Back In A Spell
This bewitching new rom-com will keep you spellbound!
'The book I've been waiting for all my life' Emily Henry, author of Beach Read
'Like if Casey McQuiston wrote paranormal' Goodreads
An awkward first date leads to a sparkling romance between one of the most powerful witches in town and a magical newbie in this rom-com by Lana Harper, New York Times bestselling author of Payback's a Witch.
Even though she won't deny her love for pretty (and pricey) things, Nineve Blackmoore is almost painfully down-to-earth and sensible by Blackmoore standards. But after a year of nursing a broken heart inflicted by the fiancée who all but ditched her at the altar, the powerful witch is sick of feeling down and ready to try something drastically different: a dating app.
At her best friend Jessa's urging, she goes on a date with Morty Gutierrez, the nonbinary, offbeat soul of spontaneity and owner of the Shamrock Cauldron. Their date goes about as well as can be expected: awkward and terrible. To make matters worse, once Morty discovers Nina's last name, he's far from a fan; it turns out that the Blackmoores have been bullishly trying to buy the Shamrock out from under Morty and his family.
But when Morty begins developing magical powers-something that usually only happens to committed romantic partners once they officially join a founding family-at the same time as Nina's own magic surges beyond her control, Nina must manage Morty's rude awakening to the hidden magical world, uncover its cause, and face the intensity of their own burgeoning connection.
Praise for Lana Harper
'A queer rom com that bewitches from the very first page' Publishers Weekly
'John Tucker Must Die but with queer witches' Goodreads
'Compulsively fun' Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author
'Sexy, charming and completely magical!' Kerry Winfrey
'The perfect autumnal witchy romance!' Goodreads
'Hilariously funny and glue-you-to-the-page engrossing' Bookpage
'I want to go to Thistle Grove' Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author
'It's basically John Tucker Must Die meets The Craft, with an extra serving of queer relationships' The Lesbrary
'Charming, sweet, and magical, the perfect book to enjoy on a cosy autumn night' The Nerd Daily
'The kind of book that you just sort of ache to step inside . . . a perfect fall read' Goodreads
'The witchy, sapphic, revenge romcom I've been dreaming of' Goodreads
Harper's charming third Witches of Thistle Grove romance (after From Bad to Cursed) continues to plumb surprising emotional depths while maintaining a lighthearted rom-com vibe. Responsible pansexual witch Nina Blackmoore agrees to a blind date with spontaneous nonbinary bartender Morty Gutierrez, not realizing he's from the same Gutierrez clan that her powerful family have been harassing into selling the bar. The date's a disaster—but mystical forces are at work to keep this duo from calling it quits. After witnessing an apparition in the town lake, Nina wakes to find her powers are wildly magnified. Worse, somehow Morty now has powers of his own. The only way he could have acquired magic overnight is if the pair of them are witchbound, the metaphysical equivalent of marriage. Though Nina is desperate to regain control over her power and halt the connection rapidly growing between her and Morty, she also welcomes the unexpected benefit of the bond: having someone she can be herself with, who helps her to confront the damage her self-centered mother has wrought on her life. Harper doesn't hold back in showing the effects of being raised by a narcissistic parent, grounding the witchy story in heartfelt reality. This is sure to enchant series fans and new readers alike.