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Chemistry of Magic


Unexpected Magic Book Five

by Patricia Rice

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Book View Cafe

Seller: Patricia Rice

Print Length: 348 Pages

Language: English

Publication Date: April 25, 2017

ASIN: 1611386659
ISBN: 9781611386660
eBook Price: $6.99

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Publisher’s Description:

A dying viscount, a bookish botanist, and a marriage of convenience that becomes. . . inconvenient. . .

Diagnosed with consumption, Viscount “Devil” Dare knows his days are numbered. With his greedy cousin scheming to throw Dare’s mother and sisters out of their home after his death, he can hardly refuse a mysterious lady’s solution—wedding vows. Her lands would ensure his industrial success—and secure the future for those he loves.

Bookish botanist Emilia McDowell desperately needs the land she will inherit once she marries. Her gift for the healing arts requires growing and experimenting with herbs if she’s to save lives. When she learns that her funds would benefit handsome Lord Dare, who is said to be dying, she offers a marriage of convenience.

But if Emilia touches Dare, her dangerous healing gift could kill her. As they learn to love under trying circumstances, Emilia longs to find the courage to be a true wife—until she discovers Dare’s plans for her inheritance. Can love and marriage surmount death and betrayal?

My Thoughts:

This is book five of the Unexpected Magic series.

I have read all of the books in this series so far and this one is as good or maybe better than the rest. “Chemistry of Magic” is not as comical as most of the others but is still a very well written and enjoyable read.

The only thing lacking in this one was the virtual absence of wildly mischievous children and dogs. They are there but only in the background this time.

Dare is very ill and thought to be dying so he decides that Emelia’s idea of a marriage of convenience will work just fine to keep his scheming cousin, who is his heir at bay.

Emilia has spent her life in fear of touching others due to her gift of healing which causes her pain and brought her near to death when she saved her young cousin.
Will these two find their happily ever after together or will Dare leave Emilia alone once more with his death?

I gave this book 4.75 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the author to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I have voluntarily reviewed.



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Magic in the Stars


Unexpected Magic Book One

by Patricia Rice

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From a USA Today bestselling author who “weaves magical love stories” (Mary Jo Putney): When Lady Azenor reads danger in the stars, she arrives on the doorstep of Lord Ives to warn him. Can a scientific man ever trust — or love — a bewitching astrologer?

Publisher Description:

Lord Theophilus Ives,

As an astrologer, Lady Azenor Dougall sadly realizes her stars are a danger to her beloved siblings and has banished herself from her Scots home. As the Malcolm family librarian, she dutifully creates zodiac charts for her often eccentric and mysterious relations—until the day she realizes a dire conjunction of planets spells a fatal threat in a distant branch of the family.

Lord Theophilus Ives, heir presumptive to the Marquess of Ashford, Earl of Ives and Wystan, is a dedicated astronomer who has perfected a telescope capable of seeing beyond Saturn’s moons. Living in an all-male family that distrusts the  women who regularly abandon them, Theo is undaunted by the tumult of his life—until the day the luscious Lady Azenor arrives to warn them that the marquess is in danger.

Can Aster, the Prophetess of Doom, convince a laughing disbeliever of peril? And what are the chances she can escape the fate her stars predict if she lingers too long in Lord Theo’s enthralling company?

Originally Reviewed March 8th, 2016

My Thoughts:

This is a delightful romp with some mystery, an emerging love story, some marvelously implausible characters and an intriguing premise.

It is set in England in the early industrial revolution time period.

I loved this story with dogs, cats, farm animals and unpredictable male characters.

Our hero is an absentminded astronomer…. Our heroine is a wonderfully delightful astrologer.

How will this mixture of science versus astrology work and will they find their Happily Ever After?

This is a story that will make you laugh out loud. The characters are well developed with unique personalities that make you want to see more and more of them.

We can only hope that the stories of each and every one will follow this one.
I would give this a 4.25 of 5 star rating and a sensual rating of  2.5 of 5 flames.
I received a Digital ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Chasing the Other Tisdale

The Regency Blooms Book 3

by Jessica Jefferson

Digital List Price: $3.99

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She’s the other sister . . .

Overshadowed by the beauty of her older sister, Lillian is better known as the other Tisdale; unremarkable and unsure how she will ever deliver on the promise of her family’s name.

He’s a rake in need of reforming . . .

Will Colton leads a frivolous existence, embracing notoriety instead of managing his family’s fortune. Determined to forget his financial burden and his father’s growing resentment, he maintains a lifestyle dedicated to pleasure and self-indulgence.

When Will is invited to the Tisdale estate for an extended holiday, he never expects to become friends with the forgettable Lillian. But when a family secret comes to light, he must choose between leaving London and protecting the honor of one woman or staying and risking the reputation of another.

Upon his return, Will finds the girl he left behind has come out of the shadows and into her own. Lillian’s finally the center of attention, and not all of it good. With his own reputation in tatters, can a reformed rake lure her out of the hands of London’s bachelors and back into his own arms? Can he escape his past and reclaim her heart, or has he lost her forever?

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My Lord’s Lady


by Sherrill Bodine (Author)

Gemma Dawson (Narrator)

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For a Lord and a Lady, familiarity breeds contempt –

and they are about to get very familiar.

Brought together at the start of the London social season, Lady Georgina and Lord Vane are immediately at odds. The Lord’s cool countenance annoys Georgina to no end, while Lord Vane has no desire for his orderly routine to be upended by the passionate Lady Georgina. Forced together while under quarantine, will they overcome their mutual dislike?

Are they destined to be at each other’s throats…


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