Excellent continuation. I am so glad I persevered with this series after my shaky start. It's unfortunate that it has what I call "dodgy book one syndrome" which I'm sure will put many people off from picking up the second book, but you really, really should. It's not that book one was bad exactly...just confusing. But even that could have just been me having a particularly slow day. I bet if I read it back now, knowing the characters and the world as I do, I wouldn't have a problem with it.
See, it's me, not you, book. Oh how the tides and turned.
BEWITCHED AND BETRAYED sees the re-emergence of a couple of adversaries from past books. I really wanted to delve into the book, grab them by the scruff of the neck and scream, "will you just DIE already!" but alas, the laws of physics were being stubborn as usual.
Ooh, ooh, and FINALLY some progress on the romance front! Yay! I'm not a fan of love triangles, and really, I'm not sure if I would even classify what happens in this series as a love triangle. It's more just that there are two guys declaring their interest and intent, and only one prize. So my delicate sensibilities when it comes to cheating and messing with people's feelings, don't get offended by this series at all. And the romantic development here in this book is more than satisfying and puts an end to discussion once and for all.
I'm heading straight for the next book in the series: Con and Conjure. Can't wait!