Title: His Heart’s Desire (2nd Edition)
Series: The Looking Glass 03
Author: Penny Brandon
Genre: Fantasy, Contemporary, Paranormal
Publisher: Penny Brandon (14th June 2018)
Length: Novella (182pgs)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: As the keeper of a magic mirror that shows those lucky few their one true love, Simon dreams of the day it will show him his, but he never dreamt of a punk-assed kid with ripped jeans and rainbow colored hair. Devastated, Simon tries to push Alex away, refusing to tell him they were fated, but Alex keeps coming back, showing all the signs of a man drawn to his soulmate. Realizing he’s made a terrible mistake, Simon figures the only way to fix it is to be the man Alex wants because Alex is the man Simon needs if he’s ever to have a future.
Never before has Alex fallen so hard for a man who obviously doesn’t like him, but Alex is sure there’s a passionate man beneath Simon’s prickly exterior. Peeling away Simon’s layers is like ripping off a bandaid, but it’s worth it when Alex finally has Simon in his arms. The problem is, though he may have Simon’s body, he doesn’t have his heart, and that’s the part Alex wants most. Until he finds out Simon has lied to him.
Review: Each book in The Looking Glass collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.
For many years Simon has been the keeper of the magic mirror. A mirror that showed one their true love, but for Simon it just seemed empty. He wanted someone to love him and a chance to finally be let out of his duties. Then in walks a man, who takes one look in the mirror and see’s Simon.
Alex owns a security company that protects buisness from shoplifters. He was out in his punk look searching for new business that needed help. He had not expected to meet Simon, a very sexy young man who definitely didn’t want anything to do with him.
This is a cute little story but it was also very long winded to me. I almost put the book down, because it just seemed like it was never going to end. There is a connection to the guys, but I just didn’t feel it like a reader should. I guess I could see why Simon was pissed, but the man acted like an idiot though. He knew his job, but he also expected to been shown, and it bit him on the ass, so to speak. He didn’t trust and was snarly towards Alex, but in the end it was pretty good. I just wished it didn’t seem to long a step to get there.
Other than my issues with this story, it is well written with a magical touch. It is also a very unique type of story that will draw a reader in and keep them captivated. I also liked the little twists that seemed to happen for one of the other characters. I didn’t much care for the story, but it is a pretty good read.