Length: 340 Pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Category: Adult
Date Published: 23 June 2021
Amazon: Canada / USA / UK
I’ll do anything to protect my family, even con my way into the most dangerous treasure hunt in the magical world.
With three men by my side, I embark on a mission to save my father and siblings from the same horrible illness that took my mother.
I need a guide into the Egyptian desert, and my ex is the best man for the job…even though he’s an irritatingly sexy vampire.
The strongest curse breaker I know just happens to be my best friend, who I’ve been crushing on for years.
And to finish off our team, a mysterious stranger I can’t stop thinking about is also our fiercest competitor.
We can only win the game if we trust each other completely. No secrets, no pretense, no lies.
But not everyone plays by the same rules. And if I’m not careful, that might cost me my heart…or my life.
Cursed in Love is the first book in the finished paranormal RH trilogy that will take you on a magical adventure around the world. Curl up and enjoy this steamy romance in which the heroine doesn’t have to choose between her three heroes – she gets to have them all.
Nora is a witch. After her mother dies, she strives to find a way for other witches to have access to spells and information that has been locked away for a long time. To get into an incredible library, she must participate in a deadly, magical competition. She sets out with best friend Levi, meets up with her ex Raphael, a vampire, and is competing against a strange man, Isak who, unknown to Nora, is a dragon shifter.
Cursed in Love is a Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance and it is so much fun. When done well, I absolutely love this trope, and it’s done really well here. There’s no dragging it out with a love triangle, and the way the relationships unfold feels natural. The setup is handled well, and we’re almost immediately off on a journey, following Nora and Levi as they make their way first to France from Scotland, then to Egypt, keen to retrieve the first of their tokens.
This is one of those books where you can tell a lot of thought has gone into the world-building aspects. This is a world where witches are real, but ignorant to the existence of other paranormal creatures such as vampires and dragon shifters, and the reason for their ignorance is clear. Witches are shown as tough, ruthless and powerful, and the witches Nora is competing against don’t seem to care who might get hurt during the competition.
Ashwood gives us different POVs throughout the book; mostly we stick with Nora, but the other POVs give us that little bit more depth, especially with the non-witch characters.
Oh, and I can’t leave this review without mentioning the sex scenes – if you like your books on the hotter side, this one really hits the spot.
Overall this was a really fun, enjoyable read, with a great balance between the romance, action, and the stakes involved for Nora and the others. It’s definitely one I fully recommend for anyone looking for a steamy paranormal romance.
About the Author
Zoe Ashwood writes sexy paranormal romance for women who believe in magic and true love. While she’s always been a reader, Zoe’s writing used to be limited to diary scribbles and bad (really bad) teenage poetry. Then she participated in NaNoWriMo 2015 and never looked back. Some 700,000 words later, she’s still in love with the art of making up stories – and making her characters fall in love.
All her books and social media links can be found on her website
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