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A beautiful witch lost in time. A brooding farm boy with magic in his blood and a chip on his shoulder. Dark secrets and shadowy magic. Paranormal romance with a time slip awaits in the first book of this new series.
Cassie Gearhart casts a spell in the forest in the summer of 1974. The next thing she knows, she wakes up to find the world irrevocably changed.
It’s 2019, for one thing. For another, all of her coven members have vanished, leaving behind only one man who holds the key to their secrets.
Nick Felson has sworn off magic, until a confused Cassie knocks on his door in the middle of the night, somehow missing forty-five years’ worth of time. But Nick knows falling for the captivating witch means letting magic back into his life—and that’s one line he swore he’d never cross.
Can Cassie unravel the mystery that transported her decades into the future? And can Nick resist the powerful magic and heart-pounding passion that swirl in the air whenever he and Cassie are together?
The Tangled Magic Series is intended for readers 18-plus who enjoy fast-paced reads, wild and witchy magic, swoon-worthy kisses, and small-town charm. The series is best read in order.
This is the first book in a new series and I have to admit that, having read this story, I can’t wait to read what happens next! Cassie Gearhart escaped her family when she left school as they tried to prevent her using her innate magical abilities. She was bullied by her older brother who attempted to enforce their parent’s edicts so escaped as soon as she could.
Fate intervened and she ended up living with a lovely, supportive coven but her brother tracked her down and was coming to get her. Cassie went into the nearby woods and cast a spell asking the Goddess to help thwart him. She didn’t realise the spell would have repercussions until she ‘awoke’ thirty-five years later to discover the coven has vanished, leaving behind only Nick Felson. Can the two work together to discover what happened to the coven? Can she convince Nick to embrace his own magical abilities again? Can they resist the magical attraction growing between them?
This is a well written, enthralling story that I thoroughly enjoyed escaping into. The character development is great, bringing them to life in the pages of the story. The relationship development between Cassie and Nick is, perhaps, a little rushed but it is still magical. The ending definitely eager to read future books in this series! This is a fast paced, magical mystery with plenty of intrigue, suspense and surprises.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Purchase Link – https://books2read.com/tangledroots
Author Bio –
Equal parts bookworm, flower child, and eclectic witch, Denise D. Young writes fantasy and paranormal romance featuring witches, magic, faeries, and the occasional shifter.
Whatever the flavor of the magic, it’s always served with a brisk cup of tea–and the promise of romance varying from sweet to sensual.
She lives with her husband and their animals in the mountains of Virginia, where small towns and tall trees inspire her stories. She reads tarot cards, collects crystals, gazes at stars, and believes magic is the answer (no matter what the question was).
If you’ve ever hoped to find a book of spells in a dusty attic, if you suspect every misty forest contains a hidden portal to another realm, or if you don’t mind a little darkness before your happily-ever-after, her books might be just the thing you’ve been waiting for.
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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Denise-D.-Young/e/B06X1BCP8C
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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing materials for this post and organising the tour it is part of. The review is my honest opinion after choosing to read this magical story and enjoying doing so.