Saturday, February 1, 2014

THE QUOTE, THE REVIEW, THE LIST for February 1, 2014


Books are the most quietest and constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and most patient of teachers.
-Charles W. Eliot


by Lucy March


Despite the potential dangers of magic, recently laid-off librarian Stacy Easter starts mixing potions for income, and when her ex Leo North comes back to town, she takes a potion herself—opening her town and herself to an evil and destructive dark magic.

One year ago, Stacy Easter was embroiled in a violent magical power struggle when her best friend, Liv, discovered she had latent powers that certain people would love to get their hands on. In the process, Stacy learned she had some talent herself in mixing potions. After losing her librarian job to budget cuts, she began mixing love potions for clients. All is well until her ex-boyfriend comes back to town. Ten years ago, Leo betrayed her and left, but now he’s back for her brother’s wedding, and while he’s in town, he wants to make amends and convince her that they belong together. Leo tore Stacy’s heart out when he left, and she decides it would be much better to numb her emotions. Procuring a potion to use for the duration of the wedding turns into a dark choice when, suddenly, her clients begin experiencing dangerous side effects and Stacy realizes she’s inadvertently opened herself up to a magical psychopath. It will take the support and talents of her friends to counteract the spells and save the town, and as they try to come up with a rescue plan, Stacy finds herself admitting to her long-buried feelings for Leo. March spins a magical tale with an authentic, damaged heroine who must overcome some serious self-worth issues in order to rescue herself, her clients and her heart. Great writing and characterization flesh out a unique, compelling plot that keeps readers intrigued and emotionally engaged.

Touching, sexy and enchanting.

Pub Date:Jan. 28th, 2014
Page count:352pp
Publisher:St. Martin's
Review Posted Online:Dec. 17th, 2013
Kirkus Reviews Issue:Jan. 1st, 2014


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