Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Violets & Violence by Morgan Parker


Violet has magical talent. She can levitate, walk through glass, and be in two places at one time. What happens when Violet discovers true magic in the arms of a new man? 

Luke Kemble enjoys the luxury of having Violet, all of her magic and all of her beauty, all to himself. What happens to Luke's illusion of reality when he and the love of his life are threatened by another man, a dangerous one that holds grudges and anger?

Carter Borden never fully recovered from the heartbreak of his ex-wife leaving him. What happens to a damaged man who begins to believe in magic once again?

Follow two men -- Luke and Carter -- as they learn the one truth about Violet's magic (that it's an only an illusion) and the one truth about her love (that it's not).

MrsNorthman's Review

“Magic happens in life’s seams, the tiny space, like this, that exists between the moments that count.” 

For me, picking up a Morgan Parker book is to know that I’m going to get swept up in a unique story. One that’s well written and captivating. That’s exactly what I found with this story.

A magician named Violet, her manager and a sweet guy picked from the audience get caught up in a tangled web of illusions and manipulation. There were shocking moments, things that left me confused and others that had me anxiously turning the pages. It didn’t make sense at first how this woman could be in love with two very different men. But, as the story slowly unraveled, bits and pieces were revealed, until everything came together for a shocking conclusion. It was a magical and intense read. One I would highly recommend, especially if you are looking for something more than the typical love story.

“You’re not supposed to be the one with the secrets. That’s the making of a magician, and the kind of magic you’re really good at is the kind you find in the bedroom. And I want that magic all to myself.” 

4/5 Fangs

*ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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