Audiobook Review: For Love or Magic by Lucy March

Posted March 14, 2016 by Felicia S in 2016 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 24 Comments

Audiobook Review: For Love or Magic by Lucy MarchSource: Audiobook Purchase

Format: Audiobook

For Love or Magic by Lucy March
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins

Date Read: February 2016


Eliot Parker's good-for-nothing deceased husband has left her a new lease on life: a house in sleepy Nodaway Falls, New York. But his offer comes with a cost: his ghost...

As if being married to him wasn't hard enough! Nodaway Falls turns out to be a town with more than a little magic in the air. Eliot swore off using her own powers sixteen years ago, thanks to one catastrophic day when she lost the only people who ever mattered to her, and ran away from her spellbinding father and his reckless enchantments.

Now, when a chance encounter with quiet, handsome Desmond Lamb results in a magical explosion that rocks Eliot to the core, she can't help but wonder: Has her heart fallen under some sort of spell? Or is this what true love really feels like? The real question, of course, is whether her husband will stop haunting her . . . and let Desmond give her a chance at happily ever after?

More Information:
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Series: Nodaway Falls #3

Also by this author: A Little Night Magic, That Touch of Magic
Also in this series: A Little Night Magic, That Touch of Magic


Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 4.25

Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: For Love or Magic is possibly my favorite in the series!

Quick Thoughts: I have really enjoyed my time in Nodaway Falls (I am not sure it is the end but this read a bit like it is). This series is a great mix of mystery and romance! I was so happy with how everyone from the previous books were parts of the story. Specifically Stacy with whom I adored because she was so imperfect. I felt there was some unresolved things from her story so I was giddy when she was on the page. I have to say after Stacy/Leo’s book, I was really looking forward to Desmond’s story. I had a point where I got truly frustrated with him but in the end he pulled it out. Eliot, however, was amazing. I totally adored her. She was such a level-headed, smart, and full of gumption leading lady. Their final moment in the book was so “them” that I listened to it twice. I couldn’t have picked a better place for Desmond to be than with Eliot. I was left with smiles and giggles! I recommend this series if you like quirky, strong, bull-headed women who get thrown into things over their head. I love that Lucy writes them real and a bit reckless. Overall just a downright fun read.

Audio Thoughts

Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi /Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins

It is no secret that I am a HUGE fan of Amanda Ronconi and she delivered again. She is just sassy and perfect for characters that exude that. She brings out the humor and always makes listening fun.

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Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
3.5 / 5
Character Rating
4.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4.5 / 5
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24 responses to “Audiobook Review: For Love or Magic by Lucy March

  1. For some reason, and I’ll have to go back and look, I wasn’t impressed with the second book in this series. So I poo-poo’d going forward. It’s good to know that this third book turned out to be the best one, though! I must have been PMS’ing because I trust you over me!! πŸ™‚

    • The 2nd book had weird pacing and the romance was a little flat. Plus honestly I was more invest in Desmond during book 2 which also distracted from Stacy/Leo. So as you can see–book 2 wasn’t my favorite either. So you were spot on. This one though wrapped everything up and everyone was there!

  2. I love strong women too! It’s so endearing when they soften up for the right guy. The tension and push and pull, when done well, ican make any reader swoon.