A wonderful vibe to this gentle romance from Jackie
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Jackie Keswick has a wonderful ability to drop a magical quality that feels completely believable in her contemporary romances.
Here it’s more an element of what feels like it could be part of old folklore, a man who sees auras and knows when people need help.
Ryan’s struggled with his gift, his whole extended family of Irish origin each have their own unique character trait that seems to have an otherworldly feel but theirs manifest in simpler ways.
He’s fought accusations of being a freak, been blamed for his uncle divorcing his cheating wife, and he feels physical pain when someone needs his Box of Wishes gift so he’s not in the most receptive of moods when his path crosses that of Ben, the Detective sent to investigate a break in at his coffeeshop.
There’s an interesting secondary plot running alongside the romance which brings its own sense of mystery to and I only really got an idea of where it was going just before the big reveal.
Throw in a fabulous tabby cat who knows his worth and hints that Rhys’ cousin Alistair is in need of his own happiness, and this is a great read for this time of year.
While it’s light on the steam, it doesn’t miss out on the emotional side of the relationship, although there are moments when I wanted to thump them both 😁
This was a read in one sitting book for me and I’m looking forward to reading Alistair’s next.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.