I struggled with Kimberly Frost’s Would-Be Witch, mostly because there was so much confusion as to who the heroine, wanted to be with. Tammy Jo hung around and seemed to be in love with her ex-husband, but **SPOILER ALERT** Tammy Jo also slept with the rich witch across town.
Um, I know I picked this book up in the romance section of the bookstore, but I really don’t think it counts as a romance when the heroine has a romantic relationship with one person and sleeps with someone else. At least, it’s not a romance that suits my tastes.
Tammy Jo’s locket is the only heirloom passed down through her family. It’s doubly important because it also holds the soul of Edie, the family ghost. When the locket is stolen, Tammy Jo knows that she — and Edie — could be in trouble.
In order to get the watch back, Tammy Jo is forced to enlist the help of Bryn Lyons, who happens to be one of the few other witches in town. Bryn is rich and gorgeous — and he’s also on the list of people Tammy Jo is supposed to avoid, according to her mother.
So, after reading the story, I’m still not exactly sure who Tammy Jo was most interested in, or really how she ended up with the guy in the end. I’m not even going to go into the love story too much, because I’m afraid I’ll give the whole story away.
At any rate, I wasn’t really a huge fan of Tammy Jo anyway, so I didn’t really care who she ended up with all that much. I liked the Edie way more than I liked anyone Tammy Jo, and Edie disappeared after the beginning of the story. I wish she would have stuck around for a bit longer, as she could have made the story more enjoyable.
To sum it up quickly, Would-Be Witch was an easy read with a ton of potential, but I just couldn’t get over the relationship ambiguity and promiscuity of Tammy Jo.
Title: Would-Be Witch | By: Kimberly Frost | Series: Southern Witch, No. 1 | Publisher: Berkley Trade, 2009 | ISBN: 978-0425225776 | RLB Grade: D | Find it on Amazon: Would-Be Witch