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Bewitched, Bothered, and Bicotti by Bailey Cates

Posted by Caitie F on February 21, 2014

Title: Bewitched, Bothered, and Bicotti15808412
Author: Bailey Cates
Mass Market: 336 pages
Pub Date: Dec 31, 2012
Publisher: Signet
Rating: ++++

Summary from pub:

As a new witch—not to mention owner of Savannah’s most enchanting bakery—Katie Lightfoot is still getting used to casting spells, brewing potions, and mastering her magical powers. But that doesn’t mean she can’t find time to enjoy a picnic with firefighter Declan McCarthy…until she stumbles upon a corpse.

The dead man’s tattoo reveals he was a member of a secret society—and it turns out he’s missing an object that was very important to the group. When Katie learns the killer was after more than the man’s life, she and her Aunt Lucy leave the baked goods on the rack to cool and set off in hot pursuit of a killer.

Review:

I really need to read more cozy mysteries. They are fast and a lot of fun to read! When I saw that this book was not just a bakery, but also had magic, I knew I had to read it.

And it was wonderful! Katie is a fun character that every reader will cheer for. She is pulled between two men, who are both pretty intriguing. I can see why she is interested in both of them! All of Katie’s friends and family who are also witches are great and fun to read. The bakery part will make you want some biscotti, so make sure you can go get it!

The mystery has so many turns and surprises that it was a lot of fun to read. It was suspenseful and shocking, but not scary. Almost every crime was done with magic, so the police were not much help.

I really liked how magic worked for the two different groups using it. It could be used for both good and…not so good (not always quite evil though). The tension between the groups and how they saw magic as a whole was a unique aspect and made me want to read the next book too!

If you are looking for a magical cozy, check this one out, it is wonderful and fun!

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