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Friday, March 22, 2013

Made the Grade: Spellbound by Emmie Dark

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 587 KB | Expected Release Date: March 15, 2013 | Publisher: Penguin Books Australia: Destiny Romance | Obtained: NetGalley

"Spellbound" by Emmie Dark

My Book Summary : Isabella's (Belle) personal life has been on a downward slope for a while, ever since her ex-boyfriend (Tony) broke up with her, and now she wants to do something about it. Well, sort of. You see Belle is a witch, just not a very good one. Recently she found a "phantom lover" spell in her spell book and tries it out; with hopes to have him look like her super gorgeous neighbor Nicholas (Nick).

Yet without her knowledge her spell goes wrong and she ends up with an "almost" night of passion with the real Nick! Now their passions ignite and Nick wants to take things to the next level between them, but when he finds out about her "witchy ways" will he be able to accept his feelings for her as truthful or will he push her away for good? It also, doesn't help that there is another force pushing them apart for unknown reasons...

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars--two neighbors fight unusual circumstances to be together as a couple. The chemistry between Nick and Belle is undeniable and it flies off the page! I enjoyed reading about a witch who really wasn't that good at being a witch.

Nevertheless, I really wish that this novel's big fight scene/reveal of "who is keeping them apart" was a lot better written and executed then it was because of the way it builds up/leads you to believe it's going to be something a whole lot more then it was. Very disappointing.

Overall, though, I do recommend this novel because the erotic scenes are very hot and the main characters keep you entertained the whole way through. It's for anyone who likes fantasy romance novels!

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Book Teaser(s) :
He opened his mouth, looking as if he were going to yell at her and Belle flinched in expectation, but again there was only a strange choking sound as if he were being strangled.
'Damn!' he cursed. He turned away from her and began to pace in a circle in front of her door, muttering to himself. After a moment he turned back to her.
'Okay, let's try this,' he said.
'Try what?' Belle answered, completely flummoxed.
'Just . . . trust me.'
Belle nodded. She barely knew this man, but she did trust him, for reasons she couldn't define.
'Do you like coffee?'
'I prefer tea.'
Nick smiled, he looked pleased about something. 'Good. Okay, how about this: what do you do for work?'
'I'm a graphic designer at an ad agency,' she answered.
His smile grew. 'Excellent. What are you doing tonight?'
Belle coloured slightly, but admitted the truth. 'Having a John Cusack rom-com film festival.'
A slight expression of distaste crossed his face, but overall he still seemed pleased. 'Okay so, would you ---'
And then that choking noise again. His voice simply died out.
Looking disgusted with himself, he took a step back and swore as he paced back and forwards, using language that would have had Aunt Gertrude flinging a cone of silence over him.
Belle waited patiently to see what would happen next. ~ within Chapter 4
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Emmie, then please check out her website.

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