Title: Seductively Spellbound
Series: Spells That Bind #3
Author: Cassandra Lawson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: June 29
When Gryph walked out of her life, Julia expected to quickly forget the far too arrogant werewolf. Months later, he’s still starring prominently in her naughtiest dreams. Tired of waiting for Gryph to come around, she decides to take matters into her own hands. When Julia is suddenly in need of a bodyguard, she knows just who to call. With Gryph back in her life, Julia decides it’s time to seduce the sexy werewolf.
A job offer to protect a sassy witch is a temptation Gryph isn’t sure he wants to deal with. He knows being around Julia will be a struggle for both the man and the wolf in him. Still, he can’t trust anyone else to keep her safe. He’s also tired of dreaming of the woman he knows to be his mate. Now, he just needs to focus on two things: proving to the little witch she can’t live without him and keeping her alive.
“Did you find your room?” Gryph asked as he walked into the kitchen, with Oliver by his side.
“Yes,” I replied before shifting uncomfortably from one foot to the other. “Thank you again for letting us stay here.”
A strange look passed over Gryph’s face as he regarded me. His mouth opened, but then he closed it and shook his head.
“What were you going to say?” I asked.
“That this is my job and you don’t have to thank me,” he began. I nodded, oddly hurt by that sentiment before he continued. “Then I realized what a lie that is. You aren’t a job. I don’t have to do this. In fact, I shouldn’t do this. Having you here will create a whole mess of problems for me.”
“Then why are you doing this?” I asked softly. I wanted to walk toward him and rub my hand along his beard. I’d always preferred my partners softer and more refined. Gryph was rough and raw, and I wanted him more than I’d ever wanted anyone.
“You know why I’m doing this,” he murmured. “You already know you’re mine, even if you don’t like hearing it.”
Those words were enough to break the temporary spell I’d been under. “I don’t belong to anyone.”
Gryph looked amused by my statement. “So you’ve said,” he remarked with a smirk.
I knew I would like Gryph from meeting him in the previous book, but I have ended up loving Gryph, the one armed werewolf - but all man 💜
When Julia is threatened, Gryph is called in to guard her, she has different ideas - she wants to seduce him and get him out of her system. I loved the sizzle between Julia and Gryph, I was desperate for them to jump into bed - but Gryph had such restraint, he wanted to woo her a little before consummating a relationship with his Sassy Witch. When Gryph finally decides its time and basically asks her - Are you sure you want this Sass - I was like yes she bloody is, especially after that description of what's to come, jeez who wouldn't say yes!
So the romance is sizzling, the sex - delicious. There is humour in this book too, the familiars are amusing to me - they are important to their witches/warlocks but also add a fun element. If you're looking for danger and a baddie you get that too.
Looking forward to the next in this series already.
Cassandra Lawson is an author of paranormal romance and contemporary romantic comedy from the San Francisco Bay Area. She has always had an active imagination and enjoyed making up stories from a young age. A hopeless romantic, she loves a happy ending. When she is not writing, Cassandra enjoys baking, spending time with her family, listening to music, or curling up with a good book.