Review: My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis

My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis
Published: December 1, 2011
Publisher: Ink Lion Books, LLC
Pages: 284
Source: Bewitching Blog Tours

If you can’t trust your boyfriend, who can you trust?

In this modern Arthurian, nice girl Arriane, aka Ryan, DuLac just found out her bad-boy biker boyfriend, Matt, is a little older than he was letting on. By a few eons.

In fact, he is really Merlin–the Merlin, King Arthur’s Merlin, the greatest wizard who ever lived. Frozen in a cave for over a fifteen hundred years, he’s been woken. But Ryan’s not impressed. Tired of being a pushed around relationship loser, she’d rather kick his legendary behind.

Sure, the world has been crazy ever since the sword and the stone fell out of the sky like a meteor. But despite gruesome gargoyles, an underground world of magic, and the guy driving her crazy, Ryan knows that family is everything. Will Merlin sacrifice hers to save the world? Will she be able to stop him?

Review: Finally a story that brings Merlin into the 21st Century not only giving him a new adventure but also places him in a love triangle that is actually believable.

Merlin has that dangerous image that makes him irresistible. Then you throw in his equally good looking brother it leaves any normal girl with a dilemma of what to do. Oh to be in Arriane’s or Ryan to her friends, shoes.

Merlin better known as Matt Emrys is in search of someone that will be worthy of pulling the sword from the stone. Yes, if we have Merlin…Excalibur can’t be far behind. Finding the rightful person has led Matt/Merlin to Boston where he has been watching a few regulars as they are known. On this particular day there is a tremor that is felt around the world with England, specifically Trafalgar Square taking the biggest hit as a black stone complete with ‘the sword’ dropped right in the middle of the square.

I was really impressed with Merlin’s character as he is such a legendary figure. Ms. Ardis took a chance putting him in the 21st Century, a risk that paid off making him a very believable and important part of the storyline. She was able to keep the mystery that surrounds Merlin a part of the story which helped in making him seem more real as a teen in this century.

Merlin was given the qualities of being the good guy out to save the world and in walks his brother with a hint of that bad boy image putting Ryan right in the middle of a well-rounded love triangle. How is any red blooded girl going to be able to choose between to equally powerful wizards. I couldn’t decide who I wanted to win Ryan…I was and still am torn between Merlin and Vane.

This fast paced read has it all, strong characters, sweet romance, magic, mystery, adventures and descriptions that keep you enthralled in the story.

I loved the way Merlin and Excalibur were brought into the 21st Century, giving a new twist on a well-loved storyline. I have always wanted Merlin to fall in love as he came from a time of magic and romance. It was nice to see that happen. I can’t wait for Ms. Ardis’s next book.

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