My Thoughts

This is my first book that I have read where a witch is a main character, and I am here for it! 

Louise/Lou has been running and hiding for 2 years.  We don’t find out who she is running from and why until halfway through.  She is forced to marry Reid Diggory, a Chasseur, after accusing him of a crime he did not commit.  Reid, along with others in the church, have zero issues burning witches at the stake.  So you can see why Lou and Reid make an interesting married couple.

I love a good enemy story.  I didn’t think that Lou and Reid were ever going to play nice, and the fact that he’s in love with someone else doesn’t help.  However Reid’s character surprised me in many ways, and their hatred towards each other grows into something Lou could have never imagined.  The story really picked up for me when the newlyweds started to get along.  Of course all that has to come to an end at some point because Lou is still being hunted and she is still a witch. 

I really enjoyed this one, and it surprised me to find out that it’s the authors debut!  There is a little bit of a cliffhanger at the end, so thankfully book #2, Blood & Honey comes out tomorrow!

Book Rating: 4/5

Wine Pairing: Penfolds Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

 

Goodreads Synopsis

Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.