Must Be MagicBook - 2012
Lady Leila Stainesis desperate to discover her own magical talent so she seeks out the scientific DunstanIves, a man accused of murder, and the one person who can help her find her true power.
Lady Leila has always felt like an outcast among her magically gifted sisters. Desperate to discover her own talent, she seeks out Dunstan Ives, a dark and brooding aristocrat with a scientific bent who may hold the key to unleashing Leila's hidden powers.
Dunstan has shunned the decadent society that wrongfully condemned him of murder, and he's vowed never again to succumb to the spell of a beautiful woman. But the bewitching Lady Leila makes him a proposal no man in his position can resist.
An enchanting historical paranormal romance, fans of Stephanie Laurens, Christina Dodd and Mary Jo Putney will delight in Rice's richly complex and addictively compelling clash of science and magic.
Other books in the Magical Malcoms series:
Merely Magic, Book 1#65533;-RT Reviewers all-time favorite romance, finalist for the Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award, RT Book Reviews nominee for Best Innovative Historical Romance
Must Be Magic, Book 2#65533;-RT Book Reviews nominee for Best Historical Paranormal Fantasy
The Trouble With Magic, Book 3#65533;-The Road to Romance Reviewer Award
This Magic Moment, Book 4#65533;-A heartwarming, magical romance of mystery and family
Much Ado About Magic, Book 5#65533;-"A passionate, sensual, and romantic adventure."-RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ stars
Magic Man, Book 6#65533;-RT Reviewers Choice nominee
Beloved New York Timesand USA Todaybestselling author Patricia Rice is a RITA finalistand an RT Book Reviews Winnerof a Career Achievement Awardfor Best British-Set Historical Romance, a Career Achievement Award for Historical Storyteller of the Year, and a Lifetime Achievement Awardfor Historical Fantasy.What readers are saying about Must Be Magic:
"the fun characters, great story line, and steady pace of books by Stephanie Laurens, Johanna Lindsey, Jo Beverly, and Kasey Michaels."
"A little magic and a lot of romance"
"a very delectable hero with just the right amount of vulnerability"What reviewers are saying about Must Be Magic:
"With Ms. Rice's skill for mixing humor, emotional intensity, and sensuality with a touch of the supernatural, Must Be Magicis a highly recommended read and a 'keeper.'"- RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars
"Like magic taking you on a faraway journey..." -BookLoons.com
"Mesmerizing scenes that are breathtaking and truly magical... Enchanting. What a joy to read!" -Long and Short Reviews
"...layers of depth...always intriguing. " -The Good, the Bad and the UnreadWhat everyone is saying about Patricia Rice:
"humor, emotional intensity, and sensuality with a touch of the supernatural, MustBe Magicis a highly recommended read and a 'keeper.'"- RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars
"...layers of depth...always intriguing. " -The Good, the Bad and the Unread
"Rice's enchanting book is truly spellbinding."-Booklist
"Patricia Rice's historicals are deliciously fresh, sexy fun. Never has the battleof the sexes been more charming!"-Mary Jo Putney, New York Timesbestselling author