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With a little help from a goddess, battling evil is a piece of cake for Jocelyn Gibson.A descendant of the goddess Iris, Jocelyn Gibson may have forgotten about the realm of magic, but it hasn’t forgotten her. When Eric Hendricks is targeted by a demon, Joss must step in to battle the evil and save the town’s awkward, but endearing, vet…who also happens to be the man she lWith a little help from a goddess, battling evil is a piece of cake for Jocelyn Gibson.A descendant of the goddess Iris, Jocelyn Gibson may have forgotten about the realm of magic, but it hasn’t forgotten her. When Eric Hendricks is targeted by a demon, Joss must step in to battle the evil and save the town’s awkward, but endearing, vet…who also happens to be the man she loves.Joss’s new inn, a culinary career specializing in cooking with lavender and a new love all make for a fine recipe of disaster. She needs to embrace her inner goddess and harness the powers she never knew she had before it’s too late....

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  • Got Romance!Reviews
    2019-03-26 23:10

    Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal, RomanceLength: NovelHeat Level: SensualReviewer: MarchelleDate: October 1, 2014Joss is starting her life over after the death of her husband. She sold her home and purchased an inn. With the help of her best friend, Annie, she is renovating the building and trying to turn it into a thriving bed and breakfast. Unfortunately, the inn is situated along a ley line which unbeknownst to Joss, presents a problem for her. Her Aunt and Grandmother finally let her in on a family secret; they are direct descendants of the goddess Iris and Joss herself is a goddess. Eric is the local veterinarian who also happens to be a widower and still recovering from the death of his wife. He finds himself inexplicably drawn to Joss. At the same time, he feels drawn to a local waitress but it doesn't feel right. He tries to fight it but finds it more and more difficult. An evil power is taking over him and he needs Joss and her family to help save him. I enjoyed the story and the use of good and evil/light and dark. Joss, seeing the lights of the fae in the field and incorporating the lavender into all her recipes to bring happiness, was obviously the element of good in the story. Sharee, with her manipulative behavior and her conspiring with the mystery man who appeared at the party was obviously the evil. Her Aunt Lydia added some humor to the story with her quirkiness and innuendos. It was nice to see a strong female lead like Joss. She wanted Eric, even knowing he might not feel the same and he might not be the best for her, but she still took what she wanted and didn't beat herself up over it. She also didn't pine over him like many female characters do now. She went on with her life and took care of her business without worrying whether or not he'd call or come by. For many reasons, she was certainly believable as a goddess as were her family members. The biggest problem I had with this book was that there were too many characters. It was hard to at one point to keep everyone straight. There also seemed to be scenes that didn't move the story forward and for that reason didn't make much sense. It seemed like Joss' son was added as an after thought. He appeared in the story and seemed like he may be part of a conflict but then he left to go back to school and there was no issue. Annie, as her best friend for years, was not trusted with any of the things that were happening which also didn't make sense to me. Another example is the Thanksgiving scene when Eric goes to his sister's house. I don't feel like that scene contributed to the story at all. Overall this is a good book. I would probably read other works by this author if all the female leads are as strong as Joss.

  • WildAboutBones
    2019-04-15 00:05

    This is the first in Masters' The Goddess Connection series. With fae, demons, goddesses, a visit to hell, a battle between the "forces of darkness and light", ordinary humans and an undeniable romance and love, this is a paranormal romance that has evil coming to the little town of Boiling Springs.Jocelyn, a widow, buys an old B&B which unbeknownst to her lays over a ley line. When she hosts a costume Halloween debut party, both she and her aunt feel vibrations radiating up from the ground in the B&B. Her aunt warns, "The energy is palpable... But you must be careful. Others will be drawn here seeking to tap into its force too." When the fae visit the party just before Eric does and he notices them, both Joss and her aunt know he is different. When he locks eyes with Joss "heat twined through her like a wisp of smoke above smoldering embers crackling to life." Her Gran shows up to warn her she is in danger and that her father and husband's death weren't accidents, they were murdered because she is related to a goddess, and the fae are trying to protect her. She has unwittingly broken a truce between darkness and light by buying and running her B&B over the ley line and the battle is on.Eric, a grieving widower with an veterinary practice down the road, gets caught in the crossfire. Without planning to, finds himself at Joss' party. He finds himself tantalized by her even though it has been 5 yrs since he's even talked to a woman outside of his practice. He is stunned when Joss' aunt does a tarot reading for him at the party and tells him he is about to find his "true soul mate". He can't leave the party fast enough.Joss develops a major case of martyr syndrome - she can't give into her love and desire for Eric in order to protect him. Bah! While trying to stay away from him, they engage in some Thanksgiving nookie in kitchen, in the vet's waiting room, a few days later in an exam room in his clinic and then later in a field of lavender.This has a very good plot and the characters are believable. The only thing that kept me from rating this 4 or 5 stars was Joss' overly drawn out, needless angst about protecting Eric. I just wanted to put my hand in the computer and shake her out of her insanity. {Grin} But this also means I was so into the story that I cared enough about the characters to be aggravated.While this story does have some fantasy elements, I wouldn't classify it as such but I think that fantasy romance fans as well as paranormal romance fans can enjoy this.Warning Spoiler Alert!!!!Joss finally is able to make it so there can be a HEA ending. Joss is luckly Eric is so persistent because it could have easily turned into a tragic story.

