Scrying for Summer

Katherine McIntyre
Scrying for Summer
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Release Date
August 2016
Book 2 of Philadelphia Coven Chronicles
Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance

Jev was looking for an adventure, however she wanted the usual variety of stomping out nasty fae in the city as an enforcer of the Philly Coven. Instead, handsome as sin Liam O'Reilly shows up on her doorstep dropping news of the worst organization of fae they'd dealt with on the rise again. Except, he's a traitor, an asshole, and the absolute last person she wants to work with.

However, the longer they work together, the more the fire between them burns, turning from rage and irritation into something primal. And as she gets to know the real Liam O'Reilly behind the charming smiles and sexy lines, he becomes so much deadlier. Because the protective, self-sacrificing man underneath his facade is just the sort she could fall for.

Book Review by LiaL (reviewer)
Sep 01, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
186 people found the following review helpful
She is a witch who works to keep her community safe from those with evil intentions. He is a traitor who reluctantly asks for her help in saving his friend. As they battle enemies, they find themselves battling love, too.

Jev is a woman of action who speaks bluntly and doesn't hold back. When Liam asks for her help, she looks at it as an adventure to keep life from being dull. It is her job as an enforcer for the Philly Coven to protect those in her city from those who misuse their powers. Their past interactions have not been pleasant and she views Liam as a traitor who betrayed his friends. It becomes evident that there is a lot more to him as she learns about his life and his family. He is not just a pretty boy who loves to flirt and play. He is much more complicated then what she had been led to believe.

Liam is not proud of his past but he had good reasons for his actions. He wants to save his friend and Jev is the one that has the skills to help. Liam is not used to asking for help and that first meeting does not go very smoothly. There is a definite attraction but he is wary of pursuing it considering the circumstances. As they work together, feelings develop and he starts to worry that he has endangered the women he really cares about. He really is a loyal kind of guy at heart.

This is the second book in the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles. I think it would be better to read Hunting for Spring first where it first introduces the characters. I did not read the first book and it took me a little longer than usual to feel connected as it is very entwined with the story from the previous book and I felt a little like I was jumping in to a show that had already started. Once I started learning about the characters, it became easier to fill in the blanks.

I did feel that the author switching the point-of-view between the main characters helped me build that connection to the characters and the story. They provided the history I needed and explained their actions and concerns. There is a definite attraction between these two but little desire to explore it at first. They begin to really appreciate one another as they see how skilled the other is and how willing they are to risk their life to save others. They open their hearts as they open their eyes to the truth about each other.

The author does a good job of summarizing the major points from the first book but it does take a little bit to really get into the story if you are starting the series with this second book. The author definitely works to build a relationship between Jev and Liam that feels genuine. The characters have a complicated history and it makes for some interesting interactions. Their battles against evil fae in the city provide a nice balance of action to the romance. I enjoyed the story and it left me wanting to read more about the world introduced in the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles.
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Book Review by Merissa (reviewer)
Mar 19, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
104 people found the following review helpful
SCRYING FOR SUMMER is the second book in the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles, and we meet back up with the little powerhouse known as Jev, and the turncoat with soul, Liam. Brenna and Conor are out of town, and Liam doesn't know where else to turn. His friend is in trouble, with the same organisation Liam is trying to escape from. He asks for Jev's help, not realising the danger he would be asking her to face.

Liam shows a different side to himself in this book, one that Jev finds hard to resist. He is no longer the simple, one dimensional, turncoat she thought he was. Instead, she finds out more about his reasons for what he did, and also asks herself the question about what would she do in the same situation? Once she realises that the answer isn't as easy as she thought, as well as some wise words from Sam the Djinn, her view of Liam changes. He is busy fighting his attraction for Jev. He is a Hunter, and their lives are dangerous. However, no one tells Jev what she can or can't do, and her help with the situation regarding his mom breaks down some of the walls that Liam holds on to so tightly.

Whilst you don't have to read book one to enjoy this one, I would still recommend you do. You will get a much better picture of who Jev and Liam are, plus why they both feel the way they do at the beginning. This was an excellent addition to the series, and Katherine McIntyre continues with her fantastic world and character building. There were no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow, and I was thoroughly engrossed with the story from start to finish. Highly recommended by me.
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