Magic flows through Jillian Proctor’s veins as surely as blood, but so far her life outside Boston has been peaceful. William Morgan blows into Jilly’s life like a hurricane, unleashing her magic and sending her out of control. Unknowingly, William brings an enemy who only wants to posses the power of the witch. Jilly must learn to harness her magic before she loses it – and everything in her life is destroyed.
I have said more than once that I love books about magic. I am always sad that people don’t believe in that type of thing any more. Jillian, or Jilly as she is known for most of the book, is a witch who lives a quiet organized life. Her sister Caroline refused her powers and left town as soon as she could. Jilly and Caroline lost their mother at a young age. I think Jessica Gibson put a lot of thought into Jilly’s character. She is well rounded and seems very likeable. I also could see where Caroline was coming from being the old man out. She didn’t believe in the magic so she was always left out of what her mother and Jilly were doing. I can see cause for resentment there.
The book zooms through the first parts of the girl’s lives which I did not like. I wanted a little more depth. Not too much but more than the scene or two we got. It did set the stage for the rest of the book and explained everything you needed to know about them. I think its adorable that Jilly’s salon is named Shear Magic. I laughed when I read that. I love how much thought the author put into the ingredients and process of spell making. I hate books that they just whisper some mumble jumble and that does things. I like thinking it took a little bit more work for spells to happen. The love story with her and William was pretty intense. I was with Caroline when she pretty much told her sister to just rip his clothes off and ravish him. I rushed through the end to make sure everything turned out ok because I was amazed at how quickly the villain escalated things. All in all, it was a pretty good read. It was a little bit too short for my liking but being a mom of a toddler, it helps when I read shorter books. I dont really have a lot of time to myself. I recommend it for people who like magic and who like suspenseful romances!