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Playing the Witch's Game by Zoe Forward
Series: Keepers of the Veil #3
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pleiades witch Jennifer Marcos is certain that the host of Extreme Survivor is her soulmate. All she has to do is find a fake boyfriend, get on the show, and voila! She'll have her destiny. Unfortunately, she has to rely on ex-Russian spy Nikolai Jovec's six-foot-something of gorgeous, infuriating hotness. To make matters worse, the electric attraction between Jen and Nikolai is hotter than ever. But the only way Nikolai can protect Jen is by hiding the identity of her true Destined...him.
I really enjoyed that this book had blend of Greek mythology with the more modern contemporary romance of today. It adds something special to the story line that made me like it all the more. This is the third book in the series but the first that I have read and to be honest I wasn’t lost at all. I like that although reading the earlier books do give you a better sense of the world the book is set in. Jenny, on the seven Pelaides witches, has decided to take part in an extreme survival game show. No one wants her to do this except for sleazeball Owen who happens to be the host and refuses to go out with Jenny until she takes part in the show.
The catch is she needs a pretend boyfriend and has some difficulty in finding one until she finally bribes Nikolai into it. Jenny is convinced that Owen is her fated mate but as her and Nikolai work to keep each other safe and alive while they compete in the show they are drawn to one another. Added to this is that there is an evil enemy who has set out to kill Jenny and you have plenty of intrigue.
All in all this was a wonderfully written paranormal romance that leaves you breathless for more. The characters are all believable and the fact that many will be familiar with the some of the Greek mythology involved only adds to the enjoyment. I knew all those hours of classes in high school and college on Mythology weren’t for any reason!