Tuesday, November 10, 2009

ENCHANTING THE BEAST *Relics of Merlin Series Book 3* by Kathryne Kennedy

Publisher: Love Spell/ Dorchester Publishing
Date published: April 2009
ISBN: 978-0-505-52764-6
Paranormal Romance
Mass Marekt Paperback
Obtained via: Publisher
Reviewed by Dawn

Grimspell Castle is a dreary place full of secrets and it is said to be haunted. Lady Philomena is a ghost hunter and is not afraid of restless spirits. What she finds when she gets to Grimspell Castle is more than even she bargained, for its imposing owner, Sir Nichodemus Woulfson captivates her even as her senses are telling her that Nico is hiding something; something that may harm Philomena and others. A murderer is on the loose and Philomena is about to find that the darkness that surrounds Grimspell Castle might be more than she bargains for.

ENCHANTING THE BEAST is a unique story in of itself, as it centers around Victorian England where magic is the norm. Ms. Kennedy delivers a spell binding story with her third book in her Relics of Merlin Series. Magic, romance and adventure take center stage as the story introduces you to Lady Philomena Radcliff who is unique in society. Never married and at forty years, she is considered firmly on the shelf. With her ability to talk to ghosts, Phil is working as a ghost hunter and settling restless spirits down. When she meets Sir Nicodemus, she finds this younger man intriguing even as her senses tell her that he is hiding something from her. As she tries to find a way to calm the dark spirits around Grimspell Castle, a murderer is on the loose, one that alarms even Philomena herself. Is Nicodemus the murderer? I loved Philomena and Nicodemu’s relationship and how Ms. Kennedy was able to parlay an “Older Woman-Younger Man” in ENCHANTING THE BEAST. It felt like a breath of fresh air to read in this genre and Ms. Kennedy does a marvelous job keeping the sexual tension on simmer for the reader to enjoy. With a fast paced storyline, tight writing and intriguing characters, this author keeps the reader glued to the edge of their seat as they get drawn into the world of Grimspell Castle.

ENCHANTING THE BEAST is a wonderful blend of magic, adventure and mystery that will keep the reader entertained from start to finish. If you enjoy a different kind of paranormal romance, then grab ENCHANTING THE BEAST and find yourself transported to a time where magical beings are the norm and romance is alive. I look forward t o reading the others in this series. Ms. Kenney is now on my “to buy” list in the future.


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