  • Samaris Creech
    2019-04-04 20:09

    Joss and Eric have both lost their spouses to tragedy. Both have had a hard time moving on, Joss purchases an old Victorian home in the hopes of turning it into a successful B&B once again. From the moment she makes the purchase and moves in she knows that there are forces beyond her wildest dreams attached to the land. How can she deny it when every time her emotions get the best of her the ground literally shakes? Joss is not looking for another relationship but cannot deny the pull she feels towards the local Vet Eric. The same can be said for Eric as well the minute he is in the same vicinity as Joss all else seems to fade away leaving only the two of them and this intense desire that forms. Evil forces conspire against Joss. Joss has no idea that there is an old family feud of the mythical nature between her family and the Underworld. They target Eric because of his connection to Joss even though in the beginning it is just an emotional one. Will Joss be able to embrace her family’s heritage in time to not only save Eric but the whole town? Will Eric and Joss finally realize that they are meant to be and quit fighting the fates? Will Joss open her heart enough to allow Eric in despite the dangers that letting him into her life may mean?

  • Nancy (The Avid Reader)
    2019-03-24 18:56

    I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.Jocelyn Gibson is a descendant of the goddess Iris with magical powers of which she thought she had put on the back burner because of her husband. But Joss has been in morning for the past three years and decides it is time to move on with her life. So she buys an old bed and breakfast in the small town of Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania that she plans on renovating. She knows it is going to take a lot of time and hard work but she has her friend Annie and her family to help her.Even though Joss is now trying to make a new life for herself she is still not ready or has no plans for another man in her life. That is until she meets the town vet who just happens to live and work across the street from the inn. Eric Hendricks like Joss is not ready for a relationship either. Joss is also morning his wife, Karen but when the two of them meet sparks start to fly. In the beginning they both try to fight the feelings they are having. Neither one of them knows excatly what is happing nor what they are feeling. They push their feelings away and try to hide them from themselves and everyone else. But they can't hide from other people.I think Eric realizes before Joss how he feels about her and that he wants her in is life. But there is a woman that works at the diner in town who has her eyes set on Eric and will do whatever she has to; to make him hers even sell her soul to the devil. She makes a deal with a demon to get Eric. When Joss finds out she enlist the help of her family to help her save Eric before it is too late. Joss with the help of her Grandmother, Aunt and other family members must fight evil in order to save Eric, the inn, the town and the people who live there as well.Goddess, Awakened is filled with love and evil that will have you feeling real good one minute and the next minute it will have you hanging on for your life or more like one of the character's lives. You just want to reach into the book and give the woman that was after Eric a shake and just tell her to leave him alone. But at the same time you knew that she couldn't totally be blamed for everything she was doing. The demon that she made the deal with is more to blame than her. Although she was evil from the beginning before the demon ever came into the picture or she would never had made a deal with him.If you like reading about goddess, demons, love and goddess and demons fighting then you need to give Goddess, Awakened a try. I really liked reading about a older age group of main characters for a change, it was refreshing.

