by Donna Fletcher

April 1999
ISBN: 0-515-12482-6
Reviewer Graphic Button Jove Books
Mass Market Paperback

Alisande Wyrrd is a genuine witch who can cast spells. When she discovers her powers are dwindling, she realises she needs to take a lover to gain her powers back. The only trouble is she has never found anyone whom she wants as a lover. She is three hundred years old and doesn't think she will find a suitable witch so decides to take a human! The poor unsuspecting man doesn't stand a chance against her wiles! But Sebastian, the man she chooses, has other ideas! As a head of a security firm, he is practical by nature and believes that everything has a logical explanation. And when Alisande casts her spell, it isn't as straightforward as it seems!

Alisande is one of the most delightful heroines I have come across. She is a wonderful mixture of magic and mayhem! Sebastian struggles so hard against her beauty but his hormones run riot on him. She drives him crazy with the scanty outfits she wears to entice him, but he thinks she is the one who is crazy, as she doesn't hide the fact she is a witch. Practical man that he is, he cannot accept this. But for her spell to work and to regain her powers, he has to believe that she is no ordinary being.

Alisande enlists her Aunt Sydney, who gives her a lot of good advice, and also gets help from her best witch friend, Dagon, whom Sebastian gets jealous of.

The whole book is written with a lot of humour, but the story is very well put together. It is the kind of fairy story that you wish could be real! When finally Sebastian gives in to his passion for Alisande, the scene is explosive!

How the hero finally accepts that she is a witch is lovely. Ms. Fletcher has a wonderful talent and a fantastic imagination that thought up this story. I enjoyed it very much and I can easily recommend this book. It has so much humour, but it also has passion in plenty and some very touching moments as well. I give this book five stars.

Reviewed in October 2001 by Mary.

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