Small-town handy witch falls for a mundane (aka mortal) baker? Okay, I’ll bite. I had truly not heard of this book or author until the book Witch Please by Ann Aguirre landed in my mailbox, but everyone knows I’m a witch, so getting this book felt serendipitous. Ultimately ,it had some cheesy moments, but overall was a solid 3.75 star read for me and a perfect read for between heavy-heavy lit fic and nonfiction titles!
Danica Waterhouse comes from a long line of powerful, feminist witches, which is why her Gram is very serious about her ending up with a good witch man to carry on the bloodline. Only problem? The cute baker in town, the CinnaMan, Titus, who hits it off immediately with Danica after calling on her to fix his broken oven. Sparks fly, smoothies are shared, and soon, they have a regular lunch spot and an adorable chemistry and Danica is fighting her instincts to cut and run and save this man, and herself, a heartbreak. Titus’s has his own nerves–he’s a virgin, and feels like he is cursed because of his past relationships. Could Danica be the one to break the curse, or is she going to curse him further?
This is a fun, flirty, a bit sexy rom-com with a witchy twist. It’s definitely not fantasy, or too-witchy, it’s just got a bit of a magical bent at times. It’s 95% contemporary rom-com full of tasty sweet, saucy moments, will-they-won’t-they tension, and a happily ever after ending. What more could you want?
Witch Please by Ann Aguirre is on sale everywhere September 7, 2021