Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Series:  Nether-Netherland #2
Author:  Erica Ridley
Publish Date:   12.01.13
Publisher:  Intrepid Reads
Category /Genre:  Contemporary Paranormal Romance
Recommended for:  18+
Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect / received as an ARC
Received from:  Intrepid Reads via netgalley.com (in exchange for an honest review)
Goodreads:  Midwinter Magic
Date completed: 11.28.13

Description from the publisher:
After an eye-opening congressional hearing, former corporate shark Jack Morgan redirects his ill-gotten gains toward charity work.  However, his attempts to bring holiday cheer to a Bolivian village meet with one disaster after another: canceled flights, crumbling luggage, implacable customs officials.  His plans disintegrate further when he runs into a sexy tourist with . . . wings?

As Jack's guardian angel, Sarah Phimm has her work cut out for her.  When his latest volunteer mission risks his life, she's forced to reveal herself to him—but only in part.  She can't risk him knowing the truth.  He's everything her immortal heart desires, but can never have.  She soon discovers that keeping him safe amidst death bridges and tumbling telephone poles is far easier than guarding her heart.

Jack Morgan has left the corporate world.  After enduring a congressional hearing that decided he hadn’t broken any actual laws, but opened his eyes to his own moral guilt in pursuit of his fortune, he is now expending his energies in the greater good of his fellow man.  On a trip to Bolivia, he has run into one setback after another, culminating into an invisible wall that knocks him on his butt.  Sarah Phimm has made a mistake when not watching where she was walking, and now Jack has seen her.  This violates her contract as his guardian angel.  She has watched over him since his birth, but now that he has seen her, neither can deny the irresistible pull of true love.  Can she continue to watch over him now that he knows who and what she is?  What will her bosses say?

This is the second book in the Nether-Netherland series.  It does stand alone, but it would help you understand her bosses’ motivations if you have read CHARMED.

At Christmas time, we often hear “peace on earth and goodwill towards men.”  Jack has accepted his three ghosts, in the form of the congressional hearings, and is determined to put his new found goodwill to work where it will matter to those with little.  He continues to learn lessons of humility and patience.  Don’t we all wish to be continually growing and improving our impact on our community?

This is a feel-good, funny, sweet story of true love and heartfelt philanthropy.  I absolutely loved this story of Christmas, miracles, and the desire for goodwill among all men.  I was laughing out loud at some parts, okay a lot of laughing, and followed by moments of “awwww.”  Yep, my family has to put up with my emotions when I’m reading and this story was filled with the best emotions.  Thank you, Ms. Ridley, for sharing!

The Nether-Netherland series:
  1. Charmed
  2. Midwinter Magic
  3. Captivated (early 2014)
  4. Bedeviled (late 2014)
Other Books from this Author:
  • Too Wicked to Kiss
  • Too Sinful to Deny
  • Born to Bite
  • Let It Snow


Originally posted 03.27.2014 on my previous website
WordPress.com closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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