A huge thanks to Kelly Florentia and Accent Press for the opportunity to join this tour and help celebrate the beautiful renew cover of The Magic Touch
Marriage isn’t high on 39-year-old Emma King’s list of priorities; after all, she’s been there and done it once. So there are no big surprises when, yet again, she turns down her long-term partner Harry’s marriage proposal. They’re a solid, secure couple – a piece of paper won’t make any difference. That is until she accidentally stumbles across a flirtatious text message from one of his female colleagues on his phone. Overcome with suspicion and an impending fear of losing Harry, Emma goes on a quest to get to the bottom of his secret affair with the help of her ninety-three-year-old neighbour, Alistair, her best friend Ola, and Harry’s sister-in-law’s psychic app, The Magic Touch.
I am a huge fan of Kelly’s novels and love every single one of them but The Magic Touch was the first one I read and it still remains my favourite. There’s just something about it that had me completely engrossed from start to finish and I couldn’t bear to put it down until I had devoured every word.
Harry and Emma are a in a long term reliable relationship and Emma cannot really see the point in bothering with the bit of paper to make them Mr and Mrs. Emma’s world is rocked when she discovers some texts on Harry’s phone indicating that he is begin unfaithful and Emma is determined to investigate.
I adore Emma and Harry.They are two of the most relatable characters I have read about and I think any couple would find some of themselves in their relationship. Although I wouldn’t make the same choices as Emma in her quest (or at least I think I wouldn’t but you never know) her detective work takes the reader on such a charming adventure.
Emma and Harry’s Greek family add a colourful and vibrant feel to the novel and provide humour in the mix. They were written in such a way that any time they were present in the narrative, they bring such warmth. I’ve always though that Greek families are all about the family and food and this is definitely what comes across in The Magic Touch.
The subtle sprinkle of magic within the story through her sister in law’s new app just gives the overall plot something extra. It’s not in your face or heavily emphasized but brings a unique twist.
I just love this book and I am certain that you will too.
Author Bio – Kelly Florentia
Kelly Florentia was born and bred in north London, where she continues to live with her husband Joe. HER SECRET (2018) is her third novel and the sequel to NO WAY BACK (2017).
Kelly has always enjoyed writing and was a bit of a poet when she was younger. Before penning her debut The Magic Touch (2016), she wrote short stories for women’s magazines. To Tell a Tale or Two… is a collection of her short tales. In January 2017, her keen interest in health and fitness led to the release of Smooth Operator – a collection of twenty of her favourite smoothie recipes.
As well as writing, Kelly enjoys reading, running, drinking coffee, scoffing cakes, watching TV dramas, and spending way too much time on social media.