Irresistible Magic by Deanna Chase
Series: Crescent City Fae Book #2
Author: Deanna Chase
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.
Review: After reading the first book in this series, Influential Magic, I simply could not wait to read this next title in the series. Part of what I liked about this series is the fact that the main character Willow is not super powerful or anything – don’t get me wrong, she has some really cool powers – but there are a lot of things out there stronger than she is. What makes her so strong is her determination to not give up, her strong ethical code, and her friends who are always there for her when she needs them. I really enjoy her character.
As with a lot of books these days, there is a bit of a love triangle – with both males having you root for them for different reasons. On one hand we have her ex, David, who dumped her by text message and ran off to become a vampire. We’ve always know there was more to that story that what is revealed, and in this second book, we get some answers to some of our more burning questions regarding David. And to be honest, there are still lingering feelings for David. On the other hand, we have Talisen – the best friend who was always somewhat of a crush while growing up. They have a lot of history, but things are heading toward a new level in their relationship. I am personally rooting for Talisen in this little drama, and with the way the last book left off, I was really excited on where this relationship was going. (sigh) I have to admit though that I was disappointed in Talisen in this book.
However, it is not all about the romance – Deanna Chase tells an amazing tale that is both captivating and intriguing. Once I pick up one of her books, it is really hard to put it down! They are always action packed with excellent plot lines that only get more and more interesting the more you read of it. After reading the first book in this series – while waiting for this book to release – I read the author’s Bourbon Street series and was amazed by how much I enjoyed that one as well. Deanna Chase has fast become one of my favorite authors, and one that no matter what I pick up by her – I just fall in love with it! Can’t wait to see where the rest of this series goes!