Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Gifted 1: Passions Awakening by Cara Covington


To many missing quote marks or other form indication of communication to give a star rating to this story.

Heat Rating

Cheri Ambrose and her two best friends/sisters are sent into the world to fulfill a prophecy from ancient times, when in order to save their non-magical humans, magical humans had to separate from them by creating alternate universe of sorts. A few magical humans remained behind to protect their non-magical counter parts as best they could from the not so good magic users who sought to rule them. Now Cheri is in New York wait for the day when she will meet her mates and fulfill her part in the prophecy.

Max and Tony are both gifted doctors, that have been best friends since college, decide to take a vacation before starting their new jobs in a New York hospital. They don’t believe in magic and the make their own destiny for themselves. So when they see Cheri and they both feel the instant attraction, the grow suspicious of her abilities she walks away.

There is a lot to like about Passions Awakening like the fact the you actually get to hear from the bad guys and they actually are being threatening, active participants and not hiding at the end in some last ditch climax effort, oh, and nice job with the shark. There is also the fact the heroine, Cheri, actually did get up and storm away, rather than listen to her to bone heads attempt to blame her for their feelings and their magic.

What you won’t like will be the lack of numerous quote marks or even italicized mental conversations, so you would know the conversation was happening. This truly disappointed me because Morgan Ashbury/Cara Covington is a phenomenal writer but her lack of attention in adding some method of showing the conversations made her work seem lazy. For the record this author is one of my favorites so I really do hate saying such a thing since I know her attention to detail is usually spot on. With that being said it is with a heavy heart that I must say I cannot in all good conscience give this book the five-star rating that I want to give it. With some many missing quote marks or even italics to show the mental conversation I would be in the minus star ratings and I am sorry so but I just can’t do that either so I think I will leave the rating blank until I solve my dilemma because I really, really like the story line.

Book Cover Rating
Don’t you think that if you mention that the lead female character is a plus size woman that she should maybe BE a plus sized woman on the cover? HELLOOOO

Book Blurb Rating
The blurb needs and edit but other than that it fits the book.

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Book's Blurb
The first moment they lay eyes on her on the deck of the cruise ship Max Tanner and Tony Delvecchio are inexorably drawn to Cheri Ambrose. Born of The Gifted, humans possessed of incredible magic, Cheri was sent to New York to fulfill an ancient prophecy, to meet her two destined mates.

Cheri doesn’t have much hope that Max and Tony will fall in love with her. She’s already seen how a lot of people treat plus-sized women, but she can’t help feeling stung when they think she's put a spell on them to compel their attraction—nevermind that it would be in violation of one of two sacred laws.

Two things make Max and Tony rethink their suspicions: they discover they have magic inside of them, too. And there are two other men of power on the ship—men who are determined to do whatever it takes to prevent the prophecy from coming true.