Magical Midlife Meeting (Leveling Up #5) by K.F. Breene #PWF

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Hello Avid Audiobook Listeners. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Magical Midlife Meeting by K. F. Breene read by Nicole Poole. The fifth book in Breene’s paranormal romance series, Leveling Up.

What’s Magical Midlife Meeting about?

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Magical Midlife Meeting (Leveling Up #5) by K.F. Breene #PWFMy Rating:
Title: Magical Midlife Meeting by K. F. Breene
Series: Leveling Up #5
Published by Hazy Dawn Press on 27 April 2021
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adult Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Fiction, Later in Life, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, Shifters, Urban, Witchcraft
Narrator: Nicole Poole
Length: 7 hours 52 minutes
No. of Pages: 362

It's time for a magical battle Jessie isn't sure she's prepared for.

Elliot Graves has been a thorn in Jessie's side since before she agreed to take the house magic. He has constantly brought the fight to her doorstep.

Not this time.

With the help of Austin's shifters, the Ivy house crew will meet Elliot Graves in one of the most dangerous places imaginable - his home turf.

But not before another creature joins the circle.

Source: Bought
Review Format: Audiobook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Amazon* ¦ Audible* ¦*

Listened To: 11th – 17th July 2021

Magical Midlife Meeting is another book in the new reading genre, Paranormal Women’s Fiction (PWF). Visit my PWF page to find out more about this trend-setting genre.

What did I think about it?

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A Fitting Showdown For Our Midlife Warrior Queen.

I love this series and K. F. Breene’s writing style. Her stories tick every box for me. An intelligent writing style that’s easy to read. Check. Protagonists with depth and credibility, personality traits that draw me in. Check. A great wealth of characters in the supporting cast. Check. Believable background story and setting with a plot that has a balanced mix of relationship, tension, action, humour and mystery. Check, check and check.

Magical Midlife Meeting is a fantastic audiobook.

As a menopausal woman with the big 5-0 looming on the horizon, I love that this series has an older protagonist and supporting characters. Jess is a woman who’s comfortable in her own skin and has the confidence of life experience behind her. However, I love how she’s growing into the world’s most powerful mage. The way Jess treats people hasn’t changed and her love for her Ivy House family is beautiful. However, my favourite aspect of this story was how her relationship with Austin evolved. Wow! Heart-melting AND panty-drenching in equal measures.

Nicole Poole is one of the best narrators I’ve come across.

Nicole’s performance while reading this book brought the story to life. I liked the pace at which she read and the emotions she conveyed. There are some very unique characters in this book (*uhem*) series, and the voices she has created for them are impressive. Their different personalities shine through. Edgar, Mr Tom and Neve are wonderful examples of her talent. Nicole transported me into each and every scene and I really enjoyed her performance.

Magical Midlife Meeting builds on the previous books.

The threads running through the series and the ones that began and ended in this one were enthralling. I loved listening to Jess fight her way through the pompous world of mages. Our protagonist and crew are more mature in age than the usual urban fantasy/paranormal romance. Even though this is a world filled with magic, it was wonderful recognising some of the real issues faced by older people once again making an appearance. I rallied, laughed, cried and swooned along with Jess during this tense adventure. Team Ivy House are a force to be reckoned with! Woop!

Be Warned: There are some amorous moments and darker scenes, including violence and scary-ass killer dolls.

I’d recommend Magical Midlife Meeting to adults who enjoy coming-of-age stories. Tales about older, independent, heroines and strong alpha heroes. With a generous helping of banter, humour and realistic issues for the over 40s this paranormal adventure has it all. Magical Midlife Meeting has left me desperate to find out how it will all end.

Keep reading to find out more about K. F. Breene, but first, a little info about this series.

Leveling Up by K. F. Breene

Books in the Series

Click on the book title to read my review.

Keep reading to find out about K. F. Breene.

About K. F. Breene

Author - K.F. Breene

K.F. Breene is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Amazon Most Sold Charts and #1 Kindle Store bestselling author of paranormal romance, urban fantasy and fantasy novels. With over three million books sold, when she's not penning stories about magic and what goes bump in the night, she's sipping wine and planning shenanigans.

She lives in Northern California with her husband, two children and out of work treadmill.

And because this is a review for an audiobook, here’s the narrator’s bio, Nicole Poole.

About Nicole Poole

Narrator - Nicole Poole

Nicole Poole is a classically trained actor with equal passions for literature and improvisation. She has toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company, has been a member of the critically acclaimed Walter Thompson Orchestra for over fifteen years, and recently became a member of the Parisian groups SPOUMJ and Anitya. She is honored to have been recognized for her narration by an AudioFile Earphones Award, a Publisher's Weekly Listen-Up Award, and nomination for an Audie Award.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts about Magical Midlife Meeting. Have you listened to any of this series yet? What about Nicole Poole, any of her narrations on your shelves? Drop me a comment below so we can chat bookish. 😉

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As I’ve already mentioned, K. F. Breene has written many stories that I loved. You can find her on my Favourite Authors page. Before you leave, check out the other amazing authors on my list. Is YOUR favourite author on it?

Bye for now,

Flora x

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I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
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(6) Comments

  1. This sounds like such a great series. I love that there’s an older protagonist. 🙂

    1. Flora says:

      Thanks Suzanne. Yes, I love it. I’m trying to find more stories with older female protagonists.

  2. WendyW says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed this! It sounds amazing.

    1. Flora says:

      Thanks Wendy, I am.

  3. I love this series. Delighted to see a mature woman as a main character.

    1. Flora says:

      It’s fab isn’t it, Rebecca. It’s my new mission to find more stories with older female protagonists.

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