PMS can be a real witch.
Ivie McKie isn’t your run-of-the-mill kindergarten teacher. After an encounter with a horny goat, Ivie has a confrontation with her lying, cheating fiancé. She is shocked when the big jerk suddenly transforms into a skunk—the black and white furry variety.
Enlisting the help of her shopaholic friend Chloe and sexy club magician Jackson Blake, Ivie is forced to play a literal game of cat and mouse as she races against the clock to change her ex back before she’s arrested for his murder.
With every new spell, a fresh wave of sexual desire draws Jack further into Ivie’s troubles, along with her panties, the car, the kitchen, and assorted seedy bathrooms.
Ivie soon discovers what every witch worth her spell book knows: There’s nothing worse than a bad case of Post Magical Syndrome.Kindle Edition, 235 pages
Three stars: A cute, fun magical adventure.
Ivie is relieved to finally be home after her horrendous misadventure on the field trip. Ivie is a Kindergarten teacher, and today her class visited the farm. Unfortunately, Ivie while ogling a the handsome veterinarian, tripped, fell and then had an extremely embarrassing incident with a goat. Her expensive boots are ruined. Then to add misery to her day, her fiancé, Matt, doesn't come home on time nor does he bother to call. When he finally returns home after midnight, he is covered in lipstick. Without apology, he demands his ring back as he is headed to Vegas tomorrow to marry another girl. Ivie shakes with anger, and then something unexpected happens. She points her finger at Matt in fury and then he turns into a skunk. Ivie is clueless as to how she managed to turn her cheating boyfriend into a varmint, but she knows she had better turn him back fast or face horrible consequences. Will Ivie survive suddenly becoming a sorceress?
What I Liked:
- I picked this book up for $.99 looking for a quick, fun, witchy adult book, and I got just that. I enjoyed that this was a fast paced adventure with lots of mayhem, along with a sudden romance and plenty of magic. If you are looking for a light, witchy read, grab this one for under a buck.
- Usually I am a reader that wants to know all the hows and whys, but for some reason the sudden onset of Ivie's sorceress powers didn't bother me. Ivie is absolutely clueless as to why she can suddenly transform her boyfriend into animals, and she is desperate for answers. I thought it was a rather hilarious predicament, and I was just as eager as Ivie was to get to the bottom of it. In the end, the answer is simple and straightforward. Even though I would have liked a touch more detail on Ivie's powers, I appreciated that the author kept it light and easy.
- Ivie is a fun character. In the beginning, she is shy, unassuming and settling for a boyfriend who is a cheater. Her romantic life lacks sizzle, but she doesn't realize it until all the chaos hits. She is the last person you would think of as a witch since she is quiet and ordinary. As the book progresses she becomes an entirely different girl. She transforms in so many different ways. The funniest being every time she uses her powers she becomes more buxom and her hair turns red, and she develops a rather insatiable sex drive. It was all kinds of fun to see her metamorphosis.
- Along with Ivie, there is a lively cast of characters. Chloe is Ivie's shopaholic best friend. She might be a bit obsessed with name brand bags and shoes, but when it counts she is there for friend, no questions asked. Chloe made me laugh. Then you meet the magician brothers: Jackson and Blake. They are hot, funny and full of confidence. I thoroughly enjoyed the antics of the girls and the magicians. The funniest being when they all dress up as the Scooby Doo Gang for Halloween. The chemistry between the foursome works.
- The end is a whirlwind, and everything seems to be settled until the stunning revelation on the final page. It left me wondering if there would be another book? I hope so.
And The Not So Much:
- I wasn't a big fan of the romances. Both moved way too fast for my taste and they felt like insta love. Especially the secondary romance, it started out as antagonistic and then it moved at lightning speed. The main romance starts out with a whole lot of lust, and then there are numerous lusty sexual encounters. Sure there was plenty of heat and chemistry, but I felt it was too much too fast. I would have much preferred to see both couples banter more and become good friends before proclaiming I love yous.
- After all the chaos and craziness, Ivie finally sets things right. I was expecting a big confrontation with Matt, and I at the very least wanted to hear how he felt about the whole thing, but it moves so fast that all of that gets glossed over. I struggled with that part. I thought that Matt should have had a lot more to say at the end. I didn't think he would just go with it all without a bit more drama.
- The book ends on a cliffhanger note, but as far as I can tell another book isn't in the works at least at the time of this review. I am hopeful that there will be a sequel as there are a few loose ends that I would like to see followed up on.
Suddenly Sorceress is a light, funny paranormal read perfect for those of you looking for a witchy read for the upcoming fall season. This is a fast, quick adventure with lots of sizzle and funny antics. My only hesitation is that the romance moved a bit too fast for my taste. Still this is a good book to snatch up when you need something easy and funny.
"I don't have a crystal ball, a broomstick, or even a broom---I have a Swiffer."
"Faith is a lot like magic. You have no idea how much you until you let yourself believe in it."
I purchased a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.