Sunday, April 5, 2015

Possessing The Witch - Elle James

Possessing The Witch
Elle James
Harlequin Nocturne, Apr 1 2015, $5.75
ISBN: 9780373009435

In Chicago, Gryph Leone is a loner who works above ground but resides beneath the city.  When a wolf assaults a woman, Gryph ignores his mantra not to get involved.  Changing into a lion he attacks the shifter, but is injured.  Following her intuition and disregarding her fears of being downtown after dark, Selene Chattox the spirit witch finds the severely hurt Gryph and takes him into her home to heal.

The couple wants one another, but both fear the other, upon learning of their deepest secret, leading to rejection.  As Gryph and Selene hide their love and their respective otherworldly skill; they and her four sisters hunt the deadly shifter preying on a hapless Chicago.

The second Chattox sisters’ romantic urban fantasy (see The Witch's Initiation) is a fast-paced tale that enables readers to accept the existence of paranormal with Chicago above and below serving as a wonderful background.  The interesting protagonists’ efforts to conceal their special talent out of fear of rejection add depth to our understanding them.  Although fans will know the identity of the predator early on, Possessing the Witch captivates the subgenre audience.

Harriet Klausner

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