Title: Familiar Feeling
Series: Coven of Four, #1
Author: Daniel Kaine
Length: Novella (85 pages)
Publisher: Wilde City Press (May 6th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Drew never believed in magic. Then three years after his wife’s unexplained death he unearths a book of spells in his attic. Reading the first ‘stupid poem’ seems harmless, until he acquires his very own familiar, Felix.
Drew and Felix soon realize an attraction that goes beyond their magical bond. However, there’s a coven of demon-worshipping witches out to steal Drew’s newfound power. If they want to survive long enough to see where their mutual desires take them, Felix must teach Drew the art of witchcraft. But will he be ready in time?
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Review: Drew has spent the last three years walking around in a fog after losing his wife, Linda. Figuring it’s about time to let some things go, he’s packing up some things for storage and donation and he stumbles upon a locked box. There is a key that Linda always wore on a necklace, a key that Drew has never been able to match to a lock in the house, until now.
Drew unknowingly opened a door and opened himself up when he unlocked the box and read a spell from the book. First the cat he hasn’t seen since Linda’s death suddenly makes a reappearance, then there is a dark-haired, sexy stranger following him around, and then Drew is attacked in the bathroom at a local bar.
With everything happening so fast, Felix is forced to let the cat out of the bag, so to speak, and just pray that Drew is as open-minded as his late wife was. It takes Drew and Felix about five minutes to sense the mutual attraction, and though Felix tries to push Drew away in the beginning he comes to realize that what brought him back to Drew wasn’t just the magic, or the fact they are witch and familiar, it was love.
Fast paced and action packed, this was a great start to a new series. I was pleasantly surprised that the context of this story is almost light-hearted. I mean it deals with death and magic and demons, but it’s not as intense as Kaine’s writing usually is. I’m liking this softer side of his imagination. Kaine painted a clear picture for both Drew and Felix with solid back stories and then merging their stories as the book progressed along with the relationship.
I’m very excited to see where this little coven goes as their abilities present themselves and grow, and they all find their familiars.
If you are a fan of paranormal, romance, sexy witches and tigers that like to prowl around, pretending to be a pussycat, then you’re gonna love this one!
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