Magic and Mayhem by Sylvia Day & Cathryn Fox

Just Finished:

Why I Read It: Because I’ve wanted to read something by Sylvia Day for awhile now and thought this short story would be a great introduction. It sounded cute.

Synopsis (from HarperCollins.com): An innovative ebook featuring two intertwined stories:

Magic: When good witch Brianna James uses her magic and writes a sexy, forbidden love spell on her thirty-first birthday, on the thirty-first day of October during a full moon, and conjures up on roguish, bad boy warlock, she has no idea that she’ll experience a passion so deep and so intense it would forever turn her good girl days into bad girl nights. But, when that spell lands in the wrong hands, be prepared for a little mayhem…

Mayhem: When Abigail Garvey steps into Conjure, the local magic shop, all she’s looking for are a few props to round out her fortune teller Halloween costume. Abby isn’t looking for a love spell that turns her drop-dead gorgeous, but long-oblivious neighbor into an aggressive alpha sex machine.. Sure his single-minded pursuit (and follow-through!) is the stuff her wickedest fantasies are made of, but how much of it is the real deal? And how much of it is just a little magical mayhem?

My Thoughts:

Magic by Cathryn Fox
This one just didn’t do it for me. Maybe it was because it was only 32 pages. Maybe it’s because of who Brianna’s true love turned out to be. I’m not sure. This one was Disappointing, but won’t stop me from trying another Cathryn Fox book in the future.

Mayhem by Sylvia Day
Loved it! Abby and Shane had sparks right from the beginning and the story just kept getting better and better. Again, this one was under 40 pages, but for a short story, it was Very Good.

Verdict: This was Okay. It had one Disappointing story and one Very Good one. I definitely will be reading more of Sylvia Day in the future.

Daring Moves

Just Finished:

Why I Read It: Because it was in my TBR pile.

Synopsis: Fate had placed Jordan Richards right in front of Amanda, and chemistry had taken it from there. Things began to get complicated when her ex-lover reappeared in her life–with his estranged wife not far behind. Despite Amanda’s growing passion for Jordan, Amanda finds herself repeating past mistakes.

My Thoughts: Ugh. Just ugh. I think I spent the entire time I read this book shaking my head. Even now, I still don’t know why I finished it. The character development was poor, the story jumped around a lot, and I didn’t feel like I finished this book knowing Jordan and Amanda any better than I did when I first started.

Amanda bordered on TSTL (and Jordan wasn’t much better, in my opinion). I mean, really. Her ex-boyfriend goes to her apartment to win her back. He has a heart attack, so she tells him they can try again because she’s afraid that her rejection will kill him???? If that’s not dumb enough, then she doesn’t tell Jordan . The two didn’t communicate. At all. I just didn’t get them. The premise was much better than the story turned out to be.

This was Disappointing. I’m still wondering why I finished it. Maybe I thought it might get better. It didn’t. This definitely does not go on my keeper shelf.

Anybody want it? I’ll send it to the first one who asks for it.