Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Review: Black Magic by Cherry Adair
Black Magic is a novel by Cherry Adair from Pocket Star Books.
SHE HATES USING MAGIC . . .
Ever since the death of her parents, Sara Temple has rejected her magical gifts. Then, in a moment of extreme danger, she unknowingly sends out a telepathic cry for help - to the one man she is convinced she never wants to see again.
HE'S A POWERFUL WIZARD . . .
Jackson Slater thought he was done forever with his ex-fiancée, but when he hears her desperate plea, he teleports halfway around the world to aid her in a situation where magic has gone suddenly, brutally wrong.
THEY'VE BEEN CHOSEN TO SAVE THE WORLD . . .
But while Sara and Jack remain convinced they are completely mismatched, the Wizard Council feels otherwise. A dark force is killing some of the world's most influential wizards, and the ex-lovers have just proved their abilities are mysteriously amplified when they work together. But with the fate of the world at stake, will the violent emotions still simmering between them drive them farther apart . . . or bring them back into each other's arms?
Black Magic is the first book I've read by Cherry Adair and I enjoyed it very much. :)
Sara Temple lost her family at a very early age - and she feels responsible for their deaths. Her magic is unstable and hard to predict - or so she has been told, by her guardian Grant.
Grant was there the night her parents died and he took Sara in, paid for the best education money could buy, and then gave her a job within his company. It seems like Grant has always been there for Sara.
Jackson Slater loves Sara more than he ever thought it possible to love another - but he despises Grant. Jackson always felt like Grant was trying to come between him and Sara.
When the unthinkable happens - Jackson walks away from Sara with the intention of never looking back.
In the middle of an expedition half way around the world, Jackson feels a sense of urgency and hears a mental call from Sara. Reluctantly Jackson teleports to Sara and finds her life in danger.
When the Wizard Council pairs Sara and Jackson together to find out what is happening to the world's topmost wizards - they both balk at the assignment. Neither want to be in the others company for any length of time.
But the Council will not take no for an answer and Sara and Jackson must put aside their past long enough to find the answers the Council needs.
Or this may be the end of the world as they know it.
I like Jackson. He is totally Alpha - smart, talented, strong and sexy.
Sara is smart in her own right - but easily manipulated. I think she is too trusting and looks for the good in everyone - that is not a bad thing - but sometimes when things (or people) seem too good to be true - they usually are.
Sara evolves along the way and comes into her own - with the help of Jackson. I think they are good together - bringing out the best in each other.
I give Black Magic 4 out of 5 stars.