About the Book
Title: Passion of a Witch
Author: K.D. Friedrich
Genre: Paranormal Romance
In a few weeks, Summer Leery will be mated. For most witches, it’s a time to celebrate, but Summer isn’t smiling. Her upcoming union is one of convenience, not love, contracted between her family and one of the most powerful families in the coven. As always, Summer’s loyalty remains with her kin and the traditions she’s expected to follow. No matter how much she detests her future husband. With her parents off to secure her nuptials, Summer is eager to enjoy her last moments of freedom.
Kian Lancaster’s relationship with his father is volatile. So finding himself at the bastard’s mercy is the last place Kian wants to be. Unfortunately, he has no choice. His mother is suffering from an unknown illness and needs constant care. Care that costs money. Money Kian doesn’t have. With little options, he lets his father pay his mother’s mounting medical bills, knowing the offer comes with a heavy price. Kian must work for his father’s ruthless company. Looking to forget his bleak future, he plans a nostalgic night of liquor and fun in the local woods. Unaware his destiny lurks in the shadows of towering pine.
Summer is shocked to find a human trespassing on her family’s land. More surprising is that the Goddess to all witches demands Summer welcome the cursed intruder. Summer has no time to waste playing host to a foolish human. No matter how handsome. With her wedding weeks away, Kian’s a temptation she can’t afford to entertain. But when her deity makes a decree to bring the male into the supernatural world… what’s a witch to do?
Kian’s about to find out. For the first time in his life, a woman didn’t fall to her knees to please him. Summer’s apathy shackled his lust and refused to let go. Kian knows he should stay away from Summer, but when it comes to this woman, he can’t get enough.
Their attraction is instant, their desire intense. Two hearts forced together by the will of a Goddess. Is Summer strong enough to resist Kian’s charm? Or will she risk it all to taste the power of love?
Passion of a Witch was a pleasant surprise! Sexy, sweet and suspenseful, K.D. Friedrich takes you on a journey through world of witches, shifters, vampires and humans!
The book centers around Summer Leery, a modern day witch who grew up with old world values and beliefs. She and her family live isolated in the woods of Pennsylvania on the outskirts of town. Their family rarely mixes with the humans. So when one night, some human males damage her home, Summer goes after them and runs into the sexy human, Kian. She feels this immediate connection with him, but she doesn’t understand why.
Let’s talk characters first. Summer is twenty-five, but she has been isolated from the human world as much as possible for her entire life. She is old school in a new school world. She is not meek by any means. She is strong and stubborn and I really liked her. Kian is all twenty-something male. He is a sexy, smart-mouthed, motorcycle riding human. He is Summer’s complete opposite. I thought he was well-written as just that, Summer’s opposite and yet her destined love interest. The secondary characters were important in that they were not overused and added to the story appropriately. Summer’s little sister, Winter, was fun, but it kind of drove me nuts that she was eighteen, but acted like a ten year old. I get they have been isolated and protected, but I still think an eighteen year old would be more mature. However, her feelings for one of the characters were definitely mature and I hope the author explores that relationship in another book.
The writing was good. The plot was well thought out and flowed nicely. This is probably my weird hang up, but one thing that did drive me a little nuts was Kian’s sudden change. Let me explain. Kian is human and therefore spoke and acted human for most of the book. Then, at one point, which I can’t really describe without giving anything away, his way of speaking changed and it felt not quite right. The smexy times are quite descriptive. I have to give Friedrich many props for the way she wrote the differences between Summer and Kian when it came to sex. I have read a lot of books where the author doesn’t pay enough attention to that kind of detail and this book would not have worked if she hadn’t take that extra care.
Passion of a Witch is a great paranormal romance and a definite add to your TBR!
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K. D. Friedrich is a writer of Contemporary and Paranormal Romance. A lifelong New Yorker, an overprotective mother (her daughter’s words), and an obsessed reader of everything romance. Most days, you can find her hard at work, creating intricate worlds and compelling characters, hot alpha heroes being her favorite. Her novel, Soul Tie Seduction, placed second in the 2013 Golden Palm contest for Paranormal Romance and was a finalist in the 2016 Golden Quill for Paranormal Romance.