Gilbraithís father, the Duke, is anything but parental
towards her. The Duke is determined to marry her off to the
highest bidder to cover his debt. When Kaiya keeps rejecting
all her suitors, it does not make him feel any warmer
towards her. Poor Kaiya is betrayed by the Duke, only to
find herself in a situation that is beyond all hope.
love arrive in the form of an Elfin warrior. Hanarom
Avindaul has spent years fighting to save his people and
lands, while defending the innocent and helpless. Although
he has rescued many fair damsels, Kaiya is different from
any woman he has ever met, mortal or immortal. There is no
denying his heart, and he could never leave her to the
horror that has become her life.
Magical Encounter is romance-meets-fantasy at its
finest. The villains were beyond psychological and social
rehabilitation, and the lovers are captivating without being
syrupy sweet. The bad guy stalks Kaiya every step of the
way, and you are often on the edge of your seat scared for
her while hoping that Hanarom will administer a major beat
down to the scumbag.
Hanarom is an Elf, heís depicted as another race in the
sense of the Lord Of The Rings characters. I might
even suggest that he would give Legolas a run for his money
on sex appeal. He and Kaiya form an instant connection
through their strong character, love of nature and sense of
honor. The trials and dangers they encounter really bring
them closer. Itís refreshing to see Kaiya save and defend
Hanarom nearly as often as he does her. In so many
different ways, Ms. Hatfield depicts them as equals, and
does a great job of uniting two very different people
together by playing up their similarities. The love scenes
are passionate, sultry and sensuously written.
Overall, A Magical Encounter delivered on
adventure and romance, and more than earned its HEA. I
would strongly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a
successful melding of these genres.