The Romeo Catchers Book Cover The Romeo Catchers
The Casquette Girls Series Book 2
Alys Arden
YA/Fantasy, Paranormal
Skyscape
May 23, 2017
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Tormented by the fate she condemned her mother to, and by the lies she’s forced to tell to cover it up, Adele scours Storm-ravaged New Orleans for the truth about her family’s magical past. But every turn leads her back to the one person she’s determined to forget: the vampire Niccolò Medici. Not even the bewitched locks trapping him can break their connection.

Sensing Niccolò calling to Adele, Isaac tries relentlessly to keep her from exploring paths that would endanger them all. But a new threat is rising in New Orleans…an older enemy that will bring Isaac’s haunted past to life, test the witches’ friendships, and jeopardize Adele and Isaac’s blossoming relationship.

In this spellbinding continuation of The Casquette Girls saga, Adele delves into seventeenth-century Florence—a time bubbling with alchemy and fraternal betrayal. As she uncovers long-buried secrets, sorting history from fantasy will be her only hope of saving her mother, her coven, and her magic.

Reviewed by: Cassandra Wengewicz

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild

Adele, searches her New Orleans home to discover hidden secrets about her ancestor’s magical abilities. Her mother, condemned to a terrible fate…one she aided it. To avoid the confrontation that comes with the truth, she lies…to everyone. As Adele follows the bread crumbs on her journey of discovery, she realizes that everything is leading her back to the one person she craves to forget…Niccolò Medici…a vampire from her past. He may be locked away, shrouded in magical barriers, but she is unable to break the connection to him.

Isaac, in love with Adele, does all that he can to prevent her travel down paths of darkness and regret…away from Niccolò. The Medici are now not the only threat to their home and its people. Something has come to exact revenge on the vampires…an ancient enemy. Mistakes are made, putting trust in the wrong people. The witch’s friendships are put to the test, pushing the boundaries of the budding romance between Isaac and Adele. Discoveries are made in the most unexpected places. Will Isaac and Adele be strong enough to push through obstacles and ensure their relationship lasts? Will Adele be able to forget Niccolò? Can Adele save her friends and her magic? Finally, will this group of witches be able to defend their home against a new, unexpected enemy?

This book picks up exactly where the first left off. The immense details continue to pull the reader directly into the story, feeling as if you are really there. The beginning is a little slow, but it picks up quickly. Each character brings such depth and uniqueness to the novel. This makes the reader feel invested in the characters and the outcome of these events. I did find myself occasionally confused at which POV I was reading from. Though, once a few lines passed, it was easy to determine. The Romeo Catchers leaves the reader feeling a wide array of emotions, craving the next addition in the series. If you look for a paranormal fantasy that brings along with it great, unexpected plot twists to a fantastic story…this is the one for you.