Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Heat Rating: 3
When magic fails, sometimes trust and a second chance are all you need.
Magical things are happening once again in the tiny town of Crystal Falls, Indiana. But this time, the source of that magic is in trouble. May (Malaya) Wiggins, the owner of a boarding house, has been called to task by a member of the magical enforcement league. It seems May has been practicing magic and nurturing the special spark in others without a license.
Enter Tavian Brightmore the good-looking, play-by-the-rules magical enforcement officer sent to drain May’s energy. He’s also her former lover and the man who betrayed her ten years ago.
As Mrs. Wiggin’s May Day celebration nears, she and Tavian must learn to interact with each other, regardless of the attraction and anger that sizzle between them, magical and otherwise, before the power-hungry dean of the institute of magical instruction kills them both.
We need a new aphorism. You know like absolute power corrupts, absolutely; which is also appropriate for this story. Something like – lack of trust kills a relationship – but that's not quite pithy and catchy enough for an aphorism.
May and Tavian were on track to their own H.E.A. ten years ago, but then something happened, and May believes that Tavian betrayed her. May ran to Crystal Falls. Tavian pursued her. Their lack of faith in each other – their lack of trust in each other – ruined their relationship before and is well on its way to ruining their relationship this time around. May and Tavian are great characters. Their previous relationship makes the heat between them more believable and palpable – right from the beginning of the story.
While this is the fourth story in the series, I never felt like I didn't understand what was going on. Previous stories were alluded to, and some of the characters made a brief reappearance, but I had a firm grasp of the characters and the framework of the series right from the beginning.
I enjoyed my time in Crystal Falls – brief as it was. I hope that Tavian and May's H.E.A. and trust in each other, bring them lots of happiness in the future, and I hope that we get to see glimpses of their lives, and perhaps a bit more resolution to their story in future installments of the series.
4 Tea Cups!