Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Review - Between a Rock and a Heart Place by Natale Stenzel

Between a Rock and a Heart Place
Natale Stenzel
Love Spell – Dorchester Pub.
February 24, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-505-52783-7

Book blurb:
Daphne Forbes always knew the world was an odd place. Unlike most CPAs, she grew up the daughter of a druid. Unlike her father, she eschewed the supernatural. But magic was coming to trip her up. In the form of an enchanted cornerstone, it was set to knock Daphne's socks off-or at least one of her shoes-and the rest of her clothes were soon to follow.

Magic filled Daphne, empowered her, shifted her shape and raged wild as a summer storm. Enter Tremayne. Whether the tormented newcomer was truly her guardian or something more sinister, one thing he wanted was clear. Daphne wanted him, too. She had spent her whole life with control but little power; this was just the opposite. She was suddenly between a magic stone and . . . someplace harder. And we're not (just) talking about Tremayne's abs.

My thoughts:
Growing up with power-hungry druid parents, Daphne Forbes is less than willing to follow in their footsteps, and she’s eager to start a new life. Her dreams are about to be shattered as she’s left to not only deal with the magic around her, but with the magic swelling inside her as well.

Tremayne is tied to the cornerstone and responsible for the power it holds. When Daphne is accidentally forced into carrying that magic, it becomes his job to see that the magic is contained. He must also ensure that mixing with her untapped druid powers the magic doesn’t drive her insane. Tremayne’s future may ultimately depend on the outcome.

Between a Rock and a Heart Place is a fantasy filled with ancient magic and heartwarming romance. Ms. Stenzel builds a world that’s easily visualized, and creates characters that intrigue and entertain. The chemistry between Tremayne and Daphne will draw readers in and their relationship will leave a lasting impression. I hope to see a return visit to this fascinating world.

To learn more about Between a Rock and a Heart Place, please visit Ms. Stenzel’s website: HERE

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


samantha.1020 said...

This definitely sounds interesting and something that I will have to check it out.

Enchanted by Books said...

The title really honestly turned me off to this book, but your review has me interested now. I just really disliked that title so much! But I like books with magic and that sounds good so I'll check it out. Great review!

Kimberly Swan said...

Sam - It's different and definitely interesting. Hope you get a chance to check it out!

Rachael - The title really makes sense when you read it. :) You'll like the romance in this one too!