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Review: Deceiving the Witch Next Door by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez

Deceiving the Witch Next Door by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez

Published July 2012

Purchase: Amazon


Storie Bell has a little secret—she’s a witch. But magic hasn’t exactly kept her life from being a complete mess—her love life is non-existent and the town thinks she’s a total nutter. Plus there’s her neighbor Reid Malone who runs hot one minute and cold the next.

Reid Malone can’t wait to escape Bloomington, Texas. Unfortunately, he’s stuck where he is unless he helps his father hide a very illegal secret. The only key to Reid’s freedom lies with the eccentric Storie…and he’ll do whatever it takes to get the information he needs from her.

But Reid’s holding something back. Something big. And if he’s not careful, he’ll find out exactly what happens when you try to deceive a witch…


Deceiving the Witch Next Door has just about everything I love in a romance:

-Small town girl comes back home to start a new life

-She and her best friend open a bookstore/cafe

-Super hot guy she has liked for years works next door

-And she is a witch!

Storie bell has come back to town after being gone for several years. He father has died and left her an old garage that she and her BFF Harper and renovating into a bookstore/café. Every time she turns around, there is Reid from next door snooping around. Just when things start getting interesting for Storie and Reid, her long lost mother shows up with an urgent message. Storie has to leave this mortal world and return with her or she and the brother and sister she never knew about will lose their powers forever.

Yes this book has it all and I loved it! It isn’t a long book but the story was just perfect. I am really hoping that this is the first of a series because I would love to know more about Storie’s brother and sister, Astrid and Declan.

About the Author:

Melissa Bourbon, who sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name Misa Ramirez, gave up teaching middle and high school kids in Northern California to write full-time amidst horses and Longhorns in North Texas.  She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love/hate relationship with yoga and chocolate, is devoted to her family, and can’t believe she’s lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams.

She is the marketing director at Entangled Publishing, is the author of the Lola Cruz Mystery series with St. Martin’s Minotaur and Entangled Publishing (Bare Naked Lola hits the streets in April 2012), A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series with NAL, is the co-author of The Tricked-out Toolbox with Tonya Kappes, and has two romantic suspense novels to be released in 2012.

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