Callie has always known the Abbotts were different. Witches, though they call themselves Magians. They are her second family. Harrison Abbott has been her best friend since they were children. Tucker Abbott, her life-long crush. And their brother, Tyghe? A magical pain in her backside.
When the Abbotts need her human perspective to solve a mystery, she doesn’t hesitate. Especially since it means getting everything she ever wanted. A chance to be one of them, to have magic, even if it’s only temporary.
Someone is attacking young women at Triune, a ritual that helps Magians find their perfect threesome — the match that will complete their magic and their hearts. Callie expected to be dazzled by her first glimpse into the Magian world, but the bone-melting desire between her and the Abbott brothers isn’t part of the plan.
Nor is the decades-old secret that makes her the target of a killer…
Triune? Magians come from far and wide to seek out
the perfect threesome so they can live kinkily ever after.
I’m torn… I’m torn how to review this story, and how to approach the next two books of the series.
Wicked Sexy is great story for an erotic novella, but as for romance, I couldn’t find a crumb of it.
In the world of Magians, sensuality and passion overwrite attraction and romance. Weirdly, not only romance, but family connections as well. This sensual relationship here is between Callie and two brothers, Thyge and Tucker Abbott. Brothers. I understand that Magians are a “sensual species”, and “freer with their bodies than the average human”, but that much? I ran through some reviews, and it seems I am the only one who is bothered by the fact that they are brothers. Maybe I’m just not open enough…
Anyway, I really don’t want to be judgmental, and actually it is my lesser problem with the story. Apart from that, the lack of romance is the bigger issue.
I like Callie’s character, I really can identify with her, her desire to be one those people whom she considers her true family. But it is weird how her surfaced magic overwrites her decade-long attraction – and as she said ‘love’ – for Tucker, and is swept away in the overwhelming sexual magnetism of Thyge. But in her words, she had no other choice…
It was an instinctual need, something deep within her crying out for him. How could she do anything other than give in?
She always felt nothing but irritation for Thyge. But now, driven by lust, she suddenly feels love for him. It’s not love, and not romance. There is no development, no intimacy, no tenderness between the two.
Tucker, with whom she is in love since she was twelve, plays only second fiddle in this threesome.
Though not fully elaborated, the suspense is great, surprising, and I like the “there are no coincidences” motif.
Magians with different types of magical power are interesting and colorful, and much potential lie in it. The magical pull and bond between the three parties of a triad sounds good, but I can’t see anything else in it but lust for now. Hope it will be detailed and specified in the following books.
Characters: Callie: 3, others: 1 (superficial, without depth)
Story, suspense: 4
See my favorite quotes and cast on my Tumblr page,
Daily Quotes by Exina, from quote 885 to 889.