Author: Adrienne Blake
Publisher: City Owl Press
Publication Date: 1 June 2021
Format: eBook - EPUB
Source: ARC via NetGalley
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single warlock in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a witch!
As the only earning daughter in a large family of poor misfit witches, Izzy Bennet needs to focus on her career…not love.
When a hot and mysterious warlock, Fitz Darcy, arrives in town, sparks fly––but they’re the wrong kind of flame.
The new man in town spends half his time bad-mouthing the Bennets, and the other half messing with her sister’s love life. So why can’t she get Fitz out of her mind?
Even though her sister’s boyfriend runs off leaving her heartbroken, and Izzy is sure it's all Fitz’s doing, he still holds the favor of their small social circle. Surely, not everyone in town can be that delusional?
But when her younger sister gets too free-handed with a love potion, she is forced to rely on Fitz’s resources to save the foolish young witch from total ruin.
And though Izzy still hates Fitz, sooner or later she’ll have to decide what's more important: her pride or the welfare of her family and a love full of magic?
Pride and Paranormal was a 3-star read for me. For fans of retellings, it captures Pride and Prejudice reasonably well, hitting all the key plot points while also including a few ideas of its own. Izzy came across well as a character; however, some of the other figures seemed a little too underdeveloped. There were plenty of fun moments I enjoyed, but some of the paranormal elements felt tacked on just for the sake of it, or because the author suddenly needed them for the plot. This made the book feel a bit overloaded with magic at times. Overall, this was a book I didn't hate. I read though and had fun at certain times, but it never fully captured my heart and I never invested in any of the characters' relationships.
I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.