Vivienne Jones handled the biggest break-up of her life the way that any witch would: vodka, bubble baths, and a curse on her ex.
That was nine years ago. Now Rhys Penhallow, descendant of the town’s founders, breaker of hearts and still irritatingly gorgeous, is back. Rhys has returned to the quaint town of Graves Glen to recharge the ley lines and make an appearance at the annual fall festival. But when his every move results in calamity, Vivi realises that hexing her ex might not have been so harmless after all…
As the curse starts to affect the magic of the town, resulting in murderous wind-up toys, an outraged ghost, and a surprisingly talkative cat, Vivi and Rhys must put their personal feelings aside and work together to break the curse and save not just the town, but also Rhys’s life.
I’m usually drawn to contemporaries when they have some kind of twist – like the magical twist in this one! Unfortunately this one came out only just before Halloween, because it would have been even more perfect to read it in October. But reading it as a buddy read with my friends in November was definitely a close second best!
This book genuinely made me laugh out loud from the very first couple of pages. It was so fun to read and had a lot of entertaining aspects. I’ve heard it be described as Hocus Pocus but with sex, and it honestly did remind me of Hocus Pocus in parts!
the best cure for anything
I loved the two main characters and there was brilliant chemistry between them. This book had the perfect amount of spice and the sex scenes were funny as well as passionate. The writing was so easy to read and I could have very easily sped through this one.
I also really liked Rhys as a love interest. I loved that he was Welsh and the small Welsh elements and bits of Welsh language really won my heart! The setting was perfect too and I could really picture the small-town American Halloween events.
was candles and a bath
If you’re looking for a spicy romance with witty writing and an entertaining plot, definitely go and pick this one up!
4 out of 5 stars
May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