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A paranormal category romance from Entangled's Covet imprint...Rebuilding New Orleans...one witch at a timeContractor Storm Morgeaux is trying to keep her business afloat and not sleep with the hot-'n'-sexy new client, Dr. Nathan Davis. Adding to her troubles is the fact she accidentally released a series of dark spells. Now evil warlocks are after her family, and she hasA paranormal category romance from Entangled's Covet imprint...Rebuilding New Orleans...one witch at a timeContractor Storm Morgeaux is trying to keep her business afloat and not sleep with the hot-'n'-sexy new client, Dr. Nathan Davis. Adding to her troubles is the fact she accidentally released a series of dark spells. Now evil warlocks are after her family, and she has no idea who she can trust.Nathan's biggest concern is getting his pediatric surgery center up and running. Still, his stunning new contractor provides plenty of distraction?until she sets off his Paladin medallion. A warlock is near. Nathan's first responsibility is eliminating the woman who wields new and dangerous magic. But something about Storm calls to him. She's mysterious, sexy, and downright irresistible, but most surprisingly, his.Without the spells, Storm must learn to trust her new abilities. But can she trust the man who's torn between loving her...and killing her?...

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ISBN : 9781633751019
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Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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Bewitching the Enemy Reviews

  • Claire Robinson
    2018-10-27 19:26

    3 - "I wanted you then, now and later." Stars.Bewitching the Enemy is the first book I have read by Dawn Chartier, but seeing as it is also the first book of the Vieux Carré Witch Sisters series, this time focusing on Storm Morgeaux and Dr. Nathan Davis. I am pretty sure it won't be my last. Initially bought together in a work capacity, Nate senses there is something a little off about his contractor Storm, especially after shaking hands with her, he gets the shock of his life and a branding on his palm that wasn't there before.A hurricane had begun to brew, and her name was Storm Morgeaux.Storm has a lot going on in her life at the moment, what with her mom's sudden non-responsiveness after a family get-together, the potential collapse of the family business she is responsible for. As well as feeling responsible for 3 sisters who aren't in the know about the financial crisis the business is in. As such, the last thing she needs is a pushy, sexy, Doctor/Client marking her palm, and then accusing her of being capable of things she had only ever previously believed happened in fiction."First Witches now Warlocks. Whats next, Unicorns?"This is an entertaining, well-plotted, funny and sometimes sexy read. The characters and their development offer plenty of scope for the future books, and bearing in mind you have sisters Brye, Rose and Dusti Morgeaux who have also just discovered their witchy powers and origins, the directions their stories could go a numerous, especially if you take into account you also have Warlocks, Shifters and Paladins added into the mix at this stage as well. The only slight niggles I have, are firstly the fact that everything important pretty much happens over the space of several days, and personally I felt it would have worked better with a longer time-frame. Secondly, I also felt the sisters reaction to the discovery of their new-found powers and their families past a little lacking in reaction. I still really enjoyed it though, I was just looking for a little more emotion and less acceptance."All great things are worth waiting for."I can't wait too see which sister is up next (although part of me is hoping for Brye), I am looking forward to seeing where Dawn takes the Morgeaux Sisters stories next.ARC generously provided via Netgalley, it was my pleasure to provide the above honest review.

  • Nicola
    2018-10-30 17:24

    Bewitching the Enemy is an enjoyable paranormal romance featuring witches, warlocks, shifters and Paladins a.k.a warlock hunters. When Storm Morgeaux is late returning home from work she never anticipates the chain of events that will unfold. A chain of events that involves spells, evil warlocks, new found abilities and a sexy doctor. A doctor who just so happens to hunt warlocks on the side. When Storm and Nathan become acquainted in many aspects of their lives, the attraction is instant but something isn’t right and Nate’s warlock warning device is working overtime.I liked the characters and the general storyline but I must admit that I was expecting it to hold more magic; considering the Morgeaux sisters are new to their witchy-abilities, they seemed to take it a bit too much in their stride. I also felt certain parts of the story seemed to building up to more but faded away a little. But that said, it does hold some surprises and I'm hopeful elements of the story will continue as the series does. Dawn Chartier has created a likeable cast of characters, a story with potential and one with feeling. I look forward to seeing where she takes the sisters' journey next, Brye in particular. Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews. 3.5 starsCopy received courtesy of Entangled Publishing via NetGalley for an honest and unbiased opinion

