Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Book Review: Beltane Magic

         Today's review is on Beltane Magic by Jacquelie Paige

Like the other books that I have read by Paige, Beltane Magic was just as hard to put down. The character's she creates in each book are easy to fall in love with, and the stories she tells keep me glued to my favorite reading spot until I finish the very last page. Their only downfall is the quality of the editing.

Leena Duncan returned to her small home town after a terrible marriage. Her then husband Tyler abused her physically, and at least once sexually. Since she's been "home", she hasn't let another man get close to her and that's just how she wants it. She can't let herself trust another man and risk getting hurt like that again. She has her job and her friends. She is even able to use her magic around them, as they too have magical abilities. She never thought that she would ever fall in love again until she met Owen; her high school crush, again at the Beltane celebration.

Owen Grey knows what it is like to be physically abused. He was beat as a child by his father. When he finally turned eighteen he left town and didn't come back until his father had died. Sadly his mother died shortly thereafter. The hate he feels for his father has caused him to make a vow that he would never marry or have children. Always afraid of becoming like his father he is thrown for a loop when he falls head over heals in love with Leena and begins to want those very things.

Not all is happiness and love however. Two women had been murdered at the Beltane celebration and the police have no leads. Through magical rituals, the group of friends is able to see that the murderer plans to kill again at the Solstice celebration. Can they thwart the killer before then? The answer will be in Book 2.

I loved this book, but just can't get over how many editing mistakes were throughout it. It really is a shame. A Really Good book gets bumped down to average because the editor did so poorly of a job.

3 of 5 stars
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