October 28, 2020

Black Witch Magic

Black Witch Magic: A BWWM Paranormal Romance

by Mila Nicks

Published October 30, 2020

Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Librarian by day, cursed witch by night:

Selene Blackstone spends her days camped out in library corners with her nose glued to books. In a town like Brimrock, where she’s an outcast, she prefers her book friends to her real-life enemies. They’re a lot less judgmental. The rest of town believes she descends from a family of witches—including her evil witch grandma, Luna. In this case, the truth is stranger than fiction. She is a witch, and she’s cursed for all of eternity. Good thing her to-be-read list is pretty long…

Prickly Paranormal Investigator Aiden O’Hare speaks two languages: sarcasm and more sarcasm. He travels the country—and sometimes even the world—investigating strange phenomena with his best friend, Eddie. Their investigations bring them to a cozy New England town called Brimrock, home to fabled evil witch Luna Blackstone. Armed with his dry wit, his bibliophilic love for books, and far too much free time, he’s determined to find out just what happened to Luna…

When Aiden meets Selene, he decides he must get to know her. When Selene learns Aiden is in town investigating her grandma, she knows she must stop him. He’s out to expose the truth. She’s out to keep it a secret. Neither expects to fall under each other’s spell, but sometimes love is supernatural.

My thoughts:

Ladies and Gentlemen, she has done it again! Mila Nicks is one of my go-to romance authors and she surely did not disappoint in this sweet, riveting novel! 

If you are looking for novels that are character driven, then this one is certainly for you. Selene and Aiden’s chemistry was delightful and I found myself longing for more of their story days after I put this book down. The premise of a librarian/witch falling in love with a bookwork/paranormal investigator left room for plenty of playful banter that pushed the novel forward and cemented my love for this couple. While there were some steamy scenes, it never felt forced or over the top. 

One aspect that I loved in the book was the friendships that the protagonists had in their lives. Selene’s best friend, Noelle, is her polar opposite but pushes her to be her best at all times. My absolute favorite moment in this book is when Noelle understands that Selene will be taking a big step with Aiden in her future, but she still encourages her to take the step even though it will in turn change their friendship to some degree. It is refreshing to see such a selfless love between friends.

While there were some magical elements to this novel, it was balanced out by the romance portion of the novel. I loved the idea that Selene was cursed, unable to leave her small town. As Selene and Aiden come to discover the truth behind some antics happening in the area, readers will grow to love these characters even more. As stated, the paranormal aspect of this book is not the main focus, but it certainly helps to bring our characters together. I would highly recommend anyone looking to explore the Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre to pick this book up, as it is not too overwhelming and quite fun! It was the perfect book to read during this time of year!

Overall, I highly recommend this book to all readers. Whether you are interested in romance or fantasy, I am sure there is something that you will take away from this one! This book is the first installment in Nicks’ new series, Paranormal Hunters. Be sure to look out for book number two in the series, Black Moon Rising, to be published on April 23rd, 2020

Thank you to Mila Nicks and NetGalley for an advanced reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review.

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