  • Cynthia
    2019-04-20 22:57

    Gooddess Awakened was a very good read of a fantasy, paranormal romance. Jocelyn opens up The Lavender Inn things start happening which gets the town rocking. Jocelyn eyes are opened to her past and what she truly is, her family comes running when trouble starts. You have fairies, goddess and many more that come together to put evil in its place. The author has a way of pulling in her reader as she brings a touch of romance into scary paranormal. She intertwines the two which at times scared the crap out of me. I really felt so bad for Eric as he was pulled one way and than the other. To want one woman but find you want another that you can’t stand would be enough to say the heck with it and just up and die. Facing those demons would be just to much for me.The author does tell a wonderful story that holds you interest, at times I did find my mind wondering but she always pulled me back. The characters are wonderful the graphics as the author tells it you can picture in your mind. If the story was tightened up a little it would be a better read, with that said I did love this story, it does have a wonderful plot that you can picture in your mind. I am not sure I would want to visit this little town until they get rid of the demons but the author paints as a wonderful scene you could get lost in. Joss learns to embrace her inner goddess to become a wonderful caring lady who uses her powers for good and fights evil. Her family is wonderful I just loved them as they bought a touch of humor to the read. They worked together as a family should which make this a touching read. I adored the dog which has to go through some trying times, it was sad but the author gave you a few smiles with a wonderful ending. I adored Eric and his shyness, strength and wiliness to give his all as he fights is own fight with the demons to stay alive and hopefully find his true love. This is a book about the past in more ways than one. Both Joss and Eric had a life that was taken away from them. They must learn to overcome the past, heal and learn to love again. This is not an easy book to review without giving the story away. I found it to be a touching read with so much love, caring and passion as these wonderful characters find their way to a common goal. If you like paranormal you should give this a read. The author does write a lovely story with such meaning that you will love as she scares the crap out of you with her graphic demons. Lol

  • Miriam
    2019-04-19 01:56

    The idea of gods and goddesses living amongst us isn’t a new one. How that idea is translated, is.Goddess, Awakened is an interesting spin on this old idea. Ms. Masters created a woman worthy of being a goddess, not because she was drop dead gorgeous or insanely wealthy or an alpha female. No. See, Jocelyn was a widow, a mother, and a new businesswoman. She was strong and determined, but there was this hint of uncertainty or unease surrounding her. It made her an interesting goddess, one whose humanity was as much a part of her as her powers were.Her interest in a Eric was…frustrating. Or, rather, their entire relationship was frustrating. They liked each other but didn’t seem to want to get involved. They had sex then seemed to regret it afterward. They wanted to be together but kept their distance. At the end, their relationship was finally worth cheering for. It was an entwining of two hearts, a binding of two souls fated to be together, the beginning of a love greater than either had experienced before.The most riveting moment was the search for Eric when he was taken to Tartarus. That was when Jocelyn really shone. It wasn’t just her being a goddess or being with her magical family. The depths of her feelings for Eric really came through, and I was so proud of her for offering to do what she felt was necessary to bring the man she loved back to the surface and to her.This kind of supernatural/fantasy romance is a first for me. There are goddess stories where she is fully aware of what she is, of what she is capable of doing, of what she commands. This wasn’t like those. Jocelyn comes into her heritage with people whose faith and belief in her help her settle into her role as a goddess. Really, there’s nothing more heartwarming than having someone come up beside you with assurance in their smile and encouragement in their words to help you reach for what’s right in front of you.As this is the first in this series, I’m anxious to discover what other adventures Ms. Masters will write, what other women she’ll introduce, what other men these women will encounter and love. Beautifully written and thoroughly engaging, Goddess is a keeper and Ms. Masters is an author I’ll be looking for more to read from.4.5****Received from author for an honest review***

  • Romancing the Book
    2019-04-13 20:52

    Reviewed By~AubreyReview Copy Provided By~Author I've always loved books that center around Goddesses and The Magic of Lavender fits the bill perfectly. Joss reminds me of my mother in so many ways except my mom cannot wield magic the way Joss can. Joss takes risks and her biggest risk is in buying a run down inn. She wants to turn it into a place that people love to go to and at the center of her vision for the inn is the lavender she plans to grow and use in many things such as her family's lavender lemonade.The story starts off with Joss and Annie wanting to get things going with the inn. Joss hires someone to start the renovations on the inn. Eric, the hero of the story, is a quiet man who lost his wife a few years ago. Neither Joss nor Eric are looking for a mate but fate has another plan for them. Joss knew her family was special but she never really knew the extent to how special they were. When Eric goes missing Joss realizes the entent of her own magic and how much she loves Eric. The love story that enfolds between Eric and Joss is sweet and full of strive. Eric really needs to convince Joss that what they have is something special.The cast of characters of this book keeps the book even more interesting. Annie is the chef for the inn and she's witty and kind. She seems to be the balance that Joss needs. Joss' aunt and grandma are both very eccentric and fun. Her aunt sees into the future and reads tarot cards. They are the quirky aunt and grandma we all wish we had.The two of them help Joss realize what she needs to do and open up to love.The underworld that was created by Masters is unique in that it is an entirely different way at seeing Goddesses. The Inn is on ley lines that help Joss use her magic. Using the ley lines she makes the Lord of the Underworld angry. You really need to read the book to find out what happens!I cannot wait to read the second book in this series and other works by Cate Masters. This book really made me escape my boring life and enter into one that magic is possible. A world where lavender does things to people that it normally doesn't.

