Spooky Review: Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin

What a debut! Well I think it’s her debut…..and it is an absolutely fab read!

Title: Serpent and Dove

Author: Shelby Mahurin

Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.

A witch and a witch hunter……married?

Of course Chasseur, Reid doesnt know his new wife is a witch……

I loved Reid. Honourable, built, honest loyal and just oh so lovely.

And Lou is a crack up….even when she is worried about the past catching up with her.

But Reid and Lou together made my year.

‘He gave me you.’

I loved this story. And is it right that it’s the authors debut? Well it’s one hell of a debut!

There’s wit and humour, a slow burn romance where one really shouldn’t exist (!), a great list of characters (why did I picture the Archbishop as Saruman from LOTR?!) and I cannot wait for the next instalment!

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