Review: Denial by Lauren Barnholdt & Aaron Gorvine

Title: Denial
Series: The Witches of Santa Anna, #8
Author: Lauren Barnholdt & Aaron Gorvine
Publisher: Self Published
ASIN: B0051BEN4C
Tags: Young Adult, Magic, Paranormal, Witches, Romance
Source: Booklending.com
Hearts: ♥ ♥
Note: Digital books only

In Season One of The Witches of Santa Anna, Natalia and Cam had to fight to be together.

In Season Two, they’ll fight even harder not to lose each other.

With Raine gone, Cam and Natalia believe the worst is behind them. But Raine’s left a trail of collateral damage in her wake.

Cam’s starting to realize that he can’t protect Natalia from the forces out to take her from him. And Natalia still can’t figure out who to trust.

Everyone at Santa Anna is on edge, wondering when Raine’s going to come back.

Because the thing about Raine? She doesn’t give up that easily. She has friends. Powerful friends. Friends that want to make sure Cam and Natalia don’t stay together.

And in the end, Cam and Natalia will be forced to battle something more powerful than they ever imagined.

Alliances will be broken. Bonds will be tested. Questions will be answered. And you won’t believe how it all turns out.

With new characters, new dangers, and new secrets, Season Two of the Witches of Santa Anna proves that true love conquers all and that nothing – not even pure evil – can change your destiny….

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Review

Monday morning. Cam and Natalia are on their way to school. It’s their first school day after the events they have endured. Natalia is anxious to meet Raine and her gang again and she’s also not sure what Brody’s reaction will be when they meet again, after what happened in the restaurant…

Once arrived at school, it’s not as bad as she imagined. Quite the opposite actually! Raine and her followers are nowhere to be seen and Brody acts like the incident didn’t even happen. The only thing that has changed is that they can now openly show their relation and that a new girl, Hayden, has arrived at school.

Natalia is happy, things are looking great! That changes when it’s clear that Raine left to gather back-up, Natalia’s mom would love to meet Cam and his mom (which Cam really doesn’t like ) and Hayley looks a bit too often in Cam’s way…..

This book is short. Very Short. It made me feel like nothing is happening, until the last couple of pages. With again a great open ending! Lauren Barnholdt and Aaron Gorvine know where to end a story! It really makes you look forward to the next book.

Cam continues to be very annoying and BLOND. He reacts like he doesn’t understand anything about women and hurts Natalia by doing so. He also thinks that he’ll be able to save them all, by himself. Yeah, we could see how that went… What is it about men and having to be a hero? How about stepping back and let Natalia fix it, because she CAN?

Overall rating: 2 hearts. I read the other books in an omnibus. It improved the flow of the story and it felt more natural. If I read the other books one by one, I don’t think I would have been that enthusiastic about the story. Still, there’s a great ending and the authors dropped some sentences in the book that made me think about which interesting things could happen in the future! However the story is TOO short. The story started slowly and then you’re already at the end. I hope they also make an omnibus of the second season, which reads much finer!

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The Witches of Santa Anna

  1. Claimed
  2. Tricked
  3. Rumored
  4. Hushed
  5. Pursued
  6. Enticed
  7. Ruined
  8. Denial
  9. Suspicion
  10. Isolation
  11. Paranoia
  12. Fear
  13. Oblivion
  14. Forgotten
  15. Broken
  16. Stolen
  17. Taken
  18. Risen
  19. Given
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