Title: Resting Witch Face
Author: Juliette Cross
Series: Stay A Spell #5
“You’ve always been my queen, Juliana. You always will be.”
We finally have Jules and Ruben’s story! This book is probably the one everyone has been waiting for since Jules and Ruben were introduced in Wolf Gone Wild. They have a lot of history and sexual tension between them, but after twelve years apart, Ruben decides he’s done waiting.
Ruben is the most powerful vampire in New Orleans and is a successful businessman. He has spent twelve years securing his place in the city and waiting for his second chance with Jules. I liked that Ruben respected Jules’ wishes and left her alone to deal with her issues and secure her place as Enforcer. Ruben was a character that I have liked from the beginning of this series and this book just made me love him even more. He was respectful of Jules and her abilities but never backed down from his pursuit of her. He didn’t let her fear keep them apart anymore, which is just what they both needed. Also, I was very surprised by how romantic Ruben was.
“Since the day I realized you were my whole heart, I’ve never stopped loving you. Not for one painfully paralyzing minute.”
Jules has been the pillar of the Savoie family throughout this series. She is the one everyone can rely on. I have liked her from the very beginning and I fell ever more in love with her in this book. She has kept everyone at a distance since becoming Enforcer but with Ruben she finally learns to relax. I loved seeing her open up to Ruben and work through their past issues, and present issues. I also appreciated that while she was nervous about Ruben pursuing her again, she also wanted it to happen. I can enjoy a romance with some push but I also love when a MC just opens up to it and works through their fears to find happiness.
“I wanted a partner. An equal. I wanted my soulmate. My deep, true love. And I wanted him at my side, always, from this day forward.”
This book was also interesting because we get to travel around the world meeting different Covens. This leads Ruben and Jules into a very dangerous situation with a vampire leader and some black magic. I really liked the fact that the drama that was happening didn’t get in the way of Ruben and Jules’ relationship building. Also, I loved how this wrapped up for Jules and Ruben and hope we see a wedding scene in the future. I can’t wait for the next book now!
Trigger Warnings; torture mentioned, kidnapping, blood, violence, misogynistic older vampires, prejudice against werewolves. One Harry Potter reference.
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