This read has it all — passion, suspense, mystery, and paranormal happenings — a unique story line with plenty of action!
Title: Dangerous Magic, Book 5 The Pinnacles of Power Series
Author: Jessica Lauryn
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romantic Suspense
Published by: Book Strand
Published Date: March 30, 2015
The Pinnacles of Power Series:
Book 1 Dangerous Secret
Book 2 Dangerous Proposal my review of last year http://wp.me/p40XtX-71
Book 3 Dangerous Proposition
Book 4 Dangerous Ally
Book 5 Dangerous Magic
On January 28, 2014 I also interviewed Ms. Lauryn on this blog. http://wp.me/p40XtX-6N
About the Story: Corinne Johnson’s world was shattered years ago when a strange discovery led to her to become separated from her children. Engaged to re-marry the man responsible, she is determined to do whatever it takes to be in her children’s lives. But when she has a dream about her once-coworker Jack Madera, Corinne’s plans of securing her future go up in smoke. The sexy and mysterious Wiccan she once knew is back in town. And Corinne begins to suspect the most erotic dream of her life was never a dream at all. Jack Madera is determined to learn the identity of his biological father. But when his search takes him to the place where his old coworker Corinne Johnson lives, he realizes his visit may not be as short-lived as he’d hoped. Drawn to the woman he has always shared a deep connection with, Jack casts a spell which takes him and Corinne down a path they never saw coming. ** A BookStrand Mainstream Romance
My Thoughts: This quick-paced, character-driven mystery had two lovable, brave and courageous hero and heroine, Jack and Corinne.
Jack uses a medallion belonging to his father, given him by his dying mother, seeks his father, a man he never knew. He was able to trace its origin to a company located in North Conway. Coincidentally, he had spent some time in the town seven years past and had rather good memories of Corinne, a kindergarten teacher.
Jack admired and respected Corinne and they had become friends of sorts. Both were secretly romantically drawn to the other, neither acting upon their feelings, however. Corinne was a bit nervous around Jack. He was Wiccan and used magic giving him supernatural power, but it drew her like a bee to honey. Ironically, Jack always thought his magic was one of the reasons Corinne wouldn’t be with him.
How can she want someone who wheels so much power, yet she did. Brent Lombardi, her ex-husband, is also a controlling, manipulating male. Is there any difference between the two? Is her heart able to discern the difference?
Story events and relationships get increasingly complicated creating quite the mystery. Each character had a story, layering and enriching the read and helping to create a story with lots of twists and turns. The suspense, together with the ever-increasing coil of mystery and Jack’s paranormal abilities had me couched for long hours.
Along with all its other good merits, this is a delightful romance for anyone looking for a good romance read. Ms. Lauryn brings us to a very satisfying happily ever after ending.
About the Author: An author of Contemporary Romantic Suspense, Jessica Lauryn is most intrigued by dark heroes, who have many demons to conquer…but little trouble enticing female companions into their beds! She feels that the best romances are those where the hero is already seducing the heroine from that first point of contact.
In Jessica’s debut series, The Pinnacles of Power, five troubled bad boys: Ryan, Alec, Colin, Lucas and Jack must let go of the mistakes of their pasts as they battle the dangers surrounding an underground organization called Project Gemstone. Each man crosses paths with a strong, feisty heroine who has the ability to capture his heart and change the course of his life forever. Ryan’s story, Dangerous Secret, kicks off the series in the picturesque town of North Conway, New Hampshire.
Jessica is a proud member of both Romance Writers of America and her local chapter, New Jersey Romance Writers.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys listening to as much 80’s music as possible, keeping current with the story lines on Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless, shopping for the latest fashions and the prettiest of antiques, and taking long walks in nature where she can daydream about anything romantic. Though she resides in New Jersey, her heart belongs to the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire.