Three witches, a hunky warlock, a sexy vampire, and a mysterious collie are the six main characters in Linda Wisdom’s latest novel. Of course, I should also mention the talking Kit-Kat clock, a miniature stone gargoyle that’s alive, a magical Yorkie/Chihuahua mix, and rabid bunny slippers. If this sounds hilarious, that’s because it is and “Wicked by Any Other Name” is chock full of humor and hot sex to boot.
Stasi and Blair live in a lovely small town with a magical lake that they and their close witch friend, Jazz, have protected and honored for hundreds of years. With Halloween, or Samhain, just around the corner they’re looking forward to a wonderful holiday filled with friends. Until Stasi is served with a lawsuit in Warlock court and the attorney facing her just happens to be one of the best there is. When he appears in her shop to discuss the lawsuit, she’s furious…and can’t help but notice that he’s smoking hot as well…and sporting a halo of hearts which means he’s her true love! But how can that be? Everybody knows that witches and warlocks don’t mix. Right?
Trevor is a skilled warlock and a darn good attorney. He still can’t figure out how a bitter human female managed to con him into taking her case but he just can’t regret it. If he hadn’t taken the case, he wouldn’t have met the woman of his dreams, uh witch of…OK, a really sexy woman who just happens to be witch. But Trevor’s no idiot warlock, he knows a good thing when he sees it and he’s not about to let anything, human or inhuman, derail this relationship.
This story was by turns sweet, hot, funny, sad, and sexy. I enjoyed both of Linda Wisdom’s earlier stories about Jazz and her hot vamp so I was especially pleased to learn more about Stasi and Blair. The tone of the whole book is light so even the sadder parts don’t drag down your spirits or last too long. The cast of characters (including the animals) mesh well and there’s a secondary love story that readers can enjoy. I’m hoping Blair will get a book just for her so I can come back to visit Wisdom’s wacky world.