Cat-shifter Curt Warrick doesn’t want to take a road trip with five other guys but when his best friend leaves him no choice, he finds himself in a van, stuffed full of men, headed to Louisiana. It should come as no surprise when everything that could go wrong on the trip does. That’s okay though, Curt is used to the weird and wacky, after all, he was born and raised in a town that is the epitome of it all. There is a bright side. The trip will give him a chance to expand his enterprise.
There is nothing Missi (Mississippi) Peugeot hates more than rich men who think they can throw money around to get what they want. Okay, that’s a lie. She hates change. That’s why she’s happy to stay in her tiny hometown of Hedgewitch Cove, Louisiana. Protected by magic, the town has kept its quaint, cozy feel—that is until a flashy, yet fetching stranger shows up in a van that screams “flower power,” announcing he’s looking to buy property, and begin developing the town. Missi’s grandmother always warned her that her words had consequences. When she speaks out of anger, the magic in her rises to the challenge, putting a curse on Curt. Not that the man needed any help in the cursed department, seeing as how he already has a spell of chaos cast over him. By who, they don’t know.
Now Missi just has to keep Mr. Flashy alive long enough to get him back up north where he belongs before her words come back to haunt him. There is only one slight hiccup with her plan: every second she tries to keep mishap from befalling Curt leaves her one step closer to wanting him to stay.
Series – Bewitchingly Ever After = #1 Don’t Stop Bewitching – #2 Everybody Wants to Rune the World – #3 Do You Really Want to Haunt Me? –
Bewitchingly Ever After is a spin-off in the Happily Everlasting world. If possible, I would strongly suggest reading that series first in order to understand the background for some events or the characters that don’t directly appear in this story.
Title: Don’t Stop Bewitching
Series: Bewitchingly Ever After #1
Author: Mandy M. Roth
Paranormal Romance Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: July 31, 2018
Star Rating: 4
So that you’ll understand some things or people that are mentioned in Don’t Stop Bewitching, this is a spin-off series from Happily Everlasting… which is set in Everlasting, Maine which is another safe town for paranormals just like Hedgewitch Cove, Louisiana. If it’s at all possible for you, I’d suggest going back to the Happily Everlasting series. It’s a funny, entertaining series and will help set up the events that are part of this new spin-off series. You “could” step right into this world at this point, but, in my opinion, you’ll get a better reading experience if you know the background. But – you do what works for you.
If you haven’t read the Happily Everlasting books, then the beginning of this story is going to go slowly for you. The guys are heading out on a road trip to deliver some potent paranormal artifacts and to check up on a former resident who is a latent developing shifter to see how his control and his life is going now in.. you guessed it… Hedgewitch Cove. There is a bit of spell-weaving prior to them getting on the road which will have hilarious and disastrous results for these five men – one, in particular, Curt.
It’s unfortunate for Curt that upon arrival he actually runs over Missi’s bike… yeah, not a great start with a powerful witch and your mate. From that moment onwards, Missi will try to get Curt to leave town as she doesn’t want any developer coming in, buying up property, and trying to change her hometown. Yet, the draw to keep Curt close is equally as strong. These two are going to get into some interesting arguments and situations before all is said and done.
There is some bad magic going on, some false accusations, lots of tongue-in-cheek humor, and two unlikely people discovering that they belong together. I enjoyed this continuation of the characters from the Happily Everlasting world, but I’m also definitely glad that I read that series before starting this one.
I own a Kindle edition of Don’t Stop Bewitching.
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