Thank you to Juliette Cross and Netgally for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not change my opinion in anyway.
Book: Witches Get Stitches (Stay a Spell 3) by Juliette Cross
Release Date: July 20th 2021
Tags: Adult | Fantasy | Paranormal Romance | Shapeshifters | Werewolves | Vampires | Witches
Trigger/Content Warnings: Explicite Sex Scenes
Other books in this series I reviewed
Don’t Hex and Drive
Violet Savoie has a plan. A dream, rather. To open her own tattoo shop, which caters to supernaturals in need of permanent charms. As a powerful Seer, she has the potent magic to cast every kind of spell. Except the kind to give werewolves control over their beastly side. And her business partner Nico needs help in the worst kind of way.
Nico Cruz has a secret. A motive, rather. To subtly stalk and seduce Violet until she finally recognizes they are fated to be together. Ever since their heated encounter in Austin on New Year’s Eve two years earlier, he’s been dying to get his hands—and his tongue—back on her body. He knows a woman like Violet can’t be courted in the usual way. Luckily, Nico has no scruples about misbehaving to get what he wants.
But when his former pack roams into town, and an old friend is far too interested in Violet, his focus shifts to the threat venturing into his territory. Nico may come across as the quiet, broody one, but the intruders are about to regret stepping foot in New Orleans. And when Violet goes missing, no charm or spell can keep Nico’s wolf at bay.
Witches Get Stitches is the third book in the Stay a Spell companion series that follows the Savoie sisters. Each book focuses on one of the sisters and their romance/story. This is the second book I’ve read in the series (I still have to go back and read the first). I was luke warm towards Don’t Hex and Drive but that was not the case with Witches Get Stitches!
This book focuses on Violet. A fiery girl who is a seer with a big dream. To open up a tattoo shop that tattoos permanent spells into the supernaturals. Like to give werewolves better control over their beast side. This she feels is especially right for Nico, her business partner. A business partner with ulterior motives. Being getting Violet to fall in love with him.
This third book was definetely a step up from book two for me. Maybe it was because I knew what I was getting into. I knew the sisters and the world a lot better than I did when I started reading book 2. While you can read them as standalones I would suggest reading them in order because you just get a better feel for the dynamics of the family and those surrounding them.
It was addictive to read and I steamed through it in one evening. The sexual tension between Violet and Nico steamed of the pages and I wanted nothing more than for them to get together. Violet however has her reasons for keeping her distance and it takes her some time to work through them.
But there are other elements besides the romance that made me like this book. I really liked the idea of casting spells into tattoos that could help supernatural beings. Combining magic with something that is nowadays very normal to have is a great idea. Ink and magic do always work great together.
There is also just the whole family portion that feels very heart warming. The relationships Violet has with her sisters, their partners and just about everyone around them feels like one big community. A supernatural community. One with problems as Violet points out. They discriminate against werewolves, always thinking they are up to bad things. That they are wild and out of control. When in reality, they want nothing more than control over their lives again.
A great third book in a series that you should really be starting!