(4.5 rounded down to a 4)
Extra Witchy by Ann Aguirre is a cute but deep paranormal romance and the third book in the Fix-It Witches series. I listened to the audiobook, which clocks in at ten hours and is narrated by Ava Lucas.
Leanne has been married and divorced twice, happy to focus on her career at this point in her life. She is the head of PR for the mayor’s office, but dreams of someday running for city council. But before she can run for office, she might need a husband to polish up her image. Trevor is severely depressed and lives in his toxic parents’ basement, but he could be a great house husband while supporting her career asperations.
I have read the first two books in this series, and while I appreciated the nods to them in this installment, this book could probably be read as a standalone. That being said, timeline-wise, all the books overlap a bit, so I’d recommend actually reading them in order. So far this one is my favorite in the series.
I really identified with Trevor on several levels. I was very glad to see his growth throughout the book. Since the series is literally called the “Fix-It Witches,” you might expect Leanne to see Trevor as a “fixer upper.” However, this is not the case and she completely accepts him for who he is. This was really great to see. Another thing I love to see are couples with open communication.
I could definitely see fans of Erin Sterling’s The Ex Hex series or Lana Harper’s The Witches of Thistle Grove series enjoying this series as well.
Tropes in this book include: sex-positive FMC, career-driven FMC, pansexual MMC, fake dating, marriage of convenience, small town
CW: gaslighting, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, toxic family members, toxic masculinity, misogyny, past child neglect, abortion (discussed), brief mention of hunting and death of animal
I received an audio galley of this book for review. All opinions contained herein are my own.
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