Review: A Bewitching Christmas (Under Realm Assassin’s #1) by Amanda J. Greene

December 5, 2014 Review 0

Review: A Bewitching Christmas (Under Realm Assassin’s #1) by Amanda J. Greene

It has been seven years since Analette Dyson stopped practicing magic and headed to New York, where she created a new life, complete with a fabulous job, an apartment in Central Park West, and a sexy werewolf fiancé. She never planned on returning to her small home town in Maine, but when she learns her grandmother is ill, she decides to pop over for a visit and what better time than Christmas? Excited for her fiancé to meet her family, they head up a day early.

Worst idea ever!

After doing some last minute Christmas shopping, Analette returns to their hotel to find her fiancé in bed with another woman. Cursing the universe for her never ending bad luck with men and dreading telling her family about her cheating fiancé, she heads to the bar to self medicate.

Not one to celebrate the holidays, vampire and assassin, Cole McRae, has followed a lead to a rustic town in witch territory. But after a few days of research and waiting for his target to show, he begins to suspect he has wasted his time. That is, until he meets a curvaceous blonde with bewitching green eyes at the local bar. One night with the enchanting Analette could make this useless trip well worth his time.

Their passion is undeniable and unbeknownst to them, their fates are intertwined. Magic and romance will strike on Christmas, changing their lives forever.

Title: A Bewitching Christmas
Author: Amanda J. Greene
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: , , , Caressed by Shadows
Source: Author
Published: Dec 14, 2013
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Pages: 175
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

Ana has had a bad night. After catching her fiancé cheating on her she decides to go to a bar and drink her sorrows away. Once there she meets a sexy vampire, Cole, and decides to do something completely unlike her and have a one night stand. Cole is an assassin on the hunt for a magic thief but he takes a break from his hunt when he meets Ana. She makes him long for a family and a life outside of his job but he doesn’t think that things would work out for them in the long run.

There are some pretty hot scenes between Ana and Cole but there is also some dialogue and internal monologues where the reader learns more about the characters. There isn’t too much world building but what is there is explained simply and the you aren’t left wondering how or why for plot points. I enjoyed the way Greene connected Cole’s hunt for the magic thief with his relationship with Ana. It was also nice to see Ana’s family. I would have liked a bit more time with her family, particularly the sister and grandmother but the length of the story prohibited it.

My main complaint with this book is that it was so short. I knew going in it was shorter but the pages flew by and I found myself sad to see it end. I wanted more from Cole and Ana. Overall a great quick read that also has some exciting elements. Not to mention a Christmas theme so you can’t go wrong this holiday.



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