"Charming romantic fantasy"
Her witch mom informs thirty years old practitioner Daria
Morgan that her powers will be enhanced once she meets her
soul mate and shares in the First Mating. Still a virgin,
business consultant Daria does not want a man in her life
though strengthening her powers would be nice. Her magic
has enabled her to find problems in businesses.
CEO Joe Glennell sends his top troubleshooter John "Bent"
Benthausen to Houston to work on the newest acquisition.
Bent implements efficiencies, but costs remain exorbitant.
A friend suggests he hire consultant Daria Morgan, but she
declines. Bent and Daria meet through mutual friends and
both feel an attraction. She offers him a tip that leads to
the firm's security team arrested for stealing spare parts.
As her family accepts him as her soul mate, a letter warns
her to stay away from Glennell-Houston or else. No one
messes with Daria who forces Bent to hire her as a
consultant so she can uncover the remaining crooks while
they practice THE OLDEST KIND OF MAGIC that of love.
Ann Macela writes a charming romantic fantasy that will
remind the audience of Bell, Book, and Candle. The story
line is fun as delightful Daria meets her soulmate who to
her chagrin is a non-practitioner; breathtaking Bent has no
problems adapting to her wacky family who adopts him as if
they have known him all their lives. The threat against
Daria seems overkill, but sub-genre fans will still
appreciate this wonderful touch of magic. Once fans close
the book and blow out the reading candle, they will
anxiously await the soulmate of Daria's sister to ring her
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted September 15, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 22, 2007