Welcome to the world of Harmony, where—despite its name, things are anything but—danger lurks just beneath the surface in this new novel by New York Times bestselling author, Jayne Castle.
If there’s something Ravenna Chastain knows, it’s when to end things. And after she almost winds up the victim of a cult that believes she’s a witch, it’s easy to walk away from her dead-end career, ready for a new start. But where to find a job that would allow her to use her very specialized skill set? The answer is clear: she becomes a matchmaker.
But even a successful matchmaker can’t find someone for everyone, and Ravenna considers Ethan Sweetwater her first professional failure. After nine failed dates, Ravenna knows it’s time to cut Ethan loose. But Ethan refuses to be fired as a client—he needs one final date to a business function. Since Ravenna needs a date herself to a family event, they agree to a deal: she will be his (business) date if he will be her (fake) date to her grandparents’ anniversary celebration.
What Ethan fails to mention is that attending the business function is a cover for some industrial espionage that he’s doing as a favor to the new Illusion Town Guild boss. Ravenna is happy to help, but their relationship gets even more complicated when things heat up—the chemistry between them is explosive, as explosive as the danger that’s stalking Ravenna. Lucky for her, Ethan isn’t just an engineer—he’s also a Sweetwater, and Sweetwaters are known for hunting down monsters…
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Hott Review of Sweetwater and the Witch:
It’s been too long!
I don’t know if you noticed but pre-covid I took a break from reviewing. I’d just found that I wasn’t enjoying books quite as much – probably due to my self-imposed intense review schedule – and thought I was be becoming redundant in my reviews.
Anyway… In 2022 I got back to basics. I eliminated my reading schedule and just started reading all of the books from my favorite authors over again. One of those authors was Jayne Ann Krantz. I’ve loved almost every one of her books no matter the pseudonym or series.
Although it has been quite some time since I have read a Harmony novel this was like catching up with an old friend. The introduction at the beginning was especially helpful in refreshing my memory and will help any Harmony newcomers to feel right at home.
As I look back over the Jayne Ann Krantz books that I have loved, I have to admit they all have one thing in common… The characters! I absolutely love the dialogue, the snark, in the fortitude of her wonderful people who share their time with me in her books.
Sweetwater and the Witch was no different. I absolutely loved Ravenna and Ethan. They were both a lot of fun, very intelligent, and stubborn… Plus snarky 🤷
The plot was intricate but believable… Well, in a fantasy sort of way. The romance was fun and steamy. The characters were enchanting and real.
Bottom line – If you enjoy a fun and light suspense and don’t mind a paranormal world with few new words Sweetwater and the Witch is a fabulous book you won’t want to put down!
Author: Jayne Castle
Source: Berkley | Penguin Random House
Publisher: Berkley | Penguin Random House
Genre: Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 9780593440254 (ISBN10: 0593440250)
Setting: Illusion Town, Harmony
Sweetwater and the Witch Excerpt:
Jayne Castle, the author of Guild Boss, Illusion Town, Siren’s Call, The Hot Zone, Deception Cove, The Lost Night, Canyons of Night, Midnight Crystal, Obsidian Prey, Dark Light, Silver Master, Ghost Hunter, After Glow, and After Dark, is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, the author of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers. She writes contemporary romantic suspense novels under the Krentz name, as well as historical novels under the pseudonym Amanda Quick.
Learn more online at: www.jayneannkrentz.com
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