Monday, 20 December 2010
A Taste of Magic by Tracy Madison
Author: Tracy Madison
Publisher: Love-Spell US
Published: April 2009
Author's website: http://www.tracymadison.com/
The cover on this draws you to the lips on it. A Taste of Magic is the name of the main character, Elizabeth Stephens, bakery shop. The book is full of charismatic, charming characters. I found this easy to read and keep up with. The magic, when it happened, gave Elizabeth, and those around her freedom to act on impulse and in cases, with abandonment, and in ways they might not have normally behaved.
Elizabeth tries to deal with life's unpredictable ups and downs, and eventually believes in herself enough to choose what is right for her. I enjoyed her grandmother's character. I was surprised that there was only one sex scene, especially when the cover oozes kiss-ability and sex appeal.
It's always a pleasure to read books with men in uniform ;p so this one was enjoyable, and witty. I loved the gypsy element that was mixed into the magical theme. I'm looking forward to reading the rest in this series. Tracy Madison has just released the third book A Breath of Magic.
"Elizabeth Stevens is one bite away from happiness.
Today is Elizabeth Stevens’ birthday, and not only is it the one-year anniversary of her husband leaving her, it’s also the day her bakery is required to make a cake—for her ex’s next wedding. If there’s a bitter taste in her mouth, no one can blame her.
But today, Liz is about to receive a gift. Her Grandma Verda isn’t just wacky; she’s a little witchy. An ancient gypsy magic has been passed through her family bloodline for generations, and it’s Liz’s turn to be empowered. Henceforth, everything she bakes will have a dash of delight and a pinch of wishes-can-come-true. From her hunky policeman neighbor, to her gorgeous personal trainer, to her bum of an ex-husband, everyone Liz knows is going to taste her power. Revenge is sweet…and it’s only the first dish to be served."