“Magic doesn't work on you. You're impervious . . .”
Meaghan Keele faces menopause with no husband, no kids, and a job she hates. At her brother's request, Meaghan moves from Arizona to Pennsylvania to help care for their dying father, taking over his job as lawyer for the tiny town of Eldrich.
What Meaghan doesn't know is that law was merely her father's day job. Gateways to magical worlds riddle the forests surrounding Eldrich. Unaffected by magic—impervious—her father spent decades mediating magical disputes and guarding the human world. Without his imposing presence, old enemies are stirring.
Impervious, like her father, Meaghan soon senses that everyone around her is keeping secrets. A shocking confrontation on her first day of work quickly clues her in to her new reality. Her office manager and her secretary are witches. Jamie, her handsome young assistant, isn't exactly human. Eldrich City Hall is haunted. And Meaghan is expected to take over both of her father's jobs.
Struggling to accept her destiny, Meaghan is soon drawn into a brutal struggle in another world and a growing attaction to John Smith—exiled king, town drunk, and Jamie's estranged father.
And she thought life in Eldrich would be dull . . .
Impervious is the first book in a planned seven-book series.
It's not a young, nubile, kick ass heroine! No, Impervious is a story about a fully grown, mature woman who just happens to be confident, smart, and truth be told a little lonely. Well, being coerced into going home to help look after her ailing father, sets Meaghan on a whole new path.
You see, the town of Eldrich is a magical gateway with supernaturals living alongside the humans and it just so happens they need a strong presence who can mediate and when called for, step up and take charge. Now, that's a problem as those wielding magic can get up to all sorts of nasty tricks, but what if someone couldn't be forced? What if someone could make a stand, rattle a few cages, and all whilst not being manipulated? Now that would be something, wouldn't it? Oh yes, things are about to change in Eldrich as Meaghan, like her father before her, is impervious to magic!
I really enjoyed Impervious and I've now learnt it's the first of what's planned as a seven book series. This gives Ms Kirwan time to explore her characters and let them grow and all whilst opening up this world she has created. It was very entertaining with its small town feel and I loved seeing the dynamics between characters play out. Witches, fairies, and dark wizards all feature but it's the family connections that bring the most emotion.
Not exactly a romance but the dominoes are set up so let's see how they fall in subsequent books. Perhaps a slower pace than some books I've read, if I'm brutally honest, but when the action starts its a fabulous ride! Loved, loved, loved an older heroine and can't wait to see what happens next because clearly big changes are coming!
(Impervious is currently free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers)