Thursday, May 16, 2019

Review: American Witch

Author Thea Harrison 
Format e-ARC 
Print Length 420 pages 
Publisher Self
Published April 29, 2019 

Power can change a person…

For months Molly Sullivan endures the inexplicable: electrical surges, car breakdowns, visions. She even wonders if she might be the cause… and wonders if she might be crazy. Then she discovers her husband has cheated on her. Again. Now Molly realizes she is a newly awakening witch and a woman pushed over the edge.

Revenge can shape a person…

Josiah Mason is a Powerful witch and the leader of a secret coven with a shared goal: to destroy an ancient enemy who has ruined many lives. Josiah lost years to this man, and his sole focus is revenge. He’s prepared for every contingency—except encountering a beautiful new witch who understands nothing of the immense Power building within her or the attraction she wields over him.

Danger can bring them together…

When divorcing her husband, Molly uncovers a dangerous secret he’s willing to kill to protect. She turns to Josiah for help, and they discover a connection between Molly’s husband and Josiah’s enemy.

As they work together, a spark ignites between them that threatens to become an inferno. But Molly is done compromising herself for any man, and Josiah’s mission is his top priority. And the enemy is cunning, cruel, and drawing ever closer.

As the danger escalates, so does the tension between them. Is a lasting relationship possible? Will either of them live long enough to try? 

My Opinion 

The perfect trophy wife, the best hostess, the perfect daughter-Molly. That is until she discovers that her husband has cheated, the same day that they are hosting an important gathering for the law firm he works at. She was busy making the house perfect when she found the evidence. Shellshocked, she leaves only to come back in the middle of the dinner party. She sure does make an entrance. As she leaves her cheating husband she is smart enough to clean out the safe and the bank account. Josiah, the recently elected District Attorney is there and witnesses her entrance, declaration, and escape. 

Molly is interesting in that she starts off as a woman scorned again, yet she doesn’t rain down balefire on her cheating husband. Instead as cool as a cucumber she walked away, with everything. She is calm, cool and collective. Her only debating with her inner self comes when they concern Josiah. Which makes sense, he is the one that tells her about her powers. She stumbled upon the illegal activities of her husband’s firm and is in danger. She could have gotten into the fetal position to rock back and forth, nah she puts on her big girl panties and decides to use it to her advantage. Molly is not na├»ve, or a doormat. She calls Josiah out when he needs to be. 

Josiah has an agenda, it isn’t hidden from Molly. He embraces his need for revenge and allows it to rule who he is. He and his coven plan on taking down a big baddie- a plan that has been years in the making. He is not above using his magic to get what he wants. Too bad Molly is way to powerful to be manipulated. He does not treat Molly as if her marriage of 20 some odd years just crumbled before his eyes. He knows she is hot and he is shocked when he starts to feel things for her. 

The chemistry between these Josiah and Molly runs hot sometimes and then cold. Both of them have a lot of baggage when it comes to previous relationships, so I understood the need for them to pull back. The tension between them though was pulled as tight as it could be pulled without breaking. 

I liked this story and am looking forward to more in the series. The action and romance was balanced, the pacing good. I have no clue who the next couple will be, other people may have figured it out but I am hoping that Richard falls next. 

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars 

Favorite Quote “I don’t like confusion in any state, not mentally or emotionally, and certainly not physically.” 

Other People 

Sarah- Molly’s mentor 
Anson- member of Josiah’s coven 
Henry- member of Josiah’s coven 
Richard- member of Josiah’s coven 
Maria- member of Josiah’s coven

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