The Phoenix Charm – Spotlight & Review
The Phoenix Charm by Helen Scott Taylor
“HE’S PURE TEMPTATION.
Cordelia has sworn she’ll abstain from looking into Michael’s future—particularly when the image in the gilded smoke of her divination mirror shows him half-naked. Yet she can’t resist watching the sexy rascal slowly running his hand down his ribs, over his abdomen, flicking open the button on his jeans with a little flourish like a magician performing a trick.
SHE’S TRYING TO RESIST.
Respectable wise woman Cordelia restrains her secret water nymph sensuality with the Celtic symbols painted on her skin. But Michael’s powerful fairy glamour leaves her breathless, off-balance, struggling for control. When Gwyn ap Nudd, the Welsh King of the Underworld, steals away Michael’s infant nephew, Cordelia must work with him to save the child. But how can she trust her instincts with Michael tempting her to explore the hidden elemental depths of her nature and insisting that she believe in the power of…The Phoenix Charm.”
A grand story on all fronts! Magic, danger, mayhem, power, family loyalty and romance all mixed in with both a modern and historical feel. There are several characters to fall in love with. Cordelia, Micheal and Nightshade all go through trials and battle both their inner fears as well as several dangerous foes.
I’m really impressed with the intricate weaving of both the modern-day feel and the historical, mythical feel of the story. Wonderfully diverse characters made for a rich reading experience. The romance between Cordelia and Micheal was nicely done. The sub-plot of Nightshade made me want to read more about him and to see what happens in the future, with all of the characters actually!
As someone who has always been fascinated by the Fae, Sidhe, Tuatha De Danaan, etc., I loved the diversity of all the magical, mythical characters. Definitely a great read and I am looking forward to more books in Helen Scott Taylor’s Magic Knot Fairy World series!
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