Friday, 22 July 2011

Motor City Witch by Cindy Spencer Pape

Once upon a time, Elise Sutton had been a powerful witch and paranormal enforcer. Once she'd been madly in love with Fae lord Aidan Greene. But when Aidan had considered his duties more important than their relationship, the love affair ended badly. Shortly after, while on the hunt for a rogue demon, Elise was brutalized and almost killed. Months later she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. To protect her child—and her heart—Elise decided to live a nonmagical life.

Until she meets Aidan again, and he assumes Dina is his daughter. When Dina is kidnapped by a racial purity movement, Elise turns to Aidan for help. The icy facade she has built around herself shatters at Aidan's touch. Together they have to hunt through the human and faery worlds to find Dina...and to discover whether or not they have any kind of chance at a happily ever after.

Motor City Witch is book 2 in the Urban Arcana series, and let me tell you, it’s just as good as the first one. I started reading, pleased to find the story was about Elise, as I’d grown curious about her in Motor City Fae. Excited to get to know her and Aidan better, I dug in.

Adina, Elise’s young daughter, is kidnapped. As Aidan, Elise’s former lover, had just become aware her daughter existed (and he thought she was his), Elise automatically thinks Aidan took her child. When she finds out he didn’t, my stomach rolled over along with hers. Terrified, she joins Aidan on the search for Adina, but telephoning the regular police isn’t an option. It’s obvious someone from Underhill took the little girl to get at Aidan, and trying to find her would be a tricky business.

With numerous friends helping, Aidan gives orders and puts a plan into action. With a member of his staff a traitor, and also someone from Elise’s witchy faction clearly on the side of the baddies, the pair have to be careful who they trust. Anyone could pass information to the kidnapper, alerting them to the carefully laid plans.

When the kidnapper makes it clear he’ll swap Adina for Aidan, and only Elise and Aidan can go to Scotland for the swap, everyone is thrown into action. They must go through portals, some on this realm, others on Underhill, and hope the abductor doesn’t find out Aidan and Elise didn’t come alone.

Just when you think it’s all over and everything is going to work out, a twist comes along. You’ll root for Aidan, cheer when he succeeds in a second mission, and sigh with the happy ever after.

Faster and faster the scenery whizzed by, glinting in the moonlight, until it was all silvery blur. (Great image here!_

“Le Fairy, who?…” (LOL)

“You ruined everything, you stupid mortal-loving sod…” (LMAO!)

Motor City Witch was a jolly good read that I couldn’t put down. I enjoyed the kidnap aspect (I’m not sick, honestly!) because it gave the book a sharp edge that had me wondering what would happen next, had me thinking about where Adina was and how she was being treated, while at the same time knowing everyone was doing their best to set her free. Fab!

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