Overall: 3.5/5 ⭐⭐⭐
~QD STORY DETAILS~
Tear jerker: No
Location: Near future, 2024
Character age range: early-mid 20s
Lead: Ana Marea
Love interest(s): Easton, Will, CJ, Beckett
~QD BOOK INFO~
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Series: Yes – Cursed Legacy Series
1. Time of Enchantment – released 10/21/18
Sex/kink type: penetrative, oral, manual
Possible triggers: Cheating, mild violence
The quick and dirty: Magic in the world is out of balance, causing those who possess it to have trouble controlling it, with disastrous results. Ana, a rising star in the world of genetics, also happens to be a enchantress and might just be the key to bringing the world of genetics and magic into harmony.
A quick read with elements of suspense, drama and sizzling romance thrown in. Early in the story some misunderstandings cause rifts between the main characters but when the team of 5 realize they’re all aiming for the same goal, albeit for different reasons, things start to heat up.
While I enjoyed the story, I did have some qualms. The story felt a little out of balance. Elements that were key felt abrupt or glossed over while the in-between moments felt too long. Case in point, the appearance of the two cowboys in the elevator. My reaction was  but the narrative made it feel like more of a quick way to explain their appearance without really delving into what realistic reactions might be. There were several points in the story where I was like “but wait! that’s a big deal! can we know more about that?!”. Also the character development was little light, leaving me feeling like Ana was a little whiny (instead of me empathizing with her) and I couldn’t invest in her and her relationships with CJ, Will, Easton and Beckett as much as I wanted to. Lastly, and this is more trivial, but I was a little disappointed that Cora didn’t make an appearance! Hopefully there’s plans for her in future novels!
Overall a fun quick read with elements of shifter magic, enchantress magic, mind reading and time travel.
**ARC was graciously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**
Ana Marea is disenchanted.
By the promise of love.
By the illusion of forever.
Ana may have the brilliant mind of a scientist, but she’s a romantic at heart. Endowed with the ability to enchant objects, she can’t seem to spark the same magic in her love life. And after a string of failed relationships, she worries she’ll never get her chance at a happily ever after.
Could the answer lie with a wolf shifter, a genetics professor, and two men from the past? Or when time runs out and the spell breaks, will Ana’s heart shatter with it?
***Time of Enchantment can be read as a stand-alone, but for maximum enjoyment, it’s recommended that you read Charms of Attraction (a prequel novella) first.
Julia Clarke writes about smart, sassy women with a strong sense of self and the drool-worthy men who can’t resist them. Forbidden love and romance that defies expectations are her favorite stories to read and write about.
An adventurer at heart, Julia dabbles in everything from tap dance to calligraphy. When she’s not traveling with her husband or playing with her daughter, Julia is learning new recipes, hiking, sailing, or inhaling copious amounts of fine chocolate.