November 12, 2021

BOOK BLAST: Merry Little Wishing Spritz by Cherie Colyer

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Modern-day witch Cassie Moore’s cozy life turns upside down when her friend foresees the wrecking ball that threatens to destroy Cassie’s home and workplace. But Cassie isn’t giving up without a fight. She casts a well-intended spell meant to save her apartment and her job. But magic is unpredictable, especially when her friend casts a little charm of her own that has Cassie lusting after the man she desperately wants to despise.

Jack Quinn has had his eyes on Lakeside Books for years, and he couldn’t be happier the owner is finally ready to sell. He has big plans for the cozy waterfront property, but he didn’t expect to care about the store or its employees. And he never imagined he’d be drawn to a certain brown-eyed saleswoman.

Almost as if by magic.

Read an Excerpt

“I’m sorry.” I smiled sweetly, hoping to appeal to his sense of chivalry. “But I believe it’s the other way around.”

“Huh.” He wet his lips, hand still gripping the tin, smirking mischievously. “We obviously both want this tin. So what do we do?”

“I don’t know,” I said in an equally good-natured tone. ”Why do you need this particular treat?”

He shifted so his hip rested against the display and bent closer. “Well, you see,” he said, dramatically, “I have one last Christmas gift to buy, and Sara Winter’s peppermint bark is her favorite holiday treat. She’ll never forgive me if I come back from Mystic Creek without it. It might sever our relationship forever.”

He was ridiculously charming. That I had the thought at all amazed me. I wasn’t looking for a relationship and even if I were, I didn’t date mortals. Since I didn’t get any witchy-vibes—a magical shock when our fingers touched or a feeling we’d met before—it was a safe bet that this man with the clear hazel eyes and teasing smirk didn’t have a drop of magic in him.

“You don’t say,” I said, grinning.

“Oh yeah. We’re talking war on a biblical level.”

REVIEW: Merry Little Wishing Spritz by Cherie Colyer
Rating: 3 Stars  
Release Date: November 9, 2021
Format: eARC
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Merry Little Wishing Spritz by Cherie Colyer is a magical novella of a holiday read, perfect for those looking for a quick book to get them in the mood for the season. I’m a huge fan of the fantasy and paranormal genres, so I appreciated a romance with a paranormal twist that was grounded in a contemporary setting. 

My favorite scene by far was the reindeer scene (I wish the author had included more like it)! The flirtations and the build up of tension between the main characters were fun, especially with the unexpected twist at the end of the story. I wasn’t as enamored by the scenes where Cassie was cursing Jack’s plans to get rid of the bookstore and venting to her best friend, as they ended up feeling very repetitive (especially for a novella). Peyton, Cassie’s best friend, is the primary side character in the story and her actions in this book painted her into a “fairy godmother” type role in my eyes. I would love to read any related side stories featuring Peyton as the main character - cameo features from Cassie and Jack would be a bonus! 

This novella is part of The Wild Rose Press’ Christmas Cookies Collection, and the installments I’ve read so far have all been super fun! I would happily recommend these books to readers who are fans of Hallmark esque-stories with happily ever after endings and sweet romance. 

Thank you to the author and Goddess Fish Promotions for allowing me to read an early copy of the book. I voluntarily read and reviewed Merry Little Wishing Spritz; all opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

About the Author:
Professional network technician by day, novelist by night, Cherie lives a quiet life in the Chicago suburbs with her charming husband. She has four amazing sons who she loves dearly. Cherie magically weaves together stories with a paranormal twist. She’s the author of the Embrace series (Embrace, Hold Tight, and Entwined), Challenging Destiny, Damned When I Didn’t, and Friends to the End. She waltzes into the adult novel world with this enchanting holiday romance, Merry Little Wishing Spritz.

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