Brought to Light: An M/M Urban Fantasy Romance Magic Emporium Eliot Grayson LGBT Action Adventure/Urban Fantasy Romance Smoking Teacup Books January 21, 2021 187
A hitman and a fae walk into a café…
Callum always gets the job done—whether he likes it or not—but this job isn’t like any other. The target’s too young, too pretty, and too appealing for comfort, and the clients are offering more threats than cash. And either the target poisoned his hot chocolate or he’s going crazy, because now magic stores and wizard-looking dudes are appearing out of nowhere. It’s really not Callum’s day.
Linden’s on the run, and the human realm’s a good place to hide from evil sorcerers who think Linden’s the answer to a prophecy. But his enemy has found a way to send a very human and very dangerous assassin after him—a man who could kill Linden with one hand. Linden should be terrified, but his knees go weak for all the wrong reasons.
When Linden’s family is taken hostage, spending the night with Callum ought to be the last thing on his mind, but Linden can’t resist the chance to fulfill his deepest fantasies before sacrificing his own life. Callum knows he should walk away—it’s not his fight. But the beautiful fae is under his skin and now protecting Linden and his family feels more important than his own survival. A human learning to feel. A fae learning to trust. Can two worlds merge into one true love?
Brought to Light is part of the Magic Emporium Series. Each book stands alone, but each one features an appearance by Marden’s Magic Emporium, a shop that can appear anywhere, but only once and only when someone’s in dire need. This book contains explicit scenes, a magic flashlight, a prophecy that doesn’t quite work out the way anyone expects, and a guaranteed HEA.
Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
This book is part of a collection that has a mysterious magic shop in common. Each book is written as a separate world and can be read individually and in any order. In this story, Eliot Grayson brings us into the lives of an assassin and a fae refugee. The tone of this book is darker than the others I have read in the collection.
Callum, our assassin is the reason for this. He is snarky and abrasive and pretty much the definition of cynical. So when he is completely taken in by Linden, our bright, cinnamon roll of a target, it makes this story even more entertaining.
This book has such a great premise. The differences in the main characters and their overall attitudes are so stark that it makes their romance even more intriguing. The back-story, the adventure, and the HEA are all skillfully executed, making this one of my favorites in this universe so far. Even the side characters are full of surprises and add interest to an already good storyline.
I now need to go make sure I am not missing any of Eliot Grayson’s other books.