February 3, 2009
Berkley (Penguin Group USA)
375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
Rating: 4 Cups
Tammy Jo Trask is a pastry chef who was married then divorced to Deputy Zach before the two even hit the age of twenty. Even with the divorce, they seem to have an on-again, off-again relationship. Then Bryn Lyons happens to catch her eye.
Bryn Lyons is not only wealthy, but a lawyer and a wizard. He likes to call Tammy Jo, Tamara, which often irritates her. Wizards and witches are not really to offer information arbitrarily, but she comes to him with a zombie problem needing help.
Tammy Jo thought her life was full, working as a pastry chef, but of late, she feels things are failing her. Then she attends a Halloween party and runs into Bryn Lyons. A list, with nine names, had been handed down by her great-grandmother, making Lyons number five, meaning stay away. Just hearing Bryn’s deep molasses voice sends excitement zooming through her body. After a family locket is stolen, Tammy Jo turns to the sexy wizard for help, Bryn. With thoughts on the locket, can Tammy Jo keep her hands off Bryn and heed to the list, or will Zach step in to create a bit of chaos?
I found Would-Be Witch to be quite refreshing. The characters are lively with some delicious moments that circle each of their lives. Tammy Jo has many traits that make her stand out. When she is not being tenacious, she is sassy, and feisty, but it is all done in a nice way. What is so fun about the story is that each player has a fault making none of them perfect, allowing the reader to feel the realism that flows with each of the consequences they meet. Accompanied by some ghosts, zombies and quirky episodes, along the way, Kimberly Frost sketches quite a tale with many different adventures that kept this reader turning the pages of this light-hearted read.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More