Love Spell by Stan Crowe
ebook, 248 pages
Published July 26th 2013 by Breezy Reads
Age Group: New Adult / Adult contemporary romance
Series: A comedy of Love #2
Source: ecopy from author
Love Spell Clint Christopherson’s love life is 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, he turns to his last hope: an attractive private investigator who may be able to locate his missing gypsy. If only Clint knew who it was he just hired…
Love Spell is the second book in the Comedy of Love series, but it can be read as a standalone. They two stories are about completely different characters. I have not read the first book in the series, The Cinderella Project but after this book, I am interested in reading that one as well. I thought this book was a really fun story. Love Spell is a contemporary romance that could be classified as either New Adult or Adult. The characters are around 24 years old, but no matter what you classify it as, this is a clean romance story. So while I think it is technically a contemporary romance, it is a heck of a lot cleaner than most new adult romances I have read lately.
Clint made a wish at a roadside wish wagon to help him find love, but what happened was that everyone woman that touched him instantly fell in love with him and became addicted to his touch. They all went a little crazy. The latest woman that Clint had a crush on, and touched went totally batty when Clint realized that she was “infected” as he likes to call it, and when he tried to leave, she tried to kill him! So then clint decides he needs to change this curse, and he seeks out a private investigator. That’s when the real fun of the story starts.
Love Spell is told in multiple point of views, mainly from Clint and Lindsay’s (the private investigator), but with Molly’s thrown in sparingly. I really liked the way the author split up the point of views. I thought we had a good chance to hear each characters voice and get to know them throughout the story. I also loved that this book was written by a male author. Stan Crowe did an excellent job with the character development of Clint and Lindsay. Lindsay had a huge crush on Clint in high school and then he just left. The details made me a little confused at the start of the story, but eventually everything was explained. Lindsay became “infected” pretty early on in the story, but the interesting part was watching her deal with the effects of the curse throughout the story.
Love Spell is a lot of fun. I thought the first couple of chapters had a little bit of a slow start, but after about 4 chapters I completely got into the story. I thought it was wonderfully written. I will say I was a little peeved about a tiny thing towards the end of the book. Lindsay said she was at a private firm doing prosecution work while her partner did defense work for accused criminals. I know I am really stretching here, but the “prosecution” is the state. It’s not in private firms. (except maybe in virginia) But like I said, that is a little just a little detail of the story. Anyway, aside from that minor annoyance, I really enjoyed Love Spell. This was my first book by Stan Crowe and I was impressed. It had me on the edge of my seat right up until the end, and it turned out to be a really nice love story.
Author Stan Crowe Stan had a pretty normal, middle-class American youth. He was lucky enough to change that by convincing an exceptional woman to marry him in 2000, setting him on a much more fulfilling life course. Four years later, Brigham Young University awarded him with a Bachelors of Science in civil and environmental engineering. He then he spent several years designing homes, prescribing work for bridges, and even exploring the mortgage industry. In the midst of all this, he produced two science fiction anthologies in 2006 and 2007. In 2012, Breezy Reads Publishing picked up his romantic comedy The Cinderella Project. And thus he transformed himself from Captain Kirk into Don Juan. Stan lives with his wife, children (final count to be determined) and two cats in Utah.
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