Review: Heat of the Moment by Lori Handeland

Posted June 30, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

Heat of the MomentTitle:  Heat of the Moment
Series:  Sisters of the Craft #2
Author:  Lori Handeland
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  June 30, 2015
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press
My Rating:  5 star
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

A spell that tore three sisters apart is broken four hundred years later, when the magic in their blood reunites them. Now, one of them will discover her gift—and reignite a love long thought lost…

Flame-haired Becca Carstairs was born to be a veterinarian. Since childhood, her affinity for animals has been special, and her healing touch nothing short of magic. But only Becca knows the truth—that she alone can hear the creatures’ voices. She’s always trusted her sixth sense… until a string of missing pets, an attempted murder, and a face from her past converge into one explosive mystery, with her at its center.

Is haunted Owen McAllister, the boy who broke her heart ten years ago, related to the sinister crimes that have peaceful Three Harbors, Wisconsin, on its guard? Or is his reappearance part of the answer to questions that have troubled her all her life? As Becca delves into her strange heritage, she’ll have to fight for her life… and the man she will always love.

Read on for my thoughts on Heat of the Moment.  No true spoilers, promise.

Magic has always been a part of Becca’s life.  She has a unique kind of magic with all animals and her career as a veterinarian is no surprise to anyone.  When you truly can speak with the animals, who better to care for them when they need her the most?

Becca is one of triplet sisters whose parents were witches centuries ago – they tossed their daughters through a magic portal to the future in order to protect them from the evil that wanted them dead.  Time means nothing for evil and eventually it will return for each sister, only when they eventually reunite can they hope to defeat it.  But until then, evil is stalking Becca and the animals she loves.

Owen is back in Becca’s life.  Ten years ago he left her behind as he left town to follow a military career.  He has always seen himself as the boy from the wrong side of the tracks, even though Becca never saw him that way and loved him with all her young heart.  Now Owen is back, Becca is in trouble and both will find their own magic is still alive and worth fighting for.

Heat of the Moment is such an intense, detailed, lovely magical story.  The idea fascinates me, and as a lover of all things paranormal, it was an idea that I just accepted and ran with.  If you enjoy paranormal romance, if your heart quickens at the mention of magic and if you love a bit of a mystery, suspense sprinkled in your paranormal romances – you are going to love this one.  I would highly recommend this novel and it’s companions.  Thankfully fie final story is coming soon and we can finally get the ultimate end of this story.

*I received an e-ARC of Heat of the Moment from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

Heat of the Moment is available in mass market paperback and for the Kindle


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