When Kristin Montgomery discovers her three aunts are fairy godmothers and she’s next in line for the job, her uncomplicated life disappears like magic. No, not like magic; it is magic. Kristin not only has to deal with burgeoning magical powers, but also a reluctant arbiter, a selfish sprite, and a suave French sorcerer. It’s bad enough there are no books or classes she can take to learn magic, but someone is out to take over the Arcani world. Kristin has to trust her heart and her instincts to keep herself and the ones she loves out of danger.
This book is an ARC that I received and am really glad that I did. The paranormal genre can be a bit redundant after a while, however this is a take that I haven’t come across before and was completely refreshing.
Kristin is a fairy godmother, or so she is informed one day by the three ladies that she calls aunts, but who are in fact her fairy godmothers. They are retiring and it is time for her to take over. Slight problem, Kristin doesn’t believe in magic, or fairies, if it isn’t concrete and having to do with numbers she doesn’t want anything to do with it. Then there is Tennyson, who is constantly on her about her magic and that she needs to practice it, which she doesn’t want to do.
I have to say that her constant denial of the magic, even when she witnessed it, got on my nerves after a while.
Tennyson was born into the world of magic and is considered one of their greatest scholars. So when he is assigned as her arbiter he is more than a little perturbed as he has no wish to be one, especially to someone that constantly denies the magic and refuses to use it. It doesn’t help matters that he finds her both irritating and sexy as hell.
Throw in some great secondary characters like Zach the beach bum who is Tennyson’s best friend, but is more than an beach bum, I do have to say that he reminded me a lot of Crush from Finding Nemo in his vocabulary, regardless of this or maybe because of this I loved him. Callie the Sprite who becomes Kristin’s really good friend. The Aunt’s were/are awesome also.
This is one of those books that took me a bit to get into, but once I did I couldn’t put it down and had it read in a couple of hours. Who can’t love a hero with the name Tennyson, I certainly can’t. He was sexy, moody, smart, sexy. Everything that I look for in a great hero.
This book is also the first book in a trilogy so there is a lot of setting up the world, but it is done in a way that builds the story, but what do you expect from a literature teacher.
This is Gabi’s first book and I have to say that I normally avoid first books because they aren’t very well written or the plot needs a lot of work, but I can safely say that this book was awesome. It has everything it needs to be a great romance book, tension between the hero and heroine, a great conflict, secondary characters that help to make the characters more believable. All in all this book has it all.
This book will be available in May.
I give it a 5 out of 5.