The Salem Wildlife Sanctuary is Gwen Taylor’s life work. Her Irish Gypsy heritage provides a hidden talent she uses to help the creatures under her care. But even her magical skills can’t help new rescues in dire need of veterinary care.
The opportunity of signing on as the vet for Gwen’s sanctuary dropped into Brock Scutter’s lap after he expanded his practice to include wildlife. The personal attraction he and Gwen experience is undeniable the more their professional and personal lives collide.
Touring the only “non-haunted” house in Salem they both feel a spark of magic. A trip to his family’s cabin uncovers a heritage he didn’t know existed. If they want a future together, it means facing the consequences of awakening hidden Gypsy magic and a race against the clock to correct past wrongs.
Gwen Taylor is so busy running her wildlife animal sanctuary in the historic town of Salem, Massachusetts, she doesn’t have much time for dating.
Brock Scutter is also busy with his veterinarian practice. After he buys a new house that’s imbued with magic, he and Gwen soon learn a surprising secret about the Salem Witch Trials.
Brock and Gwen are interesting characters. Their romantic relationship started off slow due to their demanding jobs and the injured animals under their care, but they had great chemistry and a strong friendship. They’re also learning how to use and hone their magical abilities.
The secondary characters were fun, especially Pepper and Lathen. Pepper is one tough cookie—or should I say kickass witch?
Even though this story is a standalone, it connects with two other novels that are part of the multi-author Lobster Cove series. I haven’t read those books, so I was a little confused at times when references were made to past events.
Anyway, I enjoyed the story for the likable H/h, the beautiful New England scenery, and the bits of magic weaving everything together.