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Summary

She must learn to fly, but can she withstand the allure of the handsome new teacher? 

Book two in the Top 10 Kindle Store and internationally best-selling series by USA Today best-selling author K.F. Breene! 

The decision has been made. Jessie has taken the magic and all the weird that goes with it. Including wings. 

There's only one problem - she can't figure out how to access them. 

Through a series of terrible decisions, Jessie realizes she must ask for help. Gargoyle help. 

But she could've never predicted who answers her call - he's an excellent flier, incredibly patient, and a good trainer. He's also incredibly handsome. And interested. 

Maybe flying isn't the only thing she needs help with. Maybe she needs help getting back on that saddle, too, emerging into the dating pool. 

Except, the new gargoyle is also an alpha, just like Austin, and the town isn't big enough for two. 

Turns out, flying is the least of her problems.

©2020 Hazy Dawn Press, Inc (P)2020 Hazy Dawn Press, Inc

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Funny, Imaginative and Engaging

This second book in the series is just as good as the first, if not better because we now know the world in which it is set and who all the characters are. However, this book does delve much further into the world in which Jessie now finds herself and explores all the characters and their relationships in a more in depth way.

Now Jessie has accepted her role in Ivy House, she is trying to learn how to use her magic. Some of it is instinctual and much of it is not. She is also trying to learn to fly because without her wings her magic won’t manifest properly. Damarian is trying hard to teach her to fly and not really succeeding, he’s also trying to woo Jessie and also not really succeeding, despite his attractiveness. Jessie is still trying to date and finding the non-magical men she meets just aren’t doing it for her, but she keeps trying.

When mages attack, everything they are trying to accomplish gets pushed up a gear in urgency and even Austin Steele grits his teeth against Ivy House’s meddling and tries to help.

This book is filled with ridiculous imagery, witty banter and magical mayhem. It’s also a clear eyed look at what middle aged women experience in today’s society as they start to become aware of the ways that society has squashed them down in their youth. Part of me thinks this book should be reserved for women over 35 and the other part of me wishes more 20 year olds would read it and get some entertaining enlightenment that could help save them years of being unfulfilled. However, experience and history shows us that 20 year olds never listen to 45 year olds because ‘what would they know about being young?’ I think even people outside of middle aged women would find this book entertaining and engaging and recommend it highly.

I also recommend the narrator Nicole Poole who has an uncanny knack for voice characterisation. It’s always clear who is speaking and it’s easy to forget that the voices are all performed by one woman. She’s got a way of sweeping you along in the story as she speaks. I definitely enjoyed this as an audio book, probably more than just reading it because of her narration.

I can’t wait for the next book.

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Love this series

Great story, funny and entertaining I'm so looking forward to the rest but please narrator, for the love of god, can you lean to say Niamh properly..jezoh!!

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Love the narrator

I tried reading the book a bit and just couldn't. Her voice is perfect

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struggle bit with teht narration

there is something a bit strange at times sounds like read by AI voice

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Disappointing

The first book was enjoyable, the premise was interesting, and it was great to see a somewhat older woman (though 40 is not nearly old nor really middle aged) in the lead for a change. However, in this book you could swear she is over 60 from all the talk of ageing and aching knees, however at the same time she magically tightens up all the saggy bits and squeezes herself into lots of hot mama dresses and we see many ogling paranormal men. I agree that after divorce getting back into dating is stressful but most women I know at this stage in life are more interested in personal growth and development than going on a frantic series of dates, and especially in the context of trying to find her magical power there is no mirror of her trying to find her own inner power or strength, she acts weak and insecure most of the time, the jokes are getting corny and her main objective is dating while her own and the town’s very existence is under threat. Really? I would give this book 1.5 stars if I could, merely because it wasn’t as bad as a “could not finish, throw in the corner“ kind of book, however I won’t be getting the next instalment.

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Loved it!

The characters still cool and with lots of dry humour. Not to serious about themselves. The story goes fast enough and keeps it interesting.

