Red and the Wolf by Evangeline Anderson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Sara Jensen is the town witch in Buck Lake, Tennessee. More than anything she misses her older brother and his best friend Reeve, who are overseas in the Marine Corps. But when her brother is killed in action, Reeve comes back with a secret-an ancient crone laid a curse on him that turns him into a ravening wolf every full moon.
Sara has a secret of her own-she’s head over heels for Reeve and has been since they were kids. When he comes to her house on Halloween night asking for help, she inadvertently lays a fidelity spell on him while trying to keep him in his human form. Sara knows she must undertake the difficult and dangerous task of lifting his curse. But when the wolf within him is banished, the fidelity spell will be lifted too and his love for her will disappear.
This book would have gotten more than 2 stars from me if it had a story line. The heroine creates a love potion, enter hero, bathes in said potion, heroine finds out she has to have sex with hero to save him (conveniently after love potion is entered into plot), believes he loves her only because of the potion (even though she clearly mentions that the potion only amplifies feelings that are already there).
There were glimmers of hope for this story that fizzled out before they truly got started. And it kills me to give this such a poor rating because I genuinely like this author and have read several of her novels.
Skip a month (which would have been the perfect time to create some plot to show the progression of the relationship) and they’re back to having sex to save his life.
If every witch had to have sex with their clients, wouldn’t we all run to become Wiccans…