Elly Blair welcomes the chance to escape her ex-fiance and job from hell when Grandma Imelda, ready to retire to sunny Florida, calls for her to take over her little southern cafe.
Elly has no idea her grandmother has baked up magic for the unsuspecting townsfolk for thirty years-and now Grandma Imelda insists that Elly use her own hitherto unsuspected magical powers to carry on the family tradition.
But Elly's new at this stuff. Her dishes don't turn out as full of smidgens of enchantment and dashes of wishes come true as she'd hoped. When handsome customer Rory Covington takes a bite of the wrong burger, he ends up capturing the attention of every woman in town. Elly doesn't know if her feelings for Rory are true or based on her magic gone awry.
No Shoes, No Shirts, No Spells is a laugh out loud kind of read. It seems that everything that could go wrong for Elly does go wrong. Then when she tries to fix things, she makes even more of a mess, but she keeps trying! Elly has a good heart, but is slightly cheeky as well. Her determination won my heart, as I rooted for her to save the cafe
Rose Pressey, the author, does a great job of writing the humorous situations without going overboard into slapstick. This story is paced well and easy to read. It's lightness is a welcome change to the majority of the paranormal books published today. Give it a read and I think you'll agree.
*Disclaimer: I received this book from the author for review, I was not required to write a positive review.
I give this book 4 Bookworms.
Publisher: Rose Pressey (June 1, 2011)