on February 3rd 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Buy on Amazon
Harry Boyle’s genius IQ has failed him. The alpha geek stupidly followed relationship advice from Invertary’s resident evil mastermind—eighty-seven year old Betty. That’s how he ended up trapped in an abandoned mine waiting to be rescued by his high school crush. The same crush he still loves. The one he’s come back to town to claim.
Magenta Fraser doesn’t want to be claimed—what is this? The Stone Age? The sarcastic Goth with a fondness for hitting first and asking questions later has been avoiding Harry. He’s her Kryptonite. Around him she loses her badass powers and becomes a pathetic giggling girl. As the local caving expert, she has no choice but to rescue the man. But that doesn’t mean she has to talk to him. Or touch him. Or do any of the other X-rated things that keep popping into her mind. All she has to do is resist him, rescue him and then run from him—before he uncovers her secret.
Janet Elizabeth Henderson convinces in this hilarious, quirky and very sweet Invertary novella! While Magenta Mine is part of the Invertary series, and I highly recommend all books, it can absolutely be read as a stand-alone.
Magenta Fraser and Harry Boyle have been friends since childhood. The resident genius, Harry started university at 16 and left a 13-year-old Magenta behind in Invertary. When he visits his hometown again on his first semester break, Magenta won’t have anything to do with him. Years later, Harry is back in town and he won’t let Magenta push him away again. After all, she is the love of his life.
Magenta comes off as a sarcastic, antisocial goth, but there is so much more to her than meets the eye. Harry has become a billionaire software mogul, but all he really wants is Magenta back in his life and he pursues her diligently. There is nothing, and I really mean nothing, that can keep her away from him. The situations Harry finds himself in to get Magenta’s attention are hilarious and Janet Elizabeth Henderson’s trademark sense of humour makes this novella shine.
Fans of the series will love this quick trip back to their favourite Scottish town, but it is also a good starting point for new readers of the series. Even though Magenta Mine can be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend beginning with Lingerie Wars, book one in the Invertary series – and it’s currently free, so what are you waiting for?