Allie Therin
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Carina Press
Release Date
May 2020
Book 2 of Magic in Manhattan
Historical Novel with Romantic Elements, Historical Romance, LGBTQ, Paranormal Romance

When everything they've built is threatened, only their bond remains…

New York, 1925

Psychometric Rory Brodigan's life hasn't been the same since the day he met Arthur Kenzie. Arthur's continued quest to contain supernatural relics that pose a threat to the world has captured Rory's imagination—and his heart. But Arthur's upper-class upbringing still leaves Rory worried that he'll never measure up, especially when Arthur's aristocratic ex arrives in New York.

For Arthur, there's only Rory. But keeping the man he's fallen for safe is another matter altogether. When a group of ruthless paranormals throws the city into chaos, the two men's strained relationship leaves Rory vulnerable to a monster from Arthur's past.

With dark forces determined to tear them apart, Rory and Arthur will have to draw on every last bit of magic up their sleeves. And in the end, it's the connection they've formed without magic that will be tested like never before.

Book Review by Merissa (reviewer)
Apr 02, 2020   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
57 people found the following review helpful
STARCROSSED is the second book in the Magic in Manhattan series and we pick up where we left off. Rory is at Arthur's brother's house but doing his best to avoid Harry at all costs. Arthur hasn't spent as much time with Rory as he would like. Rory is still as prickly as a hedgehog and Arthur is still behaving like a helicopter parent. Hopefully, one day soon, he'll realise he is able to discuss things with Rory! And yet, somehow, these two work so well together! They really are the perfect pair and their shenanigans are guaranteed to raise a smile.

Nothing about this book is straight-forward--including the ex-boyfriend, the social circumstances, the villains, or even the good guys. And that by itself is one of the reasons this book is so entertaining. Add in the perfect world-building, the amazing characters, the wit and humour, and you get a fantastic read. There is definitely no second-book-slump in this series.

It is a series though so I would definitely recommend you read book one first. Plus, you really don't want to miss a thing with this pair!

Roll on 2021 because Wonderstruck is already on my TBR list! Highly recommended by me.
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