Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Werewolves Anyone???


TITLE: Not the Witch You Wed(Supernatural Singles #1)
AUTHOR: April Asher
PUBLISHER: St. Martin's Griffin
PUBLISHING DATE: February 8, 2022
PAGES: 341   
SOURCE: Library

FROM GOODREADS: Magic-less witch Violet Maxwell wants nothing to do with alpha wolf shifter Lincoln Thorne―the man who broke her fragile, teenage heart. But when the two of them are forced by arcane Supernatural Laws to find mates, Violet and Lincoln agree to fake-date their way to a fake-mating in order to conjure themselves some time. 
The joke’s on them. When old feelings make a reappearance―along with Violet’s magic―they both realize there’s nothing fake about their feelings. But there are old secrets and looming threats that could snatch away their happily ever after, again. One thing’s for magic doesn’t make dating and love any easier. 
In Not the Witch You Wed, April Asher brings all the hilarity and sweet, sexy moments you love in a romantic-comedy―plus a fun dose of magic―to this spell-binding new series about being sexy, single, and supernatural in New York City.

MY THOUGHTS: I do love me a paranormal rom-com type book.  Throw in a great friend group, a second-chance romance with enemies-to-lovers elements, and there was practically no way this book would have been a bomb to me.  You know you love a book when you already have the next two in the series lined up on your Kindle and that's just what I did when I finished.

Violet, or Vi, is the oldest triplet of a witchy triad who are destined for big things.  Vi's grandmother is the supernatural Prima and Vi's mother is busy trying to find the perfect match for Vi's sister.  There's only one problem in the equation - Vi's magic is a dud and because of this her sister has to step into the role meant for Vi.  

While at a witch bond celebration for her sister at a fancy ski resort, Vi runs into her high school boyfriend, Lincoln.  He just happens to be a werewolf and pack leader, and he also stood up Vi the night they were supposed to run away together.  Sparks start flying and soon Vi's magic awakens.  Does it have something to do with Lincoln and what kind of problems will it create for Vi and her family.

This book has a lot of supernatural politics to read through which at times can be a bit overwhelming, but I feel it is counterbalanced by a great found family group as well as witty banter and a few hot scenes here and there.  I adore Vi's sisters, her two best friends, a succubus ana a guardian angel, and Linc's best friend.  Vi's mother is rather annoying, but her grandmother is not only a huge support to Vi, but also very opinionated which the reader will see comes in handy when trying to help Vi navigate her new-found magic.

If you love rom-coms and snarky banter, this is probably a book you would enjoy.  I believe the other two books focus on Vi's two sisters and I can't wait to see what the author has in store for them!



  1. I have been curious about this one. It sounds like one that I would really like.

  2. This sounds so good! And nice to know it's a series. I hope you get to read the other books soon😁

  3. I'm glad this was such a great read for you!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  4. Glad to hear this one was so fun! I do love a good rom-com...and snarky banter? Yes, please. :D