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Cornwall 1812Gwenyth Killigrew the Witch of Kerrow has seen the tragic fate that awaits any man she's foolish enough to fall in love with Yet she yearns for a daughter to carry on her healer's wisdom and otherworldly gifts of Sight When Rafe Fleming a notorious smuggler washes ashore near her home. I Could Not Put This Down Seriously I would have pretty much reading it straight through in one long delicious gulp if I hadn't remembered at 1am that actually I have a job and a life and a 5 year old who'll give me hell if I'm grumpy at 6am This book provided by netgalley totally captivated me from the first chapter right through until the last and actually left me in that slightly dazed state when you've just finished a great book and can't uite clear your head to decide what to read nextThis is one of those books that can't easily be classified by genre since in theory it straddles two or three There is some paranormal in there some piratecaptainsmuggler stuff going on plus other Regency themes related to the wars with France I won't give it away since it comes way out of left field and Society and the heroine is essentially poor from a fishing village whilst the hero is from uality But trying to fit this book into a genre sub genre or any other classification is just totally pointless It is essentially a really great love story but also a fable of choices and the different elements paranormal Regency piratesmuggler all support that story without dominating In fact if you really enjoy all those genres but just want something a bit different then this is probably a story you would enjoy I do find all the different witches mages vampires etc a bit difficult to follow in pure paranormal I like reading them but it can be a bit like hard work sometimes Likewise I do love a good Regency romance largely since I love the history and find it slightly amusing how so many authors have managed to spin so many stories from one very short 9 year period but find all the marriage market and clothing descriptions a bit tedious sometimes and always resent the lack of stories involving those outside the Upper Ten Thousand And well I always love a good piratenaval story no caveats with that one This story has it allAnd yet it is also incredibly well written The prose just flows so easily with some wonderfully expressive language which is descriptive without being convoluted This author has such a great writing style that it is a pleasure to read simply building the story developing the characters and sucking you into their world You are left in no doubt as to exactly what she means but you can also smell touch and hear exactly what the characters are experiencing A simple description of two people in a carriage becomes incredibly vivid when the author adds in the forest setting first darkening the interior then blasting it with shafts of daylight and how this conceals and then reveals the facial expressions of the occupants And all this great writing doesn't overshadow the story at all The plot and the two protagonists are still the starsI hadn't read this author before but I certainly will be now5 stars Loved it

