Reviewer: Kimberly Stephens
Title: A Little Light Magic
Author: Joy Nash
Publisher: Leisure Books
Release Date: June 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Contemporary Romance
Year/Setting: Present Day/Jersey Shore
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle/Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None/Mild
Violent Content Rating: Very Minimal (One incident)
Joy's Website: www.joynash.com
What a great book! The characters are well developed and interconnected, like a 'real family'. Reading this book is almost like sitting at the table with your girlfriend, over a cup of coffee, and listening to her talk about her big extended family.† This is a story rich with real raw emotion, passions, hurt, regret, and deep longing.† Yet, itís also a story about love, hope, and fresh beginnings.†
Nick and Tori are polar opposites in every way.† Nick is tall, dark, and handsome, and completely practical. He is the matriarch of his family, a dedicated businessman, and a complete believer in reality. Tori on the other hand, is a delicate flower. A woman all alone in this world.† She is a dreamer and believes in magic, spell, and the power of hope.† Yet, the second these two meet. Sparks, and sexual tension are everywhere.
Nick walks out of Tori's construction project, and is drawn back moments later. He attributes that to temporary insanity, yet Tori knows better, she knows it was the power or her 'magic candles' that brought him back. With this small flame aglow, a large fire ignites!†
It's not easy though, as romance never is.† Nick and Tori have some serious baggage to deal with. Yet, have a hard time trusting each other enough to share it.† Tori, tries to take the leap of faith, yet every time she lets Nick in a bit, he ends up walking out.† When Tori shares her greatest wish with Nick, he walks away.† As with all great romance novels, it's the coming back together that counts.† Joy Nash does not disappoint with this!† The reunion and solidification of Nick and Tori's romance is romantic, poignant, and filled with an understanding between these two people that many people wish to find.
When Nick walks away, in walks his entire extended family to pick up the pieces of a shattered Tori, to help her see Nick for who he really is, and to find a way to bring these two stubborn people together forever!† Nick's extended family is a great cast of characters, full of life, joys, and sorrow. Each character is well developed and an integral part of the plot.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading A Little Light Magic.† It more than kept my interest, I found myself a little sad every time I had to put it down.† It was a great read, was well written, had some interesting plot twists, and a lot of real pure family emotions.† I would recommend this book to anyone!
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