  • Carrie
    2019-03-31 17:53

    3.5 stars*Received a copy for an honest review.*Jocelyn moves to a small little town with big plans to renovate the old inn. The problem? Her interactions with the sacred spot could end up violating an ancient treaty. As if that wasn't bad enough, evil has targeted the man she's coming to care for. Add in some pesky, but well meaning relatives, a best friend who can cook, some magic and curses, and a whole lot of small town charm, and you get Goddess Awakening.When the book first started, I wasn't sure which direction we were going to take. Was it going to be heavy with magic, light on the average bits, or contemporary with a splash of powers? And even to the last page -aside from saying it's a paranormal romance- I'm not sure what to classify it as. I think that's because the author does a great job giving us a bit of everything without making it feel like too much of one thing. As Joss grows and changes, so do does the story, and we get a new layer of the world she lives in. One of the things I really liked about this book was the mythology aspect. (Mythology? I am so there.) So as the story progresses and we get more and more threads of it woven into the story, I was a happy reader. But the author doesn't just use the main powerhouses, no she adds in a few that are not necessarily unknown, but rather underrepresented deities. And that was a surprise I rather enjoyed those parts of the book.My only real issue with the story was the length. Maybe it was the long passage of time the book covers, but there were a few parts that I felt could have been trimmed up to make the story flow faster.If you're a fan of contemporary, paranormal romances, then you might enjoy Goddess Awakening.

  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    2019-04-23 18:08

    Review Courtesy All Things Urban FantasyAt first glance, GODDESS AWAKENED had everything I could have wanted from a book – goddesses, magic, romance, a heroine that’s in her forties, and a dog that’s part Labrador. I was positive I’d be loving every word of it. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite work out that way.On the surface, GODDESS AWAKENED is a good story. A widow’s attempt to put her life back together while she starts a new venture – renovating an old bed and breakfast. The widowed veterinarian across the street is not quite ready to do the same. Toss in some crazy relatives, and a lurking evil trying to get in the way. The problem is that it doesn’t come together in any sort of coherent way. The plot jumps around, sometimes from paragraph to paragraph and the point-of-view shifts happen so rapidly, I had to go back and reread to see if I’d missed something. Joss’ relationship with her son was cold and clinical to the point she only really thought about him for a few minutes at a time, and as for her relationship with Eric didn’t feel much warmer, even when they were having “mind-blowing” sex. Speaking of missing things, for a book with Goddess in its title, it seemed a long time coming for that part of the story to come into play.All in all, the rough parts aren’t anything catastrophic, but GODDESS AWAKENED would have benefitted from a second pass by an editor to really tighten the flow. I don’t think I’ll be returning to the series for the second book, but someone without my high tolerance for mechanics and plot issues, might find it a fun read.

  • Vicki Ballante
    2019-04-05 19:50

    4.5 stars. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.I enjoyed reading this fantasy, paranormal romance. The book had many facets and kept me gripped and entertained for hours. Jocelyn is new to town and opens up The Lavender Inn with her friend, Annie, who cooks gourmet. She's bright, kind, and energetic but hides loneliness behind her goddess persona. The setting is dreamy and I'd love to visit it, if it were not for the undercurrents of evil spiritual activity which reach a climax several times in the book. What amazes me is how the author transitions from touching romance to scary paranormal to fantasy and then to an everyday feel like Katie Fforde while she runs her inn. Jocelyn (Joss) is a goddess but denied her powers for years because her previous husband wasn't keen on the whole idea. She has to face up to her powers when the man she loves (although she doesn't know she loves him yet) is endangered by the evil powers in the area.The book will keep you gripped. It's unique, has much conflict, and the romance keeps you hooked. It's also an escape. I loved the Lavender Inn and Taz (the dog) and have even considered planting lavender after hearing of all the benefits of the plant. Definitely one of those stories that get you pondering and thinking. Deep and sweet yet scary and suspenseful at the same time. You'll enter a fantasy world of a difference to the norm, and I'm pleased that this is the first of a series. I love the message thread throughout the book - that every woman is a goddess and should find a man who makes her feel that way.

