“I really enjoyed this book. Although, Blonde with a Wand was my favorite. I brought both books from Dollar General and they were both good. Sometimes the Dollar Store can have good novels :-)”see full review » see other reviews »
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“I really enjoyed this book. Although, Blonde with a Wand was my favorite. I brought both books from Dollar General and they were both good. Sometimes the Dollar Store can have good novels :-)”Nikki76 wrote this review Saturday, November 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Chick with a Charm by Vicki Lewis Thompson is a fun little paranormal romance novel full of magic and gratuitous sex. Even though it is the second in the Babes on Brooms series, it is not necessary to have read part 1, Blonde with a Wand. There are a few references to the earlier novel, but the main point is explained, and this book centers around a different main character.
This is the story of Lily, a wild, fun-loving bartender who also happens to be a witch. During the course of her work, she becomes interested in a handsome lawyer named Griffin. Lily senses that Griffin is attracted to her as well, but he is too straight-laced to ask her out. As her sister's engagement party looms closer and closer, she decides to take matters into her own hands by slipping Griffin a love potion. At first, her plan seems to have worked as Griffin shows up at the bar later that night barely in control of himself. Soon after they make it back to her apartment, he seduces her into a night of extremely steamy sex, and thereby seals the spell. Unfortunately for Lily, her plan soon begins to unravel as it becomes obvious that Griffin is obsessed with her.
The bulk of the novel centers around sex, sex, and more sex as Lily grapples with the problem of releasing Griffin from the spell . She wants to keep it in place until after the party, but realizes that Griffin's obsession is beginning to affect his job and smother her. She also discovers that she is falling for him, and knows that once the spell is gone, there is a good possibility that he will be so furious he will walk out of her life forever. Then there is the problem of her dog, Daisy, who, in addition to being either magical or the smartest dog on earth, has fallen in love with Griffin herself, and Lily can't bear the thought of breaking Daisy's heart in addition to her own.
If you enjoy romance novels, this is a nice, quick read that would be a great choice for both beach days and snow days. It has the expected romance novel formula and ending, but the magical element keeps it from being too run-of-the-mill.”
“Like the first book better.”Stephanie S wrote this review Monday, July 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Cute, but a lot of sex!”Wendy B wrote this review Wednesday, May 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I would've gave this book 2 stars, but I liked the dog, Daisy, (probably more than the main characters)so much I gave it 3 stars.
After reading the first book in the series, Blonde With a Wand, I had high hopes for this book. However, it fell short of my expectations. Don't get me wrong, it was a decent read, but I expected better. It dragged a bit, and didn't keep my attention.”
“I liked her sisters story a lot more. What Lily did was wrong on so many levels and I didn't think she truly redeemed herself. ”Oliva wrote this review Wednesday, April 11, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Lily is a witch who is trying to find her place. Her sister is getting married soon and the engagement party is this weekend and her parents are coming into town. She doesn't want to feel like a total failure especially since the guy she is crushing on, won't go out with her. She decides to slip an adoration elixir into his drink and boy, does it work....maybe too well.
Lily and Griffin have some really hot scenes but it's a bit creepy with Griffin. He's basically obsessed and just this side of being a stalker ~ especially going into her house without her permission. At least the first half of their relationship is nothing but lust but thankfully Lily realizes what she did was wrong. Things do get better for them towards the end.
Daisy is just adorable but she has an obsession with Griffin!! Thank goodness she's a dog! I really enjoyed the whole dog aspect and it even got me teary-eyed at one part.
It was nice getting updates of Anica and Jasper and getting to know more of Lily and Anica's parents as well as other witches/wizards. I liked how the growing relationship continued between Lily and Anica.
The ending was much better than the first book. It was a GREAT ending! ”
“It was cute. It had a good blend of naughtiness and story line.”Isis S wrote this review Thursday, March 3, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Love Vicki Lewis Thompson's books!”Nancy Haddock wrote this review Sunday, October 17, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Lily Revere is in love with Griffin Taylor, but after having been burned in a relationship before, Griffin is wary of entering into one with Lily despite being attracted to her. Lily thinks that Griffin doesn't want to start anything with her because she's a drifter, in that she drifts from job to job. After trying to attract his attention and getting nowhere fast, she becomes desperate and gets it into her head to give him a love potion.
Griffin is a regular customer at the bar she works at, so what does she do?
She spikes his drink.
Replace the "potion" for "drug" and you'll know why this book rubs me so wrong.
The potion makes him want to do the horizontal tango with her and they get right to it. Without the magical context of the book this would be wrong. Very wrong. But in this situation it's ok because what's used is magic. It's a potion - a magical potion!
The more sex he has with her, the more he comes under the spell. Eventually, she becomes the only thing he obsesses over to the point where he is in danger of losing his job (this concern isn't even a blip on the heroine's radar. Her vocabulary consists of "me", "me", and "me".). The hero is rightly angry when he figures out that she has somehow spelled him. Lily whines about him figuring it out and is scared that he will hate her guts (no, really?!), but she does NOTHING to change this. After required angsty moment about how he will hate her, she continues to keep him bespelled, regardless of how he feels about it and completely objectifying him.
Wait a moment while I find something to safely throw - oh yes, the book.
Personally, I thought he should have pressed charges so she can be put away along with her little bag of tricks. Oh, the dog is in there somewhere through the entirety of the whole thing. There's a strange triangular relationship the two of them have with her pet dog in some sort of emotional symbolism which I refuse to decipher.”