Redonk Nutshell: Witch teams up with childhood tormenter to track down a rogue magician

I thought the premise of this story sounded fun. I was new to Saranna DeWylde, so I was looking forward to reading it.

Midnight Cherrywood has been crushing on her childhood tormentor, Dred Shadowins, for a good long time, but she’s fairly realistic about it. She knows he’s a playboy, knows he is bad news. That doesn’t keep her from getting the latest issue of Weekly Warlock featuring a full 3D, programmable Dred Shadowins that she can command at her behest. When she is personally requested by the man to get funds for her charity event, she is on guard. Why would he want her? Still, she goes, and she’s even more put out when the man himself requests for her to make him her date for the event. What Midnight doesn’t know is that Dred is actually a spy, posing as a dark magician and careless playboy in order to get info for the ministry. He lets Midnight in on the secret when he is forced to bring her into his spygame. They pose as engaged lovebirds in order to track down a rogue magician intent on re-igniting war. The chemistry between them, though is not forced or played, and before long the two of them realize they have more on their plates than they realize.

This book CRACKED. ME. UP. It took me a bit to figure out the tone, as Ms. DeWylde writes purposefully hilarious scenarios and dialogue that are just waaay out there and bizarre. It’s snarky, it’s over the top, and it’s crazy. But it works. There is some serious sizzle between our two main characters, though their story arc is fairly predictable. DeWylde keeps you on your toes with the hilarious one-liners that run through Midnight’s brain.

If you’re looking for a good laugh give this series a try. This is book two, but I had no problem following along having not read the 1st. This is a fluffy read, one that will lighten the mood and leave you feeling happy when you’ve finished the last page.

How to Marry a Warlock in 10 Days by Saranna DeWylde

Rating: C

Romance: 2/5             Raunch: 3.5/5

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