New York Times bestselling author Janet Chapman welcomes her fans back to Spellbound Falls, where no one is immune to the magical powers of love…
Originally from the ancient mythical island of Atlantis, Nicholas has spent the last year deep in the mountains of Maine, serving as Director of Security for the Nova Mare and Inglenook resorts. Fully embracing his life in the twenty-first century, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to a trouble-prone employee, and is determined to keep her safe.
The last thing Julia Campbell needs is a man with a hero complex, especially one as handsome and imposing as Nicholas. All she has to do is keep it together until her younger sister turns eighteen, and then she can focus on her own life. But strange things have been happening at the resort—and it’s Nicholas who keeps coming to her rescue. When Nicholas is suddenly the one in trouble, Julia realizes he’s not quite what he seems—and that she’ll do anything to help the man who’s stolen her heart…
Chapman's engaging fourth Spellbound Falls novel (after Courting Carolina) pairs up Nicholas, an Atlantean who's now director of security for the exquisite and magic-drenched Nova Mare resort, and Julia Campbell, a quiet, pretty housekeeper at the resort. After Nicholas steps in to protect Julia from her bullying brother, he's impressed by her strength of character and fierce loyalty. While a career upgrade increases Julia's financial security as well as her confidence, she cannot fathom why Nicholas, the most eligible bachelor in town, is attempting to woo her. As the chemistry between Julia and Nicholas heats up, Julia resists forging a stronger connection until she realizes that the magic she senses could be real. Life-and-death struggles between magic-wielders force her to stretch her imagination and decide how much she will risk for love. Fans will find this a satisfying addition to the series.