June 23, 2013 by roadmancebooks
A lovely review from Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust, also posted on Goodreads.
How Do You Know You’ve Met the Love of Your LIfe?
I really had a good time reading this book. It was funny, sexy and occasionally a bit sad.
This is the second book in the series and I didn’t realize that until I sat down to write the review. I did think, at one point, that the author was dumping a lot of backstory, but I thought there was just a lot of history she needed to relate. But, TROUBLE BREWING totally stands on its own.
I love how one of the Shakespeare women said she was glad to be born in a time when witches were ignored and not burned at the stake. Ugh.
I like the unique idea behind this book as the gorgeous Calypso mixes cocktails that magically cure people of emotional, psychological and sometimes physical issues. She come from a witchy family, and witchy books are my first love (since I was like 7). Calypso is a free spirit except she’s running from the past. If she outruns love then she can’t get hurt, right? While Tara includes some plot that feels extraneous (but which may be tying up loose ends from FORECAST, the first book in the series) she does a great job making that emotional conflict real. And, I really felt for the guy that gets pushed away. But as odd as Calypso’s love interest is it evolves naturally.
Calypso also believes she has had her great love, the love of her life. She may be missing something though if she gets stuck in her own mythology. How do you know when you have met the love of your life?
Jane Tara’s voice is edgy and honest, modern and sexy.
Witch-Doctor cure thyself! If only people would take their own advice and talk about things. But then the entire romance book industry would fail because most plots rely on poor communication to get going.
I’m looking forward to the next book in the series; and I may even go back to find the first. I can honestly recommend this as a great book to read this summer.