The first novella in the Witches Anonymous series, published in 2009.
Can a bad witch go good in thirteen steps? Not if Lucifer has his way with her!
Amy Atwood is a witch. Not the harm-none kind…the Satan-worshipping, devil-made-me-do-it kind. But after catching Lucifer in a particularly wicked hex act with her goodie-two-shoes Wiccan sister, Amy does what every self-respecting witch would do. She pops a Dove chocolate in her mouth, ends her affair with the devil, and swears an oath never to use magic again.
She wants to be normal. Human. Even if it means no more fun—and she’s looking for a nice, normal guy to complement her new lifestyle. And ice-cream-loving firefighter Adam Foster looks like perfect hero material.
Lucifer, however, isn’t about to be nice about letting her go. Stalked by Satan, manipulated by the angel Gabriel—and surprised by Adam’s true identity—Amy finds herself up to her black hat in trouble of Biblical proportions…
Amy Atwood has just entered Witches Anonymous to get some help and support in stopping to use magic. But she really feels standing out, when everyone in that room is Wiccan, and she definitely is not. She has had Lucifer himself as a boyfriend for a while now, entertaining him with spells and mayhem, and having lots and lots of hot sex with him. And she liked it. Until she caught him with her sister. That certainly was a cold shower.
Amy and Emilia never did get along, with Emilia always stealing her boyfriends (and her shoes, even though they don’t fit her). But she did not expect this from Luc (as he likes to be called). So, Amy swore to never use magic again, and become human.
But the Devil is not the person to let a woman walk away from him, and he does his best to seduce her into his arms again. And when Amy finds a human man, Adam, he sure does act jealous! But Amy is not only accosted by Luc time and again, with him interfering in her budding relationship with Adam by starting fires, making Adam having to run off, Emilia also keeps popping in. And she sure is no goody-two-shoes Wiccan anymore! She wants Amy to stop seducing Luc away from her, and doesn’t believe her when she tells her Emilia can have him!
And then, a third party enters the story, and a big surprise that is: Amy walks into Lucifer fighting some one else, some one with wings: the Archangel Gabriel! And he makes her an offer that sure confuses her. What is a witch to do? Believe an angel or the devil himself? Can the devil do good after all? And an angel be bad?
I liked this novella from the start, the story drew me right in, and wish it would have been much longer. But then, I have a thing for witches. I liked everything about this story actually, especially the snarky humor and Amy’s love for Dove chocolate. Which Luc knows about, and tries to seduce her with.
And as this is a novella, here is my new style quick review:
Hero: both Adam and Luc are the heroes I guess, and while Adam could have been a bit more fleshed out, they are both fun. Adam the firefighter rescuer, and Luc the evil one, with the soft spot for Amy
Heroine: Amy is just great, trying to figure out the right thing to do, falling for Adam, and trying to get rid of Luc
Secondary characters: not really fleshed out, but adding a nice touch to the story, some of the other witches, and Emilia, and Amy’s assistant in the ice-cream parlor she owns.
Plot: good, original and surprising.
Heat-level: normal. Even though Amy thinks back and fantasises about sex, there are no explicit sex scenes in this novella. A nice surprise for me, but I guess not for you if you love the sex scenes the most in a book
Writingstyle: good, fast paced and captivating. Nice descriptions.
Summary: I really liked this novella, took me only an hour to read it. I enjoyed it, had to laugh a few times, and loved the surprises it gave me.
According to Misty Evans herself:
“It's a short novella because it was part of Samhain's Tickle My Fantasy Anthology, so there was a word limit. I liked writing Amy and Luc's characters so much, I decided to turn it into a series after the anthology was out. There are three other (longer) novellas that follow this one.”
Well, I can promise you all, I will be reading the other novella’s and books in this series.