Cursed by Chemistry by Kacey Mark

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Cursed by Chemistry by Kacey Mark
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Full Length (260 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

With her wedding date set and her fiancé eager to rehearse their wedding night, Shauna Tamson is on a search and destroy mission. All she’s ever wanted is to be a wife and mother. All she’s got is a scorching-hot gift that leaves potential lovers a little on the crispy side. And then there’s that rapidly depleting reproductive issue. She’s desperate for a cure, and there’s only one man who can fix her. But facing that stone wall of sex appeal would give a whole new meaning to explosive chemistry.

Cursed for an ancestor’s mistake, magical Apothecary, Adrian Sands has been living a solitary life to avoid extending the curse to another generation. Well, there was that one temptation. But he’d ended up saving his mall-frolicking princess from date rape by casting a potion that left her with a chemical chastity belt. Turns out, it was a blessing in disguise. It deterred her most dangerous predator. Him. Now his hottest infatuation is back, more alluring than ever, and demanding a cure that could damn them both.

Either way, Shauna’s biological clock isn’t the only thing set to go off.

Chemistry was never this sexy in college!

He’s her only hope and she’s his one regret. Could the curse that binds them also be the cure that saves them? Love is more powerful than even they realize.

My favorite kinds of stories are those that start off with a little (or a lot) of sexual tension. I want to be just as breathless as the heroine is when she sees the hero and I want him knocked a little off balance when he sees her. This is that kind of story.

It wasn’t all intensity and drama, though. There was a nice sprinkling of humor throughout that kept it from being all dark and broody. The secondary characters had a lot to do with that. The Oracles’ personality is laid out straight (pardon the pun) upfront and I had my suspicions about Shauna’s roommate, Kimmy. And the Squid, there was something about him that made my eyes squint.

Fated mates is usually something I read in shifter stories. No shifters here but I still had to love the idea that these two had been together even before they were technically together. Childhood friends first, star-crossed lovers redefined, these two were on a collision course with destiny and that explosion was guaranteed to be epic.

This one is a wild ride with some interesting if not totally unexpected turns. A fast paced story that had me on tenterhooks for how it would be resolved. I had no doubt it would all work out for an HEA but getting there would not be painless for either Adrian or Shauna.

This was an fantastically crafted story. I ate up the pages and went looking for information on possible future stories. If it happens, it would be an auto-buy for this reader.

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