Sunday, February 1, 2009

Review - Would-Be Witch by Kimberly Frost

Would-Be Witch
Southern Witch, Book 1
Kimberly Frost
Berkley
February 3, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-425-22577-6

Book Blurb:
In the small town of Duvall, Texas, the only thing more troublesome than gossip — is magic.

The family magic seems to have skipped over Tammy Jo Trask. All she gets are a few untimely visits from long-dead, smart-mouthed family ghost Edie. But when her locket—an heirloom that happens to hold Edie’s soul—is stolen in the midst of a town-wide crime spree, it’s time for Tammy to find her inner witch.

After a few experiences with her dysfunctional magic, Tammy turns to the only person in small-town Duval, Texas, who can help: the very rich and highly magical Bryn Lyons. He might have all the answers—and a 007 savoir faire to boot—but the locket isn’t the only heirloom passed down in Tammy’s family. She also inherited a warning: stay away from Lyons.

My thoughts:
Tammy Jo Trask grew up believing that she was the only one in a family of witches who learned the dos and don’ts while inheriting none of the magic. When the locket containing the ghost of an ancestor is stolen, she’ll do everything she can to get it back, even if it means breaking one of the rules.

Bryn Lyons is handsome, wealthy and knows all about magic. It’s too bad that he’s on the list of don’ts, but it’s not long before Tammy Jo has gotten herself into a heap of trouble that not even her ex-husband can get her out of. The only option she can see is going to the one man she shouldn’t for help, and Lyons isn’t about to let her forget.

This is the first installment of the Southern Witch series. Ms. Frost blends myth with a whole lot of magic, giving readers a wildly entertaining read. Would-Be Witch has its dark and dangerous moments that should satisfy the reader’s appetite for action, and the heroine’s unresolved love life adds seduction and love to the mix. I’m looking forward to Tammy Jo’s next adventure in magic.

To learn more about Would-Be Witch, please visit the website of Ms. Frost: HERE

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

7 comments:

Wendy said...

Great review! I like the cover.

jessewave said...

At last, a book that's the first in a series. Looks good. Thanks for a great review Kimberly

Kimberly Swan said...

Wendy - Thanks! It is a cute one, and it's a fun read. :)

Wave - You're too funny! *grin* Thanks, I really enjoyed it.

RachaelfromNJ said...

Very cute cover and I love anything with witches! Sounds so good!!

I agree about finding a book that's first in a series. Sometimes it's hard to jump on a series when it's so many books in already. Great review, makes me want to read it!

Kimberly Swan said...

You really should check it out sometime if you can. Thanks, glad the review caught your eye too. :)

Amberkatze said...

I won a copy of this and can't wait for it to arrive. I love the cover and hope it looks as good up close.

Kimberly Swan said...

The cover is just as great up close, and it was a fun change from the usual UF. :)