Thursday, December 31, 2015

Mini-Review: Caged Magic (Wing Slayer Hunters #5)


Risa Faden is a witch whose ultra-powerful shield magic is slowly breaking her mind. But when her beloved goddaughter is snatched by a demon, she’ll risk anything to rescue the baby—including lying to the handsome, intriguing stranger who has the power to help her keep her sanity, save the child…and steal her heart.
Linc Dillinger is a Wing Slayer Hunter whose sexy, rich, bad-boy charm hides a treacherous betrayal that left him emotionally scarred. As a result he risks his life to protect innocents, but is incapable of love—until he meets a beautiful witch who can save his cursed soul. Risa’s fierce courage and loyalty reaches past his barriers and he begins to believe she has the magic to free his caged heart.
But Risa’s lie explodes into dark danger that forces Linc into a hellish high-stakes gamble: He must either win the witch he loves and her godchild…or endure a loss that will destroy them all.
Themes: Witches, Demons, Paranormal
Rating: 4.75 stars
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 This book has been a LOOOONNNGGG time coming but I was thrilled to see that the Wing Slayers were coming back.  I found this series by chance a few years ago and have enjoyed learning about this new and interesting group of individuals.  Lyon has an interesting take on the relationships between witches, demons, and other paranormal entities, one that is unique and I have not found repeated elsewhere.  If you are coming into the series starting with Linc’s story I will tell you there is a lot of detail to this group you will be confused on, but there’s enough info to keep the story from feeling boring or distanced from the whole series.  I liked Linc even though he is definitely a bad boy, because under all his craziness is a heart that expands to let the best of people into it.  He has dedicated himself to a lot of great causes and is determined not to let his past drag him back into the darkness he finally escaped.  Meeting Risa throws him for a loop, but when they join forces to battle the demon that has kidnapped her goddaughter there is nothing that will stop them.  I admired Risa’s willingness to do just about anything, even lie to her new friends, so that she could save the baby, but I wish she had gotten the chance to clear the air before tragedy strikes.  The passion between Linc and Risa is undeniable and the sweetness that we get to see between them makes their love even more believable.  I’m thrilled the series has picked up again and am looking forward to more and to sharing this great continuing series with my friends.  Keep the magic alive, Jennifer. 

*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided.

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