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Review ~ AGAIN THE MAGIC by Lisa Kleypas

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AGAIN THE MAGIC

(Wallflowers #0.5)

Lisa Kleypas

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She gave him her innocence . . .

Lady Aline Marsden was brought up to marry a man of her own class, but from the moment she meets John McKenna, she risks everything to be with him.

He gave her his heart

Although their love is forbidden, McKenna’s passion for the beautiful Aline is too compelling to deny.

When their secret is discovered, their world is shattered. McKenna is forced to leave forever, unaware that the only reason Aline has given him up is to save him.

Now McKenna has returned, a powerful man determined to take revenge against the woman who broke his heart. But the magic between them burns as fiercely as ever . . . and as McKenna uncovers Aline’s deepest secret, together they discover a love that will defy Fate itself.

***4.5 From a stable boy to a king stars***

FORBIDDEN LOVE IN 1800’s!

An orphan stable boy and a high class girl’s friendship blossoms into a forbidden love. Aline’s father does NOT find McKenna to be worthy of his upperclass daughter. He sends McKenna away.

“I’ll love you until the day I did. You’re the only man I’ll ever want, McKenna, the only -“

TWELVE YEARS LATER

McKenna is now an accomplished man who has revenge in his heart. He has returned Stony Cross. Aline has a cross to bear that leaves her physically and emotionally distant from men. Both of them have barriers that hold them back from committing to one another.

A side story was intertwined throughout the book. Livia, Aline’s younger sister, has been involved in a scandal that leaves her seeking to be invisible from society. Gideon Shaw, McKenna’s business partner, has his own demons that haunt him. When the two of them are together the pages of the book sizzle.

Again The Magic had hints of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Persuasion. Again The Magic is an enjoyable book and I look forward to more books by this author.

My observations about Historical Romances versus NA, YA, erotica and contemporary genres. They’re all alike the only difference is the time period they are set in. Historical Romances have: cougars, gay best friend, scandal, parties, sex, revenge, etc… Give historical romance a try you might discover you like this genre.

SERIES:
Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers, #1) by Lisa Kleypas It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, #3) by Lisa Kleypas Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers, #4) by Lisa Kleypas A Wallflower Christmas (Wallflowers, #5) by Lisa Kleypas
Can be read as standalones but it’s recommended reading the series in order.
Prequel:
Again the Magic (Wallflowers, #0.5) by Lisa Kleypas
(#0.5)
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Wallflowers series is followed by The Hathaway series:
Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Seduce Me at Sunrise (The Hathaways, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Tempt Me at Twilight (The Hathaways, #3) by Lisa Kleypas Married By Morning (The Hathaways, #4) by Lisa Kleypas Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, #5) by Lisa Kleypas
Can be read as standalones but it’s recommended reading the series in order.
Novella:
A Hathaway Wedding (The Hathaways, #2.5) by Lisa Kleypas
(#2.5)

(Originally read & reviewed {Goodreads} on October 23, 2013)

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