After reading Sebatian, Ali, Sarena and Dagon's stories, I guess I was looking for a little bit more depth in dealing with Tempest and Michael's story. This was a nice love story, but there was nothing exciting or no real plot to speak of. It was great seeing the other characters and having them interact with Tempest and Michael (watching Sarena and Ali pregnant was very funny and added some great wit to the story) but that was the highlight to me. Once you learned the premise of the story, (within the first 30 pages of the book), nothing really happens. We see over and over again Tempest's doubts about Michael, but we are supposed to see her love for him too. If love is the ultimate, end all, apex, zenith, etc, etc, etc, then there should have been no doubt in Tempest's mind about the outcome of her spell. It seemed to me, the only thing her doubts could have produced was to make Michael doubt himself and the choices he must make. Actually, that is what I thought the moral of the story should have been, that it was Tempest's doubts that had to be overcome, not Michael's "dark side".
I felt much more empathy with Michael and liked the way his character was written better than Tempest. I only wish there was a little more internal conflict shown. Because I do not want to give away the little plot that there was, I will not elaborate, but to say that I did not feel like there was ANY internal struggle. It seemed to me that Michael figured everything out pretty early on.
I did enjoy being sucked into the scenes, as if I was there in the room with our characters. Ms. Fletches does a great job accomplishing this and on that level of writing, she succeeds wonderfully and made the book worth finishing (to me). If you have read the preceding books, then I would pick this one up, though I did not like it as much as the other two.