Title: Rhodes to Magic
Author: Carly Wakefield
Published Date: December 14th 2014
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Rhodes to Magic
Discover how Daniel and Arianna met and fell in love.
Arianna Scott has always been drawn to fairy tales and magical happenings, and for good reason. Some would call her ‘special’, some would call her a ‘freak’, Arianna thinks of it as a gift. Giving a helping hand; to people who need assistance, to find their way or each other.
One face has been with her since she was a child, and as that child she made a wish, and cast an innocent spell to meet the boy of her dreams one day.
High school Science teacher Daniel Rhodes’ world is turned upside down when he catches a fainting woman while on a school outing. She seems familiar, which is impossible as he would definitely remember meeting such a beautiful angel before.
Daniel finds himself drawn like Icarus to the sun, to this golden haired girl and the seemingly mystical happenings that surround her.
His science-rules-the-world attitude and the spell cast in innocence by a ten year old girl, cause unforeseen hurdles to what should be a magical road to love.
Rhodes to Magic is technically the second book in this series but to me it seems that you could read this one first and then pick up the first book, Rhodes to Crazy, which I also reviewed. I will post the link to my review for that book further down.
In this book you learn how Daniel and Arianna fell in love. If you’ve read the first book, then you know that Rhodes men are stubborn, hardheaded and need a swift kick to the rear now and then when it comes to love, and Daniel is no different. Daniel is quieter than his brothers but he has passion and when it comes out it’s intense. He is giving and isn’t afraid to show Arianna the softer side of him. He tells his mother he loves her in front of Arianna and I love that he has not problem showing his feelings or emotions. Daniel grows through the book and you’ll see that while he’s not afraid to fall in love, he’s afraid of what Arianna tells him. I’m not going to ruin it for you by telling you what she says, so you’ll just have to buy a copy today and find out.
Arianna is strong and independent. She helps people no matter the situation. There is a wonderful scene where she and Daniel are out to eat when Arianna connects with a young lady in the restroom. Arianna doesn’t know this girl from Eve, yet she offers her several things: an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on, a ride home, a place at their table and most of all, zero judgement. Arianna is a character I think we all will love and wish we had in our lives. She grows as well throughout the book, and her growth tests her faith in her gift and in herself.
I loved how the story flowed so well. Carly Wakefield weaved together years of time so perfectly you could just see it unfolding. The depth that she gives her characters is phenomenal. She doesn’t give flat characters; she gives you characters that are you can connect with and enjoy. Ms. Wakefield evokes every emotion you have in her writing. I was laughing at some parts, especially with Nana Rose (that old lady is crazy funny) and crying when Arianna thinks that Daniel thinks she’s lost her marbles. I really enjoyed this book and I cannot wait for the next book!
If you would like to know more about the first book, Rhodes to Crazy, here is the link to my Nerd Girl Review. I think you’ll love both books just as much as I do and you’ll be wanting so much more.
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