Thursday, October 7, 2010

Review: Magick Charm by Jennifer Wells

Magick Charm
Jennifer Wells
Author Requested Review
Paranormal Romance ~~ Voodoo, magick
Ebook (print available)

Author's Website

Janie Adler likes her quiet, orderly life reviewing books for a small New Orleans newspaper exactly the way it is. So what if Duke Hot Pants, the hero of her favorite romance novel, is the only man in her life? She has a Pulitzer Prize to chase. That is until her quirky twin sister Rachel moves in, bringing boyfriend drama, a smelly ferret, and irrational belief in all things magickal along with her.

Persuaded by a local voodoo priestess-and maybe one margarita too many-the twins cast spells to improve their love lives. Loser-magnet Rachel focuses on avoiding the wrong men and Janie seeks her romance novel ideal. While plenty of eligible bachelors flood into their lives, Janie only has eyes for her coworker who lives in the apartment downstairs and works in the cube next to her. But the twins soon discover the incantations' many unintended-and dangerous-consequences. The increasing number of mishaps and misfortune putting the sisters in grave peril seems more like the work of a curse. Can Janie and Rachel's "twintuition" save them from the menace stalking them?

My Review and Rating

I applaud Ms. Wells on getting her first book published. This is not paranormal romance. This is a work of fiction. It is a narrative light on the romance, light on the suspense and light on the paranormal.

Romance Lite: Of the identical twin sisters, the heroine Janie, is the only one who finds any type of romance, and barely. I stopped counting the word "boyfriend" at twenty.

Suspense Lite: A stalker is threatening one of the twins. What they undertake to unveil the stalker is a little far-fetched. Switching identities is too Disney for me.

Paranormal Lite: A few voodoo spells and a tarot card reading. Nothing else, nada, zilch.

This book seemed to be more about the relationship between the sisters, Janie and Rachel. While the hero, Ryan, was secondary.

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