Review: Bewitch by Felicity Heaton

Posted 23 February, 2013 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Reviews / 1 Comment

Bewitch by Felicity Heaton
Series: Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance #5
Genre: Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance
Published by: Author on January 19, 2013
Format: eBook
Pages: 156
Source: Author
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A vampire with a past stained with blood and a soul tainted with darkness, he is perfect in his self-control, never surrendering to his darkest desires. Now a beautiful witch in the shadowy fae underworld threatens to reawaken long denied hungers and tempts him with carnal pleasure.

Payne despises the incubus side of his mixed genes and refuses to give it free rein, but when the wickedly sexy Elissa offers him a possible way to help a friend, he finds it difficult to resist paying the price, even if it will be his undoing—one night of passion at her command.

Elissa is a witch down on her luck until Payne comes crashing into her life. The dangerously handsome male is the key to fulfilling a promise she made, but he is also forbidden, and surrendering to the wildfire passion he stirs within her means risking ruin and death.

When one incredible night of fulfilling their deepest fantasies leads to more than just a pathway to keeping a promise and saving a friend, will they be able to overcome the barriers that stand between them and forever?

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Ms. Heaton’s talent for a scorchingly sexy read with multi-faceted characters is undeniable!

The latest installment of the Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance series follows the newest member of the theater, vampire and bad boy, Payne. He was first introduced in Enslave, when he revealed his long kept secret, that he’s part incubus. Usually a loner, Payne has found a family among the vampires in the theater. When he’s asked to help his friend Andreu and his mate by venturing into the fae underworld, Payne reluctantly agrees, knowing he’s in danger of giving in to his dark side. Enter Elissa, a witch who needs Payne’s help as much as he needs hers. Together this mysterious vampire and dominant witch embark on a journey to save the ones they love, while indulging in their own desires.

Payne is another great addition to this series. He’s sexy, tortured and has a dark side he tries to keep locked away. He has a dark past that has left him scarred and self-loathing. Even with all his damage, this brooding vampire won me over, you know there’s more to him than meets the eye and it’s evident when he meets Elissa. I love to watch a tortured hero wear his heart on his sleeve when he finally meets “the one,” and Payne was no exception…his soul-bearing moments were some of my favorite scenes.

“You asked why I called myself Payne. I called myself Payne so I would always remember what I had been through, a constant reminder of how easy it was to make someone suffer, and that love could kill as easily as a blade.”

Elissa, while not tortured like Payne, has lived a secluded and lonely life. She’s strong, loyal and has a sassy streak that makes her a perfect match for Payne. There’s an undeniable chemistry between the two, but it’s the patience and fearlessness in Elissa that breaks this bad boy, ultimately showing us his vulnerability and heart. These two characters start off as a forbidden romance, break the rules and follow their hearts for a chance at their own happiness. Their journey isn’t an easy one, but in each other they find the strength to heal their emotional scars and leave the past behind them.

“Elissa looked up at him, watching him sleeping, his face soft and relaxed.
She was already in too deep to walk away.
She wanted to be with Payne.
Even if it meant dancing with danger.
Even if it meant risking ruin and death.”

Felicity Heaton delivers another swoon-worthy hero in BEWITCH. This is the first story that takes place away from the Vampirerotique Theatre and allows the main characters to really connect, without any outside influence (a brilliant move on the author’s part). Payne and Elissa heat up the pages with their intensity and sexiness, but will also pull at your heartstrings with their pain and devotion. BEWITCH is an emotionally charged read that will leave you breathless. Bravo Ms. Heaton!



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