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
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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