  • Gigi staub
    2018-11-10 17:27

    Rebuilding New Orleans...one witch at a timeContractor Storm Morgeaux is trying to keep her business afloat and notsleep with the hot-'n'-sexy new client, Dr. Nathan Davis. Adding to her troubles is the fact she accidentally released a series of dark spells. Now evil warlocks are after her family, and she has no idea who she can trust.Nathan's biggest concern is getting his pediatric surgery center up and running. Still, his stunning new contractor provides plenty of distraction―until she sets off his Paladin medallion. A warlock is near. Nathan's first responsibility is eliminating the woman who wields new and dangerous magic. But something about Storm calls to him. She's mysterious, sexy, and downright irresistible, but most surprisingly, his.Without the spells, Storm must learn to trust her new abilities. But can she trust the man who's torn between loving her...and killing her?Review:A really engrossing world of Witches, Paladins and Warlocks.I liked this new to me author's writing style, I thought she did a wonderful job of bringing us into her world. In this world most of the warlocks have turned evil and suck the life force/souls out of witches to stay young and strong. Paladin's are the enforcers and kill warlock's to protect witches. The story is full of action and tense scenes. Storm and her three sisters are thrust into a world they knew nothing about when there mother goes into a coma after Storm is late to a yearly meeting. Storm unwittingly unlocks a spell and and comes in possession of some very powerful spells. Then all kinds a craziness breaks loose and Storm and her sisters must find a way to save their mother and get the spells back under lock down. In the meantime Storm meets Nathan and neither of them trusts or knows what to make of the other, but the chemistry is there and fate throws them a curve ball.This story is full of strong, interesting characters who the author makes you root for. The secondary characters are excellent also and make the story richer, I especially like Bandit.Cannot wait to read more about the sisters.4Stars

  • T.A. Moorman
    2018-10-25 21:33

    This review and more can be seen at http://gothicmoms.blogspot.com/Welcome to New Orleans, the largest hotspot for activity in the Paranormal world. Dawn Chartier has created a world in which readers will be stuck until the get to the end. A group of sisters who knew nothing of their families' past are about to find out the hard way that they have magic in their very blood. Problem? By not knowing the power they have locked away inside may not only be their downfall but very likely could get them all killed.Storm Morgeaux thinks she has more than enough on her plate trying to maintain her families business, without letting on to them just how bad things have gotten. So when her Mother demands she be right on time to say a prayer in front of her Grandma's portrait, Storm figures it'll be no big deal if she's a few minutes late. That is until she walks in to see they have begun without her and her Mother goes limp on the floor. What happens next changes their world entirely and has them all questioning everything they though they knew.Dr. Nathan Davis is a surgeon by day and a Warlock hunter by night. One with a heart of gold. He has intentions on building multiple Pediatric Centers along New Orleans, if he can get his Paladin medallion to stop going haywire anytime he gets near the contractor he's hired to do the job. He can't explain why it seems to be working one minute and going completely haywire the next, or why he can't seem to keep his hands off of the blazing red head that seems to be causing its circuits, and his, to be going nuts. Now he just needs to figure out if she is in danger or if the danger is her.Bewitching the Enemy is a Paranormal Lite with a healthy dose of both Paranormal and Romance. Full of humor, characters readers will instantly fall in love with, words that seem to flow from the page and more than a few lessons on why keeping secrets isn't always a good thing. The only thing I wish was that the sisters' powers were explored a little more. But, I have it on good authority that Book 2 will be even more explosive in the magical department.

