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Protecting His Witch

(Keepers Of The Veil #1)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  410 ratings  ·  89 reviews
A paranormal category romance from Entangled's Covet imprint...

The last thing he wanted was to fall for a witch...

Veterinarian Kat Ramsey hasn't a clue that she's a witch. Sure, she can read minds, and there's the whole "dimension-hopping" issue that she can't quite control, but Kat is determined to keep things normal. That is, until she accidentally hops into the Otherwor
ebook, 1st Edition, 252 pages
Published October 27th 2014 by Entangled: Covet
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Claire Robinson
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 - "I'm not like Wolverine, but I can heal fast." Stars.

Matt Ryan and Kat Ramsey have history, 10 years of it in fact, it is just of the unconventional kind. Although neither of them is really aware of exactly how deep and how far that history actually goes at the beginning of the book, it is a roller-coaster ride of discovery, the further into the story you get. The past, the present and the future all depend on them getting together at the right time, and resolving their differences before
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Kat and Matt shared a wonderful night together that was ruined when his girlfriend showed up. He told her to leave, she cursed him without knowing she was cursing him and went back to her world to forgot about him and move on with her life, only she didn't forget about him and he hasn't forgotten about her either.

I was a bit confused at the beginning but once I got a feel for what Kat and the world were all about it was a lot easier to understand what was going on. Kat doesn't know why she jump
Kimber Wheaton
Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

Protecting His Witch is a fun, fast-paced paranormal romance that I found to be quite character driven. Give me two great characters, and I really don't care much if the plot takes a backseat to them. Kat and Matt were quite the couple... I'm glad I was reading on a Kindle or they might have scorched the pages :)

Kat Ramsey is equal parts sweet and sassy. She's confused about her dimension hopping, especially when it always seem
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
"May you never find satisfaction with another woman."
"Did you just curse me?"

So, what should you do if you're an extremely hot ex-Druid, cursed by a sweet and sexy dimension-hopping witch?


That's exactly what makes Protecting his Witch a sizzling paranormal romance with great characters and a captivating storyline. Kat Ramsey may have cursed Matthew Ryan in college after a one-night stand ended less than well, but when their paths cross again 10 years down the line, their chemistry burns in eve
Siobhan Davis
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a review copy of the second book in this series, and then I saw a post the author put up about the first book being on sale so I snapped up a copy and got sucked right in.

Kat has no clue that she is a powerful witch, one of the seven Pleiade witches whom the Druids have sworn to protect. She has been stumbling in and out of Matt Ryan's life for years, and they have made a lasting impression on each other. While he hurt her in the past, Kat can't get him out of her head, and no other m
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars
Patty McKenna Van Hulle
Add a dimension hopping witch, a ex Druid protector, mix in a dash of whacky magic & TADA, A PAINT PEELING PARANORMAL ROMANCE!

Kat Ramsey has a few problems that makes her life a living HADES, she can read peoples' minds & hops into, what she calls, her Otherworld. Whenever she gets that spinning & nauseating feeling coming on, she grabs clothes ASAP because she isn't hopping NEKKID ever again. One wild & crazy night in college, she went to a Frat party, drank too many purple thin
T.A. Moorman
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
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When reading the first couple of pages of this book readers may be a little misled, believing this to be no more than a silly romance with a little magic thrown in here and there to call it a Paranormal. They will learn that they couldn't have been farther from the truth. Protecting His Witch is full of action, dimension hopping, mind bending, revelation reaching, Fate ditching, tragedy bearing and yes, a lot of romance, but not
Chrystina Williams
Quickie Review:

Protecting His Witch was a really good read, and the story kept me reading as quickly as I could to find out what happens next. I loved how Kat kept popping in and out of Matt's life, it made for some interesting situations! The curse that Kat unknowingly gives Matt in the beginning had me smiling right from the get go. I also loved that it's a new spin on witches, with Kat being one of the seven Pleiades witches that the druids must protect. Poor Matt didn't want to be a druid, h
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the first time I've read Zoe Forward, and it won't be the last.
Protecting His Witch had me flipping the pages as fast as I could read to find out
what happened next. Kat & Matthew had great banter and heat-sizzling attraction
that are so important in a romance book. At least for me.

Other reviews will fill you in on what happens in the book. I'm just telling you
how this book made me feel after finishing it. I wanted a Book 2 right then and there.

