Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Suddenly Spellbound by Erica Lucke Dean
Something witchy this way comes.
Kindergarten-teacher-slash-sorceress Ivie McKie has officially sworn off magic. With her father back from the dead—just in time for her upcoming wedding to sexy former magician Jackson Blake—Ivie has plotted a course straight to happily-ever-after-ville. And she won’t let anything get in her way this time.
But Daddy Dearest has something sneaky up his sleeve. When “just one more spell” goes horribly wrong and detours her into the path of her father’s dangerously hot new apprentice, Ivie has to scramble to get the magic—and her love life—back on track.
Along the way, she encounters a promise made before she was born, a clan of Scottish sorcerers in kilts, and yet another goat.
About the Author:
After walking away from her career as a business banker to pursue writing full-time, Erica Lucke Dean moved from the hustle and bustle of the big city to a small tourist town in the North Georgia Mountains, where she lives in a 90-year-old haunted farmhouse with her workaholic husband, her 180-pound lap dog, and at least one ghost.
When she’s not writing or tending to her collection of crazy chickens and diabolical ducks, she’s either reading bad fan-fiction or singing karaoke in the local pub. Much like the main character in her first book, To Katie with Love, Erica is a magnet for disaster and has been known to trip on air while walking across flat surfaces.
How she’s managed to survive this long is one of life’s great mysteries.
Review by Rochelle:
Suddenly Spellbound was as good as Suddenly Sorcerer, until the end. While Suddenly Sorcerer definitely left room for a sequel, and Spellbound picks up smoothly a few months later, Spellbound ends with one of the banes of my existence, a cliffhanger. Darn it, Ms. Dean! Your writing is good enough to keep readers coming back for more. You don’t need to leave your stories unfinished to lure them back. Like Sorcerer, Spellbound has humor, great pacing, wonderful characters, and even an hilarious scene in an upscale wedding boutique. (Warning: that scene is a choking hazard. Do not eat or drink while reading it.) I definitely recommend Suddenly Spellbound, but you may want to wait until the next Ivie McKie book comes out so you can read straight through without having to wait for what happens next at the end.
Author Website: http://ericaluckedean.com/books
Heat Rating: R
Length: 254 Pages
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