Review: Hydromancist (Seven Forbidden Arts #4) by Charmaine Pauls

27228199Title: Hydromancist (Seven Forbidden Arts #4)
Author: Charmaine Pauls
Published: Oct. 17, 2015
Publisher: Satin Romance
Pages 261
Genre: Romance
Review: ebook
Buy Links: Amazon, 

She's sleeping with him.
She lied to him.
She loves him.
Can she destroy him?

Tough and invincible Maya Martin is part of Cain Jones' paranormal crime taskforce. Her ability to manipulate water makes the South African born hydromancist an invaluable asset to the team. When AK47's are smuggled from Mexico to Zimbabwe via Costa Rica, Maya is sent on a mission to destroy the arms and expose the syndicate. Her main suspect is the new Australian ambassador, Timothy Fardel, but the dark side of his personality is not the hidden truth Maya expected. Neither are the emotions that get in the way. Faced with honoring her oath or following her heart, Maya has to make the most difficult choice of her life.

This book contains consummated love scenes and explicit language. Reader discretion is advised. This is Book 4 of the Seven Forbidden Arts series but also reads as a standalone. For the best reading enjoyment, it is recommended that the series be read in chronological order.
If you click on the titles below they will take you to Amazon so you can purchase the books.
* Loving the Enemy (Prequel)
* Pyromancist (Book 1)
* Aeromancist: The Beginning (Book 2, novella)
* Aeromancist (Book 3)
* Hydromancist (Book 4)
* Geomancist (Book 5, available Spring 2016)

Wow hot and sexy all rolled into one along with the paranormal heck yeah that makes for a damn good book.
So I started this book and I hit my first sex scene pretty early on and I started thinking to myself oh no please don't let this whole thing be rushed because that would ruin it. I even thought to myself I should drop a star because of it. I can honestly say I thought it turned out to be a pretty darn good book after all especially when we learn the secret that Tim has. That is when I understood the whole sex scene and the attraction. 
I don't think I have read a book that dealt with the paranormal like this. Maya has a power that deals with water which is a pretty neat power to have, so you just know she is going to have to use her power at least once in the story though I was hoping for a bit more. 
Her mission is to stop the weapons that are being smuggled from Mexico to Africa but she is not suppose to fall in love with one of the people responsible. 
We see pretty much an instant attraction between Maya and Tim and you just hope by the end of the story all secrets are laid out from each of them and that they fall in love. You can literally feel the heat coming from both characters. 
Maya is a very strong character, beautiful and a kick butt heroine, Tim is the hot and sexy male who has a secret of his own. I really liked how the author added the diversity in the book. 
There are a couple of twists within this book and all I can say is read it. I know this is book four in this series but it was great as a stand alone. I do think I will be reading the other books in this series just to see what other paranormal's are out there like Maya.  

Charmaine Pauls
Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.

After relocating to Chile with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published nine novels since 2011, as well as several short stories and articles. Two of her shorts have been selected by the International Literary Society for an anthology from across the African continent.
When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine currently lives in France with her husband and children. Their household is a linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French and Spanish.


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