Title: Witches Get Stitches
Series: (Stay a Spell #3)
Author: Juliette Cross
Release Date: July 20, 2021
Genre: Adult, Fantasy Romance
Violet Savoie has a plan. A dream, rather. To open her own tattoo shop, which caters to supernaturals in need of permanent charms. As a powerful Seer, she has the potent magic to cast every kind of spell. Except the kind to give werewolves control over their beastly side. And her business partner Nico needs help in the worst kind of way.
Nico Cruz has a secret. A motive, rather. To subtly stalk and seduce Violet until she finally recognizes they are fated to be together. Ever since their heated encounter in Austin on New Year’s Eve two years earlier, he’s been dying to get his hands—and his tongue—back on her body. He knows a woman like Violet can’t be courted in the usual way. Luckily, Nico has no scruples about misbehaving to get what he wants.
But when his former pack roams into town, and an old friend is far too interested in Violet, his focus shifts to the threat venturing into his territory. Nico may come across as the quiet, broody one, but the intruders are about to regret stepping foot in New Orleans. And when Violet goes missing, no charm or spell can keep Nico’s wolf at bay.
I have been sold on Violet and Nico since Wolf Gone Wild and it’s fun ally their time to shine! We’ve slowly been watching their friendship/relationship grow for the past two books and after the announcement Violet made at the end of Don’t Hex and Drive I was so ready for their story.
Violet has been a pretty prominent character in every book so far. She’s sassy, pretty upfront about things and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Just like the rest of the Savoie witches she’s very powerful, a gifted seer, who while great at setting others on their path might have detoured by trying to see her own. I really enjoyed getting to know her more this book because while she comes off as the complete opposite of her twin Clara, she’s got just as big a heart and is a total softy. I love her stubbornness and heart of gold.
I’ve been a Nico simp from the first page he showed up on. Since moving to New Orleans and leaving the pack life behind he’s now more of the mischievous kind of trouble than actual trouble. He’s only got eyes for a certain purple haired witch though and has certainly been patient the past two years. I really liked that he let Violet do things on her own terms and never pushed for more, but instead used the time to build this new life for himself. He was so swoony and is so far my favorite male lead.
This duo was the slowest of slow burns! Two books of snippy comments and tension that everyone remarked on finally comes to an end, kinda. We definitely get to see the full extent of friends to lovers and it’s in no way fast, but paced perfectly. They were cataclysmic when they finally came together. I do have one teeny tiny complaint though. Like listen I get it, the Wolf needs to be in control and is very dominant in the bedroom. I felt like we lost a bit of the a confident and bada** Violet though, I truly thought she would be the one taking control and we never really saw that. The scenes were hot as hell don’t get me wrong, but I finally wanted a Savoie sister to take control in the bedroom and thought out of all the sisters it would be her.
Beyond the romance in this book, the main focus was shifted back to werewolves and the prejudices they face in the supernatural society. We saw a bit of this in Wolf Gone Wild so I was really glad we came back to it and got a sliver of resolution. I’ll be interested to see how it continues to play out in the other books.
Next up is Always Practice Safe Hex, an enemies to lovers romance this time, and I’m so excited! We got to see so much more of Livvy this book and how she uses her powers of influence. I won’t be spilling the beans on her love interest but I will say it’s a supernatural I’ve been dying to learn more about. These books are so incredibly hot and I cannot get enough of them!
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