If you’ve already visited Friday Harbor, Kleypas’ latest will feel like you never left, as she seamlessly reintroduces readers to the characters who live on this magical island. Both heartbreaking and heartwarming, this story really does have it all, including a tortured soul who desperately wants love and a dark stranger who wants nothing to do with love at all. You can’t go wrong with Kleypas for a rewarding and deeply satisfying read. This is one of her best yet.
Justine Hoffman is cursed. Her mother cast a spell on her when she was born to protect her heart from being broken. The spell prevents her from falling in love in the first place, something she desperately wants more than anything. To her, one day of wonderful is better than a lifetime full of ordinary. When she meets the mysterious Jason Black, she’s more inspired than ever to find a way to break the spell. Maybe what she’s discovered with Jason is the strongest magic of all. (ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN, Feb., 336 pp., $26.99)