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Modern-day witch Cassie Moore’s cozy life turns upside down when her friend foresees the wrecking ball that threatens to destroy Cassie’s home and workplace. But Cassie isn’t giving up without a fight. She casts a well-intended spell meant to save her apartment and her job. But magic is unpredictable, especially when her friend casts a little charm of her own that has Cassie lusting after the man she desperately wants to despise.
Jack Quinn has had his eyes on Lakeside Books for years, and he couldn’t be happier the owner is finally ready to sell. He has big plans for the cozy waterfront property, but he didn’t expect to care about the store or its employees. And he never imagined he’d be drawn to a certain brown-eyed saleswoman.
Almost as if by magic.
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“He’s convincing,” one of the women who worked there whispered. “And sexy. Where’d you find him?”
It was the darn suit. The sleeves strained against muscle when he lifted gifts and the pants practically drew the eye to his thighs when he squatted to talk to the smaller children. It fit too perfectly. Maybe Peyton had spelled it to adjust to the wearer?
“He found us.”
“Well, you’re a lucky woman—”
“Oh, he and I aren’t together.”
“Really? The two of you keep sneaking glances at each other.”
If we did, it was only because we were working together. “I assure you, we’re not a couple.”
“Hum, well then.” She eyed Jack. “If I wasn’t married…” She cackled. Actually cackled! “Don’t just stand there, girl.” She nudged me. “Bring him a bottle of water.”
It was the least I could do. I grabbed a bottle and rejoined Jack.
“I thought Santa might be thirsty.”
“Ho ho ho! Thank you.” Jack grabbed my hand along with the water and twirled me around once. Heart racing and a bit off-balanced I bumped into him. His free hand settled on my waist. “You’re lucky you’re not dressed as Mrs. Clause,” he whispered.
His eyes twinkled. My breath caught. “Why’s that?”
He glanced up. I followed his gaze to the mistletoe hanging from the ceiling.
Well, this book is a first for me. A paranormal Christmas story. Never would have thought that I would be reading one but I did, and I liked it. It was cute, featured a book store (score), a witch, and just enough romantic elements for me that really worked. I’d like to say it was an enemies to lovers trope but I think in the end it wasn’t. Cassie and Jack don’t have any sort of backstory. They have just met and the sparks fly; much to Cassie’s dismay.
Cassie is hilarious but also heartwarming. She cares about the store and other people. Okay, she wants nothing to change and is willing to do anything to make it happen. But her casting a spell is just priceless. She was warned. Didn’t listen and things went haywire after that. There wouldn’t be a story without that and I loved it. Cassie is just endearing to me. Throughout the book, she is trying to save her job and place to live. She never even thought about a boyfriend but in walks in Jack. Jack is a great guy. He isn’t in it for the money, he’s just trying to help out his buddy’s mom. He never expected Cassie either. That’s why the romance works. It’s unexpected. Yes, we knew all along that they would end up together but the fun was getting them to admit their feelings.
I’m not going to lie, the twist at the end was excellent. Ms. Colyer surprised me. In fact, I’d love to read about someone like Jack. Hint, hint. But that’s just me.
Overall, do yourself a favor and read this sweet story about a witch, a book store, and an unexpected romance. Not to mention a cat named Smudge.
About the Author:
Professional network technician by day, novelist by night, Cherie lives a quiet life in the Chicago suburbs with her charming husband. She has four amazing sons who she loves dearly. Cherie magically weaves together stories with a paranormal twist. She’s the author of the Embrace series (Embrace, Hold Tight, and Entwined), Challenging Destiny, Damned When I Didn’t, and Friends to the End. She waltzes into the adult novel world with this enchanting holiday romance, Merry Little Wishing Spritz.
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