Blonde With a Wand by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Publication Date: 2 February 2010
Genre: Romance - Paranormal
My Copy: bought - Kindle
Sexy witch Anica Revere has one rule: never under any circumstances get involved with a man before telling him she's a witch. Still, what's one silly rule? Especially when the guy in question is as cute as Jasper Danes. But when Anica and Jasper have a spat, she breaks an ever bigger rule of witchcraft and turns him into a cat. Bad news for him. Worse for her...
The book was great. It was a fun, light-hearted, quick read which I desperately needed. I also happen to love the names Anica and Jasper. They are very likeable characters. Anica is a goody-two-shoes, and Jasper is a broker. When Anica finds out Jasper breaks up with girls and then pretends to be brokenhearted when he meets a new girl he likes, she turns him into a cat in a moment of anger and instantly regrets her actions. The story is told in alternating view points as they try to turn Jasper back into a man. Jasper keeps his human awareness and intelligence as a cat. I like how much both grow in the story. The cat thing was a little weird in parts, but the author did a good job of making it believable through most of the novel. Magic is prominent in the story, but there is actually very little spell casting involved. There are some hot scenes in this book which kind of make up for that! The book slows down a bit in the middle, but not so much that I was frustrated with it. The ending seemed entirely too sappy for my liking. I do like a happy ending in my romance novels, but this one was a little much and slightly unbelievable. Anica's sister Lily is a lot of fun, and I look forward to reading about her in the second book. I'm also curious to see if we learn anymore about Anica's neighbor Julie.
Plot: 4 hearts
Pacing: 4 hearts
Characters: 5 hearts
Character relationships: 5 hearts