6 Replies to “Taking a Chance on that Love/Hate Thing”

  1. I finished it and it was excellent! <3 I couldn't put it down. Can't wait for the next book now. 😀 Gabe is indeed as Narlis said "a good boy." The water/moon power seems like something typically coded as soft/feminine so really neat to see a guy wielding it. Will be interesting to see how he'll grow into it and learn to use it more, especially in combat. Happy that he's willing to admit his ignorance and listen to Nic. Really loved Nic's sarcastic humor. It sounded very genuine. She's also so smart and has a lot of knowledge. I love her. The dialogue between the two came across as very realistic. Really looking forward to seeing how their powers/relationship will differ from the established norm and how they're going to face the challenges ahead. Maybe that silver bed will get some use too? *waggles eyebrows* 😉 It went very quickly and didn't drag at all. Very glad you got that final important scene in – whew! Was worried Gabe would continue dragging his heels lol!

    1. Woo hoo!! That’s the best news 😀 He is a good boy. I did have fun with reversing some magic tropes there. Nic’s sarcastic humor surprised me, so it really is an outgrowth of her personality – and situation. I love her too 🙂

      I was worried Gabriel would hold out too! But Nic is hard to resist…

  2. DW not being marketable is a really weird take for this particular reader. Obviously if you’re looking to sell cowboy romances in Walmart, any fantasy story is going to be unmarketable so I don’t know that you could’ve sold them anything without writing out of genre. But plenty of fantasy is popular. Gabe appears to be a good guy so far, unlike the other wizards, so we’re not even dealing with the villain-as-hero trope, which I could see people not liking. There really wasn’t anything in the book that struck me as being super uncomfortable or too far out there but I’ve read a lot of weird stuff. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ If anyone complains the world’s messed up, like yeah, isn’t that the point? The world is messed up and needs to be fixed/changed. Enter our hero and heroine. Tada!

    1. Frankly, I still don’t understand her reaction. Yes, it’s not cowboy romance or Amish romance, for sure. And very true on dealing with this very messed up world 😀

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