It was pretty obvious that a book published by ‘Little Black Dress’ books was probably going to be chick lit but for 50 pence I was willing to try ‘Hex and the Single Girl’ by Valerie Frankel.
The premise of the book sounded rather funky, a lady called Emma Hutch lives in Manhattan and is a matchmaker – although not in the conventional way.
Emma is a telepath who can project images, so woman pay her to touch men they like and project a saucy image of them into the man’s head.
This actually sounds rather creepy when I put it that way…
She calls herself the Good Witch and is pretty doozy! On her latest assignment, which she really needs to go well or she will lose her apartment, things go very wrong. Predictably so.
There are a number of random subplots and characters, unfortunately there are too many of these and most of the backstories are dull. So the book gets a bit lost and any momentum or pace gets lot.
(This trampy witch costume would fit in very well with the book)
There aren’t really any spoilers to give away, it is chick-lit so a happy ending is certain – in this case it is a happy ending for everyone no matter how unlikely or far-fetched.
There is no hexing, no magic and no real point to the book – although it is so disposable that once read you can dump it anywhere guilt-free the minute that you are done with it!
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