Absolutely Captivated – Kristine Grayson

Absolutely Captivated
Absolutely Captivated by Kristine Grayson.
Stars: 4 out of 5 *.
Summary from Amazon: CPA Travers Kineally lives an ordinary life, thank you very much. But life gets extraordinary when his sister gets him to drive three daffy women halfway across the country to look for Zoe Sinclair, who couldn’t possibly still be alive, and certainly cannot be the beautiful woman they finally locate. Then he learns he isn’t just a magician with math: he’s a mage. But what really makes him nervous is that he can’t get Zoe out of his mind. (reached from Kris writes)

Oh, my this is pure fluff… but it’s so confidently spun out that you grin and settle back in your armchair.

There are two point-of-view characters, who are also the romantic leads.   Travers the CPA and reluctant mage; and Zoe, the 150-year-old mage turned hard-boiled-Vegas-magic-PI.  Both are well described, though I do regret that I did not track down Simply Irresistable yet, because that immediately preceded this book.

Vegas is hot and filled with neon. Zoe’s just finishing a job of retrieving a wayward familiar, a very fat dachshund.

So, this is the same author as the Retrieval Artist novels: Kristine Kathryn Rusch. She definitely is able to wear multiple hats.

For all that the atmosphere and people are enjoyably invoked, the heart of the book is still fluffy.  The conflict feels a little bit contrived and  ends a little abruptly.  But, I didn’t expect a chewy center inside the cotton-candy.

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Beware – this is completely unrelated to the movie of the same name starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Other posts about Absolutely Captivated or Kristine Grayson (added by me, not generated)

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Do you have a review I should include? Let me know in a comment, and I will add the link here.

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