Crystal Cove

Kleypas, Lisa

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Crystal Cove
When Justine Hoffman was born her mother cast a spell to protect her from heartbreak, and as a result, she is incapable of falling in love. Eventually Justine's irrepressible curiosity--and her wish to lead a normal life--get the better of her, and she finds a way to temporarily block the enchantment. However, when Justine meets the mysterious Jason Black, she accidentally unleashes a storm of desire and danger that will threaten everything she holds dear...and together Justine and Jason discover that love is the most powerful magic of all.

Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Griffin,, 2013.
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 1250011752
Characteristics: 316 pages ;,21 cm.


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Jun 30, 2014
  • dollhouse_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Friday harbor series very good read

Jun 16, 2014
  • emcooley rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is my first book I have read by this author and I am not sure if I will read anymore. I felt like there is something missing and there just seemed to be long stretches where nothing important seemed to happen.

Aug 19, 2013
  • dprodrig rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not my favourite, more due to the concept of the story than the writing itself.

Aug 11, 2013
  • MPMP rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I, too, rank this book at the bottom of Lisa Kleypas' novels. The increased interest in magic was OK, but the characters were very flat. Justine was more interesting in the other Friday Harbor books where she was only a peripheral character. Ms Kleypas really got carried away in the bedroom scenes - is she branching out to erotica? Definitely my least favorite book - and I actually bought this one! Already listed on paperbackswap, to get it out of the house.

Jul 23, 2013
  • atsfromcleve rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

poorly written. This author is better than this book.

Jul 05, 2013
  • Liselara rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I just started reading Kleypas recently and I just loved this book. Fans of Jayne Ann Krentz Arcane series might really like this. I found the characters well developed and really quirky. I read it in one sitting. The only drawback is some of the fantasy goes a little overboard at times but nonetheless, a superb read.

Jun 01, 2013
  • KCFinnegan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really liked this book. Yes, it's very different from the usual Lisa Kleypas book - a lot of magic in this one. But I'm a fan of JR Ward and Lara Adrian so I'm used to romance and fantasy mixing to make a good story. I was surprised at how much action there was, considering it takes place in a quiet town.

Mar 08, 2013

I'm a Lisa Kleypas fan but this book was a big disappointment. It's on the bottom of my LK booklist. Justine's a successful businesswoman who's a witch in denial unless it suits her. She casts spells willy nilly without thinking of the consequences and in some scenes she reacts with childish trantrums. She a dolt. Jason's flat - I guess that's why he's soul-less. He manipulates and is controlling (what's worse is that she lets him!). The parts about wicca, japanese bondage and the ending was good but the main characters didn't work. If you want a 50 Shades of Grey book, you might like this. It's the first LK book that I wanted to put down before getting to the end.

Feb 20, 2013
  • universalPuppy rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This book was just OK. I liked the magical realism of the previous books in this series, but this book which had more magic & less realism was somewhat lacking. We get Justine's backstory, and lots of sex scenes, but most of the characters just feel underdeveloped.


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