June 10, 2012

Review: Tegan's Return by L.H. Cosway

Title: Tegan’s Return
Author: L.H. Cosway
Series: The Ultimate Power series #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: L.H. Cosway
Format: eBook
Release Date: May 1st 2012
Source: Provided by Author

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Overall Rating: 4 Bad Boys – Really Enjoyed It!!!!
Reviewer: Kat

Author Summary
Tegan always knew that she couldn’t remain hidden forever, she left Tribane to escape the danger posed to her by the supernatural creatures who dwell there, but every day she has mourned the friends and family she had to leave behind. It’s been two years, but Tegan struggles on with the new lonely life she has built for herself. She might crave human companionship, but at least she’s still alive.

Unfortunately, all of her hard work in running away comes crashing down around her when a familiar face comes strolling into her new place of work one night. She considers leaving and starting over again, but this old acquaintance has a proposition for her, one that will see her returning to Tribane and fighting to rescue a little girl who has been kidnapped.

Tegan feels for the child, but her heart is also swelling at the idea of going home to see the people she has missed the most. Can she kill two birds with one stone? Finally she decides that she will return, but what she finds on her arrival is that her father has gone missing, not to mention there has been an almighty war between the two opposing sides of the city.

Throw into this her mixed emotions at seeing beautiful Ethan again, and there is a whole lot of confusion going on. Tegan finds herself playing the role of a spy, as she tries to find information as to the whereabouts of her father and the girl. Even though she is supposed to be pretending, she can’t help that she is falling for Ethan all over again, and if he discovers her true intentions for coming back then he might just hate her forever.

My Thoughts

Vampires, Witches, Dhamphirs, Vampire Hunters & more…this series has it all for paranormal fans. But most importantly, Tegan’s Return is completely captivating, suspenseful and well written. L.H Cosway has expertly delivered another fabulous adventure in her Ultimate Power series.

I can’t say character development, plot or structure is best in this novel because this author has strength in all areas and demonstrates those strengths equally.

Great lead-ins to future novels and many potential directions the series can go all equally intrigued and resulted in my wanting more.

About the story…

This is where I usually give an explanation of what the story is all about; however, the author summary does a fine job so I won’t say too much. There are only a couple of things I’ll add to the backstory.   

Unbeknownst to the human population, the city of Tribane is home to a whole array of supernaturals (vampires, dhamphirs (half human, half vampire), warlocks, sorcerers and slayers.  The strong animosity between the races caused the city to be divided down the middle with vampires on one side and dhamphirs, magiks and slayers on the other. However, since Tegan left, that animosity has turned into a full-scale war.

The other thing is that Tegan’s blood holds special powers that, if discovered, would put her in major danger with vampires and magic wielders. Her blood could give them the ability to eliminate some of their major weaknesses. So you can see why she ran and stayed away.

About the Characters…

Our heroine, Tegan, is very easy to like. She’s not perfect by any means but she does the best she can with what she has resulting in a compelling and realistic heroine. She’s not an in-your-face kickass kinda heroine but she’s brave, someone you can relate to and would want as a friend.

Ethan is a hot as hell and very charismatic vampire. Very alpha.  But despite their intense attraction and her feelings, Tegan puts him in his place often.  And he has some competition this time that completely aroused my curiosity as to what Tegan would choose to do.

There’s a whole group of ‘misfits’ whose antics lead to quite an entertaining dynamic. Villains aplenty, and there’s some new faces as well.

So there are a lot of characters involved in this adventure but the author portrays them all and delivers the events so expertly that it was never overwhelming.

Bottom Line

This is a novel/series that any lover of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance will want to check out!  The author has created a great story world, suspenseful plot and showed her expertise at creating multi-faceted and compelling characters. She’s very adept at delivering all the elements of her paranormal story in a balanced and well-structured way. I highly recommend you add this series to your To Be Read list!

Happy Reading!!

4 Bad Boys – Really Enjoyed It!!!!


  1. This one is on my TBR list...guess i should bump it up!

    1. I really enjoy this young author's work. Have you read the first one in the series? You'll really have to or there'll be spoilers. So good!!