Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Fans of Meghan Maslow know that one of this writer’s strengths is building worlds where magic happens. This book, in the Magic Emporium collection, is no exception. The common element of these stories is the appearance of a magic shop where what you need is made available.
The characters are so amazing in this story. Nico Azertiran doesn’t fit in. He is an incubus who believes in love and desperately wants to be a cupid. Flambeau Illume is a phoenix in law enforcement who is desperately trying to avoid falling in love. So of course these two get stuck together- literally. This story is both full of adventure and some hilarious moments: following these two poor guys who are trying to stay alive, solve crimes, and maintain their distance-all while attached by a wayward spell.
The pacing of the story felt too slow at first. It took me a while to get into the narrative, but I am really glad I kept going. The relationship between Nico and Flamey really is worth the effort.