Title: Starcrossed (Magic in Manhattan #2)
Author: Allie Therin
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: May 18, 2020
Genre: Urban Fantasy, MM Romance
Length: 8,500 Words
Rating: 4 Stars
When everything they’ve built is threatened, only their bond remains…
1925 New York
Psychometric Rory Brodigan’s life hasn’t been the same since the day he met Arthur Kenzie. Arthur’s continued quest to contain supernatural relics that pose a threat to the world has captured Rory’s imagination—and his heart. But Arthur’s upper-class upbringing still leaves Rory worried that he’ll never measure up, especially when Arthur’s aristocratic ex arrives in New York.
For Arthur, there’s only Rory. But keeping the man he’s fallen for safe is another matter altogether. When a group of ruthless paranormals throw the city into chaos, the two men’s strained relationship leaves Rory vulnerable to a monster from Arthur’s past.
With dark forces determined to tear them apart, Rory and Arthur will have to draw on every last bit of magic up their sleeves. And in the end, it’s the connection they’ve formed without magic that will be tested like never before.
♦ Personal Thought ♦
STARCROSSED further continued the brilliance of Therin’s “Magic in Manhattan” series with the a thrilling romp of second installment. I couldn’t stop gushing over the adorable relationship between Rory/Teddy and Ace/Arthur!! They were more connected than ever in this second entry to Therin’s “Magic in Manhattan” series, STARCROSSED. They were just so effing cute no matter what situation they were in!
Following the events in “Spellbound” Arthur and his crew were still tracking after the mastermind of the heinous plot that caused so many life. On top of that Arthur still had family obligations that dragged him away from the quest. These put his relationship with Rory at a handicap. More so when one of those obligations involving Ace’s aristocratic Ex. The situation worsened when someone from Ace’s past catching up and put their life in peril.
Have I mentioned how adorable Rory and Arthur were?! A jealous and powerful Teddy was even more precious! I found them as source of wonder and hilarity all at the same time. Arthur proven himself further of his tenacity even if he was non-magic. That they finally faced off with enemies by themselves, managed on their own, and still alive to tell the tale was awesome!! Ditto the romance between Rory and Arthur that developing more and more, becoming deeper attachment of the two men (I promised myself I would stop raving about them 😅😊).
This second entry also clued-in wider and promising developments to come for Arthur, Rory and the gang. What’s more interesting was the reappearance of grey characters who still haven’t established themselves (back) as friends or foes. This had the potential to be another story in the future and I just can’t bloody wait for the next adventures of the gang to be released!
Copy of this book is kindly given by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.