Book Review-Spellbound Falls

Book Review-Spellbound FallsSpellbound Falls by Janet Chapman
Also in this series: Charmed by His Love, Courting Carolina, The Highlander Next Door, Call It Magic
Series: Spellbound Falls #1
Published by Jove on February 28th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Mythology, Fantasy Romance
Pages: 325
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 0515150363
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New York Times bestselling author Janet Chapman takes us to charming Spellbound Falls, where strange things have started happening ever since Maximilian Oceanus came to town… Maximilian Oceanus arrives in Spellbound Falls just in time to save Olivia Baldwin from an overly aggressive suitor, only to find himself attracted to the beautiful, if rather aloof, widow. And although Mac has come to Inglenook to get a handle on fatherhood, his newly discovered six-year-old son has set his sights on finding his father a wife. Olivia, however, is busy getting Inglenook ready for its new season, so she doesn’t have time to deal with her growing attraction to the dangerously seductive Mac. Besides, weird stuff seems to happen all around him. Take the fact that her seatbelt keeps getting stuck in his presence, or locks magically open for him without keys, and that he seems to have a talent for sensing things. Never mind the three lost albatrosses walking down the road in the middle of the night. Since when are there albatrosses in Maine? But despite Olivia’s resistance to falling under the sexy man’s spell, Olivia is having trouble fighting her longing. Because she knows Mac is just the man to unlock the powerful passion deep within her….

My Review
Olivia Baldwin, is barely making it, trying to make Inglewood Camp be successful, and saving up so she can own it herself one day. Then one day one of her co workers attempts to attack her, but then finds herself rescued by Mac, who finds himself very protective of Olivia, who needs his protection. Olivia is strongly attracted to Mac, but she doesn’t know if she feels worthy enough to be with him. But when he kisses her, she stops thinking and only feels…Olivia also senses that there is something strange going on with Mac and his son. They aren’t even close to normal, and there is something about Mac, that makes her want to run from him at times, because she senses a power about him. Mac, has recently discovered he has a son, and so he decided to come to Spellbound Falls, for some much needed bonding time with Henry. But then he meets Olivia, who intrigues him and even though he knows he could never truly love Olivia, he vows to unlock a hidden desire deep within Olivia, not knowing that he will find the love he thought he would never be able to have…

The Hero 
Maximilian Oceanus, is the son of the king of Atlantis, and has certain abilities that makes it so he connects with nature, and especially the sea. After discovering that he has a son, he is determined to guide his son and raise him, but has no idea how to truly do that. But then when he meets Olivia, and knows there is something unique and special about her. Mac knows that even thought their worlds are very different..but he wants to show Olivia not to hide herself, but to make the passion burn within her like it is burning in him.

The Heroine 
Olivia’s only motivation in life is to try to find a life for herself here in Spellbound Falls, and to raise her daughter on her own. Olivia was a orphan, but found a older couple who treated her as their own daughter. So she has stayed here to be close to them, but then, six years ago her husband died, and now is a single mother. Even though her marriage wasn’t exactly a dream come true, she did what she could to make best of the situation. Now she is barely keeping the Camp together, scrimping as much as she can so one day she can own it. Then when she gets rescued by Mac, she knows her world is changing. She doesn’t know if she feels worthy enough to be with this gorgeous specimen of a man, who is so protective and caring towards her and her daughter, and without wanting to, she knows she is falling in love with Mac and wants more than anything to be a part of his life….forever.

My Thoughts 
Spellbound Falls is the first in the most recent series by Janet Chapman. I have to say I can’t believe I fell behind in this author. When I discovered this book in the library, I knew I just had to read it. Ever since I discovered this author, I have just loved the tender romances and witty humor found in her works, and now I have found another story that I have fallen in love with. Spellbound Falls is a bit different than her other books. It brings in what I would call “New Blood” where the hero is very powerful, royal and is from Atlantis, and is also known as a wizard. I really loved the way the story was put together, and it seemed a bit different than her other books. Spellbound Falls is a enchanting romance, filled with witty humor and a sense of fun and adventure. I loved the creativity and appealing story line that just draws you in instantly….A Magical Read!!!!

My Grade On This Book 
4.5 Blossoms

Heat Rating 

Other Books In The Series 
Charmed By His Love
Courting Caroline
The Heart Of A Hero (Coming Out March 2013)

About Janet Chapman

Janet Chapman is the author of twenty-two contemporary and magical romance novels, all of which are set in her beautiful state of Maine. She lives in a cozy log home on a beautiful lake with her husband, surrounded by an eclectic assortment of wildlife that she finds both entertaining and inspiring. Probably best known for her Highlander Series (a saga of twelfth century warriors rebuilding their clans in modern-day Maine that now spans three generations), Janet also has two spin-off magical series (Midnight Bay & Spellbound Falls) and several contemporary family series set on the coast and in the mountains. With over three million books printed in six languages, her stories regularly appear on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller’s lists.

When she’s not writing (well, when she should to be writing but isn’t), Janet and her husband are traveling the state in their camper throughout all four seasons; hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and generally rubbing elbows with Mother Nature while always keeping an eye out for colorful new characters—human and beast—to put in her stories.

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