This was a short story that starts when Benji, who is a magician, finds Kit after he's saved him from some bad guys. The rest of the story is Benji trying to figure out who is trying to steal his magic.
I had a difficult time getting into this story. I think it was supposed to be a comedy but I didn't find the humor in it funny. I could have gotten over that maybe but the pacing of the story was really off for me. It just abruptly starts in the middle of a scene. There was no world building and no real character development. As a result I didn't buy into the love story aspect at all.
There was nothing wrong with the technicality of the writing it was just the execution of the plot didn't appeal to me.
Benji Seung is not one of the good guys. He commands dark magic; he looks out for himself before all else; he kills rival mages and steals their coffee makers. Life is good--or at least as good as it’s going to get for a guy whose soul grows more tainted with every passing day.
Everything changes when he accidentally rescues Kit, a wide-eyed young man down on his luck and living on the streets. With serious reservations but no better options than to leave Kit at the mercy of the elements, Benji takes him in and then can only watch as ominous events around them gain traction.
With an unknown adversary gunning for him, and Kit in the line of fire, the last thing Benji should be thinking about is romance, but he finds it impossible to resist the carefree troublemaker. Together, these two fight for their lives against black magic, diabolical schemes, and evil cupcakes.