Review: Spellbound Falls by Janet Chapman

Posted March 1, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Review: Spellbound Falls by Janet Chapman
Spellbound Falls
by Janet Chapman

4 Stars


Released: February 28, 2012
Series: Spellbound Falls #1
Published by Jove
Pages: 325


Spellbound Falls, one word best describes this book; sweet. So sweet I now need to plan a trip to the dentist, but the trip will be worth it. ~ Under the Covers

Maximilian Oceanus has come to Spellbound Falls to spend time with Henry, the six year old son he never knew he had but already loves. Luckily he comes in time to save Olivia Baldwin, the manager of the camp they are staying in, from being attacked by a frisky employee. From the start Olivia is attracted to his strength but after a lifetime of being abandoned by those who should love her she is determined not to fall for him. But with a matchmaking six year old plotting to get them together and the undeniable chemistry will she be able to resist his magical charm for long?

I seem to be reading this series backward, I have already read one of the future books, but I am glad I came back to the start of the series, although they do work well as standalones it is nice to see all the characters stories. Although, Janet Chapman’s characters do weave through all her series so if you want a complete view of the magical world that’s been created you will need to read her Highlander series (totally worth it I love her sexy Highlanders) and her Midnight Bay series (also worth it!).

But back to Spellbound Falls, one word best describes this book; sweet. So sweet I now need to plan a trip to the dentist, but the trip will be worth it. This is a very gentle romance, although the hero is described as big strong and alpha instead of bashing her on the head with his club dragging Olivia off by the hair to his man cave so he can have his wicked way with her, he lets his feelings be known and waits for her to approach the man cave all by herself.

There were also the kids adding to the adorableness of this series, Henry, Mac’s son was hands down the cutest kid I have ever read. I just know when he grows up he is going to be a heartbreaker (and probably not even realise it!) and I really hope Ms Chapman can squeeze a book out for him.

Although this might not be the most memorable book and  Mac and Olivia although they did have chemistry it wasn’t steaming hot, this was a well written and heart warming read that left me with a smile on my face.

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About Janet Chapman

Janet Chapman is the author of twenty-two contemporary and magical romance novels, all of which are set in her beautiful state of Maine. She lives in a cozy log home on a beautiful lake with her husband, surrounded by an eclectic assortment of wildlife that she finds both entertaining and inspiring. Probably best known for her Highlander Series (a saga of twelfth century warriors rebuilding their clans in modern-day Maine that now spans three generations), Janet also has two spin-off magical series (Midnight Bay & Spellbound Falls) and several contemporary family series set on the coast and in the mountains. With over three million books printed in six languages, her stories regularly appear on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller’s lists.

When she’s not writing (well, when she should to be writing but isn’t), Janet and her husband are traveling the state in their camper throughout all four seasons; hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and generally rubbing elbows with Mother Nature while always keeping an eye out for colorful new characters—human and beast—to put in her stories.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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I have read this book and one other in the series… I think it is a great series and I need to find the other books..

Lori Meehan
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Thanks for the review Suz.


Thanks Suz!

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