  • Jasmyn
    2019-04-15 22:43

    Joss is a very powerful woman, she she doesn't really believe it. When she buys an inn on top of a ley line all hell breaks loose. A demon has targeted the vet down the road and seems to be intent on harvesting some souls. Joss's power may be all that can protect the small town and keep it from being destroyed. Joss was an interesting mix of confidence and doubt. She is sure that her inn will succeed and that her special recipes featuring lavender will be a big hit. On the other had, she doubt her family history and her strength to love again - even when signs point to Eric being the love of her life. But Eric isn't safe - he's been put in the middle of the battle between the goddess Isis and her family and the minions of hell. I loved the mix of mythology in this one. Several more minor characters were mentioned and it was great to see them have even a tiny bit of the spotlight (I especially loved Tisiphone). There is a ton of adventure and there were times I thought Cate Masters wouldn't be able to pull off a HEA because things were so crazy. There is a pretty great battle scene that I couldn't tear myself away from. What I like best about both characters was their desire to make life good on their own. They weren't necessarily afraid to ask for help, but they wanted to try and save themselves first. Now if only they could realize they also had each other. *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*- See more at: http://www.bittenbyromance.com/2014/0...

  • Linda
    2019-03-30 18:00

    Jocelyn Gibson Bought A Run Down Victorian House In Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania And Planned To Convert It Into A B&B With The Last Of Her Money. She Was A Forty-Four Year Old Widow And She Was Determined To Make The Lavender Hill Inn A Success. It Was Halloween And Joss Threw A Costume Party. Her Aunt Lydia Showed Up Along With Tiny Fairies That Only Her, Lydia, And Taz, Her Dog Could See. As A Child, She Had Embraced Her Heritage, But When She Grew Older And Married John, She Buried What She Was Deep Inside. Being Descendant From A goddess Had Never Felt Right To John.Eric Hendricks, A Veterinarian, And A Widower For Five Years, Was Uncomfortable At Costume Parties More Than Regular Ones And Had No Idea What Led Him To Come, Until He Saw Jocelyn In A Make Shift goddess Outfit! It Seemed That His Feet Never Touched The Floor As They Met In The Middle Of The Party As Fireflies Flew Through The Window Pane...............Wow, Does Cate Masters Pen An AWESOME Book And Can't Wait To Read Book 2!! Joss Didn't Use Her Powers And Had To Seek The Help Of The goddess Iris To Keep Eric Safe When Sherre Made A Deal With Satan To Get Him In Her Bed! Sherre Used Satan's Mark On Him To Her Will While He Fought The Pull And His Attraction To A Woman That Pushed Him Away.

  • Mae Clair
    2019-03-27 17:43

    A lovely blend of romance and paranormal happenings twined with mythology. Joss Gibson purchases a run-down Bed & Breakfast in a small town, intending to revamp it and create a vital business. She doesn’t realize, however, that the property sits on a powerful ley line and that she is the descendant of a goddess. Soon, dark forces are stirring, targeting her and those close to her. This includes the town veterinarian, Dr. Eric Hendricks whom Joss has taken an interest in.The romance builds slowly but with heated sensuality at each encounter between Joss and Eric. Both characters are widowed and a bit older (late 30s/early 40s) than the normal romantic H/h which made for great storytelling and refreshing twists. There is also a fun host of secondary characters, both good and evil, and a lovable dog named Taz. I adored Taz and his loyalty to Joss!The supernatural clash at the end takes place on multiple realms, giving mythology a chance to shine. And finally, the B&B itself with its lush lavender fields graced by the magical glow of the fae, and a menu devoted to lavender recipes, is a place I would love to visit. What beautiful descriptions for this enchanting tale!

  • Bodicia
    2019-04-12 22:12

    Joss is starting again after the death of her husband a few years earlier. She buys a run down house and plans to turn it into the area’s premier Inn but there is more to this old house than she realises and when her Aunt and Grandmother visit they are intrigued by the power surrounding the house. Joss has never embraced her family line and prefers to lead normal life but she can’t ignore her heritage anymore when dark magic comes to town and the Fae make themselves known to her. Eric, the local vet, is overwhelmed but is it real or just a kind of magic?I liked so many of the characters in this novel. Sheree, the waitress, whose unrequited lust for Eric leads her to sell her soul. Gram and Lydia and their lavender ‘cure alls’. Eric, who doesn’t believe in any hocus pocus but is forced to change his tune when a demon hovers in front of him. There were a couple of moments where the story gave me pause as it seemed the characters weren’t acting as I thought they would within their given personalities but otherwise this story took me along with it and it was an enjoyable read.

