Monday, March 7, 2016

Review: Playing the Witch’s Game

Author Zoe Forward
Format e-ARC
Print Length 212 pages
Publisher Entangled Publishing, LLC (Covet)
Published March 21, 2016

Pleiades witch Jennifer Marcos is certain that the host of Extreme Survivor is her soulmate. All she has to do is find a fake boyfriend, get on the show, and voila! She'll have her destiny. Unfortunately, she has to rely on ex-Russian spy Nikolai Jovec's six-foot-something of gorgeous, infuriating hotness. To make matters worse, the electric attraction between Jen and Nikolai is hotter than ever. But the only way Nikolai can protect Jen is by hiding the identity of her true Destined...him.

My Opinion

Playing the Witch’s Game is the third book in the Keepers of the Veil series and I can honestly say that it is my favorite in the series. I think it could have a lot to do with Nikolai- Alexi’s brother from the previous one. Yeah the really hot Russian spy, who liked to annoy his brother yet still had his back. He is the love interest in this one.

Jennifer comes off as a little high strung. She wants to find her destined guy- knows all the signs of finding him and still doesn’t recognize Nikolai for what he is. I get that she is under pressure to find her guy. Yet, part of me wanted to look at her shake my head and say “ unbelievable, seriously unbelievable.” She honestly thought that the Owen was her destiny? Umm…No. I had to side with her BFF-Shannon no destined guy would make her go on a survival show just to go on a date. It does make for a good story though.

Nikolai is well, hot, fierce, protective and intelligent. He knows that he is Jennifer’s destined mate. He just has to play it off as if he wasn’t. Something about a witch from his past that wants his cookies to make babies with. Apparently she is cray-cray and will hurt Jen. Hence him agreeing to help her by pretending to be her boyfriend. Side note- I love that he calls her Brunette Barbie and Angel. He is extremely protective of Jen, which makes sense she is his destiny. His power is a burden though, one that could cripple him at times. Only his brother has made it out of one of his visions alive.

The Druids go crazy trying to protect Jen on the show. It is a logistical nightmare- only Shannon and Eli, a druid. The tension between these two are enough to light the book on fire. Hopefully, the next book will be about them.

Playing the Witch’s Game is an amusing tale. Try to read the series in order, I promise it helps to know the back stories. Nikolai will warm your heart, and Jen grows on you.

My Rating
4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote
“You can keep that tall, dark, and smoldering crap to yourself.”

Other People

Shannon- Pleiade heir, Jen’s bff
Serenity- Pleiade
Alexi- Nikolai’s brother

1 comment:

  1. Oh, sounds like a really good series! I'm glad you really enjoyed this one and that it was an amusing tale.

    lovely review