From Bad to Cursed
Opposites attract in this wickedly charming rom-com by Lana Harper, New York Times bestselling author of Payback’s a Witch.
Wild child Isidora Avramov is a thrill chaser, adept demon summoner, and—despite the whole sexy-evil-sorceress vibe—also a cuddly animal lover. When she’s not designing costumes and new storylines for the Arcane Emporium’s haunted house, Issa's nursing a secret, conflicted dream of ditching her family’s witchy business to become an indie fashion designer in her own right.
But when someone starts sabotaging the celebrations leading up to this year’s Beltane festival with dark, dangerous magic, a member of the rival Thorn family gets badly hurt—throwing immediate suspicion on the Avramovs. To clear the Avramov name and step up for her family when they need her the most, Issa agrees to serve as a co-investigator, helping none other than Rowan Thorn get to the bottom of things.
Rowan is the very definition of lawful good, so tragically noble and by-the-book he makes Issa’s teeth hurt. In accordance with their families’ complicated history, he and Issa have been archenemies for years and have grown to heartily loathe each other. But as the unlikely duo follow a perplexing trail of clues to a stunning conclusion, Issa and Rowan discover how little they really know each other… and stumble upon a maddening attraction that becomes harder to ignore by the day.
Harper's entertaining sequel to Payback's a Witch continues to explore the complicated relationships between Thistle Grove's four magical founding families while putting fan-favorite Rowan Thorn front and center. Necromantic witch Issa Avramov may come off as coldhearted, but those closest to her know how deeply she cares for animals and understand why she still holds a grudge against vet-in-training Rowan for costing Issa her volunteer job at the shelter years before. So when dark magic harms a member of the Thorn family and damages their land right before a major town celebration, Issa is the natural suspect. To clear her name, she must partner with Rowan to find the real perpetrator. In the process, they discover that their mutual animosity obscures an undeniable attraction and that there is much more to the attack on the Thorns than either of them could have imagined. With a fresh, fun voice, Harper brilliantly blends romance, mystery, and magic. Series fans will not be disappointed.