  • Maghon Thomas
    2018-11-08 20:32

    I liked this one, especially being in NOLA because I live down the road LOL. This one is about 4 sisters who don't know they are witches and one accidentally unleashes some evil spells into the world. All the while real life is also piling up on her plate and there's a HAWT doctor on her trail. It's definitely a fun one and I look forward to more. Storm is our main lady, though we meet her sisters, she's leading a contract on building a new surgical center when her mom gets knocked into a coma, her sister gets kidnapped, she's having strange things happen around her, and oh wait, she's a witch now too. Plus, the hot doctor who's building she's doing is either trying to kill her or seduce her. LOL Seriously, she's having a rough time. I liked her, she's spunky, but hard working and she loves her family. She's also meeting some cool new people while trying to stay alive and away from the bad guys so she can save everyone else. Plus I love her sarcastic-ness. And then storms Dr Nate. Dr. Nathan is a pediatric surgeon and a Paladin. He hunts the bad guys and protects witches. He can't figure out if his new interest is a witch, or a bad guy. He's so attracted to her, but he might need to kill her. He has some flaws, but he also cares and is such a big, kind hearted guy. I wanted to slap him a few times but he redeems himself. ;) He has a rough past, like make me wanna cry, and he's trying to save kids from having to go through what he did. It's sweet. And his relationship with Storm is definitely... Stormy. :) This is a mysterious, steamy paranormal read. Things are unraveling and Storm is learning to cope with her new status while Nate is trying to make sure he keeps Storm alive and gets the bad guys. I liked Nate's partner though he comes off gruff. And Storms sisters are interesting and I look forward to more of them soon. Also is witch Hazel and our little Bandit. Yeah no giveaways with them. LOL I do wish there was a little more explanation and maybe some past events to explain a few things but I have a feeling that there will be more to come in the future books. ;) 4.5 MAGICAL PAWS!!

  • Stacy
    2018-11-11 16:19

    I'm on the fence with BEWITCHING THE ENEMY. I enjoyed the book overall, but there were a lot of slow moments and moments that didn't keep me engaged. Storm and her sisters don't know about their heritage so when their Mom falls into a coma and some pages fall out of a painting that their grandmother painted Storm has no idea what to do. On top of that Storm is trying to keep her and her sisters construction business from going under and their new client is drawing her in like no one ever has. Nathan is a pediatric surgeon and Paladin (someone who hunts worlocks). When he meets his new contractor he's instantly attracted to her but his Paladin medallion is going wonky and is hinting that a warlock is near. He's duty bound to find out if Storm is a warlock and take care of her before she can hurt an innocent, but he quickly realizes that he would never harm her so he's in a bind.The relationship between Storm and Nathan is never easy. Every time you think they are finally going to make a move there is some sort of interruption (someone walks in, doorbell rings, etc) When they finally make a move something is shoved in the way. This definitely isn't a hot and heavy, star-crossed love story. I felt the story took place too fast, there are only a few days time span from front to back and I had a lot of world building questions by the end of the book. The secondary characters were interesting and like I said, I enjoyed the overall story I just wanted more out of BEWITCHING THE ENEMY. More romance, more magic, more back story, more information - just more. I'm a huge fan of Entangled titles so i will most likely give book 2 a chance when it comes out, but book 1 didn't sell me on the whole series on it's own.* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • Denise Van plew
    2018-10-28 16:29

    This is my first time reading this author but most certainly won't be my last. As I read more and more paranormal genre I find it easier and easier to just know what is going to go on next. So when I come across a author that can transport me away keeping me on my toes well I have hit the jackpot. This author did just that as soon as I opened the novel and met Storm whom I thought at first was going to be the normal one. Her along with her sisters run the family business but being late to a family gathering will open the doors to many things. A mother is now also in the hospital that is another mystery a first that they all must solve that really will start the beginning of unearthing the keys (or answers) to many questions and doors. Dr. Nathan is also one who Storm will have by her side, at first thanks to it is his building they on building but also to Nathan's surprise she will be much more to him that his contractor. Evil is also entered the picture and who will be the next target will keep many a hopping with misconceptions on who the evil really is at first. That is what a novel is all about getting the reader engaged right from the get go with all the elements in a excellent paranormal with heat fueling the romance that builds to new levels as you go. Many a surprise that will keep you excited because expect the unexpected in this novel from this author. I also say Storm is more than one could handle but as she learns many new facets of herself Dr. Nathan will be just the medicine. Received a arc for honest review.

  • April Symes
    2018-10-15 20:34

    ****A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for an honest review****A new fantastic paranormal romance that features witches, warlocks, shifters and warlock hunters.When Storm Morgeaux is late returning home from work she never anticipates the chain of events that will unfold. Her mother ends up in a coma, she ends up with some weird new abilities, she meets the new DR whose clinic she is building and oh by the way, said DR hunts evil creatures who roam where she lives.Dr. Nathan Davis is a DR but he also hunts evil warlocks and when Storm is near, it sets medallion off. As the story progresses, we learn Storm in particular out of the three sisters could possibly be his mate . This story is a how Storm fnds out her "exotic" family background, who she really is and how she saves her mom and finds her true love.This is an entertaining, , funny and sexy read. The characters and their build up offer plenty of ideas for the future books, and keep in mind you have sisters Brye, Rose and Dusti Morgeaux who have also just discovered their witchy powers and origins, the scopes of their stories could go in many a direction(s), especially when you take into account that you have Warlocks, Shifters and Paladins added into the mix for future stories. I cannot wait to see what the author has planned for future stories.My rating: 5 stars ****

