cover image Witch Please

Witch Please

Ann Aguirre. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $15.99 trade paper (368p) ISBN 978-1-72824-016-9

Aguirre (the Ars Numina series) whips up a sweet and spicy love story in this magic-infused rom-com. Technomancer Danica Waterhouse has sworn off serious relationships after a nasty breakup, focusing instead on running her magical repair shop, the Fix-It Witches, with her cousin Clementine. Then Titus Winnaker, the owner of local bakery Sugar Daddy, comes in about a broken oven, and she can’t ignore the spark between them. Titus isn’t looking for love, either, as he’s busy running the bakery left to him and his sister by their late mother. But flirting with Danica makes him think his past bad luck with relationships may have finally run out. There’s just one problem: Titus is a mundane and Danica’s grandmother strictly forbids relationships between witches and non-witches. Still, Danica can’t ignore the sweet tooth she has for the “CinnaMan,” so nicknamed for his delicious pastries, and their red-hot attraction outweighs their mutual wariness. Aguirre tugs on the heartstrings, tackling familial pressure, the struggle to overcome heartbreak, and the strength it takes to choose the uncertainty of love over the stability of loneliness. Readers will be enchanted. [em]Agent: Lucienne Diver, the Knight Agency. (Sept.) [/em]