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I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy courtesy of Harlequin Publishing, the author and Netgalley. This was a cozy fallish read to the very hot temperatures we are having where I live. I binge read this in a weekend because I could not put it down, and could not stop chanting for these two!!!

This is the second novel in the Toil and Trouble series. This novel follows Leah Turner, a human, as she operates within witch society. Leah’s closest friends are witches however she is not supposed to know. Gabriel is a witch whom takes a job at Leah’s bar after being raised by humans due to having lost his parents. As soon as he begins working for her the cutest slow burn and grumpy sunshine romance begins that will take readers on a fun adventure. The two have obvious feelings for one another however are they able to make it work with him being a witch and her being human?

Highly recommend this fall read to all readers who love witches, romance, and grumpy sunshine!

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The Witch is back is a book that I recommended to so many so I was very excited to be blessed with an early copy of De-Witched! After feeling that I was falling out of love with grumpy sunshine romances this book brought me back to life! Of course the magic and romance could not be beat either.

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My Thoughts

Sweet with heat this romantic comedy is a slow burner that was set up nicely and executed well for the main characters Leah Turner, human, and Gabriel Goodnight, warlock.

Take one excitable good natured funny and fun-loving Human female throw in a dark brooding human intolerant Warlock mix well and you have the cocktail ingredients necessary for a story that has both humor and heart from beginning to end.

Like first book we are treated to a multitude of interesting characters, magic and more that would allow the author leeway to continue building on this series with future books.

I for one look forward to finding out whose turn comes next.

Thank you to NetGallery and to Harlequin Publishing for giving me a copy of the book to read and review.

[EArc from Netgalley]

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I liked this story. It was cute and fun. It had a bit of spice too. It felt a bit like a fairytale. I enjoyed the story of Gabriel and Leah. It had a Romeo and Juliet dynamic. Star-crossed lovers a human and a witch.

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This was not my favorite witchy book. I didn’t fully love the way the story flowed. I just found it a bit difficult to finish

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Absolutely loved this book. I thought I had figured out who the "enemy" was very early in the book and I was VERY wrong. Such a good twist. Leah is the sunshine to Gabriel's grump.

Leah knows about the supernatural world because her two best friends she owns a bar with got drunk one night and accidentally told her they were witches. Leah tries to find the good in everything and spends her time volunteering at a failing animal rescue.

To take over as CEO of his families company, Gabriel must live for 3 months with humans, without magic. Because of how his parents died, Gabriel hates all humans and this is the ultimate hurdle to taking over his parents company. Enter Toil and Trouble, Leah's bar. He starts a job there and Leah immediately starts nettling the stuffy warlock.

Hilarious ensues! This book has be giggling and kicking my feet at points. Such great full rounded characters, world building and intrigue in this romance. Will be telling everyone to read it!

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I loved this book!

It is charming and adorable! I loved Leah and Gabriel! They had instant chemistry the moment they first met and it continued to grow throughout the book. I enjoyed all the banter between them. It kept me hooked the entire time.
This is perfect for fans of grumpy x sunshine trope. I highly recommend giving this book a read!

Thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin for a copy of this book!

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This was such a cute & sweet magical read. It’s grumpy-sunshine and forced proximity. I highly recommend it. Just the right amount of romance and spice.

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I received an eARC of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely adored this book. Very much grumpy/sunshine romance. I have been waiting to see Leah's story since the first book, The Witch is Back. I was kind of hoping she and Kole would get together but I absolutely adore her with Gabriel. Both Gabriel and Leah have some scars from the past but together and with the help of their furry friends, they're able to work through their issues and find love. Everyone in this book seems to have secrets and while some are revealed, others are left to be discovered in future books. This has me very excited to read the next book in this series. Also I'm ready to read what will most certainly be an explosive reconciliation book between Tia and Henry!!! I'm also curious about what will happen for Kole who I have come to love so much in these two books.

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This was adorable! I really enjoyed book one and had high hopes for this one. I'm so happy to say it didn't disappoint. It would've been fun to see more magic, but I understand why that wasn't part of the story as much. The main characters were likable, and I really love the found family between the girls. I'm looking forward to the next story!

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I wanted to like this more than I did! The synopsis is exactly what you’re going to get out of this book. The magic elements are fun but not overpowering. I love a book with animal lovers and rescue animals so that was a positive ❤️. Easy to read. It’s a slow, slow burn until about 50% in. Ultimately, it was hard to feel connected to the characters, I would have liked some more drama? Plot twists? Something was missing. I really lost interested about 30% of the way in and kept pushing through. It just got repetitive and a bit boring. It’s a cute read but left much to be desired.

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Toil and Trouble by Sophie Morgan is a magical romance that swept me off my feet! It's got Leah, a fun-loving human, and Gabriel, a serious warlock, thrown together in unexpected ways. Their banter and chemistry are like fireworks, and watching their romance unfold is pure joy. If you love rom-coms with a magical twist, this book is for you!

Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for allowing me to ARC De-Witched by Sophie H. Morgan

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Thank you to the publisher for this ARC!

I really wanted to enjoy this story, but I could tell very quickly that it wasn’t going to mesh well with me. From the first page, the writing felt choppy and difficult to read. Some of this may have been due to the third-person POV, as this can be difficult to execute well in the romance genre when following both MCs.

I did appreciate that there was depth to the MCs; however, sometimes the dialogue or interactions came across as juvenile. I found myself wanting to step away from the story multiple times, which pushed my overall rating down, as well. I was slightly disappointed by this, as I remember enjoying the first installment in this series a bit more.

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Very enjoyable. A fun mix of romance, magic, friendship, animals. I welcomed the refreshing "supporting setting" --volunteering in an animal shelter!

I highly recommend this romance and look forward to reading more by this author!

Advance digital copy provided by NetGalley. Thank you!

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Six weeks ago, Leah Turner snuck into a witch high-society masked ball and promised to abide by two rules: 1. Don't draw attention to yourself. 2. Don't talk to anyone. As a human, Leah took a huge risk by even attending—and by talking to the enigmatic warlock who had her wanting to rip off her mask. But this Cinderella had to leave the ball before anyone discovered her secret.

Gabriel Goodnight is everything a Higher family warlock should be. Powerful, responsible—to a fault, some might say. Still, before he can inherit his parents’ business, he’ll have to prove his merit to the board one final time…by living among humans, without his powers, for three months. When Gabriel walks into Leah’s bar, she immediately recognizes him—but it’s obvious he has no idea who she is, and he definitely doesn’t know she knows about magic. This condescending, uptight man is hardly the Prince Charming she thought she knew,but that doesn't mean they can't have a little fun.

Grumpy and broody, meet Sunshine. This was as good as the first in the series. I absolutely loved Leah and Gabriel. Their friends and friendships are also a highlight of this treasure. (I hope Kole's book is coming next!) Watching this slow burn was such a treat. I love Sophie Morgan's writing, and I'm looking forward to more! ❤️

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the advanced digital reader's copy (ARC) in exchange for an honest review!

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Thank you to NetGalley, Sophie H. Morgan, and the publishers for allowing me access to the e-Arc.

4.25 stars

I wasn’t a big fan of the first book in this series. But there were things I liked about it. I wanted to give this second book a chance. I'm so glad that I did. I really enjoyed this book. Their romance was beautiful. I loved how raw the characters were at times. I loved seeing the MMC opening up to the world around him after losing his parents at 18. It’s the kind of witchy rom-com that I love. I can see a lot of people falling in love with the main characters. If you love books like The Ex Hex or Not the Witch You Wed then I think you would enjoy this one!

I highly recommend it!

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I received an ARC via NetGalley for this review.

I really liked Book #1 in this series but didn’t quite love it. I LOVED this. Least of all because I was immediately endeared to the fmc for having the same name as me. More so because it was a fun time, and I actually did not suspect the reveal of who was doing the STUFF at the end! I also like that this one shows us more of the world with the First Family, etc. I would be happy if the author just gives us tales of our 3 bar owners, but I think I would read other books of other characters in this world. I’m curious! Plus the magic system isn’t too complicated and is fairly easy to understand which I also like. I’m excited for Tia next!

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I rarely read witchy romance novels, but after reading this one, I'm beginning to wonder why.

De-Witched was such an enjoyable read! I instantly connected with Leah in The Witch is Back and was so excited to discover she’d have her own story. She's a strong, funny, and independent woman, but she’s also just a girl in search of love (cue the hot, broody, arrogant warlock). Gabe is everything I love in a male lead - he's arrogant, uptight, and a stickler for rules. Yet, he's also a warlock who can't resist the charming and human Leah, and he hates humans.

The chemistry between Gabe and Leah was adorable, I loved their banter (and spice). The enemies-to-lovers/forbidden love dynamic really added to the story and characters and the magical elements were really fun to read. I especially loved the friendships among the secondary characters and how they really look out for one another. I really hope there’s a third book in the series, would love for Tia to get her HEA!

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I loved everything about this! I really was not expecting to love this book as much as I did. The characters, the plot, the animals, the romance. Leah and Gabriel are a perfect match and watching them fall in love was a joy. There were great moments of vulnerability that gave authenticity to their romance. Leah and Gabriel learned each other in a way that can be missing from a lot of romance books. Sophie H Morgan writes amazing relationships and not only romantic ones. I am a fan for life after this book and I already can’t wait for the next one. This was the first book I’ve read in this series and by this author but it will not be the last!

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A little slow for me. Really love anything witchy when it comes to my romcoms but I just didnt find myself in love with the characters and their chemistry was nothing to write home about. I did love the plot and setting - just wasn't for me!

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