  • Amaranthine
    2018-11-10 20:27

    I really wanted to like this book. The blurb is good, as was the opening chapter. But, sadly, it all goes down hill from there.The storyline moves along at a very slow pace, with a lot of vague teasing hints as to what is to come. It appears that more time was spent on manufacturing interruptions—so as to keep the H/h from having an actual conversation—than on actual plot. Ringing phones and knocks at the door are poor examples of ways to build suspense, and unfortunately they are both used repeatedly in this book. As a result, a great deal of the story reads more as filler than anything else.Beyond all of that, the dialog is a quite stilted, and both the hero and heroine behave as though they are lacking in maturity. Their behavior toward each other is so bizarre that at times it borders on mental illness. I think this was meant to convey that they are torn about their feelings for each other, but it just comes across as flighty and erratic.Lastly, there is so much missing here in terms of character development. Having just finished the book, I still have no idea who any of these characters are as people.For the sake of full disclosure it must be stated that I received this book, free of charge, from Netgalley.

  • Rosemary K
    2018-11-07 00:39

    Storm Morgeaux is having a rough time. She is struggling to keep the family construction business afloat. Now her mother collapses when they are doing an annual ritual, but things are going to get a whole lot worse. Storm finds that she is a hybrid (part witch and part warlock) as are her sisters. They are being hunted by an unknown evil. Finally she is attracted to Dr. Nathan Davis who is a Paladin who hunts and kills warlocks as well as her client. What's she going to do? This story is a well written and suspenseful paranormal romance. Storm and Nate are so passionate. I loved watching them together. They have a love hate relationship that drew me right in. The city of New Orleans provides the perfect setting for their story. The secondary characters are so interesting. I really want to know more about Paul, another Paladin warlock hunter, as well as Storm's raccoon shifter, Bandit. The story is filled with both humor and danger. I need to know when the next Vieux Carre Witch Sister novel is coming. Be prepared this book ends with a cliffhanger. Dawn Chartier knows how to capture her readers' attention. I want to know who is behind this deadly attack.

  • Kelly Haggerty
    2018-10-13 19:21

    I would like to thank Entangled Publishing, LLC who allowed me to preview this book via Net GALLEY for a fair and honest review.Love thy enemy! This is a fantastic beginning to what I hope will be a phenomenal series following the remaining Morgeaux sisters. The main characters sweep you into the story right away. The sisters are adorable, even with their personality quirks, especially Storm, as they struggle with secrets kept from them their entire lives. Nathan the super-hot hero fights himself, fate, and his could be fatal attraction to Storm. Chartier even includes some super steamy, toe curling, and romantic sex for us.While the sisters try to learn these secrets to save the lives of their mother and themselves, Storm engages in her own private battle with Nathan. Drawn into more and more secrets and mysteries yet to unveil, this novel is a page turner I could not put down. Sci Fi Paranormal types if you like yours with some hot romance thrown into the mix, then come and get it! Permalink to blog entry http://readingroomandreviewsbykellyha...

  • Amanda Menninga
    2018-10-16 20:35

    Storm is struggling to keep her family business afloat and this new contract for a surgery center is what they need. Storm is late for a family meeting and her mother is sent into a magical coma. The problem is that non of her daughters knew that she was a witch or that they were witches. Then Storm lets out some very dangerous dark spells and sends their world into a tail spin. Then Storm meets the sexy good Doctor who is now her boss. She doesn't want to mix business and pleasure but it is really hard. Nathan is trying to get his pediatric surgery center up and running but as he gets near Storm his Paladin medallion goes off meaning there is a warlock near. Warlocks suck the lives out of witches to extend their own lives. Nathan is a protector of the witches and he just can't figure out what Storm is. Can they make it through all this chaos and find true love?Great story. Loved how the author created the setting and went with it. I couldn't put the book down. I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review.

