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"Allie Therin built a world that came alive and flew off the pages." —Gay Book Reviews

To save Manhattan, they’ll have to save each other first…

New York, 1925

Arthur Kenzie’s life’s work is protecting the world from the supernatural relics that could destroy it. When an amulet with the power to control the tides is shipped to New York, he must intercept it before it can be used to devastating effects. This time, in order to succeed, he needs a powerful psychometric…and the only one available has sworn off his abilities altogether.

Rory Brodigan’s gift comes with great risk. To protect himself, he’s become a recluse, redirecting his magic to find counterfeit antiques. But with the city’s fate hanging in the balance, he can’t force himself to say no.

Being with Arthur is dangerous, but Rory’s ever-growing attraction to him begins to make him brave. And as Arthur coaxes him out of seclusion, a magical and emotional bond begins to form. One that proves impossible to break—even when Arthur sacrifices himself to keep Rory safe and Rory must risk everything to save him.

Magic in Manhattan
Book 1: Spellbound
Book 2: Starcrossed
Book 3: Wonderstruck

Proper Scoundrels

Edition Language:English
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    Spellbound Reviews

  • K.J. Charles

    A very enjoyable debut with magic in the time of Prohibition and a fun saving-the-world plot. Particularly well drawn and diverse supporting cast that gives a great sense of a larger society and the m...

  • Cadiva

    4.5*This book is exceptionally good. It hit pretty much every note I'd expect in a historical paranormal mystery romance, from a great sense of the time period, to a unique interpretation of magic abi...

  • Meep

    I was hooked after reading the sample, eagerly pressing 'buy' and turning the page. But for me this book proved a huge disappointment. I entered expecting a colourful 1920's world, magical highjinx wi...

  • Simone

    ***4.5 ❤***I'm hooked, smitten, blissed out, be-magic-ed (yeah, I made that one up, but it fits, so sue me)... Did I forget something? 🤔 Oh yeah... spellbound! 😉This was fun and Ace and Rory w...

  • Eugenia

    Magic, mystery and love in the roaring 20’s!!The first half of this magically thrilling mystery was sublime. The second half read more like YA. Maybe it was me, maybe it was the book. Regardless, th...

  • Cristina

    Amazing novel! A proper review will follow once I’m back online more regularly (I’m currently travelling a bit).*** Update on Sunday 8th September 2019 ***I truly enjoyed this first instalment in ...

  • Elena

    3.5 stars I think this is the first time I read a romance set in the US during the Prohibition period and it was a nice change, mixed with the magic system, it made for an interesting and refreshing s...

  • Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight)

    4 StarsReview:*I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.*Gah, these characters and their romance were so CUTE! They made me smile so much. Can that just be my ...

  • Linda ~ they got the mustard out! ~

    2.5 starsAs a debut novel, this shows a lot of potential, but the execution often left me wanting. It took me nearly a third of the book to get into it, and if this weren't a buddy read, I might have ...

  • Evie Drae

    Have mercy. It’s official, y’all. I have found my new favorite book. Hands down best read of the year. I can’t say enough how much I absolutely loved and adored Spellbound by Allie Therin. In fa...