Title: Boss Witch (Fix-It Witches #2)
Author: Ann Aguirre
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication date: April 5th, 2022
The second in an adorable witchy rom-com series by New York Times bestselling author Ann Aguirre, perfect for fans of:
Ride-or-die female friendships
A bisexual heroine who stubbornly refuses to accept help
A hero with an incredibly pesky moral conscience
A mouse named Benson who may or may not have all the answers to life, magic, and love (Spoiler: he does!)
Clementine Waterhouse is a perfectly logical witch. She doesn’t tumble headlong into love. Rather she weighs the pros and cons and decides if a relationship is worth pursuing. At least that’s always been her modus operandi before. Clem prefers being the one in charge, always the first to walk away when the time is right. Attraction has never struck her like lightning.
Until the witch hunter comes to town.
Gavin Rhys hates being a witch hunter, but his family honor is on the line, and he needs to prove he’s nothing like his grandfather, a traitor who let everyone down. But things in St. Claire aren’t what they seem, and Gavin is distracted from the job immediately by a bewitching brunette with a sexy smile and haunting secrets in her eyes.
Can the bossiest witch in town find a happy ending with the last person she should ever love?
I loved Witch Please for it’s whimsical take on modern witches hiding in society and trying to have love lives with mundanes. The magic system is well fleshed out for it being a mostly romance book, and there is a great level of spice – enough but not too much (by my standards). So I knew I needed to continue this serious. Boss Witch follow Clem as she tries to distract a witch hunter in town from finding Danica as her magic is glitching. Gavin hates his legacy as a witch hunter, but when indoctrinated at a young age and punished when he asked questions – he can’t disobey his dad. He is instantly attracted to Clem but knows it is just a short term romance while he tries to do his job. Little do either of them know that an enemies to lovers romance is one of the best kinds…
Loved it, just like I expected to. Gavin and Clem’s chemistry leaps off the page and they clearly are meant for each other. Clem is high stress and tries to handle so much in this book and her anxiety is so relatable as she gets overwhelmed. And Gavin is a calming force for her unexpectedly, since his whole goal is to take her magic and find her coven. Gavin is clearly hating his job and looking for any excuse to stop hunting witches and he goes through such a journey in this book. Truly, my guy deserves all the awards for what he handled and survived.
Modern day witches make for amazing books and Aguirre succeeds again with Boss Witch. Expect family drama, close calls, spicy romance, and the most adorable mouse named Benson. You won’t regret it.
Thank you to Sourcebooks Casablanca and Netgalley for an early copy in exchange for an honest review.
Happy reading, folks!