Maraschino Marriage Pact by Tamela Miles

Maraschino Marriage Pact by Tamela Miles
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Erotic Romance
Rating: 3 stars
Review by: Fern

Mikayla DiAngelis has spent the past two years traveling the world and avoiding the demands of her overbearing warlock father. A confusing kiss from her former bodyguard is yet another reason for her to stay two steps ahead on the run.

Warlock bodyguard Austin Luca will stop at nothing to bring Mikayla home. His loyalty belongs to her family, but his heart belongs to her, even though he has ties that bind him to his own family responsibilities. low cost levitra Common causes included: diminished ovarian reserve (12%), tubal factors (9%), ovulatory dysfunction (6%), endometriosis (5%), uterine factors (1%) and unknown factors (11%). The reason behind the quick functioning of tadalafil overnight delivery s have helped millions of people regaining their sexual life even after crossing 50s. It contains a drug known as Vardenafil, which is another active ingredient in this ED medication, is specifically designed to delay ejaculation, making sex more enjoyable for a longer period of time. wholesale viagra online You receive repetitive emails, urging you to purchase drugs like- cialis online from canada or Prozac. Their encounter was inevitable, and Mikayla is soon caught up in Austin’s passion and the world she vowed to leave behind. Will surrendering to her former protector cost her the freedom she needs?

Mikayla had come to Pelican Point to enjoy the summer, but also to try and sort out her life. When her old bodyguard shows up she’s surprised, but Austin has news that will rock – and forever change – Mikayla’s world.

This is a short and fast-paced erotic romance story. I enjoyed Austin and Mikayla’s characters and it was clear their long and deep history together had been leading to this exact point where Mikayla was all grown up and Austin was ready to claim her as his own. Readers looking for a deeply paranormal story with intense world-building won’t find that here. While there are magical elements to the story I wish there had been a bit more depth to the world-building. The author handed out some excellent snippets – the looming “Council” position that Mikayla was destined to take up, a potion and a few short bits of performing magic – but overall it felt like the world was just like ours with a few paranormal elements thrown in. I would have enjoyed some more depth to history or explanations about the Council and how/why some people had magical abilities and how they worked.

I enjoyed the romance and steam between Austin and Mikayla and it was deliciously clear they were destined to be together. I couldn’t help that feel both Austin and Mikayla made enormous, life-changing decisions with serious implications rather suddenly and found the situation jarring. Each of them made a complete about-face (Austin about his betrothal and Mikayla about the Council seat) with very little build-up and while I can appreciate there wasn’t a lot of room in such a short story it really felt to me like they were bolts out of nowhere. I would have felt a lot more confidant in their decisions had there been a little more build up, or explanation as to why or how they came to make these important choices, particularly since mere pages before the decisions were made they were expressing polar-opposite opinions. As the reader I wanted to see the lead up both from Austin and Mikayla as to how their opinions changed so drastically and be led with them on this choice – rather than just be told “bang” they had completely changed their mind and were making this life-altering decision.

The last third of the book was absolutely the high point for me – with both a strong magical thread running through the plot and Mikayla and Austin both embracing their love and future I thoroughly enjoyed the way in which the author wrapped up this short story.

With plenty of plot and two interesting characters this overall was a good read.

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