Crystal Cove

Crystal Cove

Book - 2013
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ONE WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN CURSED NEVER TO FIND LOVE . . .ONE MAN WITHOUT A SOUL WHO WANTS HER MORE THAN LIFE ITSELF . . .THEY MEET IN A SMALL ISLAND TOWN IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, WHERE MAGIC IS IN THE AIR AND FATE IS A FORCE TOO POWERFUL TO DEFY. . . . In New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas's Crystal Cove , Justine Hoffman has made a comfortable life for herself on the island of Friday Harbor. She is the proprietor of a successful boutique hotel, and she has the safe, predictable life she has always wanted. Growing up with her flighty, nomadic mother, Marigold, has instilled in her a deep longing for stability. But in spite of everything Justine has achieved, there is still something missing. Love. And after years of waiting and dreaming, she is willing to do whatever it takes to change her destiny.What Justine soon discovers is that someone cast a spell on her when she was born, with the result that she will never find her soul mate. Determined to change her fate, Justine finds a way to break the enchantment, never dreaming of the dangerous complications that will follow.And when Justine meets the mysterious Jason Black, she accidentally unleashes a storm of desire and danger that threaten everything she holds dear . . . because Jason has secrets of his own, and he wants more from her than fate will ever allow. 
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c2013.
ISBN: 9781250011756
Characteristics: 316 p. ;,21 cm.


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Sep 11, 2018

Didn't like the story about special powers, just didn't go with previous books of the same series so skip this one you won't miss a thing.

Aug 13, 2017

Enjoyed this story, had romance, love and a little bit of magic. A fun summer read. There are a couple other books that also take place in this locale with some repeat characters. Nice change of pace.

This fourth addition to the Friday Harbor series describes Justine's pursuit of love. A witch by birth, Justine discovers that a spell has kept her from finding love. Breaking the spell, however, sets forth a dangerous series of events. I loved the other three books, but this one wasn't as good for me. It is hot and steamy, but I found myself frustrated with the main characters too often. Still it is a good romance, and people who have followed the series will enjoy it.

May 17, 2016

I really like this author, and the Friday Harbor series, but not this book.
It just didn't capture me. To be honest, i didn't like the magic aspect.

dollhouse_1 Jun 30, 2014

Friday harbor series very good read

Jun 16, 2014

This is my first book I have read by this author and I am not sure if I will read anymore. I felt like there is something missing and there just seemed to be long stretches where nothing important seemed to happen.

Aug 19, 2013

Not my favourite, more due to the concept of the story than the writing itself.

Aug 11, 2013

I, too, rank this book at the bottom of Lisa Kleypas' novels. The increased interest in magic was OK, but the characters were very flat. Justine was more interesting in the other Friday Harbor books where she was only a peripheral character. Ms Kleypas really got carried away in the bedroom scenes - is she branching out to erotica? Definitely my least favorite book - and I actually bought this one! Already listed on paperbackswap, to get it out of the house.

Amandatoryrant Jul 23, 2013

poorly written. This author is better than this book.

Jul 05, 2013

I just started reading Kleypas recently and I just loved this book. Fans of Jayne Ann Krentz Arcane series might really like this. I found the characters well developed and really quirky. I read it in one sitting. The only drawback is some of the fantasy goes a little overboard at times but nonetheless, a superb read.

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