by Jessica Inclan

March 2007
ISBN: 0-8217-8084-0
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Felix Valasay takes center stage in Believe In Me, Jessica Inclan’s final novel in her Les Croyant de Trois series. The carefree playboy who monitors magical activity in Hawaii, no less, has previously been seen in a supporting role while his brothers do all the dirty work. This time, it is up to Felix to save the world.

Sayblee Safipour cannot believe that the Council has chosen Felix as her partner for this crucial mission. He is too frivolous, too hedonistic to accept the rigors of their challenge. He will put them both in danger. Sayblee is also troubled about how she will be able to withstand Felix’ considerable charm while they are posing as a married couple. She is loathe to admit it, but she has been attracted to him since they were in school together.

As all of the elements come together, Ms. Inclan wraps up her trilogy in fine fashion. Sayblee and Felix work very well together, although some of their adjustments are quite humorous. There is danger and an emotional toll that must be faced as they battle the evil sorcerer Quain for control of the magical realm.

Believe in Me takes readers on a roller-coaster ride. There are pockets of humor amid the emotional and physical dangers, and she keeps all the balls juggling until the very end. This novel should not be read as a stand-alone piece, however, and will benefit greatly from the background information revealed in the other two previous novels. For readers who have enjoyed the series, the book ends on a good note, with all of the threads drawn up tight.

Reviewed in February 2007 by Paula.

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