Book Review: Dark, Witch and Creamy by H. Y. Hanna
Updated: Jul 28, 2021
Soon Caitlyn finds herself fending off a toothless old vampire, rescuing an adorable kitten and meeting handsome aristocrat Lord James Fitzroy... not to mention discovering that she herself might have magical blood in her veins!
When she's dragged into the murder investigation and realises that dark magic is involved, Caitlyn is forced to choose. Can she embrace her witchy powers in time to solve the mystery and save those she loves?
Overall rating: 3 stars
Heat: Well... I don't have no peppers so 1 pepper it is
I was looking forward to magic, a little heat and a mystery unravelling. Instead I ended up reading an okay-but-not-great story about a woman seeking answers, and stumbling into a murder investigation. Unfortunately, I didn't really care about the murdered man, and wasn't all that invested in the murder being solved.
The leading man could have been interesting, but he was almost too wholesome.
The MC and supporting characters were independent women, with goals and histories, jobs and powers that made them interesting and I did end the book hoping to know what happened to them.
But then another character dropped in out of no where and - oh that's right - he's a vampire that turns into a bat. The leap from 'maybe magic is real' to 'transfiguration and vampires are pretty normal' was too much for me. I may have actually rolled my eyes when the Uncle showed up.
Now you know I like steam (better yet, LAVA) in my books, so this sticky sweet, no violence (except for the murder, and maybe an attempted poisoning) read left me a little bored. If you like heat that ends with hand holding, and an utterly appropriate Sunday afternoon read, this might be the book for you.
It was well written and had a few moments of intrigue that almost looped me in, but not enough to read the rest of the series, where I hope the BIG questions get answered. H. Y. Hanna writes books that aren't my style, but I would point anyone looking for a PG read in her direction.
Regina Grimm is the author of erotic fairytales, written for the uninhibited readers 18+. Check out her books - Snow White and the Wicked Curse: Chapter 1 and Snow White and the Vicious Curse: Chapter 2. Snow White and the Seven Thieves: Chapter 3 coming August 2021!