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- File Size: 759 KB
- Print Length: 374 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press; Faery Rose edition (8 Aug. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008VF36OI
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #489,197 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I was a little concerned when I began reading that the heroine might be a bit maudlin given her situation, but she was far from it. I normally latch onto heroes more than their female counterparts, but I adored Michaela Grant. She made a fantastic heroine! Add a wonderful sexy hero (Alan MacLachlin), several secondary characters who warmed my heart, an evil adversary, and there is plenty of 'magic' in this book. The author spun an intriguing tale with a satisfying and clever ending. I'll definitely be looking up more of her work
Magic of the Loch is a well-written story that gives a new twist to the Loch Ness Monster. The author does a fine job of character development, creating a hero and heroine to root for. She also writes strong description, establishing a believable setting. She builds suspense well, with plenty of twists and turns leading to a satisfying conclusion.
I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more by the author.
The story opens with a fast paced prologue that explains the curse Alan and Hyatt fall under. The curse can only be broken when the men find their soul mates. Fast forward to modern day Scotland. Michaela Grant suffers from an aneurysm. She travels to Loch Ness for a great adventure before her inevitable death. When she meets Alan, the sparks fly.
Unfortunately, there's another shifter who has claimed the land of the Loch. When the deaths start to add up, the sheriff's suspicion falls upon Alan and Hyatt. Alan is determined to protect Michaela, convinced she's his soul mate, but she has a mind of her own. Has Alan finally found the love of a lifetime only to have it brutally ripped away from him?
Nutt's writing is crisp and easy to read, engaging the reader from the get go. She uses a good economy of words to paint a vivid picture of the Loch. Alan and Hyatt's accents add an extra layer of authenticity to the Scottish setting. As a reader, I thought I was a patron of the Fiddler's Luck bar watching the story unfold before my eyes.
The best part of the story is the rich characterization. Alan is a noble soul, strong in his convictions and loyal to the bone. Michaela is spunky and forthright. She doesn't quite understand the attraction she has for Alan, but accepts it. Nutt's story focuses on the man, who is the creature, an aspect of paranormal stories that deeply resonates with me as a reader.
The loves scenes are sensual, embodying the attraction and intense feelings Alan and Michaela share. "The Magic of the Loch" will wrap the reader in its spell on the first page and won't let go until the end.
This is a truly sweeping story, filled with epic emotion and deep characters strongly connected to each other. The author has done an amazing job in bringing the main players to vivid life. Despite the magical backdrop of the Loch Ness, the tall tales surrounding it and the beauty of Scotland, it's the characters, with issues and problems, hopes, dreams and amazing personalities that really shines through the pages. Readers who love a bit of angst, a lot of characterization and a dollop of fun mixed in with their stories will love this book. Despite the hint of magic and old-world-style storytelling I found myself drawn into the plot but particularly attached to the people and their situations.
The author has put a unique spin on the tale of the Loch Ness monster - the opening chapters explaining exactly how and why Alan and Hyatt find themselves "cursed" and bound by this magical conundrum, but enough mystery is left to weave through the entire story. Michaela is a sympathetic heroine, doing her best to live her life and enjoy herself, doing those things she thought there'd be years to do and keep positive even when life is throwing her a curve ball. While the writing, tone and plot were all really good - it was the richness of the characters and the way they instantly grabbed me and made me keep on turning the pages long past my bedtime that was really the best part of this story.
Originally posted at LAS Romance Reviews
Michaela is suffering from a brain aneurysm and is given very little time to live, so she fulfills a lifelong dream and visits Scotland. Soon her world is full of missing people and sightings of "Nessie" the Loch Ness Monster, and an untimely love affair with Alan. Little does she know that Alan holds the key to the healing waters of the Loch and she holds the power to break Alan's curse.
A tale of curses, folklore and revenge, Magic of the Loch is wonderful story for paranormal romance readers. Ms. Nutt has created a sweet romance spun from a legend and delivered a suspenseful story as well.