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Witches Be Burned by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Magic & Mayhem #2
Published by Loveswept Genres: Paranormal
Nexi Jones is a witch and a trained Elite Guardian who lost her entire family twice, first her birth family and then her adopted family. Now Nexi is trying to live her life with a new family of friends and her lover on the other side of the veil. There is a lot that Nexi can handle, but the idea of losing anyone else she cares for isn’t one of them. So, when what appears to be a new serial killer begins taking out Guardians and Others, Nexi is ready to bring him down. Then he kills someone that hits very close to home.
Kyden was Nexi’s trainer and now he is her partner, boyfriend, and lover. Kyden knows that Nexi will not let anyone shelter her, and yet he can’t help himself for wanting to do just that, especially when their hunt brings danger against Nexi and clues show that the killers might be targeting Nexi overall. Knowing that he might be damaging their relationship, Kyden tries to keep Nexi out of the worst of the fighting…like she would allow that to happen.
Nexi understands why Kyden is acting as he is, and yet Nexi knows that she has to be allowed to fight her battles, even when she comes out of it with bruises and scrapes. The Counsel and all of the Guardians are ready to go after the ringleader when that person is identified, and they believe that they have found the entire group of killers. It’s a fierce battle, and it appears that the good guys are winning until they realize that Nexi is missing and has been taken to places unknown. Can Kyden and Nexi’s friends get to Nexi before she becomes the next Guardian to die, or will Nexi have to take care of this matter herself to save herself and those she loves?
Nexi and Kyden are just finding their way in their relationship when their next huge challenge appears: a killer who seems to have a vendetta out for Nexi in Witches Be Burned. I knew that after Nexi took care of the person who destroyed both her families, she believed that life might now be just settling down into her relationship with Kyden and learning her gifts better. While I could understand where Kyden was coming from, I really could not believe that he tried to keep Nexi out of the fighting when it counted. However, I could tell just how much they were in love as I watched while they worked it out and became even closer because of it. I loved meeting Nexi’s new familiar and can’t wait to watch as this new partnership grows and just how Kyden deals with it. I foresee many smiles in this area. Witches Be Burned is full of so many types of love that each page brought something new: the exciting love of new lovers, of friendships, of partners, and a new special relationship of a witch and her familiar and it is all mixed with just enough suspense and danger to be a page turner.