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  • Posted January 14, 2014

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    THE MAGIC BETWEEN US by Tammy Falkner is an exciting Regency His

    THE MAGIC BETWEEN US by Tammy Falkner is an exciting Regency Historical Paranormal Romance with a magical twist, set in the land of the Fae and England. This is Marcus Thorne and Cecelia Hewitt. Two people fated from different worlds, Cecelia from the Fae world, Marcus, has human parents, who want or need him to take his position within the British ton. When, two worlds conclude,sparks fly but can their love survive?

    Filled with magic, passion, a bit of danger, romance and love. This is the continuing story of the Thorne family. I enjoyed learning more on Ronald, the troublesome gnome. An entertaining story with some witty banter, serious doubt, and dangerous rivalry. A must read for anyone who enjoys the magical world of the Fae, the Regency era, and the whimsical world of magic. CeCe, and Marcus has passion that burns hot, and a love that runs true. Well written with engaging characters, and a well thought out storyline. I look forward to the next installment. This was another enchanting story by Ms. Falkner. Not just a romance but a magical romance where magic grows stronger everyday. Received for an honest review from the publisher.

    RATING: 4


    REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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  • Posted January 8, 2014

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    Tammy Falkner brings readers the third book in her paranormal hi

    Tammy Falkner brings readers the third book in her paranormal historical romance series featuring the fae. The Magic Between Us is essentially a Regency romance with a magical twist. Though these elements may be the forefront there is also the underlying themes of rebuilding trust and the effects of addiction. Falkner uses humor, as well as, some clever plot devices to get readers interested. Her characters are tender and sweet in this one and have eyes only for each other. A light, romantic romp in the ton!

    What I liked:

    One of the things I enjoyed about this book was the relationship between the main couple, Marcus and Cecilia. It was obvious that even though Marcus had left the fae world to pursue life as a Lord with his human family, he still loved Cecilia. Cecilia was hurt by Marcus but she still harbors feelings for him, even though her trust in him has faltered. That and family secrets try to keep these two apart, but in vain. I liked the fact that Falkner takes a different route with these two. Marcus isn't your typical English Lord. He isn't a rake and he has saved himself for the woman he loves, a rare trait. Cecilia is dealing with a terrible secret and doesn't want it to affect others she loves. A very interesting lead couple, not your average Regency story to be sure. 

    The fae elements in this book, were well written, though perhaps not exactly the interpretation of the fae that I am used to. Being of Scottish descent I know a thing or two about the fae from the stories of my grandfather and I wasn't quite sure I agreed with how these fae characters were reacting to the situations Falker placed them in, until I decided to throw my pre-conceived ideas out the window. That's generally what I have to do when reading paranormal books and it worked for me here as well. After I got over that hurdle, I began to look at the fae in a different way and though it was different it certainly worked for this book and for the series, which I have really enjoyed.

    I always enjoy paranormal elements being injected into historical romance. It adds another dimension to the story that may have otherwise been run of the mill. Falker does a great job of balancing these elements against the romantic aspects of the book. She uses a lot of humor and some pretty hefty topics like addiction to pull that off. I thought she did an excellent job of showing the effects of addiction on families in this one.

    I liked the secondary romance between Ainsley and Allen as well. It wasn't quite as sappy as Marcus and Cecilia and gave readers another romantic couple even though they were technically in the background of the story. All of the characters were well drawn and their stories were important to the overall theme of the book. If a person were reading this one as a standalone there may have been a bit of confusion here and there with some of the backstories, but I don't think it was enough to overshadow the book.

    What I didn't like:

    This is just a personal thing and not something the author did wrong. I liked the main characters, but they were a bit too sappy for me. They were all love and roses in regard to each other. The conflict of the story was definitely external. They were just too sweet. LOL... what a criticism! I just wanted at least one of them to have a little more bite to their character.

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  • Posted January 7, 2014

    My heart broke reading how Cecelia lost her childhood sweetheart

    My heart broke reading how Cecelia lost her childhood sweetheart and true love to his family duty.  Her life went from happy, with a promising future to being trapped in a horrible home life.  Not that Marcus is less miserable.  He loves Celia and is torn by his need to do what it right by his family.  A family he had not always know, but loves just the same.  When the two cross paths again, wounds are reopened and their love reignited.  Both Marcus and Cecelia are loyal, loving, and someone you would want to meet in real life.  I really enjoyed their story and the sweet love they shared.  Not that the heat is missing, so have no fears there.

    I love all things fae and when I saw this book I knew I had to read it.  At the time, I did not realize it was part of a series and that I had not read the first two books.  Thankfully, this read beautifully as a stand alone.  While I am sure I probably missed quite a bit by starting here, it did not interfere with my enjoyment of the book.  Funny thing is that not too long ago I did this it was with a shifter series that really tickled my fancy.  In fact, as I was reading this I thought of that series because they are both historicals.  It was not until more then half way through that it clicked that Tammy Falkner is AKA Lydia Dare, the author of those books.  That made me chuckle.  If you like fae, magical historicals and super sweet romances with some heat, this book is probably just the book for you.  

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  • Posted January 7, 2014

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    Light, sweet, magical, and romantic, The Magic Between Us was a

    Light, sweet, magical, and romantic, The Magic Between Us was a lovely read. It was wonderful and I really enjoyed reading it. Loved this book!

    Cecelia was a wonderful heroine. She holds a grudge against Marcus for leaving her and that might have bothered me, but she knew when to forgive. She was a sweet, likable character. The only thing I questioned about her was why she didn't tell Marcus of her problems at home before. He would have helped her if she had let him. Otherwise, I really liked her.

    Marcus was such a sweetheart. He originally leaves the fae world-and Cecelia-because he believes he needs to earn his family's acceptance. But, even so, he was still completely devoted to Cecelia. He was so sweet and wonderful and I adored him.

    The romance was lovely. Cecelia and Marcus were so sweet together. They had been in love with each other for years until Marcus' duty as a titled lord tore them apart. But, they were still a perfect match. And, there was definitely some hot chemistry between them. What I liked about that part of their romance was that both of them had saved themselves for each other. Yes, that means Marcus was a virgin, as well. I thought that was really sweet. In most historical romance, even if the hero isn't a rake, he's still experienced. But, in this one, since Marcus was in love with Cecelia for most of his life, he wasn't interested in any other woman. It made their relationship even sweeter. But, make no mistake, what they lack in experience, they make up for in enthusiasm.

    I really liked the secondary romance between Ainsley and Allen. I thought they were both great characters and the romance between them was very sweet.

    The plot was fast paced. I was hooked the entire way through. I really enjoyed the story and I thought the ending was perfect.

    The Magic Between Us was a lovely historical/paranormal romance. I loved this book! It was sweet, light, and full of magic and romance. Lovers of romance, this is a book you have to read.

    *I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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