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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Black Magic by Cherry Adair

Black MagicPublisher: Pocket Star
ISBN: 1439153817
Pages: 400 pgs
Genre: Romance-Paranormal
Challenges-Read’n’Review Challenge, 100+ Reading Challenge
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 Summary (from Publisher):
SHE HATES USING MAGIC . . .
Ever since the death of her parents, Sara Temple has rejected her magical gifts. Then, in a moment of extreme danger, she unknowingly sends out a telepathic cry for help—to the one man she is convinced she never wants to see again.

HE’S A POWERFUL WIZARD . . .
Jackson Slater thought he was done forever with his ex-fiancée, but when he hears her desperate plea, he teleports halfway around the world to aid her in a situation where magic has gone suddenly, brutally wrong.


THEY’VE BEEN CHOSEN TO SAVE THE WORLD . . .
But while Sara and Jack remain convinced they are completely mismatched, the Wizard Council feels otherwise. A dark force is killing some of the world’s most influential wizards, and the ex-lovers have just proved their abilities are mysteriously amplified when they work together. But with the fate of the world at stake, will the violent emotions still simmering between them drive them farther apart . . . or bring them back into each other’s arms?
My Review:
Sara Temple calls to her former fiancé, Jackson Slater, to rescue her when Alberto, a man she thinks of as a father figure, goes berserkers and goes on a murderous rampage after suffering from a mysterious illness. Jack is not exactly joyful to be summoned to Sara’s rescue because they had parted on not exactly the best terms two years before when he thought that Sara had aborted their baby when she had actually had a miscarriage.  The Wizarding Council , who are also completely befuddled by the illness and subsequent rampage, put Jack and Sara in charge of figuring out what is causing the illness.

Jack and Sara’s story was the best part of Black Magic for me. I love romance novels where the lead couple has been separated and reunited under auspicious circumstances. It always leads to tension, fights and brooding which just adds to the drama and interest factor. This was one of those rare couples that I enjoyed reading about even though I couldn’t stand either of them as individuals. Sara was stubborn, bull-headed and blind and Jack treated Sara so badly in the beginning that it was difficult to see them ever working out. Nevertheless, as a couple, I loved them.

Usually, unless a book called “Harry Potter and the so and so”, I avoid books about magic. Magic has just never interested me. I was actually a bit apprehensive about this book because of it even though the romance plot was quite appealing. But once I was into the book, I found that I enjoyed the magic element. It was well done and interesting. It worked really well with Jack and Sara’s story and never overpowered it. I also found the workings of the magic community to be quite interesting in and of itself.

I really loved Black Magic. It was quite the fun read. I will be looking up the rest of Cherry Adair’s books because I really enjoyed this one.
*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review. My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the blog.
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