Aislinn Finvarra lives in the Rose
Tower and is considered one of the purest of the Seelie.
Lately Aislinn has lost her best friend, who is now residing
in Black Tower with her new husband, and was humiliated in
front of the entire Rose Tower by her so-called boyfriend.
Aislinn is also bored with the endless parties, shopping and
mindless things that fill the day of Rose Tower residents.
That is until she is given a special mission by her queen.
Gabriel Mac Braire has petitioned the
Queen of the Rose Tower to defect and come live over there.
Since Gabriel is very highly placed in the Black Tower it is
a bit odd that he would want to live somewhere that magic
isn’t encouraged. When Gabriel is given Aislinn as his guide
while deciding if he really wants to change his allegiance,
it seems like his needs are being answered in more ways than
Aislinn is doing as the Queen asked,
but she feels that something is off with Gabriel. She just
can’t understand what is behind his request and Gabriel
really doesn’t seem to be embracing the life at Rose Tower.
Gabriel has his reasons for his request and not all of them
are out into the open. Aislinn’s attraction to Gabriel
should have been expected since he is part incubus However,
it seems that Gabriel is just as affected as Aislinn is.
Betrayal is the name of the game as Aislinn and Gabriel
discover answers that neither of them had a hint of. It’s
going to take every bit of magic, family and friends if
Aislinn and Gabriel are going to exist long enough to see
their love bloom.
Intrigue is in the air when Aislinn and
Gabriel first meet. Wicked Enchantment is the
first full book in Anya Bast’s new series, Dark Magic, and
it scores on every level. Aislinn has always lived in the
Rose Tower and is seen as one of the pure Seelie – that and
four bucks will get her a cup of coffee. Gabriel has had to
fight for everything in his life so he doesn’t know any
other way when Aislinn gets through to his heart. I was
unsure what to think as I watched Gabriel maneuver his way
into the Rose Tower. When Aislinn began to question things
and with Gabriel’s answers, I just knew that there was going
to be much more showing up before I reached the last page.
Boy, was I right in that thought. I loved how Aislinn and
Gabriel didn’t follow the normal course of things. Even
with the betrayal and danger all but devoured them, it was
obvious to me that still not everything was out yet.
Wicked Enchantment was a “can’t put down” book for
me. With suspense and sensual countering the danger and
blossoming love, I was captured from the beginning.
Wicked Enchantment is one of those must-read books;
in fact it’s Joyfully Recommended from me to you.
If you want to learn more about the world and Aislinn’s best
friend, Bella, pick up the Hot for the Holidays
anthology and read “Sweet Enchantment” for her story. You
won’t regret it.