Review: Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas
February 2004 ~ Bow Street Runners, 4
Book Blurb: She gave him her innocence . . .
Lady Aline Marsden was brought up for one reason: to make an advantageous marriage to a member of her own class. Instead, she willingly gave her innocence to John McKenna, a servant on her father’s estate. Their passionate transgression was unforgivable — John was sent away, and Aline was left to live in the countryside . . . an exile from London society
. . .and he took her love.
Now McKenna has made his fortune, and he has returned — more boldly handsome and more mesmerizing than before. His ruthless plan is to take revenge on the woman who shattered his dreams of love. But the magic between them burns as bright as ever. And now he must decide whether to let vengeance take its toll . . . or risk everything for his first, and only, love.
– In Again the Magic Kleypas takes on class struggles the Victorian era. The plot is nothing new though with the author’s deft hand with characterization, dialogue and motivation she’s created a very enjoyable read. McKenna is a dark and twisty hero bent on having his revenge on the woman who broke his heart. At his core he’s a romantic though he struggles to keep that part of himself hidden. Aline is a complex heroine whose motivations might seem to be superficial but this certainly isn’t the case.
Again the Magic is a tender and romantic novel that will linger in your mind long after you’ve closed the book. ~ Renee, www.ireadromance.com