Title: Witches Get Stitches (Stay a Spell 3)
Author: Juliette Cross
Published: July 20, 2021
Genre: Paranormal Romance
I received a copy of the Witches Get Stitches from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Violet Savoie has a plan. A dream, rather. To open her own tattoo shop, which caters to
supernaturals in need of permanent charms. As a powerful Seer, she has the potent magic to cast every kind of spell. Except the kind to give werewolves control over their beastly side. And her business partner Nico needs help in the worst kind of way.
Nico Cruz has a secret. A motive, rather. To subtly stalk and seduce Violet until she finally
recognizes they are fated to be together. Ever since their heated encounter in Austin on New Year’s Eve two years earlier, he’s been dying to get his hands–and his tongue–back on her body. He knows a woman like Violet can’t be courted in the usual way. Luckily, Nico has no scruples about misbehaving to get what he wants.
But when his former pack roams into town, and an old friend is far too interested in Violet, his focus shifts to the threat venturing into his territory. Nico may come across as the quiet, broody one, but the intruders are about to regret stepping foot in New Orleans. And when Violet goes missing, no charm or spell can keep Nico’s wolf at bay.
If you’re looking for a fun, quirky and steamy paranormal read, Witches Get Stitches has got you covered. The third book in the Stay a Spell series (following Wolf Gone Wild and Don’t Hex and Drive) is a delightfully easy read that will give you plenty of warm-fuzzy feelings by the end.
Witches Get Stitches follows Violet, one of the Savoie sisters, who’s starting her own tattoo parlour, with the goal of developing specific tattoo charms for members of the supernatural community. Her (not-so-)silent partner in this venture is Nico Cruz, a werewolf who got under her skin one New Year’s Ever two years earlier. And despite being squarely put in the friends-zone, Nico isn’t about to give up on his attraction to Violet yet – not that his inner wolf would let him. Nico needs Violet’s help to develop a charm to help him control his inner wolf, and when his former pack turn up in New Orleans asking about Violet, he needs that control even more.
It’s no secret how much I adore the Stay a Spell series (especially since I’ve been posting about it every other week for the last few weeks!) – and Witches Get Stitches was no exception.
Violet is a very different character to her sisters Evie and Isadora, who we’ve met in previous books. She’s very impulsive, brash and out there, but just like her sisters, she’s devoted to her family and she’s determined to make sure her new business flourishes. She’s also relatively insecure about her relationships thanks to a tarot reading about her future many years in the past. This insecurity is the part of Violet that we see grow and develop into something more as she begins to trust her instincts more and to see beyond what she thought was a simple reading.
Nico is a character we’ve met in previous books that I was not always sold on, but boy am I on Team Nico now. We finally get to find out why Nico and Violet have been glaring daggers at each other for two books – they had a one-night stand one NYE, and even though Violet left straight afterwards, Nico’s been harbouring one giant-size crush on her ever since. He’s also trying to manage his inner wolf – a witch’s curse put on werewolves centuries ago – and it’s getting harder and harder to do so. He needs Violet’s help to create a tattoo charm that will help him find some inner peace.
I love Violet and Nico’s relationship – they have a past that’s complicated by both their actions and their perceived ideas of what’s right for them. They’ve also spent plenty of time hiding it from their friends and family. In Witches Get Stitches they need to find a way to balance their friendship, business relationship and then their romantic relationship, and it’s just glorious.
As always, I adore the setting of New Orleans – it’s just so atmospheric – as well as all the side characters who’ve popped in and out of the previous books. I cannot wait until we get books featuring the Grims, who turn up quite a bit in this one, and have me so intrigued it’s not even funny.
As always, Juliette Cross has brought charm, humour and fun to the paranormal romance genre and I can’t wait for the next installment.