Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Irresistible Magic (Crescent City Fae, 2) - Deanna Chase

The Book
Release Date: 6 November 2013

Finding the perfect dress can be hell… especially when a stranger tries to gun you down in broad daylight.
Void agent and magical baker extraordinaire, Willow Rhoswen has been anticipating her first date with Talisen Kavanagh since she was sixteen. After eight years of waiting, there are only two things that can stand in her way—an assassination attempt and a new game-changing drug.
Talisen’s invented a new elixir that creates superhumans, ones that can rival vampire strength, and everyone wants it. Including the vampires. With Willow’s life on the line, he makes a deal with the devil, while she’s forced to accept the always-strings-attached protection from the most notorious vampire organization in New Orleans.
But when Talisen and his drug go missing, Willow will stop at nothing to find him, even if it means working with her vampire-ex, David. With souped-up humans, dangerous vampires, and more questions than answers, Willow has less than twenty-four hours to find him before everything changes forever. 

My Opinion  3 STARS
**ARC Provided by Netgalley and Bayou Moon Press, LLC for an honest review**
Although this book was better in that it went faster than the first book, I still found it a little disappointing.  Although things went on around her, I found Willows inability to stay true to one man annoying.  It felt very childish.
This books quite literally starts where the other book finished and cannot be read as a stand alone book.  You must read the first book or you will be totally lost.  
Willow is shopping for her first date with Talisen when her friend Phoebe notices that they are being spied on from across the road.  She is getting changed when David pops in to say that they are being spied on and that his father wishes to see both her and Talisen later that night.  Her date night.
Things go downhill when Talisen and Willow cannot be seen together in order to protect them both.  Willows office is broken into and so is her home.  David steps up as protector on Allcots orders but Talisen is abducted due to his newly discovered stone elixir that can enhance strength.
Most of this book is on Willow trying to find Talisen with her friends and her ever there feelings for both Tal and David with David always 'being there' for her and always finding ways to touch and or kiss her softly.
When they managed to find Talisen he insists that they go and find his professor who was also taken with him, but was not there when he woke up.  Things do not go to plan.  The professor is actually Asher, the guy that wants Willow dead with her abilities and Talisen didn't know.
Allcot comes in with more help in their battle and has his neck broken so David fights on his behalf while Willow attends to Talisen.  When Asher brings out a agate that phoebe uses to fry vampires there is a bright light and both David and Allcot are on the floor.  Willow goes forward only to be stopped by Asher.
Doing what she can she brings his life force into her self stopping both of them from moving until Link jumps in to help.  Asher escapes and seeing a dead Allcot on the floor decides that she has to help him as he stepped in to help her.  Talisen is not happy and leaves her.
Willow brings Allcot back as a sun-walker and collapses.  When she comes to, they are still in the same building but the director of the void is there and not happy.  At the meeting all of them are there, including Tal, Allcot, Phoebe, and the others they apprehended.  Discussions are had where it is agreed that Willow and David will agree to testing at the void and the knowledge shared for a limited two months only.
Willow goes through the testing is a haze of pain as she reals from the pain of Tal leaving her, but David is always there looking after her.  We are left with David and Willow making up and forging ahead with a new start and Tal back in California.  (To be honest I really would prefer her to end up with Tal as i reckon they work really well together).

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