Enchanting the Lady: The Relics of Merlin
Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2012 (2012)
Reviewed by Wanda Plourde
elicity is an orphan in a sense - both parents are gone and she lives with her aunt and uncle. She was brought up believing herself plain and basically invisible. Her self confidence is nonexistent and she is scared to be tested in front of the king to see if she has a potential for magic. If she fails, the Title of Duchess of Stonehaven will pass to another, leaving her virtually penniless. Felicity knows there is magic in her, but feels that she is not strong enough to do it on command. When she enters the chamber for the test, she notices a man in the background staring at her intently.
erence Blackwell is a shifter working for the King. On spying Lady Felicity he senses the magic of an old relic, one he has been seeking. He has the talent to sense black magic from such relics - after one killed his brother, he made an oath to find and destroy them. Terence plans to romance Lady Felicity and use her to locate the relic. He has no luck in finding it, but ends up with bigger problems. His plan backfires and he finds himself falling for the Lady, something he never anticipated. Can he trust her? And what will it cost him in the end?
nchanting the Lady
is a fairytale involving a great romance, in a Victorian setting, with a twist of intrigue and magic. Both leads are at the bottom of society - Felicity is an outcast and Terence a shifter. It is refreshing to see how Felicity finds her strength and Terence discovers someone who doesn't fear him. I enjoy reading about love found in the least expected places, especially in a paranormal setting.
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