Grandma Vera is love, I love quirky grandmother's, and the books gets funnier with her in it.
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Many other side characters too, her buddies Jon and Maddie, her idiot ex, and her sister Alice who is the main character in A Stroke of Magic, a book that I really want to read now since there is big things in store for Alice at the end of this book. This book has the romance, sweet, but with a few sidesteps and mix ups, because it's not an easy road to finding love. There is the paranormal, not big really, yes there is magic in her baking but it feels so normal and real. Makes me wish I had a gypsy ancestor who had given me some magic.
There are the funny parts that just keeps you reading and wanting more. All in all a sweet ride to the end, you keep turning the page to know what happens to them all, oh and to see what else she is baking. Jan 31, Leah rated it it was amazing.
I read this book in two sittings. This author is definitely going on my must-buy list, this book was that good! A Taste of Magic is a light, quirky, fun read with fabulous characters that I bonded with immediately. The heat level is mild to medium but I'd still call it a sensual read.
I love how Liz uses her magic and oh, is this book funny! All the characters are wonderfully drawn and distinct. When I finished the book I wished I had the next one by my side to read but it's not out until July.
I've already preordered it! I highly recommend A Taste of Magic. Normally I only give star ratings. I loved this book so much I wrote my first review for it. View 1 comment. Nov 08, Geli rated it it was ok Shelves: romance , witches , supernatural , illinois. While I didnt love it, I did enjoy most of it.
I thought at the beginning I would love it. Elizabeth seemed a lot like me, totally a character I could relate to. But as the story progressed Elizabeth is a baker dealing with a bad divorce and suddenly finds out she has magical powers to make her wishes come true. Great concept, I really liked where the story seemed to be going.
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Somewhere in the middle, the story seemed to get muddled and slightly dragged on. I think the turning point for me is when Elizabeth was on her way to deliver a cake to her best friend but got super distracted by her so-called "hot" neighbor sorry but his description did nothing for me. Elizabeth so far had been pretty level headed but suddenly shes so turned on she cant think straight?
Just didnt seem to fit well with the character we met in the beginning. And made me lose respect for her. Then after that guys being hot seemed to be her reasoning for everything. She knew she didnt have feelings for a guy but he's hot so why not?
The magic element was great though, and I am very picky on how magic gets portrayed in books. Quite frankly it usually comes across as dull and unbelievable. So I was surprised how well it was in this one. I would have liked to have read more of her using the magic and more about Miranda. I dont think I will go on to read more in the series.
The story of Alice and her creepy ex wasnt very interesting to me. I suppose if youre looking for a paranormal romance without all the blood and vampiness this one would work fine for you. I ended up scanning the last half of the book, not reading it entirely. Because of that I wont say if its good or bad, just not my cup of tea, so I wont give it any star rating just to be fair.
It has a light and quirky writing style that I know many will enjoy. It's written in first-person, and the writing level seamed to be aimed at the young adult croud, which just isn't what I enjoy. The romance part of this book appears to be the heroine deciding between two men through much of the book, an I ended up scanning the last half of the book, not reading it entirely. The romance part of this book appears to be the heroine deciding between two men through much of the book, and deciding very near the end who it will be.
There appeared to be one very mild sex scene toward the end, so I would rate the sensuality of this book just above 'kisses' but barely 'warm'. Mar 31, Sally rated it really liked it Shelves: romance , paranormal.
Not only is it the first anniversary of when her two-timing rat of an ex-husband left her for another women, she is actually baking the wedding cake for his upcoming marriage to said floozy! Her wacky Grandma Verda comes by with a birthday card that has a surprise in it — a bit of an electric shock and some sparks — and other than that, nothing! With her newly acquired Gypsy power whenever Liz makes a wish while baking it will come true. Of course the results are not always predictable so while she hones her skills she spends a lot of time trying to undo the chaos she causes.
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I enjoyed this light and fluffy read, and if you read a paranormal romance and expect rocket science then you are going to be disappointed. It has a good plausible plot, great pacing, humour and lots of magic. Liz really grows as a character during the story which I always like to see — and I loved how she first meets her love interest Nate. She decides to climb through her bathroom window and gets stuck, so her head is in the house — and her bum in the air outside. Nate is a policeman so thinks she is a criminal breaking in. As with all good romantic plots there is attraction and then a misunderstanding before the HEA can occur.
Dec 28, Jess the Romanceaholic rated it liked it Shelves: free-reads , magick , wickedly-funny , family-issues , ghosts , love-triangle , bad-first-marriage. I'm not a forgiving person lol Let's just say the second spell wouldn't have been for what she made it for, but would've instead been an extension of the first spell, only one intended to last the entire marriage. Overall, an easy read. This wasn't the best book I have read but it wasn't the worst book by far. Honestly it started out amazing, a head start straight from the starting block and then it got bogged down and picked up enough that it wasn't painful to finish.
I will however say I have glad when I was done. The book follows a young, divorced woman through a journey of self-discovery with the addition of gypsy magic. The main character, Elizabeth explores her new magic through her baking and causes a few screw ups on th This wasn't the best book I have read but it wasn't the worst book by far. The main character, Elizabeth explores her new magic through her baking and causes a few screw ups on the in between.
I loved the male characters, they were all the perfect gentleman, save for Marc but the female characters fell short for me.
Overall the book wasn't as magical as I like them but I would recommend it to anyone for a quick flirty read; would be an excellent beach companion! Jan 21, Kathy Kindle-aholic rated it it was ok Shelves: pnr. This was a fun enough, short romance.
It kept my attention, and the magic part was interesting although the best part was her first spell when she didn't even know she had magic. I'm not a fan of the "all of a sudden every man wants her" book. It doesn't matter how we get there - in this case a spell - it just gets old. I think that the author was going for a more "realistic" portrayal of a fledgling couple - who knows if it will all work out, enjoy what you have while you have it, but that's This was a fun enough, short romance. I think that the author was going for a more "realistic" portrayal of a fledgling couple - who knows if it will all work out, enjoy what you have while you have it, but that's not what romances are about.
If I'm reading a romance, it's because I already know how its going to end, I'm just interested in how they get there. Mar 13, Alicia rated it liked it. This was a pretty decent read. I loved the witchy aspect and loved the yummy guys all around Liz. Loved her quirky grandma.. I would love to have the ability to make things happen just by baking something tasty!