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It’s one hex of an attraction in this romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Jessica Clare.
When Reggie Johnson answers a job ad in the paper, she’s astonished to find that she’s not applying to work at her favorite card game, Spellcraft: The Magicking. Instead, she’s applying to be an actual familiar for an actual witch. As in, real magic.
The new job has a few perks - great room and board, excellent pay, and she's apprenticing to a powerful witch. Sure, the witch is a bit eccentric. And sure, there was that issue with the black cat Reggie would prefer to forget about. The biggest problem, however, is warlock Ben Magnus, her employer's nephew and the most arrogant, insufferable, maddening man to ever cast a spell.
Reggie absolutely hates him. He's handsome, but he's also bossy and irritating and orders her around. Ben's butt might look great in a crystal ball vision, but that's as far as it goes. But when someone with a vendetta targets the household, she finds herself working with Ben to break a deadly curse. Apparently, when they're not fighting like cats and dogs, things get downright...bewitching.
In this breezy paranormal rom-com from bestseller Clare (Holly Jolly Cowboy), an intense young woman trying to pay off family debts finds a job with unexpected erotic side benefits. Regina "Reggie" Johnson is desperate for employment, so when she sees an ad seeking someone to assist with Spellcraft, her favorite card game, she's determined to secure the position. It takes a while for her to understand that her new employer, Dru, is neither a gamer nor senile, but a real witch who needs a human familiar to perform actual magic. Though she's wary of Dru's nephew Ben, a devastatingly attractive warlock with a bad reputation, Reggie comes to like the eccentric Dru, whose magic is mostly benign, and after Dru is cursed into a coma, Reggie and Ben join forces and take on a hostile world of witchcraft in order to break the spell. This fairly limp plot largely serves as an excuse to get Reggie and Ben naked together including one memorable scene at the bottom of a well but readers will find enough joy in the lighthearted story that they won't care about its plausibility. Fans of Katie MacAlister and Annette Blair will be pleased. Agent: Holly Root, Root Literary.
Cute and funny story about Reggie and Ben
She ends up with a family of actual witches. Aunt Dru is a charming old lady. Reggie and Dru start off by humoring each other's views. Caliban, who I'm going to call that because I love that Dru calls him that, is a grumpy 500 year old dude.
The Greco-Roman mythology in the story was really nice and made me happy. The spellcraft was neat. I loved how organized the heroine was. I was happy that the salary would change the heroine's life.
When he looked at her in live time and saw that she was lonely, my heart broke a little bit. I wanted them to be together. He's also a little obsessed with her freckles.