Author: Moira Rogers
Series: Southern Arcana #1
Release date: March 3rd 2009
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Summary from Goodreads:
To find her destiny, she must trust him with her life...and her heart.Jackson Holt makes a decent living as a private investigator in New Orleans, home of one of the largest underground supernatural populations in the United States. He and his partners have never met a case they couldn't crack...until a local bar owner asks him to do a little digging on her newest hire.
New Orleans is the fourth destination in as many months for Mackenzie Brooks, a woman on the run from a deranged stalker. After all, any man who shows up on her doorstep claiming to be her destined lover has more than a few screws loose. But crazy doesn't explain why he always finds her no matter how far she runs.
When her well-meaning boss puts a PI on her case, Mackenzie comes face to face with the incredible truth: magic is real, and whatever spell has kept her hidden and separate from the paranormal world is rapidly deteriorating.
With time running out, she has no choice but to trust Jackson as he struggles to uncover the truth of her past-and her destiny.
This book contains devious schemes, epic battles, forbidden love between a shapeshifter and a spellcaster, nosy secondary characters, furniture-endangering sex and a woman fighting to choose her own destiny.
Mackenzie is a girl on the run. Every time she thinks she has escaped from her crazy stalker Marcus, he seems to find her. Working as a bartender for a woman named Nicole (Nick) turns out to be the best move for her to make. Nick can't seem to shake the feeling that Mackenzie is hiding something from her so she has Jackson follow her home one night to make sure she is staying somewhere safe. Turns out she is staying in the slum part of town. When she is approached by this sexy man she is scared yet intrigued by his concern. Her head keeps telling her not to trust him as she has not been able to trust anyone lately. Against her better judgement she allows him to take her back to the bar where she could sleep the night in the apartment above.
Mackenzie has many secrets, some that she herself doesn't even know about herself. With her life in danger her new friends are trying to find why this man has such an obsession with her. When all the truth starts coming out it is almost too much to bare sending her entire life into total confusion. As she is dealing with the fact that not only are there species other than humans but she is one of the things that go bump in the night. This man has a plan for her and will stop at nothing to make his dream come true. No one can keep her safe and no one around her is safe. He can walk right through any ward, there is no magic spell that can keep him away. When he proves this by abducting Mackenzie can her knew friends save her before it is too late.
This book had me reading into the early hours of the morning. Every time I started to put it down something else would happen and I would have to know the outcome. I wasn't sure when I purchased it off of the free list but I am completely certain that this is a series that has me hooked and I have already purchased the next books in the series. The book was a great read, I don't recall seeing any mistakes in the printing. There is a few scenes of steamy sex and some language that may offend people if they do not like curse words. I would recommend this to everyone I know who loves a great paranormal romance. It has made it to my favorite list and has a permanent place on my bookshelf. I can't wait to see what happens next!!!!
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