The Buy-In by Emma St. Clair

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

This is my first book by Emma St. Clair, and I just loved her writing! She makes the characters feel authentic with situations that really could happen. I fell in love with not only the people in this one, but also the little town of Sheet Cake.

When Pat’s dad, Tank Graham, buys a town, Pat is initially against it, but quickly gets on board when he discovers the girl that got away lives in the town. I loved the premise of a bunch of ex-pro football guys moving in on this small Texas town. The characters that we meet in town are hilarious and unique. I couldn’t get enough of the interactions between them. The town’s people don’t immediately accept the Graham family, and they get into some pretty tricky situations that had me laughing over and over!

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A Letter to Three Witches by Elizabeth Bass

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a super fun story of magic, but while it’s categorized as a rom-com, I really think this one almost falls into a cozy mystery! While there are quite a few relationships that are followed, I didn’t feel like those were truly the main story. We are really trying to figure out what the main character’s adopted sister is up to.

Gwen comes from a long line of witches, but they aren’t allowed to practice magic. Gwen’s great-great-grandfather accidently started the Dustbowl after casting a spell, and the Grand Council of Witches doled out a punishment for him and his descendants for years and years. Gwen and her parents follow the rules set by the council, but Tannith, Gwen’s adopted sister, maybe not so much. When Tannith sends a letter to Gwen and her two cousins stating that she’s put a magical spell on one of their significant others, the three cousins work together to try to figure out which special someone Tannith is trying to take.

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