Spell Bound

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Spell Bound

Darkly Enchanted, #1

In Spell Bound, Shea Tedaldi has been on the run with her little brother for the past year hiding from Dario Paganelli and his men. She has to keep her brother from falling into his hands at all costs so she turns to Gabriel, a Grigorio, for protection and finds that he has his own reasons for hating Dario.

The romance between Shea and Gabriel started slowly but I enjoyed that - it was different, and more realistic, from many romance novels where the characters fall in love at first sight. I loved Gabriel, who has a tough exterior but shows his softer side, especially in interactions with his mother. I also liked the side story with Quinn and Serina. I would love a book to see how their story ends. I enjoyed Stephanie Julian's world and would recommend this book.


Book Blurb for Spell Bound

She's running from fate...
Shea Tedaldi is the only thing standing between her six-year-old brother and the men who killed their parents. Descendants of the ancient Etruscan magical race, Shea and her brother keep powerful secrets that make them the targets of the evil Malandante. They've been looking for a safe haven but the bad guys are gaining on them and Shea needs a hero, a guardian who won't falter in the face of danger...

He's looking for the key to break the spell...

Gabriel Borelli is a warrior born to protect the Etruscan witches living under a curse. He's dedicated to breaking the spell and avenging the murder of his father by the Malandante. He won't let anything--or anyone--get in his way. Not even the one woman who may hold the key to his quest...and his heart.


Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2011 3.75