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Magical Midlife Dating

As with book one this is a brilliant listen and just as hilarious with a great fantastical story. I love this series and can’t wait to jump into book 3

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Magical Adventures!

The 2nd book of the Magical Midlife series and another fantastic audiobook narrated by Nicole Poole. I’ve read the first three Midlife books so far and am now listening to the audios to recap before I read book 4. Love listening to my favourite characters come to life! Love, love, love this series!

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Continuing delight

rarely has a series surprised and delighted me so much. The humour and characterization in this series just make me want to smile. only slight negetive is the first two books have felt a bit like a slow build in but the plot bigger plot is poised to take off. cant wait to see where it goes and to watch Jessie keep growing.

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I Didn't Want To Stop Listening!

I'm already a fan of K. F. Breene's books and her writing style. Her stories tick every box for me; intelligent writing style that's easy to read, main characters with depth of personality that I can root for and believe in, depth of character in the supporting cast, believable background story and setting and a balanced mix of relationship, tension, action, humour and mystery.

Hollie Jackson is a wonderful narrator. Her performance while reading this book brought the story to life. I liked the pace at which she read and the emotions she conveyed. There are some very unique characters in this book (series), and the voices she created for them all were impressive. Their personality shone through. Hollie transported me into each and every scene.

As a menopausal woman within spitting distance of the big 5-0, I love that this series has an older protagonist and supporting characters. Jes is a woman who's comfortable in her own skin and has the confidence of life experience behind her. However, as everyone knows, life is about change and it is how we deal with it that grows us as a person. I love how Jes is growing, how she dealt with the situations in this book, and how she's learning.

Magical Midlife Dating builds on the first book. The threads running through the series and the ones that began and ended in this book were enthralling. I loved listening to Jess stumble through her online dating experience. I rallied, laughed, cried and swooned with her.

Due to the graphic nature of some of the more violent scenes, I would recommend this book to adults who aren't offended by this sort of thing. But if you enjoy a sort of second coming-of-age for older, independent, capable heroines and strong alpha heroes, with a generous helping of banter, humour and realistic issues for the over 40s within a paranormal adventure, then this book may be your next favourite read. It's certainly left me wanting to read the next book - Magical Midlife Invasion - and check out the other books available in the Paranormal Women's Fiction (PWF) genre.

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  • Raven's Maven
  • 21-08-20

Disappointing but okay

The first book in this series was hysterical. I laughed myself silly several times listening to it. I enjoyed it so much I listened to it again and again. I was waiting with anticipation for this sequel to be released. This wasn’t a horrible book but it clearly wasn’t half the book the first one was. The heroine of the story turned from being a strong-minded woman to a waffler. She dithers through over half the book. What if, what if, what if. The writer introduced a new strong male character to compete with the hero from the initial book, only to demonstrate that after the first glance he’s just a self-absorbed idiot and no competition at all. The book rambles along at a very slow pace and isn’t terribly exciting until the end. Oh, and the house, it turns into a demonic monster to torment its master and protectors. Yeah not a great sequel. Last but hardly least the narrator changed the voice for the vampire into a really stupid mockery of a person speaking with fangs. The author turns the vampire into a complete idiot as well, hmm that happens with several of the characters from the book, I see a pattern here. The narrator’s portrayal of Edgar is a joke and doesn’t sync with the portrayal of Edgar from the first and better book. It was painful to listen to and whoever decided this was a good idea needs to get a new job. Overall it is an okay book but not anywhere near as good as the first. I don’t know if I will bother listening to another sequel. This one was a complete disappointment. The author should seriously think about another way to try and add humor besides making all her characters be complete idiots.

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  • 26-08-20

Obsessed with appearance

I listened to the first book and it was just meh to me. The MC is annoying and talks incessantly about being divorced and how having a baby ruined her body. I hope she doesn’t say that to her son! Anyway, towards the end of the book something magical happens and suddenly all of her physical “imperfections” are fixed. Her skin is tightened up, evidence of her having a baby are gone, aches and pains disappear, etc. So, everything that made her physically relatable to REAL women was gone.

