Barns and Noble Synopsis
Declan Lionhart has been running interference between the Founding Families and the citizens of Noctem Falls since the day he arrived in the city. His hopes of being a simple unit warrior crumbles in the face of their troubles and it looks like he will always be bound by his family’s political legacy. But with current tensions skyrocketing to unimaginable levels, Declan’s laid back persona and easy smile are needed now more than ever.
Kari Delaney has finally achieved everything she’s ever wanted. The business she created from scratch is booming and she has her dream custom built condo in the heart of the small town where she was raised. But all that changes the day she gets her evacuation notice.
Despite being a vampire, Kari hates Noctem Falls and the politics that permeates every aspect of life within the city. Under protest she and her younger brother leave for the City of the Night.
Declan is smitten with his little general and the strength she exudes. But when it’s just the two of them he begins to break down her carefully constructed walls and shows her that even though he’s easy going, he is still an Alpha, and his lion is demanding her heart.
When the entire city erupts into chaos with matings being dissolved and Founding Families making alliances, Declan realizes it will take every trick he learned at his father’s knee to maneuver through the murky political waters swirling around them. Both he and his mate race against time to keep the people of the city safe, despite homesick children, disastrous dinners, Meryn’s wacky revenge plans and an unexpected pairing.
She’s Bewitched. He’s Bewildered. My Champion by Alanea Alder is the latest book in this fun, romantic and nerdy Bewitched and Bewildered series.
This is the second book taking place in the vampire city of Noctem Falls. I loved reading about Declan and Kari’s mating and their relationships with the other characters in the story.
I like how Kari resembles Beth but not too much that it makes it seemed as though she was just a copy of her. She resembled her enough in the work aspect but that was it. Kari is more blood thirsty than Bethy, pun intended.
Declan is a sweetheart and one of my favorite moments of Declan is when he’s with Meryn. He’s a child at heart just like her but he also has his moments of adulthood. He’s charming and is the type of character you wish was around in real life.
Out of the two books that have taken place in Noctem Falls this one, so far, has been my least favorite. Mainly because of Kari, I didn’t connect with Kari as much as I have connected with the other female characters in the series. This is my opinion only and though I liked the book and I loved Declan Kari just made me bored. I found myself skipping through her dialogues and scenes.
There were certain parts of the book that made me want to be in another couple’s perspective especially a scene that involved Beth’s fathers, Avery -Kari’s adopted brother- and -of course- Meryn. I wanted to be there for that scene but the author chose to have Declan and Kari leave to another scene. I was disappointed in this book, unlike the other books in this series or any of Alanea Alder’s series, which had a good amount of comedic relief and fun scenes that I had started looked forward to reading, this on was too serious and even those serious situations seemed a bit downplayed.
There were certain parts that I did not like in this book but every book has certain aspects that people do not like, I prefer to think about the parts that I liked and enjoyed reading. All in all this book was an easy read and I would definitely read it again. I give it a 4 stars out of 5.
Definitely check out this book and this series you will be thrilled and won’t be disappointed!
Leave a comment if you read this book and tell me what you thought about it!
“Kari laughed when she heard Meryn. “Now that I have minions and mercenaries, I can take over the world.”
Aiden looked down at his mate, a terrified look on his face.”
― Alanea Alder,
“Aiden turned to his tiny mate. “Meryn, baby, please don’t kill me in my sleep.”
― Alanea Alder,
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About The Author
Alanea Alder started writing at a very young age, some of her first scribblings are treasured in a keepsake box and written in green marker.She started when she was still in grade school and continued on through college.
A Jack of All Trades, Alanea loves to read. Her bookcase is an eclectic mess ranging from Japanese Kanji flashcards to a Microbiology study guide. Her fiction section is just as varied from the whimsical Louisa May Alcott to the steamy scenes of Laurel K Hamilton. Above all else and before she was a writer, she will always be an avid reader.
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