- File Size: 1017 KB
- Print Length: 261 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Fabrian books (January 1, 2018)
- Publication Date: January 1, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B078BF91XS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,270,564 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Magic of Stars: A Blue Skies feel-good, gorgeous romance Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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Not long after that night, guess who her new boss is? None other than Marco. He wastes no time in giving her a lecture about her professionalism and her private life. He is trying to improve the image of the airline, and according to him, she wasn’t helping it. Now, in addition to her continued humiliation, she is now incensed with him. She gets under his skin too. Their feelings swing between love and hate. They don’t know whether to kiss or hit one another. Their relationship does improve, but they know it’s not a good idea to pursue a romance. He’s her boss, and he’s going through a divorce. Which will rule…their minds or their hearts?
They were both pretty likable characters. Sapphire definitely kept him on his toes. She matured and grew a great deal in the book. In the beginning, she was naïve and let people walk over her, but she didn’t by the end.
I did like Marco even though at times, I thought he could be obnoxious. I think he helped Sapphire grow. It didn’t always appear that he felt that way from Sapphire’s perspective. In fact, both would assume things about each other that weren’t true. That is the beauty of dual POVs. I could clearly see how they felt about one another even if they couldn’t.
I recommend reading if you love characters who banter with each other because these two certainly did. The bonus is the scenery of Italy. You can’t more romantic than that. It’s also a witty, intelligent romance.
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Sophie is a young airline stewardess who takes pride in her work and is, usually, a ray of sunshine. Unfortunately, an awkward encounter with Marco has her on her toes and fighting for the job she worked so hard for.
Initially, Sapphire is a sympathetic character. However, her personality lacks consistency once Marco takes over the company. Marco is just as frustrating. With is preconceived prejudices, he comes off more childish than a business mogul. He is quick to jump to conclusions and make uninformed decisions based solely on those conclusions. Sapphire and Marco also fought more often than not, so that when they became attracted to each other, it felt more strained than natural.
Overall, The Magic of Stars is an emotional ride that with will grab the reader by the heartstrings and grip them until the very end. It’s full of laughter, anger, and heat written by a talented author who knows how to write an engaging story.
Ladbury writes with a typical deprecating British sense of humour, and I laughed out loud several times throughout the book. I think I also maybe shed a few tears at the right moments.
The hero, Marco Cavarelli, was a typical macho man, but he wasn’t unbearably overpowering. In fact, he actually went out of his way to be a decent guy, despite his initial misgivings about Sapphire.
I did feel that the misunderstanding between the two was a bit contrived, and put there more because it needs to be present in a romance novel, than for any legitimate reason.
Having said that though, the way it was resolved was interesting and I thoroughly appreciated the message about love and relationships that’s revealed near the end of the story.
Also, the last page was just brilliant and as a creative myself, I can totally relate!
This is a story where fate certainly seems to have plans for Sapphire and Marco but these plans are fraught with misunderstandings, dead end routes, u-turns and a very turbulent flight! Their attraction is mutual, the atmosphere sizzling but both are stubborn, feisty and reticent about expressing their thoughts and fears. The story is well paced, with plenty of angst and set backs as well as secrets and misunderstandings to impede their journey to a mutual HEA. The secondary characters - especially those who work at the airline - are brilliantly portrayed. This is a delightful read, a lovely heartwarming story to escape into.
I requested and received a copy of this novel. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.