You may have seen a couple of previous reviews from me for Mandy M Roth's books, (The most recent one can be seen here). The series I have read have been written with humor, nods to the 80's, are paranormal, and remind me a lot of Kristen Painter's books (which anyone who knows me knows that is a GOOD thing!).
This book was chosen a little differently than my normal selections. I had just finished a horrendous book (an assigned review from InDTale magazine - when the August edition comes out I am sure you will be able to figure out which one it was), and I needed a palate cleanser! Usually I will go for one of my favorite rereads, a book I guarantee will make me smile, and most importantly have accurately based research. It was the "research" part that actually inspired me to grab this little gem off my shelf. The few books I have read by Mandy are immaculately researched, down to the finest detail, and that was what I needed.
With that in mind I reached for "Don't Stop Bewitching", which is actually the first book in the Happily Everlasting series, and having read book 3, already I decided to jump in.
I personally didn't enjoy this one quite as much as "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me", but that isn't to say it wasn't a great read. I wasn't in the best head space, and the other book was packed full of 80's references, and had Luc, which gave it a bit of an unfair advantage. That being said this has some hilarious characters, be sure to pay attention to BlackBeard, and the book definitely did what I needed it to and let me escape back to something that made me happy.
With this being the first in the series, there is a lot more background information that I think most readers would agree was a good thing. For me, the initial journey, whilst having funny moments, was definitely outshone by what happened after they arrived at their destination.
A solid 4 stars from me - and definitely a recommendation for readers that love a little light, funny, paranormal romance.
GIVEAWAY (Plus rules and disclaimers)!
As stated in the title, there is also a Giveaway! I have a signed, paperback copy of Don't Stop Bewitching to giveaway to one lucky winner.
To enter all you have to do is leave a comment ON THIS BLOG POST, letting me know if you have read any of Mandy M. Roth's books or not. That's it!
***UPDATE FROM ORIGINAL POST***
Mandy saw this post and reached out to me on Facebook and offered to add an AMAZING extra bunch of prizes.
The Prizes Now Include -
The original signed book prize - Now with eCopies of the other 2 books in the series!
4 sets of eBooks of all 3 books in the series.
15 eCopies of Don’t Stop Bewitching.
20 winners will be selected randomly Wednesday July 8th and posted here on the blog post. Having read one of Mandy's books will not increase your chances of winning, winner will be random, but it will increase your enjoyment level so I highly recommend it lol.
Prize provided by Mandy M Roth but being sent out by Me. This is open internationally with the understanding that due to Covid there may be a delay on shipping depending on the regulations in place for the winners address. Void where prohibited. Sharing is always appreciated but is in no way required.
Thanking Mandy on her page is also appreciated but not required. You can find her on Facebook here -https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMandyRoth/.
Another Picture Of The Prize.