The Charmed by Christine Wenrick
In The Charmed—Book One of The Charmed Trilogy
Olivia Ann Greyson sees only one future for herself—to compose and perform the music she has loved since she was a child. But that future changes in an instant when a commuter train taking her to the city crashes and is attacked by, unbelievably, a coven of vampires! As the rabid creatures feed their thirst on the surviving passengers, Olivia is spared from an unthinkable fate because of the intervention of another vampire—Caleb Wolfe, a figure from her past who, for reasons he doesn’t understand himself, would do anything to protect her.
After one familiar touch, Olivia recognizes the man behind the vampire. Soon love, and a powerful supernatural connection, begins to grow between them. But with that connection Olivia starts to notice starling changes happening within herself, and violent events make it clear that the vampire coven which wanted her the night of the train crash won’t stop until they have her.
Time is running out for Olivia and Caleb to discover why all this is happening. And the answers they find may painfully tear their new love apart.
The Charmed was such a treat! It took me by surprise how engrossing this read would be. I missed breakfast AND lunch and I had to finish it in one day even if it meant doing practically nothing on my day off.
I have no regrets.
Caleb is a new favorite hero on my list. He's protective and strong willed. He has a big heart and will do anything for the ones he loves. Did I mention he's excellent in the looks department? Olivia is also a great heroine. She gets thrust into a world upside down from the world she's grown to know. She may not be as strong as a vampire, but she isn't weak. She's smart and determined. She won't go down without a fight.
The secondary characters were a bonus. Fitting personalities that worked great with the chemistry in the house. I love Gemma and Jax and hope to see something blossom between them in the near future. I have high hopes that they will become mated.
I do wish Olivia told the full truth to Caleb all at once, instead of putting it off, but people make mistakes and she was under a lot of pressure. I guess she has an excuse. *grins*
Overall, I truly enjoyed this engrossing read. I'll be reading The Charmed Souls as soon as possible. I need to know what happens next. I can't wait to read more.
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