Title: Magick & Moonlight
Author: Marie Lavender
Published Date: March 2nd 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Messing with free will is always a bad idea…
Ethan Hamilton moves to a lazy little town in Oregon, hoping to escape his demons. But, instead he discovers a woman dancing nude in the moonlight. This woman who claims she is a witch dazzles him with her sensual presence. He thinks she’s crazy, but what if she’s not?
Jessie Anderson has been taught that her kind hides who they really are. And she has a problem on her hands. Someone knows her secret and she has to do all she can to protect herself. What other choice does she have? Jessie casts a love spell on a good man, a man with whom she can’t fight her attraction. The spell doesn’t work quite as planned – she ends up falling for Ethan.
To top it off, Ethan’s treatment of her, his “love”, is so addictive. Deep down, she knows the spell will wear off, and yet his feelings seem genuine. It’s just a spell…right?
When I picked this book up for review, I was really excited to read it. Then I started reading and was very disappointed on page one. I feel like the story was very rushed and it was too short. Time skipped around and I found myself confused. The plot to me was just nowhere to be found and the story felt jumbled. You start with Ethan wondering in the woods and he happens upon Jessie, who’s practicing her craft. The next thing you know, she’s casting a love spell on him and they jump into bed together. Time skips around and the love spell has worn off; Ethan gets angry and Jessie says her heart is broken. More skips in time and Ethan regrets his words and they magically get back together and want to spend their lives together.
The characters, while interesting, had no back story, growth or depth. I would have liked to know more about Jessie and why she was afraid to share her gift. I would have liked to know about her past and about her shop. I would have enjoyed knowing more about Ethan; why was his brother against him being a cop? The biggest thing I would have really liked to see is a relationship growing between the two of them; instead it felt like they knew each other for five minutes and then decided to spend the rest of their lives together. If this book had been made into a full length novel, I feel I would have enjoyed it more than I did.
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