Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Review: Mystical Warrior by Janet Chapman
Mystical Warrior is the third book in the Midnight Bay series by Janet Chapman and a Paranormal Romance from Pocket Star Books.
An eleventh-century lass with a stubborn streak unleashes the red-hot hero inside her modern lover in bestselling author Janet Chapman's irresistible new Midnight Bay adventure.
Trace Huntsman's peaceful life has headed to hell in a hand-basket ever since stunningly beautiful Fiona Gregor moved into the vacant apartment above his house. Kidnapped centuries earlier and transformed into a red-tail hawk, Fiona is human once more and must learn how to be a modern woman. But damned if Trace is going to be the one to teach her. Not when her mere presence ignites a fiery passion deep within his cautious heart.
Fiona longs to overcome the painful memories of her tragic past - to let down her guard and become a mother again. But so far her handsome landlord is not exactly thrilled with the stray animals - and suitors - that keep following her home. When the wizard Maximilian Oceanus shows up, Trace reaches the end of his rope. Weird things happen when Mac is around - raging storms, snarling demons - but this time, Midnight Bay is at the center of a fierce battle, and Fiona is the primary target. Only Trace can save her, but first, the lovers must set aside their fears . . . and open up their hearts.
Trace Huntsman is a fisherman by trade - who enjoys the peace and quiet of his ‘fixer-upper’ that sits on acres of ocean front property.
Trace served his country in both Iraq and Afghanistan and he has the wounds to prove it - both physical as well as emotional ones. He has vowed that he will never allow another woman to hurt him the way he’s been hurt in the past.
But Trace was not counting on falling for Fiona.
Fiona Gregor has wounds of her own. A thousand years ago she was kidnapped and brutalized - but she survived. She made her way home - only to die. Upon her death, Fiona was transformed into a red-tail hawk - and for the first time in her life, she felt free.
Now Fiona has been given a second chance. She is once more a woman - but in the twenty-first century. She has a lot to learn about being a modern day woman - but she is more than up to the challenge.
Mystical Warrior is the first book I have read by Janet Chapman, and though it is the third book in the series, I had no trouble reading it as a stand alone.
But I have to say - that I absolutely loved this book and I ordered the first book in the series before I was more than three chapters in to Mystical Warrior. :)
I will definitely be reading more of Ms. Chapman.
I give Mystical Warrior 5 out of 5 stars.
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star (June 28, 2011)