My name is Ace Bissett, and after a lifetime of proving magic doesn’t exist, I’m learning how to be a witch.
If you’d told me a few months ago that I’d be burning sage and staking vampires, I would have laughed in your face. And yet here I am, casting spells and brewing potions while I relentlessly search for a way to lift the curse that binds my four lovers to the night.
But just when I think I’m getting a handle on my powers, ghosts from my past surface… literally.
These spirits bring danger to everyone I hold dear while hurting innocent bystanders in the process–which is something I can’t allow, no matter the cost.
My dark protectors will do anything to keep me safe, but as far as this new threat is concerned, I’m on my own. For even the strongest warrior can’t fight an enemy they can’t see, and if I don’t find a way to defeat these spirits, we might end up trapped in the darkness… forever…
Genre: Paranormal Romance, RH
Title: Hidden by Night
Series: Her Dark Protectors #3
Author: Jada Storm + Emma Stark
Publisher: Dynamo Press
Source: Jada Storm
Gargoyles don’t get enough love so it’s always nice to see them make appearances. Her Dark Protectors has four of them. Four yummy, yummy yummy men with complex histories and the hots for Ace. It was fun getting to know them in the first installment and they didn’t always make it easy for Ace, but as a hopeless romantic, I loved that they all could accept the click that just happened between all five of them. It made it easier to take in all the hot scenes and and mushy stuff when they occurred between the pages of her working as a detective and a self-taught witch.
Ace has her own personality. Sometimes I love her, sometimes I don’t. This installment seemed a little slow to me because it didn’t really have anything to do with the big mystery that popped up in the last book, and I really wanted to know more about it. But instead of getting it, I got a ghost story that related to more of Ace’s newly discovered magic. That’s the only reason it was slow for me, otherwise I thought it had its spooky moments. I like detective work and ghost stories are never out of style. My favorite part about this book was actually Jared, the annoying kid who’s always trying to out the statues on the creepy house. Ace finally took him under her wing, of a sort, and I liked it. Which is why I didn’t like it when something happened and she reacted… I guess, in a way, “normal” for a detective, but at the same time, it just didn’t sit well with me.
It’s a fast-paced read but I’m hoping for more action from all the gargoyles, more problem-solving from Ace, and more… more. LOL. I just really like the potential in this series and could totally see it being really exciting and OMG. It’s a recommended read if you like your UF spicy with some funny and ghost-inclined moments.