by Michele Bardsley
Paranormal romance with wonderful worldbuilding and interesting characters.
I haven’t read the first book, Never Again and really wish I had because this book was so action packed and interesting and it would have been so much better if I already loved these characters. I am definitely hunting it down. This story is about Sheriff Taylor and Norie finding each other and unlocking secrets about themselves.
This is a magically ruled world and Nevermore, TX is a small town with a large purpose. They are a magical nexus and will be key in the war with dark forces trying to take over. The people who live there seem to be goddess-blessed and keep getting super cool magical powers to help them in the struggle.
There are a LOT of characters in this book, and everyone has a nickname or a title with their position they can be called interchangeably, Guardian, Sheriff, Consul etc. so it can get a little confusing. I tend to motor through and hope I understand what just happened and for the most part, I did just fine.
I liked the action, the darkness being kept at bay and the last-minute magic enhancements that happen. Those types of stories are super fun. I did get a little confused at the end with so many people running around and getting places in time for something or other.
There are a few sexy times, it is a romance after all, but they are in dream sequences so I think they were included just to keep the romance part of the genre. lol. I am going to track down book 1, I like this world and want to get to know more about it. 3.5 ancient stars, listen closely and you might hear them murmuring enchantments to keep the forest safe.