Review: Werewolves Be Damned by Stacey Kennedy

May 22, 2013 Review 1

Review: Werewolves Be Damned by Stacey Kennedy

Nexi Jones—part witch, part guardian, and wannabe kick-ass warrior—can’t throw a punch or conjure the simplest magic. But that doesn’t stop her from hunting the werewolves who slaughtered her human family. She’ll have her revenge, but only if Kyden, the elite guardian, would get the hell out of her way.

Kyden can’t decide if Nexi wants to get herself killed or if she just has no clue what she’s doing. But her father made it clear: keep Nexi safe…or else. Of course, the more Nexi runs toward revenge, the more she needs Kyden’s aid, and as she grows into her power and confidence, so does his desire to protect her. The only problem? She’d rather he dropped dead.

But when a vampire paints a bull’s-eye on Nexi’s back, she’s hard-pressed to deny Kyden and the help he’s offering. Even if it means getting her revenge will be a little bit harder. At least it will still be as sweet.

Title: Werewolves Be Damned
Author: Stacey Kennedy
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Eternally Devoted, Takedown , Claimed, Bared
Series: Magic and Mayhem, #1
Published by Entangled Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: April 15, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 252
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: three-flames

Werewolves Be Damned draws you in from the opening sentence and doesn’t let you go. With her powerful storytelling voice, Stacy Kennedy cleverly builds her own unique alternate world where guardians, witches, werewolves, and vampires are the norm.

While witnessing werewolves murdering her parents, Nexi is rescued by supernatural guardians and brought to the Otherworld for her own protection. Nexi learns that she is a part guardian–part witch supernatural being—one of a kind in the Otherworld. Fueled by anger and grief, Nexi harnesses these emotions as she learns about her new guardian abilities, all the while planning revenge on the werewolves who killed her parents. Nexi’s fiery personality, knack for stating the obvious, and singular focus on revenge make her a charismatic character.

Kyden, a guardian, teaches Nexi how to fight. Kyden’s strong feelings for Nexi complicate the training process. Kyden finds Nexi appealing because she is strong, independent, and a bit standoffish, nothing like the women he is usually attracted to. Kyden is a deliciously sexy alpha male with a strong need to protect his girl, even if she can take care of herself. But, Kyden tones down his inner caveman instincts to claim her and instead chooses to go slowly with her because that’s what she needs. Kyden’s actions make him a worthy leading man in my book. Along with the development of Kyden and Nexi’s romantic relationship, Kennedy crafts memorable secondary characters while proficiently building an intricate plot around why Nexi’s parents were targeted in the first place.

Perfectly blending romance, suspense, and non-stop action, Werewolves Be Damned is a riveting story that you won’t want to end. Kennedy delivers everything you would want in a first book of a new series. Hopefully, the wait for next adventure in the Magic and Mayhem series will be a short one.

I received an eBook copy from the publisher for purpose of an honest review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.RB Lori

                  

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