Made it to page 76 and then gave up. I did not care for the diary type format of this book and to be honest did not care much for the heroine or the storyline. I have way too many books in my TBR mountain to force myself to read things that don't keep my interest.
Tedious. I thought the writing was lazy in the extreme. I wasn't at all interested in the characters. I made it half way through and realized I didn't have to read it. Just terrible really.
I'm no prude, but I found some of the language in this book a little over the top. At times, it was distracting. Still, the story was good and the characters enjoyable.
"Charmed and Dangerous"
Bronwyn's job is not exactly conventional. She's a witch who not only fights off warlocks, demons, and evil zombies, but gets paid to do it. She protects the Prime Minister and is his personal body guard. She also murders, plots, and shoots fire from her hands while blowing up cars in the process. Bronwyn is not a witch to be reckoned with, although being a magical body guard does tend to get in the way of having anything that resembles a normal love life.
I made it to exactly page 35 of this book. Even then I had to resist the urge to throw it across the room, light fire to it, and put the ashes in the blender with a little bit of water, pour it down the drain and hit the garbage disposal. It was THAT bad.
The entire book is writen in "diary" format. Every chapter has an "entry" as if the thing the Havens is talking about has already happened. There is absolutely no suspense and all the character does is whine about her lack of a love life. In every sense of the word this book should be a kid's book. If it weren't for the constant cussing, references to sex, and Havens constantly reminding me how horny the main character is it reminded me of a "Ramona" book from my childhood.
I cannot possibly express how horrid "Charmed and Dangerous" is. I can hardly believe Penguin Books decided to publish it. "Charmed and Dangerous" is really not even fit for reading and should be used as either toilet paper or fire kindling. I would not touch this book again with a 20-foot pole. I really hope someone else on paperback swap does NOT read this review and wants me to send it to them soon. I don't want this book contaminating any of my others with its foul writing, bad language, and inexcusably simple plot line.
1/2 of a star.
Um, can you say horrible? I don't think any others in this series are written in the diary style, (as this one is) which is a really good thing, but that is only the icing on an otherwise, badly written story. She was completely TSTL and yet scraped by because of her AMAZING powers (she's one of three of the most powerful witches in the world you know.) Horrible, horrible. Don't press the button. Go back and look at something else, PLEASE!