  • She Hearts Books
    2018-10-17 16:31

    Storm is running late because of work to a meeting with her sisters and mother. She arrives in time to see her mother collapse. While at the hospital with her mother she sees a good looking doctor named Nate. Nate is a pediatric doctor who is in the process of getting a surgery center built and he later finds out that it's Storm's family business that is doing the construction on it.Nate has another side to his life which is that he is a Paladin who hunts Warlocks and he Storm and her sisters are setting off all kinds of alarms for him. Storm in particular could possibly be his mate to boot. Thing is that Storm and her sisters have no idea that they are witches finding this out from their mother's friend. The night that their mother collapsed set certain things in motion that puts them in danger. Storm and Nate will band together to fight the darkness that threatens everything. I so enjoyed their story.I give Bewitching the Enemy 4 hearts!

  • Bonnie Gill
    2018-10-14 23:34

    Bewitching the EnemyI really enjoyed this story. Storm is late for her family’s ritual and her mom ends up in the hospital. She owns a contracting company that is currently restoring a building for Dr. Nathan’s surgical center for children. Her mom hasn't told Storm and her sisters they are witches. Nathan is not only a doctor but also hunts Warlocks. He’s confused by the signals Storm sets off. I thought this story was exciting. In fact I couldn't put it down. The main characters pull you in along with a fabulous cast of secondary characters. I really liked the raccoon. I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about witches, sexy doctors, and enjoys great story telling.

  • Lori
    2018-10-29 00:18

    I enjoyed reading this book and getting to know Storm and her sisters. Their bonds were right and I always love the stories with strong family connections. Storm and Nathan together were perfect together even though they had a hard time giving into their connection, stubbornness. Nathan was a protector, major swoon. He totally believed in his cause but I loved the way he would put his duty aside for Storm. My only complaint on this book was that I would have liked a little more back story on Nathan and a little more to the end. I am hoping for more of Nathan and Storm should the sisters get their own stories.I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.

  • Eva Millien
    2018-10-17 16:32

    Evil warlocks are after her family and Storm Morgeaux will have to trust Dr. Nathan Davis – her client who’s torn between loving her…and killing her in this riveting paranormal romance. There is never a dull moment in this fast paced and smooth flowing plot full of intriguing characters and interesting elements that kept me completely bewitched by the story unable to put it down and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.“Copyright Night Owl Reviews”©See my full review at:http://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Rev...

  • Melissa Stark
    2018-10-31 22:19

    I really enjoyed Bewitching the Enemy!This story had a unique plot twist, and one I haven't read before. Dawn Chartier took me on a journey that I was thrilled to be on the entire way. The every day family challenges (sisters will be sisters) in the midst of all the changes Storm had to face made this story real to me. And a hunky doctor...um, yeah!!I can't wait to read more about the Palladins, the witches and the warlocks. How soon can we get book 2?

  • Patricia
    2018-11-13 00:31

    Talk about a love hate relationship.Not only do we have a great paranormal read with witches. warlocks. shifters and more.....we also have one sexy doctor / warlock hunter and a very strong female heroine who's part witch, part warlock. The tension is high along with the hormones at times.The best part is the author has left us with an opening for more books on the horizon. I for one can't wait to see what awaits the other sisters.

  • Zoe Forward
    2018-10-30 00:27

    Okay, first, isn't that a great cover? Dawn has an effortless flow to her writing that sucks the reader into the world of witches who don't know they're witches, killer warlocks, and the Paladins (warlock hunters); and the backdrop of New Orleans. The tension between the Storm and Nate keeps the story moving as he tries to figure out if she's witch or warlock and the dawning realization she might be his mate. If you love light PNRs then this is definitely one not to miss.

  • Megan Thibodeaux
    2018-11-12 00:36

    What a great new Witch/Warlock series to add to my favorite books. Storm and Nate were fated, but his duty was to terminate her. Add in a few sisters, a crazy raccoon, and New Orleans! Loved it! Dawn knows how to make me turn the page, needing to find out what happens next. But she also left me wanting to know what is going to happen in the next book. Hurry up with book #2!!

  • InD'tale Magazine
    2018-10-18 17:19

    This suspenseful paranormal romance is deftly written and is a hot and steamy tale of witches, warlocks, shifters and hybrids.Read full review in the 2015 July/August issue of InD'tale Magazine.

