Witch Jalon Carr is on a mission to
Rome to recover a mystical garnet, one of three magical
stones stolen by dark forces who wish to release an evil
witch from captivity. But Jalon isnít alone on his quest,
heís part of a magical triad and only when the triad is
whole can they recover the stone. Jalon has no problems
falling for Gelsey, a beautiful faerie. Itís his attraction
to the faerie Cian, the third member of the triad, Jalon has
trouble coming to terms with. Though his body yearns for
Cian, his mind canít accept it. Will Jalon be able to break
through his own barriers and make the triad whole? Or will
his wariness be the break an evil witch needs to keep the
garnet from the forces of good forever?
Treasure hunting just got a whole lot
hotter with Melinda Barronís newest addition to her
scintillating Pentagram Stones series. Garnet
Strength is a sexy, engaging tale I couldnít put
Though the quest for the missing garnet
is exciting, what fascinated me most about Garnet
Strength is the relationship between Jalon and Cian.
Ms. Barron drew me in with Jalonís reluctance to accept his
feelings for Cian. Jalonís internal struggle, his honesty
about it, and Cianís patience with him captured my
attention. The sexual tension was utterly delicious and
when fulfilledÖkeep a fan handy. Garnet Strength
is a m/m/f love story, so do not fear that Gelsey is left
out. Yet while each member of the triad is in love with
each other, to me, Gelseyís part in the romance lacked the
power of the sensuality and love between Jalon and Cian.
Were it not for the fact that this was a triad story, I
probably could have done without Gelsey which isnít to say I
disliked her, because she is very likeable character.
To give details on the triadís search for the stone would be
spoiling the book, so all I can say is that Ms. Barron adds
some wonderful twists to the story and I am desperate to
learn what happens. I cannot wait to see how the search for
the bloodstone plays out in the next book. All in all, I
must say that Garnet Strength is an enchanting
addition to this already fantastic series. I adored this
book and am practically on the edge of my seat waiting for
the next Pentagram Stones story.