Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Title: That Touch of Magic
Author: Lucy March
Series: Nodaway Falls #2
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible
Stacy Easter has seen better days. Being a librarian is a labor of love—if only paying her bills were half as much fun. What’s a single, bookish beauty in sleepy Nodaway Falls, New York, supposed to do?
To make ends meet, Stacy decides to develop her special…powers. Everyone can use a touch of magic now and then, right? Soon she’s got clients lining up to receive her signature potions—until a few of them go awry. Meanwhile, her own life has just taken a storybook turn: Leo North, the official One Who Got Away, is back in town.
Stacy’s best friends, Peach and Liv, are more concerned about the state of her heart than the side effects of a few rogue magic spells. But someone with dark intentions is crossing magical wires all over Nodaway Falls, and those closest to Stacy are at risk. Can Stacy conjure up a way out of this mess with her life—and maybe even her love life—intact?
I’m so glad that I found out about the rest of this series, it’s been so fun following these characters around… and being introduced to new ones along the way.
That Touch of Magic had a lot of the same elements that I loved about A Little Night Magic: humor, great characters, and all the quirks.
This book was a touch more serious than the first because Stacy has a few more issues to get through than Liv did, but the humor was still bright and uplifting.
I also appreciated how Lucy March was able to introduce a brand new character, a character that was an old love interest at that, and still had me buying into that relationship despite it not being mentioned in the previous book.
I liked that this book gave Stacy’s character much more depth and growth, considering I wasn’t expecting this book to be following her. I actually didn’t even read the synopsis before I read this book because I loved the first in the series so much. So, it was a little disorienting at first.
I’m sure there were little plotholes in the use of magic and how conjuring worked, but it didn’t deter me from the story at all. I’m not huge into fantasy or paranormal, so I don’t typically notice those things as much.
I think this book was a little slower for me than the first, which is why it is only 4 stars instead of 5, but I still really enjoyed this one!
Audiobook Performance: 4 stars
You know, it’s strange. This book has the same narrator as the first, but her voice just didn’t work as much for me in this book as it did in the first.
Butterfly Rating: 4 Stars
Leo and Stacy’s story was so great!
Re-read Worthiness: Yes/h3>
I have no doubt I’ll do a reread of this entire series when I’m done with it.
Bookshelf Placement: Yep
Book Boyfriend Rating: 5 stars
OMG could Leo be more perfect for Stacy? Or perfect in general? He’s charming and so sweet without being annoying.
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