So hurry up and write Book 2, Zoe Forwar
I honestly can't put my finger on why I didn't like this a little more than I did. The writing was decent, the plot was fast-paced, the dialogue okay. There was just something about it I found... fake.

Matt and Kat (oh Lord, I just realized that their names are waaayyy too cutesy) had a one-night stand years ago and when Matt's freaking girlfriend showed up, he threw Kat out and essentially made her do the walk of shame. On her way out, Kat cursed him... directly before dimension hopping back to
This book stole my heart and I bet it will steal yours too!

Holy cow, she'd just slept with the hottest guy in the universe. She, the super science geek. The you-go-girl side of her brain wahooed. The rational side of her brain spat out a resounding, Oh shit.

PROTECTING HIS WITCH by Zoe Forward has officially blown me away! I had requested an advanced reader copy about six months ago as I enjoy witchy books. I'm so glad I did! While I was waiting on a take-out order two days ago, I started readi
K. Dowdall
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults Who Love Romance and Stylish Thrillers
This fascinating and stylish mystery romance is exceptionally well written and keeps the reader totally engaged as the writer builds the story into a crescendo from breathless interludes to heart-stopping suspense. From the very first pages, the reader is drawn to the beautiful and enigmatic Kat and the very dangerously sexy Matthew, as they try to untangle the web of mystery surrounding them. Kat has no idea who and what she is as she struggles to understand the strange phenomena that grips her ...more
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

This book was surprisingly much more enjoyable than I'd expected. It has a great premise and lovely outline, and the progression isn't bad either. Characters feel stock-standard, and the execution of the story itself could use a little work, with some of the scenes and twists feeling a little too deliberate in being there for the sake of forwarding the story. Some of the characters and their histories could have been fleshed out a bit more; and maybe we could have done wi
Marsha Spohn
First reviewed at Haunted Bookshelf

Protecting His Witch is the opening story in the fascinating Keepers of the Veil series. Kat doesn’t understand exactly how she “pops” into another dimension of time and space – usually at the most inconvenient times. It’s simply something that has happened to her often. On one of those hops she ends up with Matt, a college aged Matt and after a gloriously sexy night together is shocked to discover his girlfriend at the door. Her parting remark is taken as a cu
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Witches, druids and curses, that’s what’s in store for you if you read this book. I should say curse, as there is only one, but it’s a doozy. Of course there’s also plenty of romance.

Kat has a problem that’s been bothering her for years. She is able to jump dimensions, between two different ones. She has no control of when, or where it happens, but only knows that when it happens, she always ends up in close proximity to Matt Ryan. They first meet at a frat party while in college. Before the nig
Jeannie Zelos
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Protecting His Witch (a Keepers of the Veil novel)  Zoe Forward
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Genre: Paranormal Romance
I was expecting a kind of paranormal M&B fluffy read with this – but its actually got a lot more depth than I expected. Its an interesting idea, this one of parallel worlds, and Kat is able to jump form one to the other. She doesn’t know why though, or why she seems to have some other odd quirks such as hearing people’s thoughts. It may be a family thing – but she k
Barb Lie
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Protecting His Witch by Zoe Forward is the 1st book in her new, Keeper of the Veil series. This is an exciting paranormal storyline of a young girl, who has for years been able to switch dimensions. Kat Ramsey is our heroine, and she has no idea why she has this ability, which she really doesn’t know how to handle. Only her friend knows of her ability. But it is in the other dimension where she meets Matt Ryan, while they were both in college. They end up having hot steamy sex, only to have it r ...more
Maghon Thomas
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Well, it's definitely a fun one for this one! Kat is having some trouble, she lives with humans, has trouble remembering her past, and jumps somehow into parallel worlds. Well, one, specifically she calls the otherworld. It's like her but not. Oh and she can read minds. She's got a whole lot of issues right now :)

Kat is sweet. She's veterinarian. She's worked hard to get there. She has a crappy boss but wonderful patients and a spectacular best friend she latin dances with. And then, she someti
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Protecting His Witch is the first book in the Keepers of the Veil paranormal romance series from author Zoe Forward. Kat Ramsey is a Pleiades witch who doesn't know she is one, even though she's more than aware that she possesses certain gifts that can't be easily explained. Matthew Ryan is a former Army Ranger turned CEO of a multi-million corporation and the college student that Kat had a one-night stand with. Oh, and he just happens to be a
Jennifer  (BTH Reviews)
Review Courtesy of: Books That Hook

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Protecting His Witch was a fast-paced, entertaining story with a well-developed mythology. I liked most everything about this book. First, the author is very skilled. She knows how to keep the story moving through parts that would normally slow a story down. For example, if she needed to bring up something
Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I've ever read by Zoe Forward. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I liked the blurb and when offered a review copy I said yes. I am SO, SO HAPPY that I did. I LOVED Protecting His Witch.

