Review of Wind and Shadow (The Talbot Trilogy #1) by Tori L. Ridgewood


Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 236 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

Rayvin Woods, photographer and natural witch. She just wanted to start her life over again after a series of misadventures. She didn’t count on rekindling a lost love when she came home to Talbot…or battling a malevolent vampire and his coven for her life.

Grant Michaels, police officer. He thought Rayvin was a murderer. He will do whatever it takes to protect the community he loves from danger…but will he learn to trust his heart, and the word of a witch, before it’s too late?

Malcolm de Sade, cunning vampire, imprisoned underground for a year by Charlotte Fanning and Pike Mahonen (“Mist and Midnight”, Midnight Thirsts). His accidental release unleashes his hunger and ambition on a small, sleepy town…


Facing the past can be a nightmare. It’s worse when a vampire is stalking you.

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Kelsey McBride PR in exchange for an honest review*

.Rayvin Woods has a past that she would love to forget. She would love nothing more than for the town of Talbot to forget as well. When she returns to Talbot ten years after the community ran her out, after Jason’s accident, to help her best friend (more like sister) Andrea and start up a photography studio, Rayvin is forced to deal with Grant Michaels.

Grant Michaels, a man that screams alpha, is a local police officer that strives on keeping his community safe. Grant has very mixed emotions when Rayvin returns to town. Rayvin hurt Jason and Jason and Grant are best friends. You know always have your friends back even if you might not know the whole truth.

Rayvin and Grant are forced to work together to solve the mysterious disappearance of animals and humans in the area. Working close together will also bring up some feelings that have been tucked away for a long time. When Rayvin tells Grant her secret of being a witch he takes it very well. When Rayvin tells Grant that a vampire is on the loose he calls her crazy.

Wind and Shadow is the first book in the Talbot Trilogy. Considering I was hooked from chapter one, this is one of those books that is very hard to put down. I love that the chemistry between Rayvin and Grant is instant. And neither of them wants to give in on their feelings for each other until they must stay in the same house after Grant is attacked. However, the ending will leave you hanging and want to jump on the second book. (Just to prepare you.)

I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a little magic, vampires and a little romance. I am completely looking forward to reading book two in the Talbot Trilogy, Blood and Fire.

My Favorite Moment: What was hotter? The anticipation of revealing the body of a well-built, handsome man, or the reveal itself?

Overall, I give this 4 stars! 

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.


1 Comment

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One response to “Review of Wind and Shadow (The Talbot Trilogy #1) by Tori L. Ridgewood

  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review, Mindy!

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