Review: Bittersweet Magic

Bittersweet Magic (A Novel of The Order)

Author: Nina Croft
Publisher: Entangled/Edge
Date of Publication: November 11, 2013

BittersweetRoz has been indebted to the demon Asmodai for five hundred years, and her freedom is just around the corner. All she has to do is complete one last task for him—obtain a key that had been hidden in a church centuries ago.

Piers, the Head of the Order and an ancient vampire, is intrigued by the woman who comes to him for help. She’s beautiful and seemingly kind, but she’s hiding something. And he’ll find out who she is and what she really wants once he uses his power to get inside her head. But Piers has no idea that Roz is immune to his mind-control…or that he is simply a pawn in her dangerous mission for freedom.

My Thoughts:

It’s official. I’m in love with the awesomeness that is Nina Croft. And, just as a head’s up, I’m going to be interviewing her sometime in the near future (she’s agreed to the interview, I just have to send her the questions), and there will be a review on another one of her books in a few days.

Now, as to the book itself, it’s the second in a series (sigh – when will I learn to pay attention to see if there are others ahead of the book I’m reading?), but it didn’t matter. I got the hang of the book, and I’m assuming that the first book dealt with Christian/Tara.

Roz dealt with some pretty crappy things before she got taken in by Asmodai. She had to watched her mother burned at the stake and was next in line, had Asmodai not pulled her out of there and made a deal with her. She’s got special abilities to find things, and her current (and theoretically last) mission for Asmodai is to find a mysterious Key that’s hidden at a convent. Unfortunately, someone else is after the Key and slaughters the nuns. She rescues the sole survivor of the massacre (who was left alive to carry a message) and escorts her to the one Sister Maria needs to deliver the message to, hero Piers.

Piers. Yum. Wowser. There are too many perfect words for such a lucious man. Alpha, yes. A**hat, no. Sex on a stick is he, and a vampire who wears leather pants to boot. Can I have him, Ms. Croft?

The sparks are very apparent from the very first second Roz & Piers meet, even though he thinks she’s a nun (yeah right – and she has the pink vibrator to prove she’s no innocent miss). There’s a lot of squabbling and hiding truths from one another. And of course sex. There’s explosive sex when they finally have it, though Ms. Croft draaaagggsssss the sexual tension out for so much of the book, I was about ready to pop when they finally did. Erm, maybe that’s too much information.

Anyway, fantabulous book, I want more of this Order series, and highly recommend it without any reservations at all. Please, get this book, support Ms. Croft so she never has an excuse not to write!

Thank you Entangled, NetGalley, and Ms. Nina Awesome-Sauce Croft!

Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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