Title: Impractical Magic
Author: MJ O’Shea
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Anna Sikorska
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Sequel to Newton’s Laws of Attraction
Physics teacher Fenton Keene is looking forward to a summer of doing nothing but hanging out with friends and maybe getting into a little trouble. With his best friend out of town, trouble seems like the best option and it comes in the form of his building’s newest temporary resident, a gorgeous fireman named Kevin.
Fen’s been attracted to men before, but this is the first time he’s considered acting on it. And act he does.
Fen and Kevin have an intense summer fling. Just in time for Kevin to go home, more feelings develop than Fen can ignore, but they don’t stop Kevin from leaving. Once Kevin’s gone, Fen can’t stop thinking about him. That’s when reality sets in and Fen faces the difficulties of distance and fidelity, while Kevin balks at Fen’s reluctance to tell his friends and family. They just need to find a way to make their magic more practical.
What a cute story! Impractical magic is the sequel to Newton’s laws of Attraction by MJ O’Shea. The timeline of this story overlaps with the first and is very consistent in the details from one story to the next.
Impractical Magic was a very sweet romance, but there was more. It was a story about finding yourself and your place in the world, a cute journey of self discovery. It was also about friends; as much as Fen was the MC, his friends were important characters as well. This may have been a fluffy, easy read, but if you look past the surface, there was a story worth reading.
The author did a good job of developing Fen for the readers. As the story developed, Fen was forced to determine what he wants for himself, he had to look internally and make difficult decisions based on where he saw his life going. I loved watching his growth as man as well as his growth into dating and a relationship. His dating life was easy to connect with as most people have felt the guiddiness that comes with that first relationship. Fen was so adorable and dorky as he started to open up to Kevin. MJ O’Shea wrote a very lovable character and I felt very invested in his outcome. I loved Fen and adored his story.
However, I did not like Kevin much at the end. I fell hard for Fen and, while I understand the logic of what Kevin did, I hated him for it and wanted Fen to run away and find someone else who would never hurt him in any way. I do recognize that the intent was to show that everyone makes mistakes and we all have to deal with angst in our lives, but I wanted everything to be perfect for Fen all the time and I feel like pouting right now!
Overall, I loved this book. Impractical magic was an easy to read, well written romantic tale. It left me feeling all warm and fuzzy. I have never read any of MJ O’Shea’s solo books, but after this, I am going to investigate more of her works.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
|This post may contain affiliate links.
|Prism Book Alliance® assumes no liability for the ownership of photos or content used in guest posts and interviews. The post author assumes all responsibility and liability for this content.|