Friday 25 May 2018

Book Review: A Touch of Magic (Fae-Touched #1) by Isabelle Adler (MM PNR)

Title: A Touch of Magic (Fae-Touched #1)
Isabelle Adler

NineStar Press

Publication Date: 28 May 2018
eBook - EPUB
ARC via NetGalley


After returning to the straight and narrow, Cary Westfield hopes to rebuild his life as a stage magician. Only thing is, the success of his new show is entirely dependent on a strange medallion inherited from his late grandfather—an amulet that holds a rare and inexplicable power to captivate the wearer’s audience.

Ty prides himself on his ability to obtain any item of magical significance—for the right price. When a mysterious client hires him to steal a magical amulet from a neophyte illusionist, he’s sure it will be a quick and easy job, earning him a nice chunk of cash.

As it turns out, nothing is sure when greed and powerful magic are at play. When a mob boss with far-reaching aspirations beats Ty to the snatch, Cary and Ty form an unlikely partnership to get the amulet back. The unexpected spark of attraction between them is a welcome perk, but each man has his own plan for the prize.

All bets are off, however, when it is revealed the magical amulet holds a darker secret than either of them had bargained for.

A Touch of Magic was an enjoyable action-romance with two engaging leads and an interesting plot. I liked the way the characters gradually came together, and the pacing throughout was good. I found it a good set-up for future adventures between the pair, and I hope that in forthcoming titles we will get to learn more about Ty's background and Cary's powers. I would also like to see more of Sebastian Monroe. He was a delightful secondary character whose comments constantly made me smile. Overall, a most enjoyable MM PNR. 4.5 stars from me.

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