Deceiving the Witch Next Door by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez
Down-on-her-luck witch Storie Bell never thought the biggest threat to her future would be Reid Malone, the very man she’d run from years before. After striking it rich in Texas shale, he’s back in town, and he seems hell-bent on getting in the way of her bookstore’s grand opening. A witch trying to blend in in a small southern town is hard enough, but now he’s seriously testing her strict No Kissing Mortal Men policy. But even witches don’t have a spell for that.
Reid knows there’s much more to Storie than meets the eye. But right now he has only one mission: to infiltrate her shop so he can snatch the elusive secret ingredient to his father’s million-dollar moonshine recipe. Once he does, he can go back to the city and get out of his small hometown, a place in which he has no future.
But as the days go by, he can’t help falling for Storie in every way…and every encounter brings him closer to finding out what happens when you try to deceive a witch.
Storie Bell has moved around a lot. Every time she couldn't control her powers she would move on. She is a witch an knows she has to keep it a secret. When she is left a building in what she considers her hometown by her father she knows it is just what she needs. Now along with her best friend and her friends two kids. They are going to open up a place to sale books and have a cafe with it. Things seem to be going goo d until Reid Malone shows up. Reid and Stormie have a past and he pushes her no kissing mortal men policy to the limits. He isn't just there to torment stormy. He has a secret agenda and he tries to keep it a secret and have Stormie as well. Just when the business seems to be coming together a person from the past shows up and it will change everything.
Stormie is a witch with powers she can't control. I love how she tries to hold them in but it never seems to happen. She is a beautiful woman who besides the powers problems has a few others as well. She works hard because she knows she can't use her powers. She tries her best to help her friend and she is wants to let go with Reid but knows she can't. Reid is a hard one to get to know. What you do know is he is a sexy rich man with some secrets. He is attracted to Stormie and she has always been the one that got away. You for sure know he wants her. The tension between the two is something to behold.
I really liked this book as it is a sweet light hearted read and just what is needed sometimes. It has a witch who can't control or use her powers half the time and a sexy man who wants to get on and under her skin. As the title says it's hard to deceive a witch. When what Reid is really after I expected more fury to fly. I liked the plot and how it all ties together it made a very enjoyable read. I was surprised at the ending I didn't see that coming and hope the author continues with the others stories. I think anyone who likes a sexy, sweet book with a paranormal twist will enjoy this one. It is a quick read but one that hits the spot.
4 out of 5 Stars