Title: Magic Resistant
Author: Veronica Del Rosa
Series: Enforcers and Coterie – #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Release date: August 19, 2014
First in the Enforcers and Coterie series, each one is a standalone book delving deeper into a world where magic co-exists peacefully with the ordinary, for the most part…
Julia Hill doesn’t have time for men. Life’s complicated enough as a Mage Enforcer keeping the peace in the magical community. And letting someone get too close to her could expose her secret, one that carries an automatic death sentence.
Jackson Thorne’s a fugitive, blamed for summoning and losing control of a demon. A frame job, he swears, but all the evidence points to his guilt. Nowhere to turn and only a handful of friends to rely on, he must evade the Enforcers pursuing him.
Kidnapped by Jackson, Julia falls deeper under his spell. Escape from him seems impossible when her body doesn’t want to go, but can she trust him?
More is going on than either realizes. Unraveling the evidence against Jackson reveals a darker, more twisted conspiracy: enslavement, deadly hunts and forbidden rituals. Will they uncover the truth before it incites a bloody civil war?
This copy was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
A raid that would supposedly lead to the capture of the Mage Enforcer turned fugitive, Jackson, didn’t turn out the way Julia had expected since she ended up being the one captured. Jackson is not, however, a fugitive.
Rather, he was framed and by whom he did not know. As he lets Julia in on what was going on with him, she starts to believe him and they start working together… but attraction had always been there since day one but love was following fast on its heels. Beyond the chaos going on around them, Julia still has a deep dark secret that would cost her life if anyone found out.
I feel that this is more urban fantasy than paranormal romance. I can’t always tell which is which but I’m pretty sure in this case. I found that the romantic side of the story was pretty weak and the sex scenes weren’t totally necessary.
However I very much enjoyed the mystery and the action scenes of the story. I’m giving two thumbs up for the world building and most especially bringing mages to life.
I loved that the author did not hold anything back; interconnecting different fantastical creatures such as the fae, werewolf, vampires, etc. with humans, both magic and non magic plus the use of modern technology.
Magic Resistant is the first installment of the Enforcers and Coterie series and it can be read as a standalone.
About this author
A self-professed computer geek, Veronica loves fixing computers, watching sci-fi and comedy shows and occasionally gaming. Writing has always been a constant in her life, whether in a journal or stories to amuse. Keeping the imagination alive, she tells bedtime stories to her young son. Reading is more than a passion, it’s almost an obsession. PNR, UF and fantasy are the mainstay with occasional forays into horror and mystery.