Title: Rogue Magic
Author: Kit Brisby
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: 01-30-2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, M/M Fantasy
Page Count: 310
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
While trapped in a stalled subway train on his morning commute, PR rep Byron Cole flirts with Levi, a young waiter with adorable curls. But Byron’s hopes for romance crash and burn when Levi saves him from a brutal explosion—with outlawed magic.
When Levi is imprisoned, Byron begins to question everything he’s ever believed. How can magic be evil when Levi used it to save dozens of lives? So Byron hatches a plan to save Levi that will cost him his job and probably his life. If he doesn’t pull it off, Levi will be put to death.
Byron discovers that he isn’t the only one questioning America’s stance on magic. And he learns that Levi is stubborn, angry, and utterly enchanting. Time is running out, though. Byron must convince Levi to trust him, to trust his own magic, and to fight against the hatred that’s forced him to hide his true nature his entire life. The more Levi opens up, the harder Byron falls. And the more they have to lose.
What an amazing book! I absolutely loved it and could not put it down.
This book kept me interested throughout and although I’m not an avid reader of fantasy I find that there is one book every now and again that I completely fall in love with and this was one of those.
Byron works in PR for his Uncle’s company Cole Industries which develops anti-magic technology and Levi is an unregistered Mage. They meet by chance when Levi using his magic saves countless people from a terrorist explosion but ends up incarcerated anyway as he used magic to do so. This starts Byron questioning everything he has previously believed and been told about magic and how it is regulated and controlled. I really don’t want to say any more about the plot as it just needs to be read to be enjoyed.
The way the author has built up this world is brilliant and so well executed, I found myself truly believing everything that was happening as I was so immersed in the world that had been created. Byron and Levi are well developed MCs and all supporting characters bring a lot to this story. This book is high angst and love but low on sex scenes which I thoroughly enjoyed as it was genuine and there was no need for me to skip the unnecessary sex scenes to find out what was happening in the very gripping story line (which I often find myself doing!).
I cannot recommend this book enough even if Fantasy is not your thing, as I said it’s not really my first choice but this book just needs to be read to be appreciated. I can’t wait to read more by this author in the future!.