Short, sweet, but needed a bit more length.
The chemistry was hot and the sex fun, but I felt like I wanted to get to know the characters and their world a bit more. There's a lot of assumption on how their world works, which carries the story well enough, but I felt like it would have been a stronger story with more detail and with more character development.
Trent's issues, for example, never quite got addressed and Sam's reticence prior to this was never quite adequately explained either.
The story rolls fast enough that I could suspend my questions, but when I ended the story I felt like there should have been a bit more for it to have been really satisfying.
Otherwise, it isn't bad for a short, quick, read. Sizzle without the steak, so to speak, but not bad for all that.
Samantha has almost everything she needs to inherit her magic. Everything but Trent, the sexy shapeshifter and local sheriff she’s lusted after her entire life. She’s known for years Trent is destined to be her familiar, but the last time she approached him he turned her down flat.
Trent isn’t about to fork over his bachelorhood to a witch, especially one he knows is too good for him. Turning her down once was easy—she’d been too young and innocent—but Trent never anticipated she’d grow into such an obstinate, sexy, entirely-too-tempting woman. When she serves herself up, deliciously naked, walking away suddenly becomes difficult.
Out of time, Sam focuses on enticing Trent into her bed and into her life. But Sam’s toying with a predator, and once Trent decides he wants her, beneath him and beside him, he’ll pour every ounce of his stubborn pride into protecting what’s his.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published elsewhere as Familiar Magic. It has been substantially expanded for EC.