  • Danielle Goodwin
    2019-04-11 02:06

    Cate Masters’s “Goddess, Awakened” is a curious paranormal romance. It starts out almost a quiet tale of romance between a hot veterinarian (Eric) and a bed and breakfast owner (Joss). It matures into more and the paranormal bits gradually take over the story and it becomes almost like “Charmed” at some points. There are a lot of great supporting characters and it seems like this story will spawn a good series. I am interested to see what happens in the next book in the series. My only small issue was that while the intimate scenes were plentiful, some of them could have been described in more detail.

  • Roane Swindon
    2019-04-23 17:43

    The Magic of Lavender is a lovely paranormal romance that taps into everyone’s love of magic and soul mates. The story of Jocelyn, her family and their magical talents is inspirational, and the tension between her and Eric is palpable.For my full review, visit The Pen & Muse.

  • Sue
    2019-04-13 20:09

    I enjoyed reading Goddess Awakening even though it is not the type of book I would normally pick up to read. I was able to put away my disbelief and just enjoy. The story and characters do capture your imagination.

  • Arlene Webb
    2019-03-26 01:58

    I need to re-read this asap!!!

  • Ndulgent Bloggers
    2019-03-31 20:11

    Full review posted at http://guiltyindulgencebookclub.blogs...

  • G.J.
    2019-04-13 01:49

    I'm really looking forward to the new title from Cate Masters!

  • Douglas Meeks
    2019-04-18 02:12

    I almost gave this 4 Stars since it IS a great story, but the addition of what seems to be pages of useless verbiage just about killed my enjoyment of this novel. Both of the central couple seemed to be unable to cope with a relationship to the point to where I got tired of their internal and external excuses.The book is saved from complete disaster by a decent cast of secondary characters who should have been flashed out a bit more and some evil characters that come across very clearly, wish the good ones had been as well written.At the end on the day there is a big battle that seems to get really glossed over and should have been the climax of the book but instead it limps along for several more chapters before finally ending with a thump.Bottom Line: I wanted to love this book, I was sick and I kept reading it hoping to get to the really "good" parts but other than the battle and a few accompanying scenes the 80% of the rest of the book was a snoozefest. The author tried so hard to make the heroine a "strong" woman she pretty much emasculated the hero. The rules for her "powers" are so convoluted I still have no clue exactly what she can and can't do. It was a great story told in poor fashion I fear, maybe somebody will come along behind me and prove me wrong, I do acknowledge I was ill and possibly not in the best of moods while reading this but I am pretty sure I was not brain dead.

  • The Pen & Muse
    2019-04-04 22:06

    The Magic of Lavender is a lovely paranormal romance that taps into everyone’s love of magic and soul mates.Jocelyn is surrounded by magic because she is related to the goddess Iris. But she turned away from the world of magic because her late husband disapproved. Now, she has a new lease on life: she has bought an inn and intends to turn it into a success story, surrounding it with fields of lavender.Although the story moves really fast at first and it takes the reader a while to get into the fast flow, Jocelyn, her friends and family are likeable characters; so is the town’s resident veterinarian, Eric, with whom Jocelyn feels a tenable connection.The tension between Jocelyn and Eric is the element in the story that creates the most anticipation, conjuring images of passion and love that every person longs for. Cate’s writing is sensuous and inspiring, and the flow of the plot becomes so smooth that you cannot wait to find out how the story ends, and whether Eric and Jocelyn are truly meant for each other.This read is fast and fun, and inspires one with a feeling of the possibility of love.

  • Kris
    2019-04-11 01:06

    See my full review at Bitten by Books: http://bittenbybooks.com/51604/the-ma...The Magic of Lavender is a really interesting read. Master’s has created a curious mix of Greek mythology and the Fae tradition that is fascinating.Jocelyn and Eric make a nice couple and one of my favorite things about them is that they are older and have real life problems.

  • Tina
    2019-04-08 02:11

    Didn't particularly care for any of the characters -- the hero was a ditz and the heroine too wishy-washy. Could be recommended to someone wanting a light beach read with an element of the paranormal, but it's not a book for hard-core paranormal romance fans.