Sophie Adams is spending a few days
with her fiancé on a dig before their wedding. Sophie is
unsure if she still wants this marriage to happen after
their time spent apart. One night her fiancé decides he
wants more and Sophie knows that it’s over. That knowledge
doesn’t help the pain though, but maybe the man she just met
can distract her a little.
Evan Howell works for Department 57 but
he is on a personal hunt when he tracks down Sophie. The
attraction he feels is instant, but she is taken and Evan
doesn’t poach. When Sophie finds herself alone and in need
of companionship, Evan has no problems stepping in.
The night they met, something strange
was going on and when they travel back to the United States,
it appears to have followed them. Evan knows that
Department 57 investigates the unusual and even the strange,
but he never thought he would become intimately involved in
a case. Then, he lost his sister under unusual
circumstances. Against all odds, the strangeness that is
affecting Evan and Sophie goes back to King Arthur, Mordred
and others from Arthur’s Cornwall or is that came forward?
With the help of his Department, Evan and Sophie will need
to find the answers before anyone else is lost to what needs
to remain in the past.
Can King Arthur and his court rise
again? In Chemistry of Evil myth and beliefs
become reality or is it that reality becomes myth and
beliefs? Sophie returns to England for her upcoming wedding
only to break up with her fiancé who has become a stranger.
Evan knows there is something wrong about how his sister
died and he needs information from Sophie to understand it.
What begins as a disastrous weekend turns into a passionate
love story with mystical suspense. I always look forward to
a Department 57 book and once again, Ms. Connolly did not
disappoint. Evan and Sophie take us from polite strangers
to passionate lovers and while that would be enough to keep
you turning the pages, then you have to throw in Arthur’s
Cornwall and contemporary New York. I also loved that I
learned much more about the mysterious Cristos, the director
of New York’s Department 57. For a wonderful paranormal
story, you can’t go wrong with Chemistry of Evil.
If the characters or the plot sound
familiar to you, this was previously released from another
publisher. However, this version has been re-edited and
revised and is worth repurchasing.