Friday, July 19, 2013

Dual Review: Love Spell by Stan Crowe

I'm very excited to have another reviewer join me here at Literary Time Out. Tarah is also an avid reader and we have a lot of fun suggesting books to each other and discussing them.

Title: Love Spell

Author: Stan Crowe

Publisher: Breezy Reads

Published: June 2013


FTC FYI: We received eCopies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Book Description:

Clint Christopherson’s love life was a running joke. When a crazed gypsy curses him with the best wish he could ever ask for, the punchline stops being funny. Now, even his barest touch drives girls mad for him.

Desperate to reverse the curse, Clint turns to his last hope: an attractive private investigator who might be able to locate his missing gypsy. If only Clint knew who it was he had just hired…

Tarah's Review:

Love Spell wasn't at all what I was expecting. I loved that it was a good clean, action packed romance. My biggest hang up about the book was that I really didn't like Clint, one of the main characters. Several times in the book I found myself wishing Lindsay, the main female character, would find someone ... sweeter? There isn't anything wrong with Clint, Stan Crowe did a great job making him come across as a regular guy. But, when I read a romance I want the guy to be something special. :) I would recommend the book though, and I will try more from this author.  

Love Spell was engaging and hard to put down.

Andrea's Review:

I was introduced to Stan Crowe's writing last fall during the blog tour for The Cinderella Project. I REALLY enjoyed that book, and jumped at the chance to review his new book, Love Spell.

While Love Spell wasn't as entertaining to me as The Cinderella Project, I still found it to be an enjoyable read. The story is unique, and Clint's situation is laugh out loud funny at times. 

That said, I didn't love Clint. His actions were quite jerk-like at times, and I had a hard time seeing what Lindsay saw in him for most of the story. But, there is hope for him at the end. I would have liked some more closure, but having a glimpse of a change in Clint was good.

With all of the new books out there, I don't see myself reading this again. But if you are looking for a quick, entertaining read, check out Love Spell.

Reviewers Consensus: 

Clean and enjoyable one-time read. We would both read more from this author.

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