Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Jared Dupre is enjoying his bachelor party when a spirit informs him that his brother Philippe has been kidnapped by a man with dark magic. It turns out that Dupre’s are in danger due to a murder that happened over two hundred years ago and unless Jared meets with Adam Montief his brother will die.
Adam is as evil as can be and believes himself to be the Chosen One. His magic is very strong and he is avenging the death of Augustus Montief. Both Adam and Jared are in possession of magic mirrors one with a benevolent spirit and the other with an evil spirit, the spirit of Augustus who demands that his death be avenged. Adam believes he is special because after two hundred years he was the one able to see into the mirror. Jared also given a mirror at the age of eighteen and is able to see through it.
Jared is in the tenuous situation of saving his brother and at the same time keeping his fiance Kendra from harm, and the only way to do that is to keep her in the dark. When faced with Philippe’s death at the hands of Adam’s uncle he is forced to call Kendra and tell her that he is not returning and that he does not love her. Adam has every intention of killing Jared and Philippe and taking Kendra as his own but Jared in spite of being seriously injured manages to stab Adam and push him over a cliff leaving Jared secure in the fact that his enemy is dead.
Jared doesn’t return to New Orleans for five weeks due to his injuries and when he returns it is to find Kendra dating another man, a man who turns out to be none other than Adam using an alias. Kendra’s heart was broken by a man she thought she would spend her life with and as much as Jared tries to explain what happened it falls on deaf ears. Of course, Adam is using magic to ensure that Kendra only sees a sweet, gentle man the total opposite of what he really is.
Jared is determined to kill Adam once and for all but at the same time he must keep Kendra safe. The spells that Adam has placed on Kendra keep her from seeing what he really is and even when her gentle cat attacks him she is blind to the real him. Can Jared beat Adam and can he win Kendra’s love and trust back.
This is a book filled with secrets, surprises and a battle between good magic and dark magic. Anyone who loves books filled with magic and spirits and New Orleans will definitely love this book.