Connor ap Maelgwyn took Rhodri ap Dafydd
in after Rhodriís father died. Nicole de Leon is Connorís
niece. Nicole has been cloistered in an abbey by King Stephen.
The king wants to marry Nicole to the Welshman of his choosing
in order to ensure peace in England. Peace in England means
strife for Wales though so Connor sends Rhodri to get Nicole
and bring her back so he can marry her to a Welshman who will
aid the people of Wales. When Aubrey de Vere, an advisor of
the king arrives, at the abbey and takes them to his castle,
Rhodriís task becomes much harder. Nicole is not for him.
Rhodri knows this and yet his traitorous heart wants her
anyway. Nicole wants to be free of her duties and obligations.
She wants to choose her husband. She also wants the spirit of
her brother to cease his demands and leave her in peace.
Nicole is pulled in many directions. Will she be forced to
choose between duty and love?
Magic in His Kiss
is a very romantic story. Rhodri was only supposed to bring
Nicole back, not fall in love with her. Nicole is spirited and
stubborn. Rhodri brings out the best and the worst in her.
Nicole admires Rhodri and is attracted to him, but being as
stubborn as she often is, she usually prefers to lead him
rather than follow him. The dialog and the situations Nicole
and Rhodri are put in feel realistic and authentic. Magic in
His Kiss is a good story that takes Nicole and Rhodri on an
exciting and sensual adventure from start to finish.