Author: Stacey Kennedy
Series: Witch's Brew #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Format: ebook, 256 pages
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Libby is an Enchantress—a witch gifted by the Goddess to conjure spells. When a magical presence is detected around a recent string of feline slayings, Libby takes the case to uncover the reasons behind the odd deaths. Much to her displeasure, the coven also sends a sexy warlock, Kale, to assist her.
While having the muscle around proves to be useful, fighting the attraction between them is worse than a hex, especially considering Kale is keeping secrets. But soon, Libby has bigger problems than the elusive warlock when her spells turn up clues that point to something far more sinister than slaughtered cats.
Now Libby has landed herself in the midst of an uprising. She trusts no one and isn’t safe—not from the warlocks stirring up trouble. Not from the worrisome rebellion she can’t escape. And certainly not from Kale, who is weaving a very dangerous spell over her heart.
A fun and sexy urban fantasy mystery!
Enchantress Libby is investigating a string of recent feline sacrifices when her superiors surprise her by sending in a warlock to work along side her on the case. With little regard for authority and a dislike of warlocks, Libby finds herself in the middle of a dark and sinister plot against her world with the irresistible Kale by her side who is just as mysterious as her latest case. Needless to say, things get more interesting with every turn of the page.
Saying Libby is an outspoken heroine is an understatement. She's snarky and bold which tends to come off as rude sometimes but her heart's in the right place. I thought she was a bit immature in certain situations and could not understand her hatred towards Kale and warlocks, even when her past was finally revealed. Smart-mouth and all, Libby has some unique magical powers that come in handy and I love her devotion to protect the ones she loves. I would have liked a little more of the softer side and less of the sass from her but she's a fun character in either facet.
The love interest Kale didn't instantly get my heart racing. I was expecting an outspoken alpha who would match Libby's strong personality and got a laid back, patient warlock instead. His sexy side shows up in Libby's dream (I won't say any more) and quickly made up for his nonchalant attitude. Kale and Libby have some great sexual tension which is not a surprise if you've read Ms. Kennedy's books, she's a master at it! I'm not a fan of insta-love and was thankful that we saw a lot of interaction and banter between these two before anything happened.
The Cat's Meow is a delightful read with a little suspense, magic and cheeky humor! A magical world of witches and warlocks filled with politics and rebellion keeps you guessing but never loses momentum. No matter the genre, I always know I'm in for an adventure with smart heroines, swoon-worthy heroes and plenty of passion when I pick up a book by Stacey Kennedy and The Cat's Meow meets all those requirements!