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A proper wife so he can reenter society and pick up the pieces of his shattered lifeBut the time Rafe spends with Gwenyth in and out of bed the he uestions what he thinks he wants He must choose between the wife he needs and the woman he desiresif falling for Gwenyth doesn't kill him first95000 wor. Thank you to Net Galley and Carina Press for allowing me to review this bookDangerous Magic is an enticing exotic treat if you enjoy a good story about smuggling in 1800’s England as I doGwenyth is superbly written and a character you certainly come to love She never bends to anyone’s will and remains true to herself and her cause throughout All that changes for her is when she finally realises that she can afford to love RafeRafe is a brigand at its best A manly ex Navy smuggler who washes onto the shores of Kerrow injured and needing a healer From the first moment he falls for Gwenyth even though she is well below his station However being who he is he no longer cares for such things as being a gentry A dream caused by the Sight that Gwenyth was born with haunts her Her love for the man who drowns can never be but her want for a child to teach her healing skills to is greater than any love could beWhen Rafe recovers they strike a bargain He will give her a child while she will use her Sight and find him a wife But bargains such as these never end wellThis is an superbly written story and captured me from the moment I started it The Author draws you into the lives of these two people with emotion and expertise Every moment you sympathise with Gwenyth you begin to hate Rafe And every time you melt to Rafe’s confused state you begin to think Gwenyth asks for too much I haven’t read any of Rickloff’s books before but I’ll certainly add them to my collection nowA fantastic read especially on a uiet windy night Droit musulman. Des successions. Du statut personnel et des successions - Tome 2: d'après les différents rites et plus particulièrement d'après le rite hanafite proper wife so he can reenter society and Droit musulman : du statut personnel et des successions d'après les différents rites Tome 1 pick up the Joseph Schacht. Esquisse d'une histoire du droit musulman : Traduit de l'anglais par Jeanne et Félix Arin pieces of his shattered lifeBut the time Rafe spends with Gwenyth in and out of bed the he uestions what he thinks he wants He must choose between the wife he needs and the woman he desiresif falling for Gwenyth doesn't kill him first95000 wor. Thank you to Net Galley and Carina Press for allowing me to review this bookDangerous Magic is an enticing exotic treat if you enjoy a good story about smuggling in 1800’s England as I doGwenyth is superbly written and a character you certainly come to love She never bends to anyone’s will and remains true to herself and her cause throughout All that changes for her is when she finally realises that she can afford to love RafeRafe is a brigand at its best A manly ex Navy smuggler who washes onto the shores of Kerrow injured and needing a healer From the first moment he falls for Gwenyth even though she is well below his station However being who he is he no longer cares for such things as being a gentry A dream caused by the Sight that Gwenyth was born with haunts her Her love for the man who drowns can never be but her want for a child to teach her healing skills to is greater than any love could beWhen Rafe recovers they strike a bargain He will give her a child while she will use her Sight and find him a wife But bargains such as these never end wellThis is an superbly written story and captured me from the moment I started it The Author draws you into the lives of these two Au croisement des cultures de droit occidentale et musulmane: Le pluralisme juridique dans le code tunisien des obligations et des contrats people with emotion and expertise Every moment you sympathise with Gwenyth you begin to hate Rafe And every time you melt to Rafe’s confused state you begin to think Gwenyth asks for too much I haven’t read any of Rickloff’s books before but I’ll certainly add them to my collection nowA fantastic read especially on a uiet windy night

