The blurb reads as
“She knows how to unravel secrets, but getting to the bottom of this one might just kill her.
Magic is for fools, television news reporter Caitlyn believes. And she’s no fool. She’s determined to prove master illusionist Shay a fake. Somehow though, with Shay the lines between magic and reality blur. Perhaps it’s his charisma, or being in Ireland with him, but now she’s dreaming of a magical place. One that seems oddly familiar…
Shay hides a terrible secret. He’s to blame for Caitlyn’s separation from her family and the world she doesn’t remember. She must go home to the Sidhe, and to recover his honor, he must be the one to bring her. He’ll willingly lose everything he is to help her break the curse binding her. But time is of the essence–the old evil has surfaced. He must make Caitlyn believe in magic, and his love, before she becomes its prey.”
Caitlyn is a news reporter who dislikes illusionist Shay Evers because of his ability to charm everyone with his mesmerising eyes and his marvellous acts.
Little does she know that he has a dark history behind him and he is an expelled elf from Sidhe, a magical land.
What Caitlyn also doesn’t know, is that she has come into the human world with an expiry date, if she doesn’t solve a riddle by her 25th birthday, she will die!
Her life changes when Shay Evers calls her to his Welsh home for an exclusive interview and that is where she slowly falls in love with his charm, his sincerity and his eyes! Not to mention those escapades in her dreams where Shay can be hers!
But Shay has a promise to Caitlyn’s parents, the Queen and King of Sidhe to save their daughter or perish and he is moving with a goal. Of Saving Caitlyn and perhaps getting some redemption for himself.
There is so much this story could have been taken to, and while it does deliver on a lot of counts, on a few counts it very sadly disappoints.
Enchanted is the story where you need to look inside yourself to find the magic.
It is a story that makes me want to believe that magic exists outside the world we live in and we do not need to wear glasses to see that.
As Caitlyn slowly discovers magic and peace in the Welsh home and slowly falls in love with Shay and his charms, she knows that there are mysteries about the man she cannot fathom. And the reporter in her eggs her to find out….at any cost.
The lovely description of the castle and the magic especially the Queen of Sidhe is magical!!
What I did not find exciting was the dry riddle, which was the highlight of the book. Caitlyn’s whole survival depended on solving the riddle and that part itself did not yield much excitement neither did the final solution of the riddle nor the evil witch Gweynth’s motive for spinning this whole web.
I loved the promise of a new world, yet again, something which Judith specialises in!! The feeling you get while reading her books about a new world lurking right in the corner, perhaps behind that flower blooming on your wall, is tremendous!!
My Rating: 3/5
Though I have a fair share of grouses against authors who write well and spin an excellent story and then mess the end up, the magic that came through this book, makes it a 3 * for me!!
Pick this one up if you love romance and need a light read
(This review was as a part of Making Connections blog tour with Judith Leger! The review is my honest opinion of the book)
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