Review: American Witch by Thea Harrison
Publication Date: 4/29/2019
Series: American Witch #1
Rating: 4 Stars
Power can change a person…
For months Molly Sullivan endures the inexplicable: electrical surges, car breakdowns, visions. She even wonders if she might be the cause… and wonders if she might be crazy. Then she discovers her husband has cheated on her. Again. Now Molly realizes she is a newly awakening witch and a woman pushed over the edge.
Revenge can shape a person…
Josiah Mason is a Powerful witch and the leader of a secret coven with a shared goal: to destroy an ancient enemy who has ruined many lives. Josiah lost years to this man, and his sole focus is revenge. He’s prepared for every contingency—except encountering a beautiful new witch who understands nothing of the immense Power building within her or the attraction she wields over him.
Danger can bring them together…
When divorcing her husband, Molly uncovers a dangerous secret he’s willing to kill to protect. She turns to Josiah for help, and they discover a connection between Molly’s husband and Josiah’s enemy.
As they work together, a spark ignites between them that threatens to become an inferno. But Molly is done compromising herself for any man, and Josiah’s mission is his top priority. And the enemy is cunning, cruel, and drawing ever closer.
As the danger escalates, so does the tension between them. Is a lasting relationship possible? Will either of them live long enough to try?
Thea Harrison is a new author to me. I have seen her name pop up here or there over the course of the years, but I hadn’t been compelled to pick up one of her books until I saw American Witch. I have to admit I honestly didn’t know what to think about this story going into it. The blurb had me intrigued. The cover even more so. In a time in my life where I am struggling to find anything to hold my attention past a few chapters, I was scared to dive into a new author’s book.
That was until I started reading American Witch. The story sucked me in almost immediately. While an unconventional and almost normal contemporary romance beginning to the story with Molly catching her husband cheating on her, I had my doubts about moving back that, but I am glad that I did. You see that discovery is what unlocks her own magic, and takes her down a road of self-discovery, passion, and adventure. Add in Josiah who sees her as an opportunity to not only further his own personal vendetta against an ancient foe, and you’ve got a pretty good storyline. My only gripe is that the way Molly’s character is written in the beginning, made me see her as older than the woman featured on the cover. In my mind, Molly was mid to late forties, not late twenties if my guess is correct. Other than that, I really enjoyed this story, and look forward to what’s to come in the next book.