Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Little Bite of Magic

Author: M.J. O'Shea
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-62300-289-3
Genre: {M/M} Fantasy
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx 

Born a witch, Frankie Vallerand has chosen the non-magical career of a chef. Frankie’s skills in the kitchen have gained a number of returning customers. Even the snarky food critic, Addison Allbright, is impressed with the food, as well as with the chef.

A Little Bite of Magic is an introduction to romance story with an insipid plot as well as a somewhat deficient backdrop.  The setting is San Francisco. The storyline is filled with various tempting daily menus. The unrealistic characters are more reminiscent of inquisitive teenagers rather than mature men. Everything involving Frankie’s magic is an accident, including his relationship with Addison.

Addison’s personality is monotonous. Descriptions of what should have been significant events such as discovering Addison’s engagement and interferences from their mothers were not emotionally convincing. The only emotional factor exhibited throughout the story was a small portion of amusement.

Although Frankie and Addison did not engage my interest completely, I did enjoy the list of cuisine options mentioned, along with the tidbits of humor.  

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