Title: Dangerous Magic (The Pinnacles of Power #5)
Author: Jessica Lauryn
Published Date: March 3, 2o15
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
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Corinne Johnson’s world was shattered years ago, when a strange discovery in her husband’s briefcase led to her becoming separated from her children. Now, engaged to re-marry the man responsible, Corinne is determined to always be in Ethan and Mattie’s lives, even if it means being in a marriage without passion. But when she has a mysterious dream in which she kisses her once coworker Jack Madera, Corinne’s plans of securing her future quickly go up in smoke. Jack, the sexy and mysterious Wiccan she knew years ago, is back in North Conway. And in the midst of everything else, Corinne begins to suspect the most erotic dream of her life was never a dream at all.
After recently coming to a fork in the road, Jack Madera decides the only way he can move forward with his life is if he learns the identity of his biological father. But when his search takes him to North Conway, the town in which his old coworker Corinne Johnson lives, Jack realizes his visit may not be as short-lived as he’d hoped. Drawn to the woman he has always shared a deep connection with, Jack puts his non-existent heart on the line. He casts a spell which takes him and Corinne down a path they never saw coming.
I really wanted to like this book. The synopsis sounded decent. The prospect of magic sounded intriguing. But alas there were quite a few things about this book I didn’t like.
First off I understand there should be some kind of tension, but the constant every time, and I do mean every single time, Corrine and Jack get close something always comes up to rip them apart or make her distrust him. In my opinion in this book Jack is definitely the lesser of two evils.
Then there is the addition of multiple supporting or side characters. It felt like they just kept adding characters to up the suspense but to me it just felt like too many cooks in the kitchen. Can there be too much intrigue in a suspense novel? In my opinion yes.
I know this complaint is going to sound like nitpicking but I had to add it. Some of the idioms and similes were hilariously wrong or didn’t make any sense. For example in one scene while describing Corrine’s son the book says “he was a sharp as a tool.” It made me giggle.
Over all I felt like to book took too long to get to the point and added too many elements to make it suspenseful.
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