It is the Time of Transition in the Arcani (magical) world. This is the time when three women will be chosen, by the magic, when they turn twenty-seven years old to become the new godmothers.
Stormy Jones-Smyyhe has grown up around magic but she has none of her own. She went to a human school and college. Since she had no magic she was taught nothing about magic nor its history. Stormy was raised by her two dads in a magical artist community. Both of her dads are artist and Stormy is one also. She is a textile artist mainly weaving cloth. When her twenty-seventh birthday came and went her dad's realized that Stormy would never have magic. When Stormy spent the whole night weaving a new fabric, she is surprised when the three old godmothers show up to give her a wand and inform her that she is the newest godmother. The old godmothers and the two new ones are wanted by the Arcani counsel. When the godmothers went before the counsel to tell them about a man who is trying to take over the counsel and then the world, they did not believe them. They believed that it is the godmothers who want to take over. Each new godmother has had a run in with this man and in turn has gone into hiding with the old godmothers. The council is determined not to lose another godmother so they assign two of the counsel guards to Stormy to keep her safe.
Hunter Merrick is one of the guards. He is a by the book type of person and he can't understand how Stormy is going to learn magic. After talking to the old godmothers and meeting the new ones Stormy gives the villains name to Hunter. He tries to investigate the things Stormy has told him but nothing makes sense to him. Hunter is bound to the oath he gave to the counsel and he has to do what they tell him to do. Hunter now has the problem of keeping Stormy safe and following the orders of the counsel. The biggest problem he is facing is the attraction he feels for Stormy.
This is the third of Ms. Stevens Time of Transition series. I just loved the inaction between the hero and heroine. He is straight laced, by the book type of guy and she is a free spirit, fly by the seat of her pants type of person. This was such a great story, filled with romance and wonderful charming characters. I could not put this book down until I found out how it ended.
I am looking forward to the next book Ms. Stevens has out.
Free-spirited artist Stormy Jones-Smythe was raised by two talented Wizard fathers but never showed the slightest hint of magical abilities. Which is why she’s totally surprised when three famous fairy godmothers show up at her door to tell her she’s one of them.
Surprised, and none too happy. The godmothers are fugitives, framed for treason, and the last thing the magical Council wants is another fairy godmother going rogue. Hence Stormy’s new full-time Guard, Hunter Merrick.
Stormy quickly realizes she’s not going to escape Hunter’s watch…and before long, she’s not sure she wants to. But her freedom depends on her ability to expose the plot against the godmothers, and that means getting control of her magic. Despite the growing chemistry between them, Hunter is fiercely loyal to the Council—and duty-bound to keep Stormy from doing either of those things.
But he didn’t count on Stormy’s irrepressible exuberance and passion for life. Before long, even Hunter isn’t sure which side he’s on, and he can’t contain Stormy either way.