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Monday, December 12, 2011

The Lure of Song and Magic by Patricia Rice

The Lure of Song and Magic by Patricia Rice
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full length (347 pgs)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 4 books
Reviewed by Peppermint

Workaholic TV producer Dylan Ives believes former singing sensation Syrene Malcolm holds the clue to finding his kidnapped son. A lost child herself, Syrene cares about the missing boy even though Dylan's personality is nothing short of rude. But Syrene refuses to unleash her dangerous siren's voice, even for a man who is impossible to deny...

This story really took me out of my element and made me experience things I have never encountered before as a reader. I say this because I usually read erotic romance and the slow, smooth burning love you in this sensual love story was new territory. I never knew how enjoyable reading a true romance novel could be until now.

Oz does not have anything in particular that normally would attract me to a hero (I'm a big fan of super alpha men), yet I still found myself mesmerized by his character. I am not sure if it is his refusal to take no for an answer or that he is a devoted father willing to do whatever it takes to get his son back, but Oz wormed his way into my heart. Most of us have known at least one person whom we did not find attractive at first but the more you learn about them to more attractive they seem, until eventually, you just cannot help but want them and that is exactly what Oz did to Syrene and me.

Syrene’s story is one that I sympathized with. She was a child star forced to grow up too fast and now just wants to live her adult life in privacy. Syrene’s need for privacy forces her to sometimes forget what makes her happy and I just wanted to see a glimmer of excitement within her. This need for privacy is further exacerbated when Oz shows up and destroys the little bit of a normal life she has created for herself. As an introvert, myself I can completely understand why Syrene would want to have her privacy honored and not be in the spotlight. I do not envy her situation one bit, but I knew she would do what was best for everyone even if it meant having to feel uncomfortable for a while.

The relationship between Oz and Syrene is a slow burn, which made it that much more infectious and enchanting. If nothing else keeps the pages turning the love / hate relationship of these characters will. Despite their appearance of being complete oppposites, the was an attraction between them that ensured a happy ever after, especially with the support of the other characters. I know their love will survive and their relationship will never be dull since they both have such strong personalities

This story is lovely and populated with amazing characters who would make any reader want to follow their story even after they read the last page of this book.