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Magic Between the Covers

Love in the Library, Book 1
By: AJ Tipton
Narrated by: Audrey Lusk
Series: Love in the Library, Book 1
Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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Summary

A tenacious witch desperate to save her mother. A sexy explorer imprisoned by his mistakes. Can they rescue each other before magic runs out?

Eliza Hannigan is obsessed with the unseen. When she was young, her mother disappeared before her eyes, and Eliza won’t stop until she finds out what happened. When her research leads her to the handsome Drew Nagle imprisoned inside a book, she hopes she has finally found the answer. But as the magic that sustains Drew begins to fade, Eliza must race against time before she loses him and her mother for good.

A mistake trapped Drew inside a book hundreds of years ago, unable to interact with the world. When Eliza opens his book, he’s amazed that she can see and touch him. With magic on the fritz and Drew running out of time, he must choose: regain his freedom or help Eliza bring her family back together.

This short steamy romance is the first book of the Love in the Library trilogy. If you love dazzling romance, forbidden love, and happily ever afters, then you’ll love AJ Tipton’s sizzling story.

Get Magic Between the Covers to get captured by love today!

©2017 AJ Tipton (P)2017 AJ Tipton

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When a book boyfriend is stuck in a book...

We often hear about book boyfriends. You know, that delicious male characters that sets the reader's heart a flutter. Well this short story is actually about a boyfriend stuck in a book. To be fair, he doesn't start off as a boyfriend, but Drew and Eliza certainly set the pages on fire with their chemistry before Eliza manages to free him from his book abode.

This story is certainly different from the usual paranormal romances featuring witches. It also has a lead to the next book in the series without compromising this story, which is stand alone. If you enjoy quick and easy paranormal romances, this book fits the bill. It is a little fun, a little sexy and a little mysterious all rolled into one spell!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Jesstastic
  • 26-08-19

Fun quick read/listen

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I enjoyed the premise and main storyline of this book - a witch attempts to find her mother who vanished a long time ago while performing some magic. Her research into what magic could have possibly taken her mother way, leads her to a very old book that holds Drew captive. Somehow, Eliza can see and interact with him (which has never happened in the past when someone opens the book) and he helps her figure out the mystery. Time is running out though, because Drew's magical hold on the world/book are fading.

Like I said, I enjoyed the story itself for most of the book, but I felt the one sex scene was so inevitable, it ended up a bit creepy. Drew hasn't touched a woman in years, so of course the almost the first thing he does is get all up on Eliza, after knowing her for a very short period of time. It's almost a "take advantage of her emotions" situation, which was what I didn't love about it. The rest of the book though, is a nice, quick listen, setting up the narrative for more books.

I have listened to one or two of Audrey Lusk's other narrations and I like her. She is very expressive and you typically know who is talking. For some reason though, I couldn't connect with the voices she used here. I thought Eliza was a bit too whiny in the YA kind of voice for being an adult. Other than that, she does a fine job!


I was given this audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an honest, unbiased review through Audiobook Boom.

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  • Nia Davis
  • 26-07-19

Would not recommend

I thought this book was pretty boring. I think it had a good story line but since it was so short it kind of seemed rushed. The main characters fell in love in a day! Don’t get me wrong I know that in romance novels the characters fall in love quick but a day is way too quick. I also didn’t like the narrator. I say don’t waste ur time or money on this book.

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  • Camila Brianna Belbin
  • 26-03-19

Magic Quickie

This book had a nice plot and creative idea that it kept me interested- I liked that Eliza was a witch and that Drew was imprisoned in a book and that only she could see and touch him. It was a pretty decent paced book, but somewhere around the halfway mark it got kicked into overdrive and felt very rushed. The characters were likable, but I couldn’t really connect to any of them and I wasn’t too fond of the narrator’s voices for each one. I hope to read the rest of the series to see if I can connect better with any of the characters and to see what else happens.
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Shannon G
  • 12-03-19

A Good Short Story

I enjoy AJ Tipton's stories but this one didn't really grab me as some of her others. It was a fun listen but I feel the author could've done a bit better by trimming the book a bit. There is romance, sex, adventure and magic making this an entertaining listen, it just needed to be a bit shorter. The narration was not exactly my cup of tea. Audrey Lusk isn't one of my favorite narrators. I feel she tries too hard. Her narration did take a bit away from the story but not enough for me to not finish. Overall, a good short story.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Lilly Bell
  • 11-03-19

A Sweet Story, laced with magic and humor =)

A Sweet Story, laced with magic and humor =)

I really enjoyed this audio book! It had it all, a library. old books, magic, a good looking man, a mother who disappeared. For such a short story, this was packed with story! It was a great world to enter and linger in.

The narration was great, I have heard her before under a different name. She is very distinctive and does a great job.

I was provided a free copy of this book and I am leaving an unbiased review

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  • Katie
  • 04-03-19

Magically romantic love story.........

Magic Between the Covers is a fun blend of paranormal, action and romance. This book focuses strongly on magic and is much more paranormal based than some of Tipton's series. I was very impressed at how well Tipton handled world building in this magical reality where witches exist and magic spells can easily go awry and ruin lives. In this story, Eliza watched her mother disappear into the covers of a book when she was only 13 years old. This leads to a seemingly permanent estrangement from her father and a life long quest to find out what happened to her mother and return her to this plane of existence. As part of this quest, Eliza meets Drew, a witch whose incredible skill in magic backfires and sentences him to a lonely existence in the pages of his own book for hundreds of years. This leads to much adventure and intrigue as well as a deeply passionate and caring love for the couple. For being such a short book, Magic Between the Covers makes a lasting impression, and I plan to continue with the rest of the series soon.

Although I am not always a fan of Audrey Lusk's narration, this was one of her best performances in my opinion. Her emotional tone is perfect to each scenario, and she differentiates well between male and female characters. Her delivery is always flawless, and that is the case again in Magic Between the Covers.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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  • Romance junkie
  • 07-02-19

Eliza An In Training Witch, Finds A Man Trapped In A Book

The story is cute and a little different...Eliza saw her mother disappear when she wS young..not knowing she was a witch...then as an adult finds out she is a witch and she is determined to find her mother.
During her research she gets a book in which a man named Drew, got himself trapped in a book for hundreds of years...he can help Eliza find her mother.
I just didn’t care for the narrator...it’s like she wants to sound like Mae West and the voice for women is so fake..and the men’s voices aren’t any better...it takes away the the story, unless she wants it to be over the top.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

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  • Listener
  • 28-08-18

cute magic story

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

Eliza Hannigan is an up and coming witch, when she was young, she walked in on her mother casting a spell and disappears before her eyes.

Upon her research, she stumbles upon a magic book and meets Drew Nagle, who's been imprisoned inside a book for centuries.

This was a short read, and some pretty hot and magical moments in it.

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  • sheryl beauchemin
  • 15-06-18

Nothing Magical Here

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I loved AJ’s BIKER DRAGON Set but I think she missed the ball on this one... So much could have been simplified, or just simply left out, to enhance the important elements of this fast 2 hour listen. Instead there are three worlds that collide. And then there’s sex. It’s a fun idea but IMHO, not executed well.

I’ve listened to Audry Lusk several times now and I’m just not getting used to or growing fond of her inflections. She ends on a down note often trying too hard to sound sultry and ending up sounding petulant and whiny. I really wish I could say different.

Keeping Hands in my Pockets.

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  • TU
  • 14-06-18

Decent book

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a short, but somewhat interesting story. It is definitely a romance story but it was nicely balanced with paranormal aspects of the story. The narration was decent. Not the best I'd ever heard, but decent.