Author: Gene Taylor
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Length: Novel (210 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 19, 2013)
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Heat Level: Explicit
Blurb: Intimidated by the clubs and cabarets of 1970s Chicago, shy English teacher Graham Thomas needs a miracle just to be able to talk to a man. When help arrives from a Robert Redford look-alike wizard, Graham brushes him off—he’s obviously certifiable. Or so Graham thinks until he tries out a popular song title as a come-on line and everything changes.
Given the power to make others fall in love with him, Graham begins to enjoy the nightlife. But when he misuses his gift, he finds himself with accidental and unwanted suitors, including the senior dean at his school, a ticket-mad cop, and a rich young banker. Then Graham meets Mark Matthews and finally faces the moral issue of whether it’s fair to use magic to make someone fall in love. It would be so easy…
Review: Graham is a gay English teacher that is looking for true love. After some pretty tough experiences, he meets a strange man who gives him a power to make others fall in love with him.
After a couple accidents and a couple mistakes, he realizes he doesn’t want this power. If he is going to have a lover, he wants it to be real and not magic. Does he find real love? You should read it and see.
I was pleasantly surprised by this story. It’s really cute, yet funny, and the paranormal twist was unique and interesting. All the characters were interesting, charming, or outright funny, but I can’t say much else without giving the story away. The story got a bit cheesy at times with some of the clichés and puns, but that added to the humor of it. I loved how Graham knew what he wanted and how each relationship unfolded. This is such a fun, sweet, funny, and pretty hot story.
Recommendations: if you like stories of searching for Mr. Right, coming out, old music, hot sex, and oh yeah… Magic… this is definitely for you.