ARC Review: For the Love of Magic by Janet Chapman

Posted September 19, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: For the Love of Magic by Janet Chapman
For the Love of Magic
by Janet Chapman

3 Stars


Released: August 27, 2013
Series: Spellbound Falls #5
Published by Jove
Pages: 276
Format: ARC

 I did enjoy this book the gentle pace sometimes lacked excitement ~ Under the Covers

Rana Oceanus has left her husband, although she hasn’t gone far, and has purchased a house in Spellbound Falls near her children. Titus Oceanus has no idea why his beloved wife has left him. He knows she still loves him, but her every move bewilders him from her buying the crooked house on the coast of the Bottomless Sea to the sensual glances she sends his way. But he is determined to win her back, even if it could be the hardest and most important fight in Titus’s long and battle filled life.

This book is a little different than your usual romance, not only are the characters already married and already in love, they are also a little older than most couples. But, after having read most of the books in this series I am glad I get to read more about Rana and Titus. I wouldn’t recommend reading this if you haven’t read the previous titles in the series, all the names and lives of the different characters can get confusing, even for some one who has read them all.

But, although the outcome of this romance was a foregone conclusion I really enjoyed getting to know Rana and Titus better and seeing their passion and love for each other even after 40 years of marriage and 2 children. This book also set up a new Sheriff in town and I hope the ancient Laird, recently come to this century will soon be getting a book of his own.

However, although I did enjoy this book the gentle pace sometimes lacked excitement and I found some parts of it a little boring. But that won’t stop me from looking forward to the next book in the series and make plans to move to Maine, which is apparently where all these ancient gods and sexy ancient highlanders hang out!

*ARC provided by publisher

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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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This book is on my list to read. The hole series is good, and I’m glad your a fan


Thanks Suz!