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  • The Vessel: Nothing on July 10, 2019

    Excellent writing, solid 4+ star quality. In the hands of the right reader this book will do very well.
  • Trick Roller on Aug. 06, 2020

    Almost as good as the first book in the series. What I loved the most was the progression of the main romantic relationship. The murder mystery started out great too, but my enjoyment of it dropped somewhat midway through. Perhaps I only felt that way because I'm generally not a murder mystery reader.
  • Marked by Death on Oct. 29, 2020

    Perfect blend of romance and sorcery, set in an alternative 1960s where magic is part of society. Wonderfully entertaing and I could vividly see it adapted to mini tv series format. The scenes came across with unusual visual clarity and with a very well paced action beat to them. The romance was lovely too, both characters had a nice warmth to them as well as between them. Happy sigh! If I could have turned up the UST a tiny bit more, the book would have been my kind of perfect. But by no means did it take away or diminish my enjoyment of the story. The magic worked so well it banished my month long reading slump, and the only bad thing is I want more right now. I'll definitely read the sequel as soon as it's released.
  • You Could Make a Life on March 28, 2021

    I read 'You Could Make a Life' in the wake of inhaling 'Impaired Judgement', an AO3 story by the same author. That meant I went into this book with sky high. This story features Dan and Marc as the main couple, and takes place in the same hockey world as IJ. The writing was great and the characters too, but their story didn't reach quite wow!! level I had experienced with the other title. Overall 4 star nice but I missed the intensity of the plot compared to IJ, and wanted more chemistry between the MCs as well. Could be that in this shortened retail version, the choice to keep the intimate scenes not very detailed or to happen off page was the thing missing for me in this regard.