Guest Review: Charmed by His Love by Janet Chapman

Posted November 8, 2012 by Tracy in Reviews | 0 Comments

Tracy’s review of Charmed by His Love (Spellbound Falls #2) by Janet Chapman

All Duncan MacKeage wants is to keep his crew building roads and bridges up the mountain to the fancy resort overlooking Spellbound Falls’ new inland sea. He doesn’t want anything to do with his own family magic or with the beautiful widow, Peg Thompson, and her tribe of little heathens. But when Duncan is tasked with keeping an eye on the widow Thompson, trouble starts.

Because of a family curse, Peg fears that giving in to her desires will mean killing off another lover. But Duncan—the strong, handsome man buying her gravel—is unbelievably tempting and determined to take care of her. Torn between her head and her heart, will Peg find the strength to break free of her black-widow curse? Or will pursuing their attraction put these lovers in harm’s way?

Peg Thompson is a single mother of four who is almost destitute. She was so excited about the job that she got at her new friend Olivia’s camp but with it being overrun by scientists (you’d have to read book 1 in order to understand that, I’m afraid) she now can’t bring her 4 year old twins with her to work and can’t afford daycare. Olivia’s new husband is building a resort and when contractor Duncan McKeage shows up and wants to pay her for use of her gravel pit she sees a light at the end of the tunnel as far as her finances go. Unfortunately she’s getting way to close to Duncan and she can’t allow that to go further as all the women in her family are cursed.

Duncan and Peg (along with her family) don’t exactly get off to the greatest start but they manage to get along despite Peg’s stubbornness and Duncan’s he-man bossiness. Duncan wants what’s best for Peg and her kids but it’s hard when Peg has a mind of her own. On top of that Peg is being threatened and Duncan doesn’t take that lightly. Along with everything going on with Peg Duncan is told by Mac (Olivia’s husband) that he needs to find his power – as his family comes from power but Duncan has none. Mac says Duncan needs to find his magical calling but Duncan’s not sure that’s something he wants to do. He eventually gives in to it and finds that it enhances his life, rather than hurts it.

Despite Duncan being a big bossy man I liked this book. Duncan did rub me the wrong way a time or two but honestly so did Peg occasionally. Peg’s children were adorable even if he 4 year old twins did speak much better than any 4 year olds I’ve ever met. I did love how Duncan came to love and protect Peg’s children.  I love seeing a man hugging on kids. 🙂

I think what I liked about this book was that while the romance was running through the book and of course we got times of JUST romance and nothing else, I actually liked that it was kind of there in the background whenever anything else was happening.

Overall it was sweet story in a rough kind of way and definitely makes me want to read the next book in the series.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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