slimeball and it was obvious that Jen was under some form of spell.
While this was quite an action-packed read, I felt the pacing was off in the middle and it started to lose my attention. It picks up at the end and it concluded with a bang.
The romance was great as I’ve come to expect from Zoe. She knows how to write awesome romantic and sexy scenes. The writing is fab overall and I enjoy this author’s style.
My primary issue was the whole notion of the reality TV show. I can’t believe that Matt would jeopardize so many of his ‘clan’ to go on a ridiculous show. I understand she was hexed but I still struggled to wrap my head around the premise. It just wasn’t believable. The scenes of them in the show were also a bit anti-climactic – they could travel to her alternate realm when they needed to, so I didn’t feel the danger. For me, it was non-existent. When the threat materialized it was all over and done with too fast. It lacked substance and depth.
Overall, this was an enjoyable enough read. While I didn’t love it as much as the first two books, I am still invested in this series and look forward to reading the next book.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher and Inkslinger PR in exchange for my honest review.
About the Author:
Zoe Forward is a hopeless romantic who can’t decide between paranormal and contemporary romance. So, she writes both. In addition to being a mom to one rambunctious kindergartener and wife to a conservation ecologist who plans to save all the big cats on the planet, she’s a small animal veterinarian caring for all the small furries, although there is the occasional hermit crab.
When she’s not typing at her laptop she’s tying on a karate belt for her son or cleaning up the newest pet mess from the menagerie that occupies her house. She’s madly in love with her globe trotting husband of ten years and happiest when he returns to their home base in North Carolina.
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