Published: October 2021
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Length: 170 pages
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
A search for information about his grandfather’s mysterious death leads Army physician, Carter Balan, to the town of Ancient Oaks.
Fiona Moon has a secret. Her magical abilities have been fading since her 40th birthday and with Halloween only a week away, the witch fears that her powers are gone for good.
When Carter walks into her bookshop, Fiona knows exactly who he is—the first boy she ever kissed. Carter has no memory of Fiona or the fact he comes from a long line of vampire hunters. When a vampire is discovered in the woods Fiona and Carter must work together to destroy the creature. Can Carter recover his stolen memories before it’s too late? Will he accept his family history and pick up where his grandfather left off? Can Fiona find a way to harness her powers and save the town?
This book had such potential. Mature MC’s, magic, secret town, intrigue but it suffered for it’s length.
If the author had fleshed out the story some more I think she would have had a stellar read but there was just too much happening in such a limited space.
The set up was brilliant, the characters were interesting and I will be checking back in with this series because the last chapter peaked my interest. I just hope there is a more robust story to go along with it.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.