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Thursday, February 24, 2011

That Kind of Magic by Ceri Hebert

That Kind of Magic by Ceri Hebert
Publisher: Amazon
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (212 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 books
Reviewed by Larkspur

What's a witch to do when she refuses to use magic to find love? Beautiful Wiccan Charlotte Noone has a shop for magical supplies and a goddess who's pushing her to find the man of her dreams. When Patrick Riordan, a straight-laced non-believer enters her life, Charlotte falls madly in lust with him. Despite their very different lives, neither can stop the erotic journey they’ve embarked on, but will it be enough to break through their barriers so they can accept that love itself is magical?

One True Love spell: in one large cauldron, mix together one sweet non-spellcasting witch with one straight laced total non-believer, slowly add in sparks of attraction. Now stand back and watch the fireworks.

Ms. Herbert gives us a sweet, sentimental love story, infuses it with a little betrayal and a lot of non-conformity with a good splash of woo-woo and, other than the woo-woo it could be your normal everyday love story taken off any daytime soap or romance TV channel. Happily, that woo-woo gives it the edge that makes it hard to put down. In fact, I read this story in one sitting.

There’s also not too much as to make this modern day bewitched tale too unbelievable. The author uses easy to read and understand dialogue and yet gives it that air of sophistication with her detailed, expressive and descriptive scenes that will jump right off the page for her audience. She also gives us a full range of characters from the eclectic to the sublime and a varied range in between who all very much belong in this tale and add to the story.

Her hero, Patrick and heroine, Charlotte are very improbable recipients of their Happy Ever After, but the author makes her readers see just how great they are together. The romance will make you laugh, make you cry, make you yearn and make you feel the emotions. Her love scenes are sexy, sensual, edgy and fiery yet the love comes through with each touch. Aside from one part in the novel that the author failed to make me believe in, it is a nearly flawless piece of romance.

If you like your HEA with just a touch of magic, look no farther. If you love strong heros and even stronger heroines, this is your read. If you like to be scared thinking maybe this time the HEA won’t happen, there’s enough angst in here for you. If you want to have a read that gives you great characters, a wonderful story and an even greater ending That Kind of Magic fits the bill.