Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
I literally read this book in a few hours since I found it hard to put down. This is a story filled with magic, curses, sex, romance, secrets and surprises so how could I not love it.
Stephen Dagmar is a magician who has lived with the knowledge that his family is cursed and that there is a chance he will finally be able to end it. On a train ride, back home he sits next to a girl.; Herman Anderson who has run away from home a few weeks short of her eighteenth birthday. Herman’s mother is disabled and her father travels for months at a time leaving her to care for her young brother Chad. Herman is hungry for a life, a life that hopefully will enable her to one day bring her brother to live with her.
There is an instant attraction between Herman and Stephen and when he offers her the job as his new assistant; she readily agrees. She finds herself living in his spare bedroom trying to decide if she has made the right decision. Residing in the home is also his manager and various servants but there is more going on in this house then Herman could ever have imagined. Like Stephen’s father he has a demon coursing through his blood and he must do something that goes against his very grain. He has to impregnate Nina Curry. Nina’s family has for generations been involved with the Dagmar family. He must do it without Herman finding out and before he finally takes Herman as his own.
From the minute, he met Herman he knew she was the one, the one he would marry and love and the one he hoped would understand and forgive his infidelity. Stephan’s father faced the same dilemma as Stephen only he was married to Stephan’s mother at the time. Stephan hopes that he will finally be able to break the curse only Nina has loved him all her life and that doesn’t bode well for them to go their separate ways once the baby is born.
The book was fast moving and I never lost interest the only problem I have is that I must wait until the next book to get answers to many questions left unanswered and as much as I generally hate books like that this one just made me hungry for more.