Friday, August 19, 2016

Review: Magical Ties

Magical Ties Magical Ties by J.M. Levinton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was definitely something different. It didn’t quite fall into the paranormal romance category and it didn’t quite fall into the straight fantasy. I’m glad I stuck through it, though, because it was definitely a deviation from my typical books.

Emily and her sister Christa have always been tight. On the day after a horrible breakup, Emily turns to Christa for something to distract her from the typical. Lucky for her, Christa is doing her dissertation essentially on magic. Handing her a list of ingredients, she pushes her out the door to pick up supplies for a spell she may or may not believe will fail utterly. Either way, the tasks would occupy Emily’s time, so it seemed like a win/win situation. From there on out, however, things take a bad turn. Emily and Christa learn firsthand that there’s a magical police force, and it presents itself in the form of a stubborn, enigmatic wizard.

After some demon involvement, negotiation, and sentencing, Emily ends up working with Thomas as an apprentice. Sexual tension abounds!!! That really needed all the exclamation marks because while the two of them remain utterly clueless, the latter half of the book might as well be their courtship. It is, of course, masked in the appearance of Emily’s life being in danger, her sister going off the rails, and a big bad trying to steal power. All of this rolls into a much more satisfying end than beginning to this book.

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