Jade Delarue is a witch. She's not your stereotypical witch in a black hat and riding broomsticks. The Delarue Family has a long history of witches and she has just continued the tradition of her family. She runs a B&B out of her home Mystic Manor. But she doesn't actually rent out rooms to strangers off the street. Jade grows her own herbs and casts spells for people who need a little help in their lives. Through secretive word of mouth, her talents are known by only a select amount of people. Her spells always work and her clients are always satisfied with the results.
Jade casts a spell to help a man find love with a woman who is about to be married to someone else. She feels bad for the soon to be jilted groom who will be left at the altar. She lights a candle and casts a spell to make sure he finds true love with someone else. After lighting his candle, she lights a second one to find love for herself, preferably a Pierce Brosnan look -alike. But karma kicks in and the two candles accidentally melt together mixing the two different spells.
Shortly after, a Pierce Brosnan look - alike shows up at Jade's door asking for a room at her B&B. This handsome man is Mason Kincaid, an undercover private investigator. He is there to investigate the mysterious disappearance of Jade's husband several years ago. The insurance company who is paying out the life insurance policy is suspicious since not only Jade's husband is presumably dead but her two best friend's husbands too.
Mason along with his friend Anthony claim to be photographers in town to take pictures for a book they're putting together. Under these false pretenses, Jade rents them a room. But when she realizes this is the jilted groom AND her true love spells combined, she decides she must get rid of him for karma's sake.
Jade casts spell after spell trying to get rid of Mason but none of them work. Are the fates trying to tell Jade that this is Mr. Right? What will Jade do when she finds out Mason isn't who he said he is? Will they fall in love or will the spells work and send Mason on his way?
WITCH IN THE HOUSE is a romantic story with some fun witch craft mixed in. I thoroughly enjoyed Jade and Mason's story and devoured every page. The ending is absolutely fabulous and took my breath away. I loved reading the spells and it was just a really fun book to read. I look forward to reading Annie's story in the next book. This is a fantastic new series and one I would definitely recommend to all my friends.
Jade Delarue is determined to find the man of her dreams, so the sexy witch casts a spell that brings a gorgeous man to her door. But private detective Mason Kincaid isn't looking for love. Jilted by his last girlfriend, Mason's thrown himself into his work. He's visiting Jade on official business, and not even the blizzard raging outside her house—or her spellbinding beauty—can distract him. Then Jade realizes the mistake she's made in her spell, and she wants him gone. But there are charms to spare in Mystic Manor, showing Mason that the witch in the house might be the woman he's been waiting for. Convincing her, though, means coming up with a little magic of his own. Biography I began writing stories when I was about nine. Back then, I was enthralled by television's rugged cowboys, suave spies, and debonair doctors. Now I'm into more tangible characters—like Greek gods, angels-in-training, and ornery ghosts. Hey, no sense growing up too much. When I'm not writing, I like to meet up with friends around the country, hike, and dig through antique malls. Sometimes I get to do all three at once, and then I'm in heaven.