This book is a perfect little read for lovers of contemporary category romance with a dash of southern charm and a paranormal twist. The heroine, Storie Bell (great name!) has a secret that she fears will destroy her dream of opening a bookstore/cafe with her best friend in the old service station her father left her. Reid Malone, a ghost from Storie's past, wants nothing more than to leave the quaint town of Bloomington, Texas, but his own doozy of a family secret and allegiance to his aging father are holding him back. Watching these two find their way back to each other made for a very enjoyable read.Down-on-her-luck witch Storie Bell never thought the biggest threat to her future would be Reid Malone, the very man she’d run from years before. After striking it rich in Texas shale, he’s back in town, and he seems hell-bent on getting in the way of her bookstore’s grand opening. A witch trying to blend in in a small southern town is hard enough, but now he’s seriously testing her strict No Kissing Mortal Men policy. But even witches don’t have a spell for that.
Reid knows there’s much more to Storie than meets the eye. But right now he has only one mission: to infiltrate her shop so he can snatch the elusive secret ingredient to his father’s million-dollar moonshine recipe. Once he does, he can go back to the city and get out of his small hometown, a place in which he has no future.
But as the days go by, he can’t help falling for Storie in every way…and every encounter brings him closer to finding out what happens when you try to deceive a witch.
FTC Full Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for review.