Candace Havens’s Bronwyn the Witch Series

Another witchy chick, Candace Havens has a trilogy about Bronwyn the Witch that I have recently finished. These three books focus on Bronwyn, one of the most powerful witches in the world, and her romances and exploits as the personal bodyguard of the British Prime Minister, a Sheik, and a Rockstar. I downloaded all three books from the Sony eReader Bookstore.

Charmed & Dangerous (from the author’s website)
When Bronwyn turned twenty she took the oath to protect, and for the last five years she’s kept that promise, working as a kind of one-witch secret service to the British Prime Minister. Her arsenal includes a combination of potions, spells, explosions, mind-reading tricks, and general butt-kicking skills. But Bronwyn has a soft side, too-especially when it comes to Dr. Sam, the favorite physician of her new hometown, Sweet, Texas. He’s smart, funny, adorable, everything she could want in a man. Except he’s also a warlock-a big no-no in Bronwyn’s book of dating. Being a witch is definitely getting in the way of her sex life. If zapping evil jerks is easy, why is finding a boyfriend so hard?

Charmed & Ready (from the author’s website)
After spending most of her life single-practically an occupational hazard for a witch-Bronwyn’s finally found a sexy warlock to love. But it’s going to take more than a few love spells to keep him from getting jealous about her latest gig-protecting a rock star named Zane from the creepy Goth guys in cloaks who keep showing up at his concerts and zapping his mojo. Bronwyn would like nothing better than to blow them up in an inferno of Love That Red smoke, but they’re proving elusive. And in the meantime-what girl wouldn’t want to hang with the hottest man in music?

Charmed & Deadly (from  the author’s website) 
Bronwyn is used to making enemies-when you dedicate your life to ridding the world of evil magic dudes and dudettes, it can happen. So when she first realizes that an attempted hit on the Prime Minister was really for her, it’s just “same spell, different day.” But then something about this hex reminds Bronwyn an awful lot of an ex-Jason Gladstone, who was her college sweetheart until he tied her up and tried to drain her of her powers. Talk about a date from hell.

These books were quick, fun, easy reads. They are clearly inspired by Buffy and / or Charmed, so if you liked either, you’d enjoy these. I wished Bronwyn would not have been near death or recovering from near death experiences quite so often, but otherwise, I have no complaints. The format of the books in diary / journal form with a quirky count at the beginning of each entry (Example: Witches with really angry boyfriends: 1, Spells: 2, Potions: 3) provides entertaining previews. The hero is snarky and empowered. The love interests are hot. The settings are exotic. The magic is fun, and the ass-kicking is awesome. What more could a girl ask for?

Happy Reading!

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