Anthology: The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance
Story: 9 of 24
Romance Featured: Guardians
Opening Line: “It was just after 2 a.m. on a warm Tuesday morning when I stumbled into the corner deli and croaked, “Gimme a triple expresso mocha latte and make it fast!” ”
Charlie and Maggie are Guardians, human protectors of mankind with magical abilities. Charlie is a healer and Maggie an Enchantress. Encountering one another by chance in a coffee shop, Charlie is immediately attracted to Maggie apart from her Enchantress charm. Approaching her, Maggie is standoffish, wary of all advances by men because she is unable to distinguish true interest from magically induced interest because of her Enchantress powers. A robbery at the coffee shop results in Charlie’s friend being shot causing Charlie and Maggie to work together to save his life.
The chemistry between Charlie and Maggie is nicely portrayed and the shift in their responses to one another nicely done as circumstances allow them to learn more of each other. I quite enjoyed their HEA.
Mini Profile of Mary Jo Putney
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books and counting. She writes paranormal, historical and contemporary romance, and is the recipient of two RITA awards.
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