Friday, November 4, 2011

Sweet Magik by Penny Watson

Title:  Sweet Magik
Author: Penny Watson
My Rating: B+

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: - Klaus Brothers Series #2
Main Characters: Oskar & Kiana
Release Date: November 2011
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Oskar Klaus' job is killing him. Not even his favorite hobbies (extreme snowboarding and browsing old bookstores) are enough to snap him out of his funk. It's not easy living in the shadow of four successful older brothers and a father named Santa. Little does he know that a kiss on New Year's Eve is about to turn his life upside-down.

Kiana Grant's Manhattan life is a world away from her childhood in Oahu. She traded sunsets and surfing for a respectable career in library science, but Oskar Klaus is a temptation that's hard to resist. Before she knows it, she's in the midst of an outrageous adventure in the North Pole, dealing with mischievous elves, wicked demons, and a devastating attraction to Santa's youngest son.

There's just one problem...a bitter elf hell-bent on revenge threatens the future of everyone in the North Pole, even Santa himself...

My Review:
I ADORE a good holiday romance and no one does it better than Penny Watson with her Klaus Brothers series. This series is a five-book series about the five sons of Santa and their HEA's. This book is book #2 in the series. Book #1 was Sweet Inspiration, featured the oldest son Nicholas, and you can see my review of it HERE. Book #2 features the youngest of Santa's five sons, Oskar. Oskar is a tatted, green haired, wild child. As the youngest, he has struggled to find his place in the midst of his four older talented brothers. Right now he lives for his snowboarding and handles the human resources aspect of the management of the elves up at the North Pole, but he is feeling unfulfilled by all of it. So no one is more surprised than him when a mousy librarian catches his eye at older brother Gregor's Manhattan New Year's Eve party especially considering the party is full of supermodels.

Mousy librarian is Kiana. She is a transplant from Hawaii and has had a difficult life. After having her heart broken six years prior, she has settled into the guise of her career, being a librarian at the NY public library. She has no desire to catch any man's attention and certainly not the Bad Boy with green hair and tats staring at her from the corner. But when she starts talking to Oskar, she soon finds that he too is MUCH MORE than he appears to be and that they really have a lot in common.

Oskar & Kiana are two totally different people on the surface, but they are really the same. They are both hiding who they truly are behind these looks that they have built around themselves like shields. I love that they share a huge love of books. I want to move into Oskar's sounds like Nirvana. I love that they get to know each other through their dreams. There is a dangerous aspect to the story line, but the special magical feel to the book never changes. This is a book that you want to read in the evening with the Christmas tree lit behind you.

This book is so fun. It's full of Christmas magic and sparkle. It took a little bit for the story to pick up while the basis was being laid. But once the story started forward in earnest, I was completely caught up. It is full of adventure, suspense, danger, romance, and at it's heart, it is FULL of Christmas magic. There are magical snowmen and snowflakes in the shower. There are soul-connecting dreams and a mystical bookseller. There is a beautiful magical little elfin girl in need and two people falling into love in the most gorgeous of ways. It all wraps up into a beautiful Christmas story that makes you want to build a fire and drink some hot cocoa while reading.

I loved this book. The good news is that there's another one coming. Sven's story is next. There was a short teaser in the back and it sounds wonderful. I cannot wait. Write faster, Penny!!!


Penelope said...

Thank you for this awesome review, Christi! I am thrilled you like the book. Happy Holidays from The Klaus Boys! :^)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic review Christi! I plan on reading books 1 & 2 in December for my Christmas month celebration. :-D I wish she would write faster but do you think she is just going to release a new story every November in the spirit of the season? Just curious. I'm happy you enjoyed this one and I hope the other 3 books will be just as fun and enjoyable.

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

Ok what a cool concept! The 5 sons of Santa---! I am going to have to put these on my TBB list :)

Julie said...

I have the first book in the series planned to read for Christmas week thanks to you all who have pimped it to me. This one sounds cute too. I may have to attempt to squeeze it in too. :)