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Under Her Spell

Hey everyone! Today I am taking part of the Super Book Blast for Under Her Spell by Eliza Daly. I have an excerpt and Giveaway for you all as well.


Under Her Spell
by Eliza Daly
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When a series of failed relationships and business ventures have Monica Jackson doubting her self-worth, she turns to spell casting to attract positive energy and the opportunities needed to achieve her goals. But can Monica’s belief in spells restore her belief in herself? 

Monica creates a spell to find her soul mate, and one to ensure the success of her new romantic event planning company, Enhance Your Romance. Monica is confident she has found her niche until divorce lawyer Reed Walker opens a practice next door to her office. The anti-marriage slogan plastered on his office window, and his down-on-love clients, quickly prove detrimental to Monica’s business. When his arrival appears to trigger a string of bad luck, Monica fears one of her spells sent negative energy into the universe and it has returned to her threefold. Although Reed is beyond sexy, and she admires his self-confidence, she’ll do whatever it takes to get the universe back on her side, and Reed out of her life. No way is she losing another business.

Reed finds himself attracted to Monica’s beauty and her optimism. His job and his parents’ divorce have made him a pessimist, especially when it comes to love. However, he soon finds that Monica’s pro-love attitude is rubbing off on him, causing him to lose his edge. If Reed doesn’t distance himself from Monica, he’ll likely destroy his reputation as a pit bull divorce lawyer.

Can Monica and Reed look past what they might be losing to realize the love they have found?

Excerpt
Monica turned and her gaze landed on a sign in the window.

Marriage isn’t a word, it’s a sentence. I’ll set you free.

She glanced up at the sign over the door. Reed Walker: Family Law.

Focusing on Chico’s lunch specials when she’d driven up, she’d failed to notice the new signs. “A divorce lawyer?” she muttered in disbelief. Her gaze darted over to the guy. “You’re a divorce lawyer? I thought you were a client.” Being attracted to a divorce lawyer was much worse than a client. Suddenly his eyes didn’t seem as blue and his arms looked wimpy. No way was he Italian. Or her soul mate. And what kind of straight guy wore lavender!

“A client?” He laughed as if that was the most ridiculous thing he’d ever heard. “Ah no, I just started moving in and stopped by to introduce myself.”

“You have to take down that sign.” Monica pointed at his window.

“It’s my company motto. Helps attract business.”

“Maybe for you.”

He arched an amused brow. “That’s the idea.”

“You can’t promote divorce.” She clutched his suit jacket, crumpling it in her hand.

“I’m not promoting it. It’s a fact of life. I don’t have any control over the average marriage lasting seven years, or that one in every two ends in divorce.”

Monica’s gaze skittered around frantically as she searched for a response that didn’t involve whipping the socket wrench through his window and mauling the sign to shreds. She spied a black Mercedes parked up the street. The license plate read No Mer-ce.

“Is that your car?” she demanded, pointing at the Mercedes.

“What are you so worried about? Doesn’t bother me being next door to a business that promotes romance and marriage.”

My Review
Monica runs a business that thrives on romance. She has had many business but none that ever pan out. She is determined to make this one last. She even cast a few spells to help her out. She also cast a spell hoping to meet mister right. When divorce lawyer Reed Walker moves in next door she thought her spell had come true until she sees what kind of work he does. He doesn't believe in love and doesn't believe in marriage. The sparks still fly between the two and they may have to change the way they think about life.

Monica is a wonderful character. She believes in love and tries to do what is right even when it may backfire on her. I easily fell into her head and could see where she was coming from. Reed is the hotty that would turn any girls head. At times he seems like a jerk but as you get to see more of what he went through as a child you understand him. I couldn't help but to cheer these two on and hope they could get past their problems and get together. Another character I really enjoyed is Hope. She is Monica's cousin with a horrible husband. I love the lengths she goes to to get even with this jerk. I won't spoil anything but she is a woman after my own heart.

I picked this up and read it in one sitting. It is an easy read that will pull you in as if by magic. It is very well written with a cute plot that is light and fun. You get several funny parts that make it so much better. You actually believe the chemistry between the two main characters. I am not a huge fan of old movies or songs but the author includes some in this book that fit it perfect. Recommend to anyone looking for a wonderful, witty love story with a side of steamy threw in.
4 out 5 stars

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Eliza Daly’s first attempt at creative writing was in fourth grade. She and her friends were huge Charlie’s Angels fans and she would sit in her bedroom at night writing scripts for them to act out at recess the following day. She was Kelly Garrett. Fast forward to the present, she’s still writing stories about beautiful women who always get their men. The journey from fourth grade script writer to published author wasn’t an easy one, but it was always an adventure and the final destination was well worth it.

When Eliza isn’t traveling for her job as an event planner, or tracing her ancestry roots through Ireland, she’s at home in Milwaukee working on her next novel, bouncing ideas off her husband Mark, and her cats Quigley and Frankie.

You can find Eliza on the web at 

Under Her Spell is available at 

Giveaway
Eliza will be awarding a $25 gift card and three $10 GCs  for either Amazon or B & N to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour so be sure to comment below with your email for your chance to win.
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16 comments:

  1. Do you plan to write more about Monica?

    lennascloud at gmail dot com

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    1. Yep, she will be a secondary character in books 2 & 3 in the series. So more Monica to come!

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  2. Thank you for having me here today Pam and thanks for the awesome review! Those were some wonderful comments to wake up to. I’m so glad you enjoyed Under Her Spell. Thanks for sharing the excerpt. And thank you to everyone for stopping by today and giving it a read. I escaped the freezing Wisconsin temps and I’m in sunny Dallas working for the week, but I’ll pop back again later today. Have a great day!

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  3. I would like to read more about Hope, as well.

    moonsurfer123(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Yay! Hope is going to be the heroine in book 3. Monica's assistant Jordan is the heroine in book 2, which I am currently writing. So you can read all three books Anas. :-)

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  4. Wow. Nice review. I was not expecting to see one during the book blast. Thanks!

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  5. Great review!

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  6. Great review! I will have to check this book out!

    AshMarieDS@gmail.com

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  7. Great review Pam!!! You made me want to read the book.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
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  8. Great review, I was already sure I'm going to love this book but you confirmed it!

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  9. I enjoyed reading the review, thank you.

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  10. Very nice review and excerpt.

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  11. Thanks so much everyone! I loved reading all your comments!

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  12. Thanks again for the review Pam and for having me here today. Had a great time!

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  13. It sounds like a fun book!

    lyra.lucky7 at gmail dot com

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