Book Review: Witches Get Stitches by Juliette Cross

Witches Get Stitches (Stay a Spell #3)
Pub Date: 20 July 2021
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

Panda Rating:

(4 pandas)

📖 SYNOPSIS

Violet Savoie has a plan. A dream, rather. To open her own tattoo shop, which caters to supernaturals in need of permanent charms. As a powerful Seer, she has the potent magic to cast every kind of spell. Except the kind to give werewolves control over their beastly side. And her business partner Nico needs help in the worst kind of way.

Nico Cruz has a secret. A motive, rather. To subtly stalk and seduce Violet until she finally recognizes they are fated to be together. Ever since their heated encounter in Austin on New Year’s Eve two years earlier, he’s been dying to get his hands—and his tongue—back on her body. He knows a woman like Violet can’t be courted in the usual way. Luckily, Nico has no scruples about misbehaving to get what he wants.

But when his former pack roams into town, and an old friend is far too interested in Violet, his focus shifts to the threat venturing into his territory. Nico may come across as the quiet, broody one, but the intruders are about to regret stepping foot in New Orleans. And when Violet goes missing, no charm or spell can keep Nico’s wolf at bay.

⚠️ CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS

Kidnapping

TL;DR: The more books I read from this series, the more it feels like coming back to an old familiar friend. Violet and Nico’s book was a wonderful addition to this really fun PNR series! Much like the other books, we have angsty mutual pining, sizzling hot chemistry, sweet and tender swoontastic moments, and a fantastic group of interesting supernaturals. This book gave me even stronger cosy small-town vibes and I always love stories that make me feel that!

In the previous books, Violet is portrayed as the slightly brash and very ballsy rebel sister and although we continue that side of her here, we also see a much more tender, loving and caring side. Although one of the main points of tension in the story was something she did that made zero sense (because I immediately thought of the epilogue where she was reminded why doing what she didn’t wouldn’t work), so I found that a little silly… But I guess there’s got to be tension somewhere! I love that this involved tattoos and a tattoo shop (cos I love ink) and I loved the group of supernaturals she brought together in her shop. Sean was hilarious and I’m really coming to really love the mysterious Grims in these books!

Nico is also a bit of a cinnamon roll and I love MMCs who have that ‘moody exterior with a mushy heart of gold’ and this werewolf really fits the bill. I really wished that his music existed online because every time he sang at a gig, I wanted to hear his sexy raspy voice so badly! 😂 He’s such a laidback guy on the surface but every time he worried about hurting someone he loved because of the lack of control over his shifting, my heart broke for him a little bit more. His fear of being rejected for the ‘monster’ he believes he is made it that much sweeter when Violet accepted him wholeheartedly—scary werewolf and all.

Their romance was full of so much angsty pining and absolutely oozed with sexual tension, which made their getting together even more explosive as it was so incredibly satisfying! One moment that I feel was a missed opportunity is having them sing together because Violet has got the voice too! Yes, it would’ve been cheesy as hell (and this already had its share of cheesy moments) but I know it would’ve been such a swoony moment that the cheesiness would’ve been so worth it. 😍

In earlier reviews, I’d mentioned how I loved the way these supernaturals live together harmoniously but here we learn about the prejudice that werewolves face from the other supernaturals due to their violent nature. Although I don’t agree with the way the ‘bad werewolves’ acted to get what they wanted in this book, I also understand the desperation that drove them to take those actions after experiencing so much hate and discrimination all their lives. I liked that this was touched on in this book but there was a happy outcome in the end which was great.

Have you read Witches Get Stitches or is it on your TBR?

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