*I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.*
I liked Wesley in the Magic in Manhattan series. He started off not so likeable, but by the end, I realized he wasn’t so bad after all, and I felt for him. So I was glad to see him get his own book and his own chance at love!
This was very sweet. Almost a little too sweet for my taste, in the sense that these two would often say things that were just a little too sappy and eloquent to be believable. But I enjoyed it! It was a lovely (and also sexy) romance between two characters who deserved it. I especially enjoyed the building tension between them before they crossed the line of admitting their attraction.
Both Wesley and Sebastian were easy to love. Yes, even Wesley. He may have been gruff and stone-hearted with previous lovers and a loner and kind of a jerk sometimes, but not really to undeserving people. It was more of a facade, a wall to hide behind and use to push people away, than anything. He treated his staff well, and he apologized when he realized he’d been rude to Sebastian. And Sebastian, well, he was just the sweetest, most compassionate, most kind-hearted person, still struggling with the guilt of what he’d been forced to do while under blood magic control.
This was mostly about the romance, but the non-romance story was good too and added a bit of tension and action. I think it also brought a bit more closure to the overall series.
The magic was fun. The author found a unique way to make a magic-dampening power interesting and fun, even when there was no other magic involved!
Overall, a sweet story about sweet characters that I’m sure fans of the Magic in Manhattan series will enjoy!
*Though this is a standalone story about some of the side characters, it is a spin-off from the Magic in Manhattan series, and you may be lost in regards to the world, magic, and backstory of the characters if you haven’t read that yet.*
Fans of Allie Therin's Magic in Manhattan series. Anyone who likes sweet m/m romance, paranormal abilities, and gruff characters finding the person who softens their heart.