"No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells" by Rose Pressey

4 Stars!
Elly Blair welcomes the chance to escape her ex-fiance and job from hell when Grandma Imelda, ready to retire to sunny Florida, calls for her to take over her little southern cafe.

Elly has no idea her grandmother has baked up magic for the unsuspecting townsfolk for thirty years-and now Grandma Imelda insists that Elly use her own hitherto unsuspected magical powers to carry on the family tradition.

But Elly's new at this stuff. Her dishes don't turn out as full of smidgens of enchantment and dashes of wishes come true as she'd hoped. When handsome customer Rory Covington takes a bite of the wrong burger, he ends up capturing the attention of every woman in town. Elly doesn't know if her feelings for Rory are true or based on her magic gone awry.

Tom Owenton is an investigator the National Organization for Magic sent to look into the magical mishap. Unless Elly can reverse the spell, the cafe will be closed permanently. Tom is more than willing to help Elly out of this magical pickle, but she's not sure she should accept his offer.

Elly only has forty-eight hours to find a way to reverse the spell, or she'll lose the cafe and never discover if her feelings for Rory are real.  

Rose Pressey enjoys writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist. The paranormal has always captured her interest. The thought of finding answers to the unexplained fascinates her.

When she's not writing about werewolves, vampires and every other supernatural creature, she loves eating cupcakes with sprinkles, reading, spending time with family, and listening to oldies from the fifties. Yeah, she loves Elvis. She can't help herself.

Rose lives in the beautiful commonwealth of Kentucky with her husband, son and two sassy Chihuahuas.

More books from Rose Pressey:
How to Date a Werewolf
How to Date a Vampire
How to Date a Demon
Me and My Ghoulfriends
Ghouls Night Out 
Visit her at her website - HERE

This was a very cute, fun book to read! This was not one of those dark, scary, serious witch books. This was a quick easy flowing read.
I loved the setting - a cafe', can't get much better than that! For some reason I loved stories set in cafe's. You have "small town America", the cafe', the kitchen where all the spells are cooked up, the park - everything is presented very nicely so you get a good picture in your head.
It has nice character development. I really liked Elly. I loved that she wasn't perfect, in fact... far from it! She didn't know what she was doing, she made mistakes, but she did try to correct them! She seemed cute, kind, sweet, and bumbling, LOL. I liked Rory (the love interest) and I even loved Tom (The magic investigator), the only one I didn't like was the Cafe' worker - Mary Jane. I don't really know why I didn't care for her, I just didn't.
In the book Elly compared herself and her situation to "Bewitched" and I have to say - Yeah, it does remind me of that! That's the flavor of this story.

This was a clean (no swearing, no sex) fun, quick read. A nice coffee on the porch kinda read!

You can buy it from Amazon - HERE
And from B&N - HERE
Both are only 2.99, so reason not to get it!


  1. I've been wanting to read Rose Pressey, she has a lot of books out that look really cute!

  2. This sounds like the perfect beach read, and with the temperatures around here reaching toward 90, the beach is in my future very soon! Great review today. I like fun and original books.

  3. This sounds soooo good and I actually think I may have this one on my Kindle.

  4. This reminds me of some earlier books which is great because I love comfort reads.