Received from Valentine PR

Title: Spells
Series: Bayou Magic #2
Author: Kristen Proby
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: 27 Oct 2020

Synopsis from Goodreads

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Kristen Proby, comes Spells, the next installment in her gripping Bayou Magic series…

As a powerful hedgewitch and psychic, there isn’t much I can’t work to my advantage and finesse with a spell. Love, fortune, and even the perfect cup of coffee are all possible with the snap of my fingers.

But some things are utterly beyond my control.

Like the powerful and broody warlock who’s been a part of my life for as long as I can remember—and even the lifetimes I often can’t. Things almost as dangerous as Lucien Bergeron’s hold on me and the breathtaking smiles only I get to see.

Or the evil still stalking the streets of New Orleans that beckons to me to see. To feel. To die.

With everything riding on a razors-edge, and things that have been portended coming to fruition, threatening both me and those I love, I’m not sure if I’m strong enough to resist my fate. Or his charm.

If I work with Lucien, it could mean the end for both of us.

If I don’t, those I love most will pay.

Review

Spells is the perfect read just in time for All Hallows Eve. Connect with your inner witch and hope the goddess grants you the type of love Lucien and Millie share.

Past lives, soul mates and the Wiccan way are the staples of Spells alongside the deranged ramblings of a powerful dark spirit, Horace, that has yet to be fully defeated in any lifetime.

I loved the way in which Millie and Lucien were able to remember their previous lives together and how little pieces of their past was able to be woven into their present.

The insight into the malevolence tormenting through the ages was truly frightening. Although to an outsider it was obvious who was targeted and submitted to Horace’s control, it also emphasised how powerful and deranged Horace truly is. I cannot imagine having to suspect anyone you are close to in case they have been possessed by the evil power.

The romance in Spells is intense as you would imagine that of soul-mates would be. I was in awe of the connection between Lucien and Millie, alongside Cash and Brielle, you can understand how love is the most powerful of weapons we have at our disposal.

With only Daphne and Jackson left to fully connect in order for ‘The Six’ to be complete, I have a feeling their story is going to be the most tragic of them all given the snippets we have already glimpsed.

The character development and the connection to nature and the elements added to the overall depth of the story. Seriously I want to go join that coven.