by Tara Lain
When Killian Barth, history professor, meets Blaine Genneau, quantum physicist, they ignite their own big bang. But Killian can’t pursue a physics professor—or a human. As the most powerful male witch in ten generations, Killian must bolster his dying race by reproducing—despite the fact that he’s gay.
Even a fling with Blaine is out of the question, because Killian has been told sex with humans drains his power. But if that’s true, why can young human Jimmy Janx dissolve spoons with the power of his mind? If Killian can sort through the lies he’s been fed, he’ll still face his biggest obstacle — convincing rational scientist Blaine to believe in magic.
With his ancient and powerful cat familiar, Aloysius, on his shoulder, Killian brings the lightning against deceit and greed to save Blaine from danger and prove love is the greatest power of them all.
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Killian Barth is the strongest Witch anyone has seen in a very long time. Now according to the Witches' Council he needs to marry another witch and produce children to strengthen their numbers. There is a problem with this plan, however, because Killian happens to be gay. Of course, his mother and the rest of the council members don't seem to care. His future bride has been chosen and he has no choice but to go along with it. When Killian, a professor of History, meets human and Physics Professor Blaine Genneau he realizes he can't spend the rest of his life married to a woman without knowing what it feels like to truly be in love with someone he's attracted to. Knowing that being with Blaine would be disastrous to him and his powers he sets out to find a man who will be perfect for him. Unfortunately finding love isn't as easy as he's planned. Blaine seems to never be far from him or his thoughts and it doesn't help that his powerful familiar Aloysius seems to like Blaine more than he does Killian. When Killian finds that things he has been taught about Witches and Humans don't add up he sets out to discover the truth. Maybe he will find a way to be with Blaine after all without losing his powers. First, he has to face the council and convince the head of it who happens to be the father of his fiancée that he can't go through with his marriage. I really love Tara Lain and had wanted to read Spell Cat for quite some time. I really loved the Pennymaker series and so I figured this one would be right up my alley. I'm glad to say I enjoyed it. I loved Aloysius, who was the most precocious cat I've ever seen (or read about, I should say). The story is definitely a different look at witches than what I'm used to reading but I found it entertaining and interesting. I was very interested in the class that Killian taught and I couldn't help but wish I had had something like it in College. He was fascinating in the way he was so comfortable with his students and the subject. However, I found it strange he seemed so naive when it came to sex and dating. I imagined him to have been different in regards to dating. Overall, I thought it was a cute story and liked Killian and Blaine together. Though I definitely think my favorite part of the story was definitely Aloysius. 4 Stars!
*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher and Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*
***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.***
Killian is a Witch Master, the most powerful witch in the last ten generations, and yet, he lives among humans and prefers to spend his time teaching History and Witchcraft at the local college, instead of among his peers, which considering his mother, who can blame him? His mother has drilled into him the need to marry another powerful witch, even if he's expressed that his interest in females is non-existent, but it's easier just to give into what's expected of him. When Killian meets fellow professor Blaine Genneau sparks fly in the best of ways, but Killian can't give into their attraction because he thinks it will deplete his powers.
When Killian starts to realize that all he'd been told regarding witches and humans might not be as black and white as he was told, he gives into what he feels for Blaine and decides to fight back and try to find a way to get what he has ever wanted, someone he can love.
I loved Killian and Blaine, they were so sweet and hot together. Their chemistry was sizzling hot from the moment they met and it just kept growing stronger the longer they stayed together. Killian seemed a little immature in regard to how he allowed his mother to manipulate him, but I loved how he took action once he started seeing things weren't quite as he'd been told all his life.
I also loved Aloysius, the familiar (cat), he was too adorable! And, of course, getting a second romance with Lavender and Jimmy, who were so lovely together, was a nice touch.
All in all, another great read by Tara Lain, who is a master in bringing us romances that are not only interesting—the take on witches and humans was fairly original and different from anything I've read before—but are relatable, sweet and steamy, with just a tad of angst and some twists that kept me turning the pages. Very recommendable!!!
Rating: 4.5 Stars!!!
About the Author
Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 32. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Paranormal Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft. She lives with her soul-mate husband and her soul-mate dog near the sea in California where she sets a lot of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!
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