The Witch is Back by Sophie H. Morgan

Published: August 15, 2023


Genre: Romantic Comedy

Pages: 376

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Sophie H. Morgan is a romance author who loves humour and heart in equal measure. A fan of random situations, challenging odds and serious chemistry, she can be found either in the English rain running after her spaniel or curled up on the sofa with a romance (with said wet spaniel snoring next to her).

Love is a hex of a thing. Former childhood sweethearts fake a relationship in this charming, witchy romcom.

There’s nothing wrong with being a wallflower. Not to Emmaline Bluewater, anyway. Emma may have been born into witch society, but her days of trying to fit in where she doesn’t belong are over—they ended seven years ago, when the man she’d hoped to marry left town without a word. She’s much happier now, living a delightfully mundane human life in Chicago and running her bar, Toil and Trouble.

Until Bastian Truenote walks through the door and announces that he wants her back.

Bastian had his reasons for leaving—even if he can’t tell Emma what they are. Now, to win Emma’s heart, he’s got to face down an adorably goofy dog familiar, a best friend who’s all too eager to hit him with a carefully aimed hex, and a woman who’s far from the meek witch he remembers.

Magical contracts aren’t easily broken, but as far as Emma’s concerned, not even a marriage of convenience will have her falling under Bastian’s spell again…

“Truth builds; lies tear down.”

Emma lives a relatively normal life. She owns a bar with two of her best friends, and together they have a solid tribe of love and support. She is even mentoring her little sister, which she enjoys. Bastian has spent the last several years traveling. He has seen the world and experienced amazing things. But now, he is returning and wants the marriage contract between him and Emma to be fulfilled. Except they are both holding secrets back that could ruin everything.

This was such a sweet, yet spicy, book. I enjoyed the way the plot moved along. The pacing was staged nicely, with enough happening to keep me engaged.

I liked Emma. Despite having a lot of trauma from her past, she strives to be happy. I liked Bastian, he has an effortless charm, but he also isn’t afraid to be blunt. Their dynamic was precious.

The side characters added so much to the story, and I loved the different dynamics. The romance was deliciously spicy but also achingly sweet.

The is so much charm within these pages, and I loved the way a magical world was woven throughout. Well written and developed!

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