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She thinks she's found the man to father that childRafe knew his time as an outlaw was coming to an end He just hadn't realized it would be on the dangerous Cornwall coast in the home of an alluring witch After Gwenyth saves him they strike a bargain he'll give her a child and she'll help him find. You can also read this review at Reflections on Reading Romance Rating 35 out of 5It’s not often that I find a historical romance with a heroine not from the aristocracy so it was a real pleasure to read Alix Rickloff’s Dangerous Magic which features Gwenyth Killigrew a healer with the Sight I hadn’t read any of Ms Rickloff’s work before but I very much enjoyed this book While I had a few minor complaints about Dangerous Magic overall I felt this was a strong novel with intriguing characters When infamous smuggler Captain Rafe Fleming shows up injured at her doorstep Gwenyth can’t turn him away Her calling as a healer wouldn’t allow her to refuse him but she’s also attracted to the injured man She’s the last of a long line of women who have the sight and soon she’ll need to have a daughter whom she can train in the healing arts Gwyneth is planning on finding a father with whom she’ll conceive her child then raise her daughter on her own as the other women in her family have done Rafe Fleming seems like the perfect candidate to father her childRafe Fleming has worked for nearly a decade as a smuggler ever since he was thrown out of the Royal Navy Now that Rafe’s earned his fortune he plans on returning to the family fold and finding a respectable wife When Gwenyth proposes that he father her child Rafe sees the perfect opportunity to use her ability with the Sight to screen potential wives He suggests that she pose as his fiancée to aid him with his search and then return to her life on the Cornwall coast But both their plans begin to unravel when their fake engagement throws the two together than they’d like When their attraction to one another becomes than merely physical can the two lovers from such different backgrounds find a future togetherI was pleased by this novel’s readability I’ve seen a few other reviews that complain about the choppiness of Ms Rickloff’s writing but truthfully I enjoyed the book and it drew me in really uickly I had absolutely no expectations before reading it and made the mistake of starting it late at night thinking I’d read a few chapters then pick it up the next day That was a big mistake because Gwenyth and Rafe kept me turning the pages I like that both characters are unusual for historical romances Rafe’s troubled past and the lack of support from his family during a difficult time made him a sympathetic character and I enjoyed watching the family drama unfold But importantly the chemistry between Rafe and Gwenyth is palpable At times you’ll want to smack both characters for trying to deny their attraction but the sexual tension is smolderingThere are two aspects of the novel that bothered me however The first has to do with Rafe’s family It’s a nice surprise when most of Rafe’s family welcomes him back with open arms But Rafe’s younger brother Derek now a clergyman reacts to Rafe’s return with hostility and anger that frankly I never truly understood Derek attempts to explain his feelings by saying that Rafe could have let them know where he was true but I never really bought his excuse Derek also seemed to do a complete turnaround in his feelings inexplicably in the book suddenly supporting Rafe in his pursuit of Gwenyth It was just too abrupt and I felt his character never developed satisfactorilyThe second aspect of the novel that bothered me has to do with Rafe’s childhood sweetheart Anabel She’s portrayed as a gold digging mercenary woman and Rafe acknowledges that aspect of her character He even recognizes that she’s attempting to engage his interest after rejecting him so cruelly in the past yet he still turns to her at times in attempts to deny his attraction and feelings for Gwenyth It really bothered me that he would have such strong feelings for the heroine and yet make out with a woman he despisesNevertheless overall this was an enjoyable read with a fun twist to the historical romance genre I like that she chose such an unusual heroine and I’ll certainly be looking for of Ms Rickloff’s books in the future I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher through NetGalley L'Expansion musulmane, VIIe-XIe siècles, 5e édition pleasure to read Alix Rickloff’s Dangerous Magic which features Gwenyth Killigrew a healer with the Sight I hadn’t read any of Ms Rickloff’s work before but I very much enjoyed this book While I had a few minor complaints about Dangerous Magic overall I felt this was a strong novel with intriguing characters When infamous smuggler Captain Rafe Fleming shows up injured at her doorstep Gwenyth can’t turn him away Her calling as a healer wouldn’t allow her to refuse him but she’s also attracted to the injured man She’s the last of a long line of women who have the sight and soon she’ll need to have a daughter whom she can train in the healing arts Gwyneth is L'Inconscient de l'islam planning on finding a father with whom she’ll conceive her child then raise her daughter on her own as the other women in her family have done Rafe Fleming seems like the Les Palestiniens dans le siècle perfect candidate to father her childRafe Fleming has worked for nearly a decade as a smuggler ever since he was thrown out of the Royal Navy Now that Rafe’s earned his fortune he Le Gouvernement divin. Islam et conception politique du monde plans on returning to the family fold and finding a respectable wife When Gwenyth Les Barbaresques (TEMPUS t. 220) proposes that he father her child Rafe sees the Sur la frontière perfect opportunity to use her ability with the Sight to screen Palestine 47 : Un partage avorté potential wives He suggests that she MARIAGE DE LA PAIX pose as his fiancée to aid him with his search and then return to her life on the Cornwall coast But both their L'amour en Islam de l'enchantement à l'étouffement plans begin to unravel when their fake engagement throws the two together than they’d like When their attraction to one another becomes than merely Lawrence d'Arabie physical can the two lovers from such different backgrounds find a future togetherI was Le monde méditerranéen, 15.000 ans d'histoire pleased by this novel’s readability I’ve seen a few other reviews that complain about the choppiness of Ms Rickloff’s writing but truthfully I enjoyed the book and it drew me in really uickly I had absolutely no expectations before reading it and made the mistake of starting it late at night thinking I’d read a few chapters then La Tragédie de l'islam moderne pick it up the next day That was a big mistake because Gwenyth and Rafe kept me turning the L'Islam expliqué en images pages I like that both characters are unusual for historical romances Rafe’s troubled Les grandes figures de l'islam past and the lack of support from his family during a difficult time made him a sympathetic character and I enjoyed watching the family drama unfold But importantly the chemistry between Rafe and Gwenyth is 60 Ans de conflit israélo-arabe : Témoignages pour l'Histoire palpable At times you’ll want to smack both characters for trying to deny their attraction but the sexual tension is smolderingThere are two aspects of the novel that bothered me however The first has to do with Rafe’s family It’s a nice surprise when most of Rafe’s family welcomes him back with open arms But Rafe’s younger brother Derek now a clergyman reacts to Rafe’s return with hostility and anger that frankly I never truly understood Derek attempts to explain his feelings by saying that Rafe could have let them know where he was true but I never really bought his excuse Derek also seemed to do a complete turnaround in his feelings inexplicably in the book suddenly supporting Rafe in his Israël-Palestine : Une terre, du sang, des larmes pursuit of Gwenyth It was just too abrupt and I felt his character never developed satisfactorilyThe second aspect of the novel that bothered me has to do with Rafe’s childhood sweetheart Anabel She’s Opération Raisins de la colère. L'histoire secrète d'un succès diplomatique français (Sciences politiques et relations internationales) portrayed as a gold digging mercenary woman and Rafe acknowledges that aspect of her character He even recognizes that she’s attempting to engage his interest after rejecting him so cruelly in the Un printemps arabe past yet he still turns to her at times in attempts to deny his attraction and feelings for Gwenyth It really bothered me that he would have such strong feelings for the heroine and yet make out with a woman he despisesNevertheless overall this was an enjoyable read with a fun twist to the historical romance genre I like that she chose such an unusual heroine and I’ll certainly be looking for of Ms Rickloff’s books in the future I received a copy of this book for review from the Pour une lecture profane des conflits (POCHES ESSAIS t. 426) publisher through NetGalley


