WOULD-BE WITCH by Kimberly Frost
Reviewed by Jo Anne Banker
Tammy Jo Trask comes from a long line of witches, but at the ripe old age of twenty-three, she’s never manifested a bit of magical power – not even one tiny spell. Although her momma and her Aunt Melanie, when not off gallivanting Lord knows where, still hold hopes that Tammy will come into her power, it’s not like she needs lots of magic in her small Texas hometown of Duvall.
Tammy Jo’s hunk of an ex-husband doesn’t believe in magic, but he loves the girl. Deputy Zach Sutton is a man who knows what he wants. Evidently he thought that meant it was okay to ignore Tammy after they said their “I dos.” But even after she gets the divorce decree that says, “I don’t,” it’s impossible to say, “I won’t,” when Zach wants to give her a little of his sweet lovin’.
So Tammy Jo moves on and becomes the best little pastry chef in town. Course that’s before she lets her redheaded witch’s pride overrule common sense and gets herself fired. Then things go from bad to worse.
When a strange burglar strikes and carries off Tammy Jo’s family locket, which just happens to housethe family ghost, Tammy must turn to the sexy wizard, Bryn Lyons, for help with developing her powers. The problem with Bryn is that anyone with the Lyons name is off-limits for witches in Tammy’s family. A big no-no. Why, hasn’t she been taught that since she was a baby?
But what’s a girl supposed to do when her very own ghost’s soul is at risk. After all, Bryn did give
Tammy Jo her kitten and new best friend, Mercutio. And no, he’s not a leopard, he’s an ocelot.
As it turns out, vampires and werewolves – and some other surprising creatures – can keep a girl
pretty busy. What follows is a witty and fun adventure that involves Tammy testing her powers by casting a few spells and testing her limits with two sexy, sometimes lovable, sometimes wouldn’t-you-just-love-tosmack-‘em guys.
Kimberly Frost brings a charming new voice to the paranormal world of romance. It’s a tasty treat and I enjoyed every page.