Pumpkin Spice And All Things Nice (Cauldron Coffee Shop #1)
by Laura Greenwood
My Rating: 4 stars
Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance
Age Category: Adult
Type of romance: MF
When coffee shop owner, Willow, receives a mysterious teapot from her best friend, her charmed life is turned upside down.
Between the cursed warlock who thinks he’s still in Ancient times, the cat who insists on coming through her window and making herself at home, and a new employee, Willow has her hands full.
Can she unravel the mess she’s found herself in? And can she do it without losing her heart?
Pumpkin Spice and All Things Nice is book one of the Cauldron Coffee Shop Series, a witchy modern fantasy series with a romantic sub-plot, a mysterious teapot, and a cat who might be up to no good.
This was such a fun read! Pumpkin Spice And All Things Nice follow coffee shop owner Willow in a world where the supernatural are out and about. Willow received a mysterious teapot from her friend Sabine and she soon finds out there is a wizard who lives in the teapot, kinda like a genie, but he’s not a genie.
Willow was a likeable character and I liked seeing her meet Azil who is trapped in the teapot. I liked slowly uncovering what had happened to him and why he was in the teapot. I liked how Willow wants to help him and her determination to do so. It was also nice to see the bond Azil and Willow form and how comfortable they are around one another. This was a quick and fun read and I look forward to seeing what happens next.
I liked what we saw of the world building. It is known that the paranormal exist and they mix with ordinary humans. I liked how Willow runs a coffee shop, but also adds some magic to her coffees and uses while she works. I liked this mix of the magical and mundane. Besides that we mostly get an idea of what exists and what’s possible, but not a lot of details beyond those relevant to the plot, which worked fine here.
To summarize: This was a fun read in this new series. I liked Willow who runs a coffee shop with the help of some magic. I liked the mix of the mundane and the paranormal and how humans know of the paranormal in this world. Willow was a likable character and I enjoyed seeing her meet Azil, finding out what happened to him and forming a bond with him. I look forward to the next book in the series!
I may have to check this one out. I read one YA story by Laura that I didn’t love and have been hesitant to pick up others. But this sounds good and it’s adult (YA may have been my problem last time) and I’m always eager to support authors I have known through the blogosphere. Great review!
I read a few of her books by now and have been enjoying them. I can definitely recommend this one. So far the books I read of hers are all good one and quick reads, which is perfect for when I am in the mood for those.
Maybe it was one of her earlier books you read? I know she removed a few of her earlier books from sale to rework them and republished some.
Seems like fun yes! Something about this reminds me of The Good Witch. A series that I loved!
Hope you are well Lola!