Book Review: Impassion by B.C. Burgess

  • Review: Impassion
  • Series: Mystic #2
  • Author: B.C. Burgess
  • No of Pages: 560
  • Release Date: Published September 25th 2012 by B. C. Burgess



According to the fairy tales Layla read as a child, she’d stepped into one, but her perfect world has a price, and she may end up paying with her life….

Following three years of loneliness, twenty-one-year-old Layla Callaway suddenly has the extended family she always wanted, a beautiful home in Clatsop County, Oregon, her own prince charming, and the ability to perform astonishing magic. All should be well as she gets acquainted with the powers she never knew she had and the coven she never knew she belonged to, but she continues to mourn the circumstances that got her there while struggling to adjust.

Thankfully Layla has her prince charming – Quin Kavanagh – a gorgeous member of her coven who goes out of his way to take care of her. His gentle hands lead her everywhere, including realms of pleasure previously unknown, so when she learns of his playboy past and a hurtful secret he’s been keeping, her shaky world threatens to crumble.

And it couldn’t happen at a worse time.

Danger grows nearer. Obsessed with Layla’s ethereal beauty and immense power, Agro eliminates leads on his way to Oregon. But there’s a stranger lurking much closer to Layla’s new home, and he’s closing in quicker than anyone knows.

Leaving a trail of tragedy in their wakes, both wizards crave what Layla has, and they’ll stop at nothing to get it.

My thoughts:

This review is for the second in the Mystic series. If you have not read Descension yet, you may want to check out my Descension Review before reading this!

I haven’t been able to buy very many books lately. I absolutely love reviewing and being able to join tours with fabulous books and this just makes me thrilled. This is one book where after I finished the first, Descension, I could not go on with my life. I couldn’t bring myself to read another book without knowing what was going to happen with Layla.

The first book was amazing, the second just picked up from there. The intensity of the relationship is definitely there and the sweetness of the relationship is notched up to a fiery, and wonderful level. What is great about this aspect, is that although they haven’t known each other for long, Layla is really taking things slow. She has an intense attraction to Quin that can almost be called love at first sight BUT for those of you that hate that, this relationship has built over the past two books. They still haven’t known each other for very long, but the building is very gratifying and absolutely fabulous to read about.

But this book is not only about the relationship. It’s about Layla’s survival. It’s about her finding her happiness. It’s an absolute perfect second book and although some series have issues with a middle book, this one just gave me more to go on. I love Layla even more than I did in book one.

The thing about this one is that there is a mysterious stranger hanging around and I wanted to know who he was! It was a very intriguing part of this.

The plot is great and although this is just over 500 pages, the plot flew. The world of magic is opened up more and kept me wanting more! Much like in the first book, I found myself looking up and realizing I was not living in this fantastic world! Which just made me want to keep my nose stuck to my Kindle!! I didn’t want to give up a world that was so interesting!

There are also more characters in this one. But they are introduced at a rate that isn’t overwhelming. It’s a perfect way to meet a community of people and as they are introduced in the book I felt like I was getting to know them as well. There are quite a few characters but never did I feel like it was an overwhelming amount.

Again, this did end on a cliff hanger but it just left my appetite whet for more! I am really crossing my fingers for Mystic #3 and will be holding my breath until I’m holding that in my hands and reading more about Layla!

About the author:

I’m a small town girl with big dreams and a wild imagination. I’m addicted to coffee and writing. The combination is my idea of heaven. I read every day, if only to my young son, whom I hope to someday inspire with my passion for writing.

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  1. B. C. Burgess · · Reply

    Eeee! Thank you so much for the amazing review. I’m thrilled you enjoyed Impassion as much as you did Descension. Good news – Deception has an official release date! April 30th. Thank you again for taking a chance on the Mystic series!

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