"an enjoyable paranormal"

Kira Smythe returned to her hometown of Sweet, Texas after a very traumatic experience left her drained mentally and physically. Once in Sweet, which is a very eccentric and magical town, Kira begins to hear voices. Meanwhile, Kira meets sexy carpenter, Caleb Price, who is more than he seems. After Kira's mentor dies and leaves her the town's magical library, Kira finds herself seeing dead people and trying to come to grips with the changes in her life.

LIKE A CHARM is an interesting paranormal romance, which delves deeply into Kira's character. Because it is told in first person, LIKE A CHARM gives great insight into Kira's fears and insecurities. Unfortunately, all these thoughts seemed to slow the pacing of the story and it seemed to drag toward the middle. However, the story picked up toward the end, with less self-doubt and more action.

All in all, LIKE A CHARM is an enjoyable paranormal with a heroine who gets my dream life. Sexy man + magical library = dream life.

Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted June 7, 2008


From the acclaimed author of Charmed & Dangerous comes a sassy new paranormal romance about a gorgeous librarian who sees dead people.

Kira Smythe never thought she'd end up back in her hometown of Sweet, Texas. But now that her high-powered job, along with her five-year plan, have gone right out the window, she's back where she started, staying with her hippie, tofu-obsessed parents-except that somehow she's inherited the local library. At least there's a gorgeous guy in town who seems quite smitten with her. So what if he's got a few secrets up his sleeve? After all, Kira's got her own secrets. Like the dead people who won't stop talking to her. Or the magical books on the shelves. Or the fact that someone who's very much alive seems determined to push her over to the other side.


Like a Charm
by Candace Havens

Berkley Pub Group
February 1, 2008
Available: February 5, 2008
ISBN #0425219267
EAN #9780425219263
304 pages
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Candace Havens

Dragons Prefer Blondes
Dreams & Desires, volume 3
The Demon King and I
Charmed & Ready
Charmed and Dangerous
Charmed & Deadly
Dreams and Desires

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