Chick With A Charm

Chick With A Charm

A Babes on Brooms Novel

Book - 2010
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Lily Revere is free-spirited and fun-loving - two dangerous qualities in a witch. Lily needs a date for her sister Anica's engagement party and she's determined to bring hot Griffin Taylor. But the jaded divorce lawyer claims his job has warned him off romance. Slipping a love elixir into Griffin's drink may not be the noble thing to do - but it sure works! There's just one problem: are Griffin's feelings the result of some truly good witchcraft - or could he really be in love?
Publisher: New York : Signet Eclipse, c2010.
ISBN: 9780451229366
Characteristics: 321 p.

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FindingJane Jun 15, 2015

The idea of dosing someone with a love potion raises awkward questions, given the modern situations involving date-rape drugs and their helpless victims. Is the wrong mitigated when you use it on someone you know is attracted to you but refuses to act on it? Is it somehow funny when the victim is a man rather than a woman?

These questions kept nagging at me and wouldn’t go away in spite of the insouciant vivacity of the main female character, Lily Revere, Anica’s flighty younger sister. I wondered why she simply didn’t go up to Griffin Taylor and proposition him and then ask why he wouldn’t date her in spite of his obvious interest. Griffin might have come clean about his reluctance to be with a woman who was clearly his polar opposite in nature and Lily might have tried harder to win him or simply cut her losses and tried for someone else.

The motivations behind Lily’s magical manipulation are varied and sexual attraction is actually the least of them. Insecurity about not having a boyfriend, much less a husband, and the wish not to show up alone at her sister’s engagement party and wedding are significant factors in her decision and make her seem a touch horrid. It certain makes it difficult to justify her decision in spite of the torrid sex that occurs whenever she and Griffin get together.

Thankfully, her conscience kicks in, right about the time that Griffin’s buddies get suspicious about his altered behavior and stage an intervention. It redeems the book’s initial premise but only just.

Once again, Dorcas and Ambrose make an appearance, although their actions are mostly passive in this case. It would seem that Ms. Thompson may be phasing out this lovely magical couple and allowing her characters to stand more or less on their own two feet.

The message that opposites do attract and may provide benefits for each other is an old one but it provides the necessary tonic for this book. All’s well that ends well...maybe.

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