I like paranormal books, but I sometimes feel like some things are overdone. There are too many vampires out there and too many shifters (I don't want to offend anyone - it's just my opinion). However we don't have enough books about witches. Everyone read the Harry Potter books years ago,
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
*I received a complimentary copy from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review*

4.5 Hot Druid Protector Stars

Boy did I enjoy this book. I usually like my PNR to be more about strong hairy shape shifters, dark and sexy vampires, or good old kinky demons…(or angels for that matter ;D), have nothing against magic, it just not as… attention grabbing to me.

However, this book was excellent. It starts out a little confusing, like when you’re flipping through channels and you finally catch a film o
Kae Thomas Hawk
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Who knew that a one night stand several years ago would end up being with the person that is your chosen mate. Yep, that is just what happens to Kat. Of course she didn't know it at the time. Matt broke her heart. You see he leaves the bed they just shared to open the door for his girlfriend. The one he neglected to tell her existed. Well between that and the comments from said girlfriend she was hurt enough that she cursed him before the anger caused her to hop back to her dimension.

Ruth B
Jan 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating 3.5 stars

Protecting His Witch is the story of Kat and Matthew. She is a witch and he is a druid, so far it sounds good. They have a romantic encounter ten years ago but he kicked her out of his dorm nude. Now, ten year later he has all the answers she needs and she forces him to face a life of which he escaped. The plot is solid, entertaining and believable.

This book is a good urban fantasy with understandable explanations and characters that make the reading worth your time. However, the
April Symes
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
****A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for an honest review****

OMG!! This is such a great story! The story grabs you from the moment it starts and doesn’t let you go.

Matt Ryan and Kat Ramsey have history together. History that goes back 10 years; Kat can jump thru time but she doesn’t understand how she can do that. 10 years ago she went to a college party and lost her virginity to Matt. Kat Ramsey may have cursed Matthew Ryan in college after a one-night stand ended less than well but
Sharon Redfern
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Veterinarian Kat Ramsey has a slight problem. She keeps slipping out of this dimension and into another one. During her first "trip" she met sexy Matt Ryan who turned out to be a cheating scumbag and she accidentally cursed him. Now she has zapped into his world again and finds out she has powers and a history that she never knew.

Matt really didn't mean to break Kat's heart when he first met her, he just acted impulsively and made a bad decision. Given that Kat disappeared off the face of the ea
Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Magic, Druids, Witches? Yes, please. It's been a while since I've had a chance to read an adult paranormal romance. Protecting His Witch was the perfect book for me to delve back in to my favorite genre. I was fascinated by the world the author created-the multiple dimensions, the Greek Pleiades lore that was interwoven into the story and combined with the Druid lore...then taking that and adding in the romance element, resulting in quite the intriguing story.

The characters-very well crafted. I
Rosemary K
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kat Ramsey has the habit of hopping from one dimension to another. Unfortunately she doesn't have control of her gift. It's so hard to have a normal life when you might disappear at any time. Add to the fact that she can read minds and you have the potential for problems. Matthew Ryan has a passionate encounter with Kat during one of her hops. When the morning after is a disaster, she places a curse on him and runs away. What happens when they meet after ten years? The characters are so well wri ...more
Nichole Severn
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-2015-booklist
This is the first in Zoe Forward’s Keeper of the Veil series. At 252 pages this book from Entangled Covet’s line was passionate, compelling, and sexy.

I was immediately taken with this book in the first few pages. Kat Ramsey wakes up in an unfamiliar bed, and her powers are threatening to jump her into an alternate universe. Buck naked. Unable to control this jumping ability, she fights to find clothes when she realizes she isn’t alone.

Matt Ryan has stolen my heart. For one, his dark, secretive n
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