In the second book she’s a hot mama that more than a few men lusting after her. Odd how that happened after her magical mommy makeover! The first book yammered about how her body was worn out and undesirable. The second book repeatedly mentions how her body is new and improved, tightened up, and every man, both young and old, is drooling over her. Other series I have read from the PWF group have had characters who are real and improve through good old-fashioned hard work. This book sadly reinforces the mindset that many women have, which is that it would take an act of God or magic to get our younger bodies back. You can't set the clock back, ladies!

I won’t be listening to any more of this series. I’ll stick to books with real women who see the signs of aging as battle scars that were hard-earned and something to be proud of.

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  • Cathy M
  • 11-08-20

The books in this series can’t come out fast enough

I really love the characters in this series. The banter between them, sarcasm and quips. It was a great second book of the series adding more fantastical creatures and characters. Just as with the last book, I only wish it was longer. I can’t wait for the next one!!

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  • mat
  • 23-08-20

Love K.F. Breen...but not this series

This series and this book have the usual K.F. Breene style. Hilariously bumbling protagonist who thinks the phrase "Ignorance is Bliss" is some kind of religious commandment that should be obeyed at all times and at any cost to save her little ignorant soul...check. Quirky side characters who constantly point out the protagonists short comings in a series of awesome sick burns...Check. Love interests who come across a little too emo edge lord most of the time...check. Crap ton of witty one liners that crack me up...check.
Sigh, i won't say that i have loved every book. i have my complaints even of the greatest of Breene's work (Demigods of San Francisco), but i can usually get through the parts i don't like and still enjoy myself pretty well. I even made it through the Natural Witch series and i HATED the Edgiest of edge lord love interests in that book. However in this book i found myself constantly stopping and doing other things like listening to other books, watching podcasts, or just looking up dumb stuff on google instead of listening to this book. Each time it would take me longer to get back to the book until i realized that it had been a week i had nothing to distract myself and i STILL didn't want to keep listening to this book. I don't know why, but maybe it is because the Protagonist is really preachy and doesn't seem to know if she wants to be treated like a young care free woman or an experienced and sophisticated woman. She keeps bouncing between the two and goes on long tangents about how everyone is not treating her the way she wants, because of societal constructs or something. Honestly i kept tuning her out. Maybe it's the fact that i have no idea what is going on, and the protagonist, my voice in the story, literally says she doesn't WANT to know because "scary". Or maybe i am just done with the silliness. maybe if i come back in a year i will find this all hilarious again but for right now i think i am done.

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  • Stefanie
  • 14-08-20

Laugh out Loud Funny

This series is great! Can’t wait for more in the story. Laugh out loud funny all the way through.

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  • R. Keaton
  • 12-08-20

I love this series and Nicole Poole!

The characters and dialogue are so funny, and the narration is perfect! The first book was so good I listened to it at least 5 times, and I’ve been waiting impatiently for this one. I’ll have to listen to this a few more times while I wait for the next one. Please hurry Ms Breene!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-08-20

okay

It's light and witty without being high literature. It's entertaining. (I need five more words)

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  • GSKM in sc
  • 12-08-20

Awesome

Quite interesting addition to this series as we see our heroine gain powers in a very entertaining and exciting way. We meet new friends and learn more of her enemies. The audible is so alive when narrated by Nichole Poole. It helps when the story is so well developed as is this one. Enjoy.

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  • AFARAMINAN
  • 02-09-20

loved it!!!!

it was a extremely good experience reading the book. It was fantastic and filled with fun, drama and mystery.

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  • Valerie Hass
  • 29-08-20

Love it!

The characters are amazing and have me laughing my butt off through out the book. plus Nicole Poole is my favorite narrator, she has an amazing way of bringing life to each character!

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