10 thoughts on “Dangerous Magic

  1. says:

    I Could Not Put This Down Seriously I would have pretty much reading it straight through in one long delicious gulp if I hadn't remembered at 1am that actually I have a job and a life and a 5 year old who'll give me hell if I'm grumpy at 6am This book provided by netgalley totally captivated me from the first chapter right through until the last and actually left me in that slightly dazed state when you've just finished a great book and can't uite clear your head to decide what to read nextThis is one of those books that can't easily be classified by genre since in theory it straddles two or three There is some paranormal in there some piratecaptainsmuggler stuff going on plus other Regency themes related to the wars with France I won't give it away since it comes way out of left field and Society and the heroine is essentially poor from a fishing village whilst the hero is from uality But trying to fit this book into a genre sub genre or any other classification is just totally pointless It is essentially a really great love story but also a fable of choices and the different elements paranormal Regency piratesmuggler all support that story without dominating In fact if you really enjoy all those genres but just want something a bit different then this is probably a story you would enjoy I do find all the different witches mages vampires etc a bit difficult to follow in pure paranormal I like reading them but it can be a bit like hard work sometimes Likewise I do love a good Regency romance largely since I love the history and find it slightly amusing how so many authors have managed to spin so many stories from one very short 9 year period but find all the marriage market and clothing descriptions a bit tedious sometimes and always resent the lack of stories involving those outside the Upper Ten Thousand And well I always love a good piratenaval story no caveats with that one This story has it allAnd yet it is also incredibly well written The prose just flows so easily with some wonderfully expressive language which is descriptive without being convoluted This author has such a great writing style that it is a pleasure to read simply building the story developing the characters and sucking you into their world You are left in no doubt as to exactly what she means but you can also smell touch and hear exactly what the characters are experiencing A simple description of two people in a carriage becomes incredibly vivid when the author adds in the forest setting first darkening the interior then blasting it with shafts of daylight and how this conceals and then reveals the facial expressions of the occupants And all this great writing doesn't overshadow the story at all The plot and the two protagonists are still the starsI hadn't read this author before but I certainly will be now5 stars Loved it


  2. says:

    Lovely old fashioned paranormal romanceStrong stubborn characters fighting and growing towards one another sacrifice and pain and peace Just enough paranormal to make it interesting and unusual Good read


  3. says:

    pretty bad Could not finish


  4. says:

    Dangerous magicGood job of writing but too much magic and follows the same old romantic genre as expected Not that good


  5. says:

