by Annette Blair

May 2008
ISBN: 978-0-425-22121-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

Storm Cartwright has had it with Aiden McCloud. He refuses to believe her when she says she hears a baby crying when he is around. She is now forced to take some very drastic action. Kidnapping Aiden and handcuffing him to his motor coach’s bed is the first step in her plan to find the crying baby.

Aiden McCloud is in major lust with Storm Cartwright. But, he also thinks she is a tad over the top, to put it politely. Aiden is a man determined to avoid commitments and ties of any kind so the feelings Storm invokes in him scare him. But handcuffed to his bed, he has no way to stop her from taking control of their journey. Where the road leads, he is not sure, but somehow Aiden knows it’s going to be one wild ride!

Annette Blair knows how to have fun with her characters. Storm and Aiden share an overwhelming attraction to each other but it is complicated by personal demons that they each face. While I enjoyed getting to know these characters, I felt this story was stalled by an overabundance of sex scenes, a long road trip where the plot dragged, and way too many cutesy nicknames for Aiden’s body parts. It was hard to fully immerse myself in the story when it seemed like Storm and Aiden were busy between the sheets more often than not and the plot was put on the backburner.

In this book’s favor, once the plot picked up again, Aiden and Storm seemed to find different ways to connect, other than sexually. Also, there were a few characters introduced who added importance and depth to the plot.

Gone with the Witch did not impress me from start to finish, but its highs were highly engaging and amusing. Annette Blair has an infectious writing style and that continually pulls me into her stories.

Reviewed in April 2008 by Sarah.

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