Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Book Review - That Touch of Magic by Lucy March - Nodaway Falls #2


ABOUT THE BOOK


Stacy Easter has seen better days. Being a librarian is a labor of love—if only paying her bills were half as much fun. What’s a single, bookish beauty in sleepy Nodaway Falls, New York, supposed to do?
To make ends meet, Stacy decides to develop her special…powers. Everyone can use a touch of magic now and then, right? Soon she’s got clients lining up to receive her signature potions—until a few of them go awry. Meanwhile, her own life has just taken a storybook turn: Leo North, the official One Who Got Away, is back in town. Stacy’s best friends Peach and Liv are more concerned about the state of her heart than the side effects of a few rogue magic spells. But someone with dark intentions is crossing magical wires all over Nodaway Falls, and those closest to Stacy are at risk. Can Stacy conjure up a way out of this mess with her life—and maybe even her love life—intact?



MY REVIEW

That Touch of Magic is a true page turner and on par with what I have come to expect from Lucy March and her alter ego Lani Diane Rich.  The characters are smart, charismatic, and real.  The sarcastic heroine, Stacy, is a lovable but flawed character that makes her interesting and easy to relate to.  At first glance she is the town harlot, but it soon becomes clear she is caring almost to a fault and is only protecting herself from her crazy Mom and a ten year old broken heart.  Leo is a strong romantic hero that was as well written, complicated, and interesting as the heroine.  Often with books in the romance genre I want to smack the hero across the head for his stupidity, but with Leo I was always wanting to give him a hug.  Even the antagonist made me feel sorry for him at times.  March is able to write emotion and humor better than any other women’s lit author I’ve come across.  Hardly a page goes by where I’m not laughing, crying, or both.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lucy March is the split personality of NYT and USA Today bestselling author Lani Diane Rich. In 2010, she started writing her popular blog, A Year and Change, which documented the last fifteen months before her fortieth birthday. On her blog, Lucy worked through personal issues involving her divorce, her sense of self-worth, and her mother; she developed a following that eventually became the Betties, and occasionally opined on things like dieting, the writing process and vajazzling.

Now, she is happily remarried and lives with her husband, her two young daughters and her best friend on a river in southern Ohio, and life is pretty damn good.

OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy


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