    Note This was an ARC at the time of reading but has however been released in final eBook format Book was provided by NetGalley and Carina Press Thank you bothA magical tale spun in the Regency Era in the early 1800's A tale that will make you believe in fate and that you can play a hand at determining how it can come to pass A tale for all women who believe in seeing their fate as they desire Gwenyth is the Witch of Kerrow a seer and nursemaid Since her youth has been haunted thanks to her gift called Sight by the destiny which awaits any man she falls in love with She believes her gods have set her fate she is determined to not marry as the grief she would feel would be too much for her However her yearning for a daughter to carry on the Kerrow magic and healers weighs heavily on her mind Her fate was already laid out on her tapestry in comfortable colors and she was happy in her cottage doing the local healing and birthing Things begin to change when her brother Jago drops an injured man off for her to care for Little did she know how he would affect her wenyth is a strong willed and determined woman who knows where her heart lies and is determined to show fate she won't let it determine her future husbands fate before she can avert it and the grief it would cause her As she progresses she learns what love is and that some risks need to be taken to get what your heart really wants and that fate is not set in stone but based on choices we make and how we carry on the path set forthCaptain Rafe Fleming is a smuggler who has left his family in the wake of the disgrace and the punishment he endured for a crime he didn't commit He is washed ashore after his ship the Cormorant is wrecked As he comes to realize little about where he is and who is caring for him she at first didn't see Gwenyth as he believes most witches to be older hunches and aged only to find a young woman in the peak of her life As she cares for him he begins to plan his life to return to the civilized society and take up his life with a wife of his own As he heals and spends time with wenyth he comes to see her differently and tries to persuade her that her feelings are deeper than she lets on And he doesn't realize until its nearly too late that what he really wanted was with him all alongGwenyth is determined to have a child and Rafe to find a suitable wife in society in his home of Bodliam He feels with Gwenyth's Sight he can find a wife who can love him for who he is and not for his roguish good looks or money She feels he may be the one to give her the daughter she so desperately needs under the guise of being his betroved They strike a rather strange bargain to obtain what they both want As she makes the choice to help Rafe and leaves the confines of her small cottage she begins to uestion her feelings and the absurdity of the bargain In Bodlaim she meets his family who look at her as an unsuitable wife especially for a man of society who needs a wife who can keep him in respectable eyes Even with Gwenyth there his family keeps her at arms length and she can sense their true thoughts and feelings They come to meet the woman who once burned and hurt Rafe in his youth Anabel She is vindictive little wench to put it nicely and she is determined to have Rafe for herself since he has returned She is eagerly welcomed into Rafe's family as the two are brought together Gwenyth sees Anabel's true thoughts and desires and knows that she is wrong for him but will give him a society wife She also realized the true depth of her feelings for Rafe and reality and fate are one in the same Things get uickly out of hand and she is eager to return home This actually helps them as they are both trying to keep their bargain intact but their stoked fire of love is hard to put out It is only near the end that both realize their desires ans reconcile things The ending is the part where everything comes together in a way that is truly fitting for both I can't give it away as it is truly a marvel in and of itself I was crying reading as the events unfolded and everything came to a truly crashing end I was thrilled and pulled into this story as we see how Rafe handles being thrown back into society where he realizes his heart no longer yearns to be and Gwenyth finds her true feelings There is so much chemistry and magic with Rafe and wenyth and seeing them get through thick and thin Alix Rickloff does a superb job of weaving a true tale of fate and love All the characters are highly developed and come across in their own voices I found myself wanting to read it and as the story went on I give this a 4 of 5 for her highly developed characters and the inspiring plot she weaves


  6. says:

