Sunday, May 5, 2013

Magically Delicious by Caitlin Ricci

Publisher: Silver Publishing
Date published: 9 March 2013
ISBN: 9781614957782
MM Paranormal
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher


Luke is an American exchange student studying in Ireland. When working in the garden of the house he shares with other students, he finds a piece of leprechaun gold. He’s advised not to touch it but decides to keep it anyway. Which is how he comes to meet the leprechaun, Arn, who comes looking for his missing gold.

Luke’s responses to everything that happens is very much the standard young man’s way of thinking. He does, however, really enjoy the encounter with Arn, even though he’s sure it’s just a dream, despite one of his room mates noticing the bruises on his hips. Again, a typical young man’s attitude.

Arn’s story and family situation is also rather predictable, as is the choice he makes. However there is one nice neat twist in it.

I understand that in this short length there’s not a lot of room for intricate plots and characterization, and there is a descriptive sex scene included, but I still felt the story could have been a little less guessable. The sex scene also needed a bit more included too, as the choreography was not completely clear. Fortunately the author actually said what they did later, clarifying everything.

The editing missed some poor grammar in a few places as well. All in all, this was a fun read, but average, with not enough new and different ideas for it to stand out from the crowd.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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