Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Wicked deeds on a Winter's Night is the story of Bowen, the werewolf competitor from No Rest for the Wicked, and Mari, a witch prodigy. They are both competitors in the race, and end up at the same cave after one of the goals. There is attraction between them that they both deny. Bowen denies it because he wants the prize, the key to go back in time, so he can save his mate who died centuries ago while running from him, and Mari denies it because she is young and unsure.
Bowen grabs the goal and seals Mari, along with 5 other competitors, in a cave. Unbeknownst to him, there are also ancient incubi in the cave who attack Mari. As he was doing that, she hit him with a spell to make him mortal. Bowen makes it to the final round but he is severly injured and ends up trapped for weeks, and spends a lot of that time thinking conflicting thoughts about his lost mate and Mari; he thinks she put a love spell on him. When he is rescued, he learns Mari is still trapped and her witch family is going to start a supernatural war if she is not returned; Bowen is the only one who knows where she is. He goes back for her to ask her to remove the spells, but she is pretty sure she didn't put a love spell on him. He decides maybe she could be his mate, and asks for a chance to prove it to her. Mari doesn't want to, she's pretty angry at him, but the circumstances surrounding her returning to her family throw them together and she starts to fall for him. Meanwhile, her powers are growing. After she is returned home, his first mate returns to him and he must make a choice between them. At the same time Mari is attacked and Bowen is the only one who can help her....
Another good book; I am enjoying the series and can't wait to see what's next!!!