Series: Fix-It Witches #1
Author: Ann Aguirre
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Released: September 7th, 2021
Warnings: Blackmail, prejudice, fatmisia, bimisia
If you love witchy humor, light romances, and lots of magical chaos, then you’re going to love Ann Aguirre’s latest novel, Witch Please. This turned out to be the perfect read for me around the ‘spooky’ season, and I am so very much looking forward to the sequels.
Danica Waterhouse is a modern witch – literally. Her magic allows her to fix electronics, which is pretty handy given today’s passion for all sorts of high-tech gadgets. Some would say that she has a perfect life, if not for the breakup she’s still trying to get over.
Naturally, that means she’s about to come across somebody that will turn her life upside down. Meet Titus Winnaker, a beloved baker and owner of Sugar Daddy’s bakery. Yes, that really is the name. Yes, despite the name, he can’t seem to have any luck in the love department. Maybe Danica can help him out?
Ahh! You can’t tease me with a witchy novel described as ‘Practical Magic meets Gilmore Girls‘ and NOT expect me to read it! So yeah, obviously, I could not resist giving Witch Please a try, and I don’t regret it in the least.
Witch Please was a cute, funny, and kind of quirky romance/magical novel. It would make for a perfect light read around Halloween, especially those who need a break from all the spooky stuff (guilty).
The pacing for Witch Please wasn’t perfect. There were long moments where it just felt like we were waiting for something to happen. At other times it all seemed to come to a head at once. I can tell you that Aguirre excelled in character creation and human moments.
Not all those human moments are good, mind you. For one thing, I desperately wanted to smack some common sense into Danica’s grandmother. That woman drove me nuts. But again, that in itself is pretty realistic, don’t you think?
The romantic parts were cute, with a few odd twists here and there. Not all of it was super cute or funny, but it worked overall. Honestly, I have no idea what will be happening in the next novel in the series. I’m hoping there will be a switch in perspective, where we’ll get to read about Clementine (hold up: just checked, and that is exactly what is happening! Yay!).