Witch's Bane by Ann Gimpel
Roz, Jenna, and Colleen are the last of the demon-stalking witches. So far, they’ve escaped disaster, but their luck is running low. When demons strike in the midst of Colleen’s wedding, Roz launches desperate measures because she and her sister witches are Earth’s only hedge against being overrun by Hell’s minions. As she shape-shifts to keep one step ahead of the demons, at least it takes her mind off her other problems. Personal ones. She burned through a couple of marriages with a string of loser men before, after, and in between. Though she wants to be happy for Colleen, the jealousy bug bit deep and hasn’t let go.
In Roz’s secret heart she’s attracted to Ronin, one of the Daoine Sidhe. He’s so profanely beautiful she can barely breathe around him, but he’s also headstrong and arrogant. Not good partner material, she tells herself, unless she wants to end up dusting her heart off one more time.
Ronin set his sights on Roz when she was at his home in the U.K. for a strategy meeting and he can’t get her out of his mind. Unfortunately, she’s so prickly getting close to her requires scheming. He casts an enchantment to lure her at Colleen’s wedding, but she senses the spell and rebuffs him.
Roz is used to calling the shots. So is Ronin. Sparks fly. Tempers run hot, right along with an attraction too strong to be denied. Roz and Ronin come together with a fierceness borne of desperation, but demons are determined to rid themselves of the witches for good, no matter what it takes.
Review by Paulina Woods
This is the second book in the Witch Chronicles series yet I do not feel like I missed anything. From learning about each returning character to being introduced to new ones this is a complete fully written work of perfection.
Quick run down:
Roz is one of three remaining demon-stalking witches charged with capturing and returning demons to hell. She is a strong woman who has tried and failed at love so many times that she has almost talked herself into giving up.
Ronin is the fae queens go to man when she wants anything done and since seeing Roz he wants her for his own. He is a dominant male who has lived so long he is use to people jumping to obey him. Needing to let go of an old love before he can allow a new one into his heart he is the perfect hero.
Many different forces have to come together to rid the world of demons and it was cool watching the dark and light fae learn to work together. The sex is hot and the story is a page-turner. This is another must read by Ann Gimpel.