Ain’t Love a Witch? by Dakota Cassidy

November 27th, 2017 Kimberly Review 22 Comments

27th Nov
Ain’t Love a Witch? by Dakota Cassidy
Ain't Love a Witch?
by Dakota Cassidy
Series: Witchless in Seattle #6
Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Length: 5 hours and 17 minutes
Genres: Paranormal, Mystery
Source: Publisher
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Narration: 4 cups

My name is Crispin Alistair Winterbottom, and I'm a British Spy . . . Or I was until my untimely, dare I say, suspicious demise. Now, I'm a ghost, living my afterlife on what I fondly call Plane Limbo. But I'm determined to return to the land of the living and while I try and figure out exactly how to do that, I spend my days with the ever delightful ex-witch, Stevie Cartwright, the only person in the world who can hear me, and her charming bat familiar, Belfry. We've seen some dark days, Stevie and I. Including, an unexpected family member attempting to steal all my worldly goods, a vengeful warlock, and plenty of murder. Yet, through it all, we've become great friends and adopted several new friends (alive and dead) along the way. So when a surprise shows up on our doorstep and claims to belong to me, our safe, happy world is bloody well turned upside down and threatens, to date, the most important relationship in my life!

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Ain’t Love a Witch? by Dakota Cassidy, is the sixth book in the Witchless in Seattle series narrated by Hollie Jackson. In this installment, the story is told from Crispin Alistair Winterbottom’s point of view, and I loved it.  An unexpected package livens things up at this most unusual household.  Reveals and continued teasing concerning the romantic thread kept me listening.

When Arkady, a dead Soviet spy is the voice of reason you cannot help but chuckle. The rest of the novels are told from Stevie’s POV, and I must say I enjoyed the heck out of Winterbottom’s. We get to spend some time on the plane where Winterbottom and Arkady dwell. It is a place between here and heaven/hell. Stevie is still posing as Madame Zoltar and dealing with her unwitch status.

A knock on the door turns their happy little nest upside down when they discover a bundle, allegedly belonging to Winterbottom. This package requires special care, and Stevie is entirely out of her element.

Twists and danger are around every corner, but we also get time to learn details about Winterbottom from his feelings to the events of his death. The whole gang is present from townsfolk to Strike the Turkey. Um, yes, Stevie has a habit of collecting unusual pets. I loved the balance between the current mystery and character and arc development. We had some surprising moments from Stevie, ones that even surprised the heck out of her.

Cassidy continues to torment us with the romantic thread, but we do get to hear Winterbottom’s thoughts on it and Arkady gives some advice. While I am hoping for a happily ever after, it is nice just knowing the feelings are there and enjoying tidbits as they develop.

Hollie Jackson continues to narrate the series and aside from the voice of Belfry, the bat, I love listening to her voices for these characters. In all fairness, I guess a bat would speak in a high-pitched over-excited voice. Thankfully, Belfry has few Her accents for Winterbottom and Arkady enhance the tale, and her pacing makes it a great listen.

Ain’t Love a Witch? was delightful and this is a fun cozy series. Despite each book containing a mystery, I recommend reading in order. I loved getting Winterbottom’s POV and hope that Cassidy continues to switch between them.

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22 Responses to “Ain’t Love a Witch? by Dakota Cassidy”

  1. Melanie Simmons

    I really need to try this author. She seems right up my alley with all the humor that she seems to have in every book. I’m not familiar with this narrator, but I agree that voicing a bat would be hard. I could see where it would have a high pitched voice too.

  2. lisa thomson

    Well, I’ve found the whole series and will start with the first one. I can’t believe I haven’t heard of this series. I love a good witch story. Thanks, Kim for the review and introducing me to so much fun reading!

  3. ShootingStarsMag

    I keep meaning to read more by Dakota, I’ve LOVED what I have read by her. I’m glad this was another great addition to the series. It sounds great.


  4. Bookworm Brandee

    I’m going to have to give this series a try. It sounds like it’s so much fun! It also seems like it’s well written – at least in this one – with the balance between the mystery to be solved now and the overall arc/character development. Great review, Kimberly!

  5. Sophia Rose

    I’ve only read one of her books from an older series, but it was pretty fun. I love that this one is mixed with a series.

  6. Suzanne

    This sounds like a fun read. The title made me chuckle as soon as I saw it. And thanks for the head’s up about reading the books in order. I would have been tempted to jump straight to this one otherwise.

  7. Lily

    I have to admit the cover threw me off, I remember hearing about this series.
    Aww it has Belfry the bat? :d how cute!

  8. Debbie Haupt

    Kim I’ve caught your past reviews of this series and it is on my wish list. Thanks for the great review. Happy Cyber Monday!

  9. kindlemom1

    I like when the audio versions have variations in the voices, even if they may be a bit annoying LOL! This does sound fun though. Great review Kim, hope your Thanksgiving was a great one!

  10. Wattle

    Oh this sounds like a fun series! It can be great to get a different POV every now and then, glad you enjoyed it (and thank you for putting it on my radar! Happily book 1 is free on Amazon right now 🙂 )

  11. Nina

    So many series that I want to begin, but I have to say where to start? I know, book one, but there are so many books in a series I don’t have the patience to read all of them. 🙂

  12. Silvia

    I confess I don’t read many cozy mysteries, but I’ve been reading lots of great reviews about them lately, and this one sounds interesting! Glad you had another great audio experience, Kimberly 🙂

  13. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    Well this certainly sounds interesting. A ghost, a witch, and a bat familiar?! It’s fun sometimes to get a diff character’s perspective, though sometimes it can backfire if it’s not a character you like, so I’m glad you did like this one 🙂