This is a very cute contemporary paranormal romance book that was a fun, quick, and easy read. Mika Moon is one of just a few witches in Britain and she knows the rules: keep her head down, hide her magic and don’t mingle with other witches so their power doesn’t draw attention. Raised as an orphan, Mika has never felt a part of anything. She had no family, was raised by strangers, and never stayed in one place long enough to make friends or plant roots. Her only bit of rebellion; an online account where she posts videos of herself “pretending” to do magic. She thinks no one actually believes she’s a real witch – until a letter arrives.
The letter asks her to travel to remote Nowhere House to teach 3 young witches to control their magic. It breaks all of her rules, but Mika still goes. She is met by a retired actor, two long-suffering caretakers, and…Jamie -the handsome and prickly librarian of Nowhere House. Shortly thereafter she is tangled in all of their lives and feeling like she may have finally found a place to call home. But of course, things can never go that smoothly and when a danger knocks on the door, Mika’s dreams of finally belonging somewhere may shatter.
I loved this book. Mika is smart, strong, capable with a cute personality and a great sense of humor. Despite her lonely upbringing, she is charming, loving, and kind and it broke my heart to read about her sad and lonely upbringing. Her longing for a place to belong was palpable. The supporting characters were a lot of fun and added humor and levity to the book. The interactions between Mika and Jamie were so cute and I loved how their relationship developed and grew. It was hard to not fall in love with all of the characters, even the prickly Primrose.
If you’re looking for a fun, sweet, paranormal romance, I highly recommend this book. I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group. All opinions are my own.