Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Touched by the Magic- Maxine Mansfield

New to The Academy of Magical Arts, Briarlarn Tumbleweed wants to learn the art of a True Healer, but her nerves get the best of her when she’s paired in the sexually dynamic healing class with Uthiel Stoutheart, Paladin of the Realm. Between burning off his eyebrows and overturning a candle on certain exposed male parts, she isn't making a very good impression. But how can she focus when Uthiel is strong, brave, and touches Briar in a way that leaves her weak in the knees, quivering with pleasure, and begging for more?
Falling in love with the accident-prone but talented Briar was not what Uthiel had planned, but life with the sexy healer is adventurous, hilarious, mind-blowingly stimulating, and clearly his destiny. His soul awakens while taking her to new heights of ecstasy, yet he can't allow his own pleasure. There’s no getting around it—he must leave The Academy and pursue his quest to right the wrongs done to his people if he can ever hope to find happiness with Briar.
But is their love strong enough to mend the magic so desperately needed to preserve their world, and that touches both their souls with a searing heat?

ARC Review:
It's been a while since I've reviewed an ARC and when I was given a list I picked this book and I am SO happy I did. I loved this book- it has everything I love in a book- a HOT guy, humor, oh the humor (I seriously giggled and laughed out loud over a few things), sweet loving and smoking HOT sex, mystical characters (gnomes & dragons) and a real romance.
Briar is a young woman who sort of fibbed her way into The Academy of Magical Arts and (if this school was real I would enroll) there she is caught spying on a Healer having sex with another teacher. Uthiel catches her spying and comes to her rescue when they are caught by another teacher. They both are enrolled in the same class even though he is an upperclassman and they become partners in that class, Healing of the Soul. Both have secrets and both feel a connection from their first meeting so they confide in each other. Briar falls hard for Uthiel but she is very accident-prone and he is usually the one that feels the effects of her accidents- lol she singes off his eyebrows with her protective field when he tries to travel south- ahaha.
Loved this story and I really hope the author continues this story with the other characters in this book.
My Rating: 4.5----- Wendy

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  1. This sounds sooo good! I will have to pick this one up!

  2. This book has all the elements of a 'must read' story - don't want to miss it! ;o)