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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Review of Maximum Witch by Jodi Redford

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Release Date: September 27, 2011

Series: #3 in That Old Black Magic

More Info:  Amazon     Samhain

Book Blurb (from Samhain):

Willa Jameson is having one whopper of an identity crisis. Odd memory flashes that aren’t hers. A sultry voice in her head that’s obsessed with sex. Even weirder, she finds herself in the jaws of a rogue leviathan, dragged to the bottom of the ocean—and rescued by a hunky…shark?

The last thing Sheriff Max Truitt expects to find on his daily, deep-Atlantic patrol is a human—especially one who breathes underwater. Compelled to take her home, he waits for the beauty to wake up and reveal her name. Instead he’s treated to a punch in the nose, then a sexy romp hot enough to boil water.

The next morning, embarrassed by the sizzling, scandalous things the voice in her head drove her to do, Willa slips away. But if there’s one thing a determined shark excels at, it’s tracking his favorite meal.

Solving the mystery that is Willa is no simple task. When they finally unlock a dangerous secret hidden deep in her subconscious, it drives a wedge between them…and puts them in a desperate race against an evil that seeks to rain down a watery Armageddon on all mankind.

Product Warnings:

This book does not contain sex with a puffer fish. There’s not even sex with a seahorse. However, there’s plenty of smoking-hot lovin’ with a shark. And even a steamy M/F/M threesome. So slap on your snorkels and swim fins, things are about to get wet and wild.

***May contain spoilers for the first two books***

My Thoughts:

See the pretty cover? Isn't that H A W T? By far, my favorite of the three covers. Sigh. As you can see, I'm on a Jodi Redford kick this week. I had the first two reviews planned for a while, then over the weekend Redford requested reviewers for book #3 so I immediately said yes. Since the first two reviews were going up this week, I squeezed this one too.

This one is my second favorite of the series, book one is my favorite. The sex is is still hot and steamy but less raunchy than the second one, there's plenty of humor and action, and again a threesome. One day, I would LOVE to see Redford do a story in this world where the threesome is more than a one time thing but a committed relationship.

I complained in my review of the second book, "Seven Year Witch", that I wanted to see more world building. We get it in this book, although, despite the title, the only witch in this book is Willa. The focus shifts away in this book to shifters and ancient gods, specifically Poseidon. Sadly, he doesn't make an appearance. I do have a thing for mythological gods. :D

We met Willa briefly in the first book and saw more of her in the second book; in fact the second book ended with a cliff hanger involving Willa. That cliffhanger leads into the opening of this book. With this book, Redford returns to the trope that she used in the first book - the hero, in this case heroine, who is more than she seems,and has a parentage, and powers, that she is unaware of.

I like Willa, she comes across as a spunky, smart, confident woman normal who could be your co-worker or neighbor. The spunkiness and confidence we see in Willa are recent, having just started in the second book, and she doesn't know what to make of this new development in her personality. Max, on the other hand, loves it and loves the contrast with her shyness and occasional demureness. Max is kind, strong, honorable and has a healthy sex drive (well, ok, all of Redford's characters have a healthy sex drive, lol). Sparks fly when they are together and they spend a lot of time together when Max realizes that she needs protection. He's happy to give her 24/7 hands on care; Willa is less certain. She enjoys the sex but is also uncomfortable with some of the urges she suddenly has. She's also not willing to let the strangeness in her life disrupt her life anymore than absolutely necessary. She and Max clash on this and I like that while they disagree, they do it respectfully and Willa isn't one of those UF females who run off and do something stupid just to prove their independence.

I like this series, and I'm looking forward to number four, scheduled for February 2012. The series is easy, enjoyable, fun, sexy, urban fantasy.

I received this Kindle book from the author for review.

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