Blonde With a Wandby Vicki Lewis Thompson
Series:Babes on Brooms #1
Published byPenguin on 2010-02-02
View our feature on Vicki Lewis Thompson’s Blonde with a Wand. From the Wild & Hexy imagination of a New York Times bestselling author Sexy witch Anica Revere has one rule: never under any circumstances get involved with a man before telling him she’s a witch. Still, what’s one silly rule? Especially when the guy in question is as cute as Jasper Danes. But when Anica and Jasper have a spat, she breaks an ever bigger rule of witchcraft and turns him into a cat. Bad news for him. Worse for her…
Anica, in a moment of anger, unintentionally uses an old spell that has no counterspell. Can we say, “Oops”? Her date, who she found out had manipulated her into dating him, is now stuck as a cat.
Even her sister Lily can’t undo the spell. Everything they try fails. Anica has to get help. She takes her chances and contacts two witches, Dorcas and Ambrose, who are on the council. They agree to keep her mistake a secret and help her turn Jasper back into a human. It ends up being a lot more complicated than they thought.
Although Blonde With a Wand is the first book in this series, Dorcas and Ambrose are leads in another series by Vicki Lewis Thompson. If you haven’t read anything about these characters yet, I recommend starting with Over Hexed rather than Blonde With a Wand.
But, if you don’t care about getting to know Dorcas and Ambrose, this series can be read separately. Either way, it’s a great book.
I really liked a lot of the supporting characters, especially the nosy neighbor who wants to make sure Jasper gets neutered. I also adored Orion the fat cat who Jasper befriends.
I also got a kick of of the expletives used throughout the story such as “Zeus’s balls!” and “Damn it to Hades!”.
Setting is a very minimal part of the story; most of the book is spent in Anica’s apartment. This might bother some people who want to know all about the city and so forth, but it didn’t bother me.
This is a feel-good story in which people have to do the right thing to undo the spell. If you want a light, romantic, read with a paranormal aspect, I recommend reading Blonde With a Wand. It definitely made me smile, even though it wasn’t the first time I’ve read it.
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