    You can also read this review at Reflections on Reading Romance Rating 35 out of 5It’s not often that I find a historical romance with a heroine not from the aristocracy so it was a real pleasure to read Alix Rickloff’s Dangerous Magic which features Gwenyth Killigrew a healer with the Sight I hadn’t read any of Ms Rickloff’s work before but I very much enjoyed this book While I had a few minor complaints about Dangerous Magic overall I felt this was a strong novel with intriguing characters When infamous smuggler Captain Rafe Fleming shows up injured at her doorstep Gwenyth can’t turn him away Her calling as a healer wouldn’t allow her to refuse him but she’s also attracted to the injured man She’s the last of a long line of women who have the sight and soon she’ll need to have a daughter whom she can train in the healing arts Gwyneth is planning on finding a father with whom she’ll conceive her child then raise her daughter on her own as the other women in her family have done Rafe Fleming seems like the perfect candidate to father her childRafe Fleming has worked for nearly a decade as a smuggler ever since he was thrown out of the Royal Navy Now that Rafe’s earned his fortune he plans on returning to the family fold and finding a respectable wife When Gwenyth proposes that he father her child Rafe sees the perfect opportunity to use her ability with the Sight to screen potential wives He suggests that she pose as his fiancée to aid him with his search and then return to her life on the Cornwall coast But both their plans begin to unravel when their fake engagement throws the two together than they’d like When their attraction to one another becomes than merely physical can the two lovers from such different backgrounds find a future together?I was pleased by this novel’s readability I’ve seen a few other reviews that complain about the choppiness of Ms Rickloff’s writing but truthfully I enjoyed the book and it drew me in really uickly I had absolutely no expectations before reading it and made the mistake of starting it late at night thinking I’d read a few chapters then pick it up the next day That was a big mistake because Gwenyth and Rafe kept me turning the pages I like that both characters are unusual for historical romances Rafe’s troubled past and the lack of support from his family during a difficult time made him a sympathetic character and I enjoyed watching the family drama unfold But importantly the chemistry between Rafe and Gwenyth is palpable At times you’ll want to smack both characters for trying to deny their attraction but the sexual tension is smolderingThere are two aspects of the novel that bothered me however The first has to do with Rafe’s family It’s a nice surprise when most of Rafe’s family welcomes him back with open arms But Rafe’s younger brother Derek now a clergyman reacts to Rafe’s return with hostility and anger that frankly I never truly understood Derek attempts to explain his feelings by saying that Rafe could have let them know where he was true but I never really bought his excuse Derek also seemed to do a complete turnaround in his feelings inexplicably in the book suddenly supporting Rafe in his pursuit of Gwenyth It was just too abrupt and I felt his character never developed satisfactorilyThe second aspect of the novel that bothered me has to do with Rafe’s childhood sweetheart Anabel She’s portrayed as a gold digging mercenary woman and Rafe acknowledges that aspect of her character He even recognizes that she’s attempting to engage his interest after rejecting him so cruelly in the past yet he still turns to her at times in attempts to deny his attraction and feelings for Gwenyth It really bothered me that he would have such strong feelings for the heroine and yet make out with a woman he despisesNevertheless overall this was an enjoyable read with a fun twist to the historical romance genre I like that she chose such an unusual heroine and I’ll certainly be looking for of Ms Rickloff’s books in the future I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher through NetGalley


  7. says:

    I was given a digital ARC of this book to review for NetgalleyGwenyth is known locally as the Witch of Kerrow she possesses amongst many things the gift of Sight One of her visions has shown the death of the man she will fall in love with Gwenyth craves a child so she can pass her gifts on to One stormy night a mysterious and injured stranger is in need of her healing skills After nursing the stranger Rafe a notorious smuggler back to help the pair grow closer and both agree on an offer to solve each other’s problems Gwenyth wants a child and Rafe needs Gwenyth’s powers to help him find a suitable brideA dramatic tale set in England with elements of witchcraft and the sinister world of smuggling A dark mysterious and magical tale of romance between two strong characters This was a rollercoaster of a ride – at times I had to put the book down for a while and pick it back up as there were up and downs and excitement in the middle I thoroughly enjoyed this book as I found it was a nice refreshing change I felt the character dialect was spot on with the location and the time period I truly fell in love with the characters and the Cornish setting Some of the story was based in other parts of England but my heart belonged to the dramatic Cornish coastlineThe chemistry between Gwenyth Rafe was electrically charged I felt the air around sizzle These two people seemed to be destined to be together but there seems to be obstacles and manipulative people trying to come between them The path to true love never runs smooth; you can certainly see that for these two Ok I must admit at times I did feel really frustrated as I wanted this couple to be happy and too many misunderstandings got in the wayMy favourite character was Gwenyth; she was a strong independent female character who had a heart of gold I really did feel all her emotions throughout the book She really loved Rafe but she was willing to let him go as she didn’t want her visions of his death to come trueThe story was well laid out I was really happy with the start middle and ending I would definitely read books by this author


