Kei has had enough of wizards and magic interfering with his life. A terrible accident in his childhood left his parents’ memories ruined: they no longer remember him. In the years since, Kei has lived a normal life as a firefighter, keeping his relationships distant so he can’t be hurt again.
But magic destroys and injures. On the run from his mistakes, Orion will do anything to escape his past—even isolate himself in a magical snow globe. When a desperate situation arises and Orion uses his magic to alter the walls of his snow globe, he accidentally opens a pathway to the outside world. Orion can’t risk anyone entering… but he can’t risk using his magic again, either.
Orion isn’t prepared for the firefighter who falls into his snow globe. Kei is a balm to Orion’s loneliness, and despite Kei’s distrust of wizards, he begins to see the real person behind Orion’s flirting—a brave man who protects those he loves. Unable to help himself, Kei falls in love… until he discovers that Orion’s secrets may have everything to do with his own difficult past.
Slow-burn! Friends-to-lovers! The Wizard’s Desire is a 100,000-word steamy standalone gay romance novel. Includes monster trees, whistling wood, magic theory, and a headstrong goat named Billy. Also includes some angst. HFN. No cliffhangers.
This is the first MM Romance book that I’ve read and I must say I’m very glad I started with The Wizard’s Desire. This sweet love story takes place inside a snow globe, yes, a tiny magic snow globe… which makes it so different from other Fantasy Romance books, where the authors create and describe complete new universes (which I love too), but being confined to such a small place, really puts the writer’s imagination to a test and let me tell you, Anna made a fabulous job with it!
Orion and Kei’s story is a complex journey full of surprises, misunderstandings and compromises. They need to learn to allow themselves to open and know each other, with all their fails and insecurities, with all their fears and angers.
There was a lot of character development, changing, and growing, especially with Kei, which makes you really feel for them, both Orion and Kei are very lovable characters and you just want them to find a way to make it work, because they seem made for each other.
The fantasy and magic part of the story was perfect, for a fantasy lover like myself, it was what made me love the book even more, I think if it was based in a normal magic-less world, wouldn’t have had that impact in me. But it was the perfect combination, love, humor, magic and a lot of life lessons to think about.
I give it 5 stars, really enjoyed the book and will re-read it and recommend to my friends for sure. Great Job Anna! I’m looking forward to read more of your books.
Anna has been scribbling since she was fourteen. She has a soft spot for dorky guys who are perfect for each other, and she’s a huge fan of stories with drama, angst and bittersweet tension. And pretty words.
She is currently living on the west coast of the US with her husband. She also collects tiny glass globes and glass atlases, massive stacks of notebooks and paper, and is on a never-ending hunt for state quarters missing from her collection.