Paul Windsor is a powerful warlock. Most
of the time women love him for no other reason than he is
enigmatic. The other times he uses his powers for person
gratification. Paul sees a sad looking and lonely woman in
the park and by putting himself in her head; Paul discovers
just how much agony she is in. Covertly following her home,
he decides he needs to see her again. At first he enchants her
compliance and hopes that she will soon want to be his on her
Anne Kaliner has been unable to
emotionally get past the death of her husband eight months
ago. Each day runs into the next until Anne is barely able to
function. It is on one such day that she is sitting and
feeding pigeons when an extremely attractive man asks to sit
with her and while she wants to refuse, her ability to
verbalize those thoughts has vanished. Later that night,
guilt assuages Anne and she vows to continue to mourn and not
tarnish her husbandís memory with another man, no matter how
attracted she is to him.
Paul has his work cut out for him. This
is the first time a mortal has enchanted him so completely and
he wants Anne to love him without his magic.
Cast a Loverís Spell
grabbed my attention immediately upon reading the blurb.
Knowing and loving Ms. Thompsonís writing style, I just knew I
was going to be treated to a good read. Part of this was true.
The plot was excellent and I like how torn Paul was with
wanting Anne to love him without his enchanting her. Anne was
just as torn because she wanted to remain loyal to her
deceased husband but found herself craving Paul constantly.
With the characterization of Paul and Anne likeable, I was
dismayed to realize how emotionally flat they were together.
Did they have great sex? Somewhat. Could I see and feel their
emotions when they were together? No. Together, Paul and Anne
were unexciting to me and I found myself skimming their sex
scenes. The greatest scene with the most emotion was in fact
the scene that caused Cast a Loverís Spell to
come with a warning label.
I did not buy into this book as much as I wanted. Claire
Thompson continues to be a favorite author of mine despite my
not liking Cast a Loverís Spell. Just as one
bad apple doesnít spoil the entire tree, Cast a Loverís
Spell didnít spoil my love of this authorís work.