What if your mother-in-law turned out to be an evil, cold-blooded witch . . . literally?
Ever since fabulously wealthy Malcolm Doran walked into her life and swept her off her feet, fledgling architect Jane Boyle has been living a fairy tale. When he proposes with a stunning diamond to seal the deal, Jane can't believe her incredible luck and decides to leave her Paris-based job to make a new start with Malcolm in New York.
Honestly, I didn't quite know what to think when I received this book. I thought it was going to be some campy take on a contemporary paranormal romance. Not quite. Actually, there is Jane. Jane is a witch, but doesn't know it. Her family decided it would be safer and give her a chance at a normal childhood. Unfortunately, that didn't happen anyway. Her parents died in a car crash and left her in the care of her eccentric grandmother who saw danger in every crack and shadow that lurked. So after living a sheltered and bored life, Jane moved to Paris as soon as she was old enough. When Jane meets Malcolm, it seems as though her world opens up in new ways not thought possible. As she leaves the familiarity of France, she faces a new life in NY and life with the whole family under one roof. She finds that life with Gran was a lot less suffocating than life under the roof with the Dorans.But when Malcolm introduces Jane to the esteemed Doran clan, one of Manhattan's most feared and revered families, Jane's fairy tale takes a darker turn. Soon everything she thought she knew about the world—and herself—is upended. Now Jane must struggle with newfound magical abilities and the threat of those who will stop at nothing to get them.
That pretty much is the basic premise. After this I won't tell you as I would want it to be a surprise as it was to me. Jane grows emotionally and dangers reveal themselves slowly. With Jane you also wonder whom you can trust and how much everyone knows. You also get a glimpse as to how powerful Jane could prove to be as a witch. However there is the ending. It's not exactly a cliffhanger but it seems to abruptly stop before throwing you off the cliff. I was left scratching my head wondering where the rest of the chapter had gone. I do understand it was a way of leaving things for the next book. *sigh* So, I give this book a high 3 1/2 stars. It's a surprisingly compelling read. I recommend it for people who enjoy an adult contemporary type of paranormal read.
I received this book from LibraryThing early reviewers and the publisher. No compensation for my review was given.