Title: Magick Charm (New Orleans Magick #1)
Author: Jennifer Wells
Published Date: April 1st 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Janie Adler likes her quiet, orderly life reviewing books for a small New Orleans newspaper exactly the way it is. So what if Duke Hot Pants, the hero of her favorite romance novel, is the only man in her life? She has a Pulitzer Prize to chase. That is until her quirky twin sister Rachel moves in, bringing boyfriend drama, a smelly ferret, and irrational belief in all things magickal along with her.
Persuaded by a local voodoo priestess-and maybe one margarita too many-the twins cast spells to improve their love lives. Loser-magnet Rachel focuses on avoiding the wrong men, while Janie seeks her romance novel ideal. Plenty of eligible bachelors flood into their lives, but Janie only has eyes for her coworker who lives in the apartment downstairs.
The twins soon discover the incantations’ many unintended-and dangerous-consequences. The increasing number of mishaps and misfortune putting the sisters in grave peril seems more like the work of a curse. Can Janie and Rachel’s “twintuition” save them from the menace stalking them?
When I read the description for this book, I thought “Now that’s going to be hilarious and entertaining.” After having read it, I can say I was mildly entertained and only sort of amused. I enjoyed the plot; twin sisters having to pull off a Parent Trap trick because of a stalker while trying to figure out who the stalker is. While they’re switching roles, Janie and Rachel do discover a lot about themselves and eac other. I enjoyed that they both grew in their own ways; Janie learned to be more outgoing and Rachel learned that she can be a grown up with a good job and enjoy it. In the midst of all this is Janie’s budding romance with Ryan. I enjoyed watching their relationship blossom slowly, however it felt at times that they were going at a snails pace. I would have really liked to have seen more than just some making out.
The paranormal aspect of the book was not as much of a part of the book as I had liked. Sure there’s a spell or two and a tarot card reading, but that was basically it. I had hoped for more than that. There was more suspense in this book than paranormal. The suspense element was wonderful. I enjoyed the twists and turns that it took. I liked that I just couldn’t figure out who was stalking the girls and when I did find out, I was completely taken by surprise.
For those who like a completed novel, you’ll be happy to know there’s no cliffhanger. Try it and see what you think.
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