Bewitched on Bourbon Street: Jade Calhoun Series Book 7 (Unabridged)
by Deanna Chase
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Baby-making with Kane is right up Jade's alley...until a curse throws a bucket of ice on their fire. Jade and Kane are ready to take the next step in their lives together. But after a routine blessing goes horribly wrong, suddenly any thoughts of starting a family are put on hold when Jade is cursed and their future child threatened. Now the hunt is on to find the one responsible in order to break the curse. But life on Bourbon Street is never that straightforward. There are demons to battle, souls to save, and secrets to be uncovered. And as Jade and her friends get closer to the truth, it's starting to look like someone has made a deal with the devil.
Frustrated on Bourbon Street
Well, I'm not sure where to start. I'll try to write this review without spoiling anything. I hope it makes sense. I'm writing it for both the book and audio because I alternated back and forth. This started out as the best one in the series, there was lots of things taking place. Kane was off fighting demons and while there, met someone who would be very important to him and Jade. It opens up a whole new can of worms. Someone we didn't know exists. Meanwhile, Jade was off doing her witch thing, trying to summon Avery, the angel we last heard of that had gone missing. She also met someone we didn't know about. This person had some very interesting information. Towards the end, it all went to hell (no pun intended). I'm so frustrated and disappointed in the author. I know she can do better. We have this unbelievable information we learned from both Kane and Jade, but when they finally meet back up, we have to endure sex then more sex, then oral sex. I love sex in my books, but after how important the information is, it couldn't have waited. Life's were on the line and time was of the essence. I understand that Kane needs sex for energy and his was depleted from a bad demon fight. But it went on for like three chapters. Then we had to hear Jade thinking about the sex and Kane and too much wasted writing. I was pepped up and then left wondering what I was waiting for. I finally skipped ahead. Kane and Jade wouldn't wait that long to tell the important stuff. Then when Kane finally got around to telling her, he tried to put it off. Jade still didn't tell him about her news. And Bea wasn't acting like herself. She wouldn't be joking around about kissing someone at a time when something was up with Zoe. They had known something was up with her from the beginning but never said anything or asked her. Only said they would keep an eye on her. And it was something that would've been addressed right away. Oh, and I don't mind swearing but I really wish the author wouldn't use GD. I'm just so aggravated with part of the book towards the end. It is still worth reading and very climatic. The next book is going to be a doozy. I really like the dynamics taking place. I just wish she would've told it better. It shouldn't take six chapters to get to what we needed. Too much fluff in between. When you get to the middle of the book, if you skip to the last 5-6 chapters, it will be a five star read. The brotherhood is pathetic, or Maximus is. I'm still so confused about him and what's going on there. That part isn't written well at all. Things are always eluded to in every book but we never know what or if anything is going on.
The narration is great. I only get annoyed by Jade's voice a little. For some reason, when she spoke, it was like she was reading everything off or talking to someone hard of hearing and slow of understanding. Her character is getting on my nerves some. I think it's because I just wish they would spill it already. And I hate Chasandra. I think we all want to see her downfall. I feel bad being so negative in this review. I have enjoyed this series and this book was going so great then slowed down. I do feel that if you've read the others then you should read this. It is worth the read and information you do get. And I'm sure others will like it even more than me. Whatever negative feelings I've had, it hasn't kept me from wanting to read the final book. This is a wonderful author and her Pyper Rayne books are to die for.