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Book 48: 666 Park Avenue by Gabriella Pierce

Book 48: 666 Park Avenue (666 Park Avenue #1).
Author: Gabriella Pierce, 2011.
Genre: Paranormal Romance. Witchcraft.
Other Details: Paperback. 320 pages.

Welcome to New York City where the socialites are hiding some dark secrets ... Ever since the fabulously wealthy Malcolm Doran walked into her life and swept her off her feet, Jane Boyle has been living a fairy tale. When he proposes, Jane can't believe her luck and decides to leave her Paris-based job as a fledgling architect and make a new start with Malcolm in New York.

But when Malcolm introduces Jane to the esteemed Doran clan, one of Manhattan's most feared and revered families, Jane's fairy tale takes a darker turn. Now Jane must struggle with newfound magical abilities and the threat of those who will stop at nothing to get them. 666 Park Avenue - enter at your peril.
- synopsis from UK publisher's website.

I have had this paperback for some time and after reading the more literary works for the Baileys Prize shortlist I was in mood for some witchy fun. 666 Park Avenue delivered with a very engaging story of witchcraft in New York high society. It balanced just enough humour with its darker elements.

I had watched the short-lived TV series based on the novel when broadcast and realised that the source material was very different in a positive way. Pity they could not have made a television series closer to this novel.

As this is the opening act in a trilogy I cannot comment on the overall plot but felt it was a promising beginning, which encouraged me to read on and purchase the other two novels on Kindle.
Tags: paranormal, romance, witchcraft

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