Spells in Waiting by Michaela L. Cane
For as long as she can remember, Lauren Merriweather has fought to separate herself from her mother - by focusing on school and developing her healing powers. Like her mother, she’s a natural-born witch, but unlike her mother, Lauren is not a killer driven by hatred. But, when a fight with her rampaging mother drives Lauren to seek relief in alcohol and mindless flirting, her world is twisted violently out of her control.Lauren’s attraction to David is as immediate as it is undeniable - to the extent that she forgets about the spells that have, until now, kept her from getting close to a man. But, David Fredricks is the government operative investigating her mother for murder, and he and his partner have determined that Lauren is their best lead. As far as David is concerned, Lauren and her mother are both witches, and that makes them little better than monsters. Lauren’s allure doesn’t change the fact that her mother is a vicious serial killer, and he’s prepared to do whatever it takes to stop her.An interrogation goes too far, and Lauren finds herself bound to David in a way that neither of them could ever have imagined - and her very survival depends on her trusting the same people who stole her identity.