Mindhealer by Lilith Saintcrow

T I T L E: Mindhealer
S E R I E S: Watcher Series(Nº 5)
A U T H O R: Lilith Saintcrow
P U B L I S H E R: BelleBooks/ImaJinn Books
P U B L I S H--D A T E: May 31, 2015
I S B N: 9781610260145
Paranormal Romance
The Witch:
The attacks are brutal, leaving the victims unconscious and broken. A powerful Mindhealer might be able to piece together what's happening to these crushed bodies and shattered minds, so Caroline Robbins is pulled away from her relatively quiet life. A Mindhealer is incredibly vulnerable to the Dark—and Caro refuses even the idea of having a Watcher. She won’t have another man die in front of her, and that’s that. Unfortunately, the Watcher she just ran into has other ideas...

The Watcher:
Caro, the witch Merrick rescues from the dogs of the Dark, is obnoxiously stubborn, infuriating, and seemingly determined to throw herself into every dangerous situation possible. It’s enough to drive a man insane, and definitely enough to make a Watcher frustrated. How is he supposed to protect her, especially when she insists she doesn't need a Watcher? But Caro is going to need all of Merrick’s skill and strength sooner than anyone guesses. The attacks haven’t stopped, and the closer Caro gets to solving the mystery, the more danger she’s in. Because she’s the next victim—unless Merrick can save her. And Merrick just might die in the line of fire if Caro can’t find a way to keep her Watcher safe.

     This is the fifth book in the Watcher Series. This story is told from the point of view of both the watcher and the witch.
     Merrick is by far my favorite character in this series. He has some depth and a complex background. However, I didn't really care for Caro. I prefer heroines that are tough and can stand on their own. She didn't come across that way to me. She was stubborn, sometimes stupidly so, which in turn almost gets her and Merrick both killed. Caroline seemed more of a spoiled child to me. Then there is the fact that she constantly stated that she didn't cry much and she didn't like it when she did, yet all the while she was continually doing just that. If she didn't get her way, she threw a tantrum. Those are not traits that I care for in a female lead. She annoyed me and almost ruined the story for me. That was somewhat disappointing.
     Fortunately, the world building that Saintcrow does is terrific. The plot is really good, with some suspenseful scenes and a little action thrown in. From a technical standpoint, the writing is well done as with all of Lilith Saintcrow's works.
      I was on the fence for awhile trying to decide on three or four stars because I found Caro so frustrating. But, I did like Merrick and the rest of the story, so I'm going with four stars.