Wednesday, April 17, 2013

review: CHICK WITH A CHARM by Vicki Lewis Thompson

by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Series: Babes-on-Brooms #2
Penguin: Signet Eclipse
Released: March 2, 2010
Source: Bookstore
Page Count: 311

Rating: Liked it

Ignoring a witch is never wise.

Lily Revere is free-spirited and fun-loving - two dangerous qualities in a witch. Especially one who is planning her sister's engagement party - and who needs a date! She's determined to bring hot Griffin Taylor, but he's a divorce lawyer who claims his job has warned him off romance. He may pretend he's just not into her, but she knows better - he needs only a nudge in the right direction.

Slipping a love elixir into Griffin's drink may not be the noble thing to do, but it sure works! Lily's dreamboat drops all his defenses, and the two discover they're perfectly matched - in every way. There's just one problem: Are Griffin's feelings the result of some truly good witchcraft, or is he really in love?

My Thoughts

Picking up right where Blonde with a Wand left off, Chick with a Charm follows Lily Revere's misadventures in love after she administers an adoration elixir to the man of her dreams. It seemed like a great idea at the time, what with Griffin being so stubbornly set against admitting his attraction to her. But after overhearing him make a date with another woman, Lily decides that she has to act fast. She just didn't expect it to be so potent! As she and Griffin quickly become more and more involved, Lily must figure out how to discover if Griffin's feelings for her are real or merely a result of the potion.

I had a couple of issues with the plot. First, Griffin explains to his friends and in inner dialogue why he is so picky in his relationships, but he never explains this to Lily, even after they get together. This seems pretty basic, and, if I were Lily, it would have been one of the first questions I'd ask. The second issue was Lily giving in to Griffin so quickly. I know, I know, there wouldn't have been a book if she hadn't gone for it. But still, it seemed beyond selfish on her part, and she should have had more self control.

Those issues not withstanding, though, I think Chick with a Charm was a great wrap-up for this cute little series. Hopefully Thompson will write another witchy paranormal series in the future so Dorcas and Ambrose can cameo again!

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