Book Reviews

Hidden Magic by E.D. Parr at Evernight Publishing

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Magic / Elves/Fairies/Sidhe / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 01-January-2018

Book Blurb

Owain Lovage belongs to an ancient family of elven beings, but he and all his family hide themselves among the ordinary humans of an English rural town, where Owain runs a reindeer farm and visitor center. Owain’s life is full, but he is lonely, yearning for a handsome, sexy man to love.


When Rowan Carter reluctantly leaves California to stay with his folks on vacation for the holiday season in England, everything is so much better than he expected—especially when he meets Owain. Captivated by Owain, Rowan seeks him out. Melting hot kisses in the snow are only the start of what he has in mind to do with this red-hot guy. 


But Rowan is only on vacation, and his life in California is waiting. Is two weeks long enough to fall in love? And Owain’s secret, his elven identity, is a ticking time-bomb for their relationship. Does the answer lie in an ancient magic spell? Or are the two men doomed to miss the love they have begun?


Book Review

Snow, ancient spells, secret identities, and a romance are the exciting ingredients for this charming wintertime story set in rural England. The quirky characters pulled me in as much as the mystery that was hinted at from the beginning, but unfolded only gradually as Rowan and Owain got to know each other. Based on a tiny hint in the early part of the story I suspected what might be going on, and watching the author develop the story was very enjoyable.

Rowan lives in California, so he is a little reluctant about spending the holidays in a quaint English village. But his parents have rented a cottage there and he loves them, so he decides to give it a go. The scenery turns out to be amazing, but the real surprise is Owain. Rowan is attracted to him from the beginning, and even though he believes it will never be more than a holiday fling, he fully embraces their romance. Little does he know how much more is going on beneath the surface than he ever would have suspected!

Owain has lived for a long time, and only a few of his family of elves are still left. He enjoys their Yule celebration, where they can all drop their glamour and appear as they really are, and he loves running his reindeer farm that provides lots of winter magic for visitors and villagers alike. Owain did not expect to be so drawn to Rowan when they first met, but it soon turns out that he cannot resist the human’s charm. When Owain falls too deeply he has no clue what to do – and what he ends up setting in motion has some very unexpected consequences.

If you like elves, magic, and Yule traditions, if you want to watch two men fall for each other despite their very different outlooks on life, and if you’re looking for a cute read with lots of mystery, some drama, and a very passionate romance, then you will probably like this novella. It may be a slow burn, but it packs quite the emotional punch!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 36100 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 12-December-2017
Price $3.99 ebook
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