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Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Man in the Mirror by Jo Barrett

The Man in the Mirror by Jo Barrett
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary/Paranormal/Fantasy
Length: Short (44 pages)
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Fennel

Connor Stevens has lived for more than 200 years...from the other side of a mirror. He's watched Tori Fraser for months, and has grown more than passingly fond of the woman, but the curse the sea witch placed on him is powerful. But is it powerful enough to withstand Tori's love?

Sea Witches, curses, two hundred years in limbo and suddenly the owner of this mirror, Tori Fraser, hears Conner when he talks to her. Conner can hardly believe his luck may be changing.

Jo Barrett weaves an intriguing tale of retribution, enlightenment and repentance, but all of it hangs on Tori Fraser and whether she is willing to risk her heart again, so soon after it has taken a pounding..

Skillfully, Jo Barrett takes the reader through Conner’s back history, revealing the reason for his imprisonment within the mirror, and the trauma of Tori’s recent breakup with her boyfriend. She paces her story beautifully, and it is not difficult to imagine yourself within her settings.

As with any fantasy, you are asked to suspend your everyday beliefs, and when you do, you are rewarded with a very pleasant read.