  8. says:

    Can the power of love impede destiny?Gwenyth is a witch whose Sight has shown the death of the man she will fall in love with In order to get the child she so desperately wants she offers injured smuggler Rafe a devil's bargain she will help him find a suitable bride if he gives her a childThe beautiful cover drew me in Why yes I am a cover snob The blurb interested me simply because I love witches Why yes I am a paranormal junkie with preferences for witches dragons and shapeshifters Unfortunately this story didn't do it for me and it took me a while to figure out why The answer was the storytelling or prose To me it read as formal and stiff basically lacking any spark of life It felt like I was reading a book that was supposed to be good for me You know the type The literary fiction that wins all the prizes and everyone says how good it is but you read it and it starts to put you to sleep That's kinda what happened here I felt the prose was heavy and lifeless I didn't care about the characters which is really a storytelling crime in my book The interesting thing and I noticed this from the beginning was that I was never engaged in a story that I should have loved I kept waiting to feel something for these characters and it never happened That's when I started to focus on the way the story was being told instead of the story itself and that turned out to be a very bad thingSo two stars because I liked the idea of witches in a historical romance and it wasn't written badly just told in formal style that totally turned me off ARC provided by Carina Press via Netgalley


  9. says:

    Thank you to Net Galley and Carina Press for allowing me to review this bookDangerous Magic is an enticing exotic treat if you enjoy a good story about smuggling in 1800’s England as I doGwenyth is superbly written and a character you certainly come to love She never bends to anyone’s will and remains true to herself and her cause throughout All that changes for her is when she finally realises that she can afford to love RafeRafe is a brigand at its best A manly ex Navy smuggler who washes onto the shores of Kerrow injured and needing a healer From the first moment he falls for Gwenyth even though she is well below his station However being who he is he no longer cares for such things as being a gentry A dream caused by the Sight that Gwenyth was born with haunts her Her love for the man who drowns can never be but her want for a child to teach her healing skills to is greater than any love could beWhen Rafe recovers they strike a bargain He will give her a child while she will use her Sight and find him a wife But bargains such as these never end wellThis is an superbly written story and captured me from the moment I started it The Author draws you into the lives of these two people with emotion and expertise Every moment you sympathise with Gwenyth you begin to hate Rafe And every time you melt to Rafe’s confused state you begin to think Gwenyth asks for too much I haven’t read any of Rickloff’s books before but I’ll certainly add them to my collection nowA fantastic read especially on a uiet windy night


  10. says:

    It has been a while since I have stepped back in time with a romance set during the Regency Era Dangerous Magic was the perfect book in which to reacuaint myself This was a delightful romance wrapped in suspense and fateOur protagonist Gwenyth Killigrew is a healer a seer; a witch She decides never to marry after dreaming of her loves tragic fate She will only choose a man to sire the daughter she desires Until Rafe Fleming a smuggler born from London’s upper class enters her life He carries a world of hurt and anger upon his chest Rafe longs for revenge on those who betrayed him He wishes for a wife he can trust and asks Gwenyth to use her sight to help him Brought together by fate the tale of Gwenyth and Rafe will leave you breathless Gwenyth is a strong beautiful woman who holds her head high and her fears too tightly Rafe while successful still feels the need to regain what he has lostThe tale Rickloff creates will capture you from the first few pages and hold you until the end Dangerous Magic was a uick read for me the words seamlessly flew from the pages I highly recommend this delightful storyI want to thank netGalley and Carina Press for this ARC in exchange for my unbiased reviewYou can see of this review and others on my blog and facebook page


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