Author: Genna Donaghy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Although Rowan Stormbringer was raised Wiccan, he’s never felt a connection to magic. That changes on the eve of Yule, when he encounters a magical creature, a phoenix, that needs his help getting to Stonehenge before the sun sets that day. Hiding a magical creature in the mortal world is tricky at best, but partnering with a good-looking, snarky taxi driver may be just the ticket Rowan needs. As they explore their instant attraction to each other, Rowan and Martin must learn to trust one another if they hope to deliver the phoenix home in time.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package “Celebrate!”.
Last of Summer by Genna Donaghy is a sweet urban fantasy set around Yule. Yes, it is insta-lust, but it is entertaining as well. Rowan is a likable character, especially once he takes the Phoenix under his care. Martin is the comedy relief. While that doesn’t always endear a character to me, I like him as he is a good match for Rowan. I enjoyed the fact that he struggled with his attraction to Rowan and his skepticism about the Pheonix.
I have to admit that part of my attraction to this story is that it is set around Yule instead of Christmas. That in and of itself makes it stand out, but the fantasy elements involved and the characters were enough to keep me turning the pages. They were also enough to whet my appetite for more from Ms. Donaghy.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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