Book Review – Sorcerers Always Satisfy by Louisa Masters

Hidden Species #4
Publisher: Indie
Pages: 245
Characters: David/Caolan
POV: 1st
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Series

Just because I enjoy planning and researching doesn’t mean I’m not the most dangerous badass mothercracker around.

The world sees me as boring, dependable David. And I like it that way. I know things and I’m organized. Plus, I’ve seen firsthand the harm a chaotic life can inflict, and I’d rather have my lists and be called dull.

Which is what makes it all the more disconcerting when a sexy elf declares his adoration and begins to “woo” me. What am I supposed to do?

Hide, mostly. It’s hard, though, because Caolan and I are supposed to be working together. And he’s tough to resist: sweet, competent, and so incredibly beautiful. He sees something in me that no one else does. Would it really be such a bad thing if I gave in to temptation?

My personal life can’t be the priority right now, though. The bad guys are gearing up to strike, and if we don’t stop them, the end of the world could be nigh. I need to focus on that, not on letting Caolan show me the benefits of spontaneity. Or do I?

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I love this series, and am sad to see it end, though I’m already looking forward to the spin off! I enjoyed David and Caolan’s story, and not only getting to know David better, but Caolan too. I loved their growing relationship, despite David’s insistence it wasn’t that, and as usual it was great catching up with the other characters in this series.

David has always been a bit more of a private person, so I loved reading from his point of view, while finding out more about him, and his history. I particularly liked his long friendship with Percy and Andrew. I liked why David is so organised. It’s sad, and shows how much of a family he and the others are, in their support of each other. Caolan is very sweet, yet tough when he needs to be. I really felt for him knowing that his world was dying and he couldn’t prevent the inevitable. I totally loved how he got into social media, and the mix of seriousness and fun that entailed. Wooage is totally a word.

I liked the new characters in this one too, especially Dustin. I hope we see more of him in the spinoff. Dragons and hellhounds together have so much potential for trouble. I enjoyed the differences between the two worlds and the details in that like making sure that Caolan’s people could eat our food, explaining to them about birthdays, and the limitations of the initial translation spell.

David’s parents are horrible. I was very pleased how their attempt to insert themselves back into his life was handled.

The found family feel of this series is one of my favourite things about it, and Alistair was his usual boisterous, filters, what filters, self. The plot drew me in, and I was surprised by part of the resolution, which is a total game changer. I’m very happy we haven’t seen the last of Percy. He totally needs his own book.

5 out of 5 stars.

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at
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