The second book in Ms. Ricci's Pine Hollow Wolves series. It follows a few months after the first one. Concerned that Hannah can see the members of his pack, Liam's Alpha calls him to a meeting and reprimands him for not teaching the two year old not to call out the shifters she sees. Liam refuses, and rather than send Travis and Hannah away, he leaves the pack and races home to the two people he considers the most important in his life. The events that follow risk lives and Travis and Liam's relationship as Liam tries to figure out what to do without his pack and as they react to his leaving.
Although I still think Hannah is adorable and like the way the two men are with her, I did not like this book quite as well as the first one. Part of the problem was that it seemed like decisions kept being made without really thinking through the consequences and that began to annoy me. I also thought the
whole situation with the pack was odd and Liam's denial that Travis needed to know what was happening ridiculous. I did like how Travis pushed when he knew Liam needed him to and that the resolution of their fight was as satisfactory as could be. Travis is probably my favorite character in these books, but since they are written from Liam's perspective, that could be because Liam is so crazy about him that he seems perfect. If you read the first one, then I think you should read this one as well, but I do not recommend trying to start with this one.
Travis is a single father whose battle to save his child has bankrupted him. He is down to worrying about where his next meal will come from when he meets Liam. Liam offers Travis an outrageous amount of money to watch his dogs for a weekend after hearing Travis ask for work. However, Liam has
secrets and Travis has emotional scars that may keep the two of them from starting anything together.
There were some things in this book I really liked. Although Liam was attracted to Travis right away, it wasn't like a mate match that you read in so many shifter books. However, I found the speed in which Travis jumped into Liam's life a little unsettling. As protective of his daughter as he was, I just couldn't
believe that he would take the job and then stay so easily. Overall, though, I found the book fun and a good start to a new series, although I think it could have used another editing pass.
Magically Delicious by Caitlin Ricci
Genre: Fantasy, Leprechaun, Erotic, Gay,
TBR Reviewer: Bella Star
Rating: 4 stars – Recommended Read.
Heat: 3 - blush worthy.
Who can resist a title or cover like that?! Luke finds a leprechaun's coin and then the sexy leprechaun finds him to claim his treasure and more.
A lot of writers struggle with the beginning of a story, either there’s too much information or we're thrown into the middle of a scene and totally lost. I love how the author began this book. It pulled me in,
it was interesting and not an information dump. Luke is a hot gay man living with Irish roommates, a thing I could never do, I would be on them ALL THE TIME. So sexy! Then there’s Arn, the leprechaun. Dear lord, I need a cold shower. That man is freaking gorgeous. I want me a leprechaun! The characters were great and I loved their interaction.
The only issue I had was the editing being a bit rough in places. Arn was constantly surprised by this or surprised by that. The repetition of words became distracting. The story would have benefitted from being longer, more drawn out as everything happened too quickly. Those are the only reasons I gave it less than 5 stars. I would still recommend this book as it was a great read!
Magically Delicious is an entertaining Irish story for lovers and dreamers.