When a series of failed relationships and business ventures has Monica Jackson doubting her self-worth, she turns to spell casting to attract positive energy and the opportunities needed to achieve her goals. But can Monica’s belief in spells restore her belief in herself? Monica creates a spell to find her soul mate, and one to ensure the success of her new romantic event planning company, Enhance Your Romance. Monica is confident she has found her niche until divorce lawyer Reed Walker opens a practice next door to her office. The anti-marriage slogan plastered on his office window and his down-on-love clients quickly prove detrimental to Monica’s business. When his arrival appears to trigger a string of bad luck, Monica fears one of her spells sent negative energy into the universe and it has returned to her threefold. Although Reed is beyond sexy, and she admires his self-confidence, she’ll do whatever it takes to get the universe back on her side, and Reed out of her life. No way is she losing another business. Reed finds himself attracted to Monica’s beauty and her optimism. His job and his parents’ divorce have made him a pessimist, especially when it comes to love. However, he soon finds that Monica’s pro-love attitude is rubbing off on him, causing him to lose his edge. If Reed doesn’t distance himself from Monica, he’ll likely destroy his reputation as a pit bull divorce lawyer. Can Monica and Reed look past what they might be losing to realize the love they have found?
The Bottom Line: Under Her Spell is one of those reads that holds absolutely no surprises and offers nothing new as far as the genre goes, but it still a likeable story. Monica is a decent if somewhat naïve character while Reed is suitably sexy and plucky. The interactions between the two are funny and fraught with all kinds of tension, but that just makes the eventual HEA all the better. It took me just a couple of hours to plow through this book and I laughed at all the right places, was outraged when I was supposed to be, and got the predictable HEA I was expecting. I pretty much new all this going into this read so I wasn’t at all upset or disappointed. In fact, I was able to totally relax into this book and simply enjoy the read before bedtime. If you’re looking for a cute, sweet, somewhat predictable, yet still fun read, Under Her Spell is just for you.