Sunday, April 7, 2013

Review - Together in Starlight by Susan Mac Nicol

Together in Starlight
by Susan Mac Nicol
Starlight, Book 2 (Cassie & Bennett - Act 2)

Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Release Date: February 21, 2013

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Length: 328 Pages


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Book Description:



Bennett Saville is sexy. At the peak of his career, the English star of stage and screen is everything a woman might desire, as fiancĂ©e Cassandra Wallace well knows. Together they’ve seen the world, from L.A. to Shangri La, yet shadows persist even in the spotlight. At home they face lust, greed and ghosts from their pasts—and that’s off stage. There is also “The Val”. The aged London theatre holds a mystery four centuries old, cast in starlight and waiting to be revealed. Intensely personal, impossibly passionate, the play must go on…and Cassie and Bennett must face it together.

The second book in a trilogy, Together in Starlight gives us the ongoing story of Cassie Wallace and Bennett Saville's ongoing love affair.  Introducing a handful of new characters, a couple of mysteries, and adding a slight touch of paranormal flair, Susan Mac Nicol's story easily captures your attention and doesn't let it go.  A great addition to this trilogy, I'm now anxiously waiting for the third book.

As the story begins, both Bennett Saville and Cassie Wallace are in Tibet for a movie Bennett is shooting.  Together for a little over a year, Bennett and Cassie's relationship is going strong and both of their careers are doing well.  Bennett's cinematic star shines brighter than ever and they've recovered from the events which took place at the end of Cassandra by Starlight (you can read my review here).  Planning to return to England and their normal lives, neither Bennett or Cassie plan to be involved in any more mysterious or dangerous situations, especially any needing the involvement of the police.  No matter how well one plans though, unexpected surprises and situations have a way of popping up, especially when Bennett and Cassie are involved.

Back home in London, Bennett and Cassie return to their everyday lives and get drawn into several unique situations.  First, Bennett and Cassie find themselves being drawn into providing protection for Erica, the wardrobe designer/mistress at the Valedictorian, "the Val", their theatre.  Her abusive ex has re-appeared in her life and is making serious threats against her and her daughter.  Just when Bennett and Cassie help resolve that situation, they find themselves the target of someone from Cassie's past - someone she never expected to see again.  They also find themselves becoming involved in some behind the scenes "ghostly" shenanigans taking place at "the Val".

While Bennett and Cassie are involved in all of the action, and it's very well paced, Ms. Mac Nicol also gives us insight into their ongoing romance.  While deeply in love, both Bennett and Cassie are human and it's wonderful to see how Ms. Mac Nicol has them work through their issues.  Cassie still worries a little about their slight age difference, while Bennett worries his "artistic" temperament might drive a wedge between them.  Then there's the added pressure of Cassie's health concerns as a result of her previous injuries.  I really like how their characters continue to develop, both as individuals and as a couple.  I especially like Cassie and could see myself wanting to be her friend if she were real.

Will Bennett recognize the real danger the person from Cassie's past brings?  Will they be able to solve all of the mysteries and manage to stay out of the press?  You'll have to read Together in Starlight to find out.  I can't wait to read the next book to see what happens next, I especially hope we get to see their pending wedding.

My Rating:  5 out of 5 Stars  And a Recommended Read

FTC Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

1 comment:

  1. Maria, thank you so much for this wonderful review. I am so pleased that you are enjoying the trilogy and that Bennett and Cassie are able to entertain you! Rest assured the third book is already with my editor, but timing on publication hasn't yet been agreed. I hope the wedding will live up to your expectations...:)