Forbidden Magic by Jennifer Lyon: Review

Forbidden Magic

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Synopsis from Goodreads: Wing Slayer Hunter, Ram Virtos, must find his soul mirror witch and convince her to mate with him before his Thunderbird tattoo kills him. But while that witch might be able to save Ram’s life, it is the mysterious Ginny Stone who inflames his passion.
Ginny has been deeply fascinated by Ram for months, but dared not act on it or she’d be torn from her mortal life on earth and thrust into her dreaded destiny as a half-breed angel. But when her beloved brother’s soul is at stake, she must do the one thing she both fears and desires…
Take Ram to her bed.

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My Rating: 4½/5 stars

My Review:  The last full-length Wing Slayer Hunter novel (Sinful Magic) was released in late May of 2011 and so far I can’t seem to find the release date for the next installment L  My sad panda mood was however lifted significantly when I ran across Forbidden Magic, a novella (hopefully) meant to tide fans over until the release of the next novel.  Let me tell you, dear reader I am tided over!!

Forbidden Magic picks up where Sinful Magic left off with Ramsey Virtos (aka Ram) well and truly screwed.  As with all hunters who have yet to find their soul mirror, Ram needs sex to tamp down the constant urge to kill a witch and take her blood.  Of course, Ram is panty-dropping hot and can have any woman he wants but as of late his desire to have sex with random women has been hampered by two things: 1) he has found his soul mirror and she ran away screaming and; 2) he doesn’t actually want his soul mirror (so the running and screaming isn’t really so bad) because he is intensely attracted to Ginny Stone.  Ram knows, without doubt he is bad for Ginny and though he tries desperately to stay away from her, the attraction is just too damn strong.  On the bright side, Ginny is also extremely attracted to Ram.  That’s pretty much the extent of the bright side.

Here’s the down side:

*Ram’s phoenix tattoo is waking up and is so not happy; even the witches aren’t sure why this is happening.  The little bastard is so cranky he is likely the reason Ram has electricity coursing through his body and causing him to shock the crap out of everyone he touches.  You can see how this might make sex a bit tricky, right?

*Sex with Ginny would be amazing but it would have to just be sex since Ginny isn’t his soul mirror and can’t help solve his long-term problem.  It doesn’t take Ram long to figure out there can be no “just” with Ginny.  After their first highly arousing round of sex, Ram comes to the startling realization he cares deeply for Ginny and will do anything to make her his own.  But he already has a soul mirror . . . .BALLS!!

*Ginny is not a woman without secrets and those secrets just may be big enough to take out one of the Wing Slayers’ hunters.  Can’t imagine that is going to make Wing Slayer happy!  Oh, and she has some serious daddy issues.

Bottom Line: Forbidden Magic has caused me to seriously reassess my position on novellas.  Generally novellas feel far too rushed and even though Ram and Ginny’s story is not resolved by the end of the novella their story is significantly advanced and there is still plenty of room for some ridiculously hot sex.  Did I mention how smolderingly, ridiculously, panty-dropping hot Ram is??  Sorry, I think I did J  While this isn’t a full-length novel it does fit nicely into the Wing Slayer Hunter series and contributes greatly to the future of this series.  By the time you blaze through this steamy read you can clearly see there is indeed an intense and long future for the Wing Slayer Hunters.  YAY! FOR! US!!!!

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