Mar. 9, 2017

No Magic Moment (Secrets of Stone #4) (with Angel Payne)

No Magic Moment by the magical duo of Angel Payne and Victoria Blue is the fourth phenomenal book in the Secrets of Stone Series.  This is the second part of the saga of Margaux Asher and Michael Pearson.  I gratefully downloaded the early read from Totally Bound the day they released it and it has taken me this long to compose this review.  Why?  Because I loved it even as it tore my heart out AND reflected some things back to me.  I already knew this was going to hurt.  Don’t get me wrong, there is HEA.  A beautiful and giddy HEA, but holy hell…getting there was…whew!  I was only at 13% and already trying to rub the ache out of my chest.

In the last book, No Perfect Princess, we learned what Margaux’s secrets were.  Michael learned what her secrets were.  However, she had yet to learn his.  As I started it, I looked forward to the classic Margaux-style no-bull**** reaction and was not disappointed.  As much as I hated her in the first book in this series, she is now my favorite heroine because of the combination of brashness, vulnerability, and persistence.  In her vulnerable moments and her frustration with herself, I couldn’t help but chuckle.  I can see some of myself in her.  I can see Margaux and I getting into trouble together.  We’d probably end up making a lot of people cry.  Or run.  What I loved most about her in No Magic Moment was her persistence.  She knew what was right and fought for it even as her heart was breaking.  I wanted to knock Michael out.

As for Michael…<sigh>…as much as I wanted to knock him out, I could understand where he was coming from.  I’ve made the same mistake a time or two.  He, however, was lucky enough to have found someone willing to fight.  Though misguided, it took an amazing amount of love to do what he did.  I’m just happy it all turned out for the best.

This book is I-need-a-cold-shower-now HOT!  If you haven’t read this yet, keep this in mind: mid-century school desk!  A certain person in my life was very inspired by this scene.  And that’s an understatement.

Angel and Victoria, thank you for yet another rollercoaster!  I don’t know why you two insist on making me cry!  But seriously, I absolutely loved No Magic Moment!  The ending made me bootyshake with glee!!!!!

Releases 3/14!


Amazon (paperback):

Totally Bound – EARLY RELEASE!