Review: Sweet Magik by Penny Watson


Sweet Magik by Penny Watson
Series: Klaus Brothers (# 2)
Publisher:  Faery Rose
Release Date:  October 11, 2011
Page Count:  302 pages
Source: ebook provided by the publisher

Oskar Klaus’s job is killing him. Not even his favorite hobbies (extreme snowboarding and browsing old bookstores) are enough to snap him out of his funk. It’s not easy living in the shadow of four successful older brothers and a father named Santa. Little does he know that a kiss on New Year’s Eve is about to turn his life upside-down. Kiana Grant’s Manhattan life is a world away from her childhood in Oahu. She traded sunsets and surfing for a respectable career in library science, but Oskar Klaus is a temptation that’s hard to resist. Before she knows it, she’s in the midst of an outrageous adventure in the North Pole, dealing with mischievous elves, wicked demons, and a devastating attraction to Santa’s youngest son. There’s just one problem…a bitter elf hell-bent on revenge threatens the future of everyone in the North Pole, even Santa himself…


Review:  What a magical, mystical story of Santa and his sons. Ms. Watson has a hit on her hands. I loved this story and can’t wait for the rest.

This is the second in the Klaus Brothers series and usually books go from the oldest to the youngest but no so for Ms. Watson. She gives us the second story and it deals with Oskar the youngest of the Klaus brothers.

Oskar the youngest of Santa’s sons takes care of the Elves at the North Pole. He is in charge of keeping them out of trouble. Try keeping drunken elves from causing problems? It isn’t an easy job but Oskar doesn’t feel that his job is all that important. People don’t take his seriously and who would with his green hair and tattoos, the wild child that would rather be snowboarding then doing other things.

He has a secret passion and that is he loves to read. Now how can a guy that loves to read be all that bad? So Oskar is at a party at his brother’s house in Manhattan. At first, he is drawn to the models but they seem to bore him. He finds himself drawn to Kiania, librarian. Kiana is talking to his brother’s and as he walks over he realizes that she is beautiful and is hiding behind her dowdy clothing, glasses and a bun.

At first sight Kiana decides she doesn’t want anything to do with ‘bad boy’ Oskar with his green hair and body full of tattoos. She finds that for some reason she is drawn to him. They kiss at midnight New Year’s Eve and the sparks fly.

Things happen over the next few days that bring these two together in a way that brings with it the magic that is around all year leftover from Christmas. However the passion born of that one kiss is headed for a rocky time.

A stowaway in the sleigh, good elves, bad elves….A magical snowman…. A little elfin girl in need and a connection to Kiana’s past bring them together and Oskar falls more in love with Kiana.

Trying to take care of problems at the North Pole, Oskar and Kiana find the sweetest magic of all in the love for each other in a magical place. I loved this story and couldn’t put it down.

Ms. Watson weaves a magical spell that has you wanting to curl up in front of a fireplace with the snow softly falling, colored lights, a snowman and hot cocoa to warm you.

I truly fell in love with the magic of Christmas, Santa and this book. I am going to buy the first book ‘Sweet Inspiration’ so that I can read about how this family started.

Anyone who loves Christmas and the Magic of the Season will enjoy this wonderful book as I did. If you have somehow lost that magic over the years you will once again find it in this delightful story about Santa and his boys. I can’t wait to read the next one.

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