  • Dawn
    2018-11-05 18:13

    Note to readers: This is Book 1 in the Vieux Carré Witch Sister series. Readers are saying you can read Book 2 and still understand it without reading #1, but there is a time line so it would make a for a better read if you read #1 first. :-) In case you were wondering.Thanks for any and all reviews. Good or bad. I appreciate your valuable time. Thank you!D

  • Marissa Garner
    2018-10-30 19:36

    Ms. Chartier creates an intriguing and believable world of Witches, Warlocks, and Paladins. Her creative plot kept me riveted to the end and wanting more. Storm and Nate have terrific chemistry that makes the reader root for their relationship. Will definitely read the next one!

  • Melissa
    2018-11-09 00:10

    This book is a great read. Storm and Nathan story is when you meet your soul mate and don't know what to do but works out in the end.

  • Morgan
    2018-10-27 18:37

    Review to come...

  • GothicMom'S Reviewers
    2018-11-08 22:26

    Welcome to New Orleans, the largest hot-spot for activity in the Paranormal world. Dawn Chartier has created a world in which readers will be stuck until the get to the end. A group of sisters who knew nothing of their families' past are about to find out the hard way that they have magic in their very blood. Problem? By not knowing the power they have locked away inside may not only be their downfall but very likely could get them all killed.Storm Morgeaux thinks she has more than enough on her plate trying to maintain her families business, without letting on to them just how bad things have gotten. So when her Mother demands she be right on time to say a prayer in front of her Grandma's portrait, Storm figures it'll be no big deal if she's a few minutes late. That is until she walks in to see they have begun without her and her Mother goes limp on the floor. What happens next changes their world entirely and has them all questioning everything they though they knew.Dr. Nathan Davis is a surgeon by day and a Warlock hunter by night. One with a heart of gold. He has intentions on building multiple Pediatric Centers along New Orleans, if he can get his Paladin medallion to stop going haywire anytime he gets near the contractor he's hired to do the job. He can't explain why it seems to be working one minute and going completely haywire the next, or why he can't seem to keep his hands off of the blazing red head that seems to be causing its circuits, and his, to be going nuts. Now he just needs to figure out if she is in danger or if the danger is her.Bewitching the Enemy is a Paranormal Lite with a healthy dose of both Paranormal and Romance. Full of humor, characters readers will instantly fall in love with, words that seem to flow from the page and more than a few lessons on why keeping secrets isn't always a good thing. The only thing I wish was that the sisters' powers were explored a little more. But, I have it on good authority that Book 2 will be even more explosive in the magical department.

  • Bambi Unbridled
    2018-11-09 21:30

    I love stories that are set in New Orleans... so I was excited when I saw that this series was set in the Vieux Carré! (Because I saw mentioned in some reviews that people did not know what Vieux Carré was... well, that's the French Quarter, the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans!) Now that I am a New Orleanian, I just love reading these stories because I can picture things happening in all my familiar places. Driving down St. Charles, walking through the residential section of Bourbon, NOMA, etc. And while I knew all the areas that were mentioned in this book, I am not sure that someone outside the area would have the same reading experience. So I would have loved to see more world-building and scene description. I love this city, and there was lots of room here to make readers fall in love with it also. So I hope the rest of the series beefs up the world building and adds more description of the scenery I am growing to love.As for the story itself - it's got good bones. There is potential here and I am hoping this first book is a set up for the series that will continue to engross readers with tales of witches, warlocks, warmaids, paladins and other types of paranormal creatures. New Orleans is the perfect setting for these types of stories. We have four sisters who are (unbeknownst to them) hybrid witches and warlocks. The girls' mother has kept them ignorant and hidden from the warlocks, who are evil and kill witches. When a tragedy happens, the girls are thrown into this new world and must adjust their beliefs quickly.Our heroine, Storm Morgeaux, is a contractor. I liked Storm for the most part. I liked that she wasn't the typical female heroine that is uber girly. She is a tough chick and is not afraid to swing a sledgehammer. And our hero, Nathan Davis is a pediatric doctor and paladin. While I liked both of these characters, I wanted more. I wanted more backstory, more details, more personality traits... particularly with Nathan. We know he had a very difficult and abusive childhood, and he lets it slip that he has never received a Christmas gift. There was lots of room there to expound on his past and make him a more appealing, yet tortured, hero. I just like those uber detailed stories which I know I am not usually getting in a short book like this. But the more details there are, the less the dialogue seems stilted and the more I connect with the characters. So even though I liked the characters, I would have liked to see more character development.Along those lines - I would have also liked a little more explanation. What's a paladin? What's their origin? What powers do the warlocks have? What powers do the girls have as witches? Storm has this special power that may have something to do with rewinding time, or reading psychic residue from items, but neither of those are really explained. What's the deal w/ the mating symbol? How does it work? What effects does it have? I'll stop here because getting a little redundant by this point.So I think the series has potential, and I will keep reading to see if I get that "more" that I'm looking for.

  • Ukgardenfiend
    2018-11-09 22:26

    A book as indicated by the title about witchcraft. There are witches, warlocks and some people called Palladins dedicated to killing all the warlocks who as a rule practise dark magic and are therefore bad.The book is set in current day New Orleans badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina with the witch owning a construction firm (her sisters also were part owners although their roles seemed to be very slight) and trying to keep it afloat in a market where there was little building due to the state of the US economy in the area - much of the promised aid and restitution being either cut or late in coming.She is unaware of her heritage and witchcraft is not openly practised by the community as warlocks would sense it and kill the witches for heir power. We have some mention of the Cajun accents and people who may have lived there but he focus is on the town.The story is somewhat unusual in its premise as usually warlocks are not always considered to be evil but despite this the writing is slight and sometimes confusing. I was not clear about what exactly the story was - a romance possibly but not enough was made of this I thought, or a story about the supernatural but again not enough of this - it seemed to be 2 stories in one and not well integrated. Just what was the training that the witches were to undergo? Just how did one become a Palladin? Was it hereditary? Or was it a set of learned skills and if so, how did one choose to become one or was chosen?So I found the story confusing. It may be that some of this was explained in other novels in the series but as this is the first I have read in it there needed to be some back story, which was, in my opinion missing. It did not stand alone.

  • Ren
    2018-10-22 22:39

    2 starsBewitching the Enemy is not as bewitching as it should be. This first installment of Vieux Carre Witch series feels like a rip off of Witches of East End. Yes, I watch the TV version even just some episodes, and Bewitching the Enemy lack of rich characterization, background and setting. The worldbuilding is so weak and unbelievable. I think that Ms Chartier must cut some part so the pages fulfilled the quota, because I can see that she can develop some part and not make the story too rushed.Actually, I don't know why the series called Vieux Carre, while the heroine family name is Morgeaux. Yeah, I don't bother to search on Google what the meaning of "Vieux Carre" because I expect the author at least can mention it in this book. Bewitching the Enemy, imho, have a great premise, even it's overused. The heroine also strong one, she work on construction site and since I'm a project planner and contractor I can relate. What I don't like is what I've stated above, a weak world building. Ms Chartier do not explore her world thoroughly and that make me disappointed.What make me pissed of and reduce the star (I plan to give 3) is the rushed ending. Very very bad and unsatisfying conclusion I'd ever read. After the MCs confront the villain (that just barely mention), they have a fight because Storm think that Nate (the hero) love her because they are mate. Then they separate for some weeks, the story fast forward, and bam! HEA! Everybody happy! No conclusion for the fate of the villain, rushed chemistry between MCs, and one hell long epilogue. Oh, pfftt! :(I guess, if you like a witch theme book, you may want to read this one. It's just I can't enjoy Bewitching the Enemy like I want to. e-ARC provided by Entangled for honest review

  • Carrie
    2018-11-04 00:17

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This book was a witchy paranormal romance with a “fated mates” spin. It was a little dark but had a new kind of witch/warlock lore that I was unfamiliar with. You can tell that this book was being used to set up a series to come.Storm is a tomboy type who is definitely not ready to accept any “woo-woo” magic stuff in her life. She’s represents the contractor portion of a group of sisters who own a construction company. I can easily see how this book will slide into other stories about each sister. They were all very different and will be coping with the revelations in this book in different ways. Backing up, Storm is excited about a new job to renovate an empty building into a surgery center. When the owner of the job, Nate, runs into her at his day job as a surgeon, the sparks fly in some conflicted ways. Nate is a Paladin, tasked with defending witches from the evil warlocks. When he meets Storm, he isn’t sure if she’s good or evil, but a mating brand removes any doubt from his mind that she is his to protect. The romance was a little stop-and-go with the feeling of “fated mates” being rushed to consummate the relationship in record time. The ending delivers a solid HEA for at least one sister, but we aren’t sure what the future holds for the rest. Because of the amount of groundwork and the shifty past of the characters, I had some trouble getting into this one. However, this first book easily leads right into future ones to come.