Claw of Attraction by Karen McSpade

Posted January 24, 2023 by Marsha in Booksprout ARC, Paranormal Cozy Mystery, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Magic in this witch’s family has a name: Trouble.

Sidney Grace is trying to adjust to her new life in Crystal Beach, Florida which comes with a whole new set of challenges. Mainly, what is she going to do to support herself now and how long can she stay illegally parked at the beach? The handsome Officer Reece is tough on criminals and even tougher on witches. But these aren’t even her biggest troubles…

For starters, her mom, the Tupperware Queen, is headed down for a surprise visit…to look at buying her own property in Crystal Beach. After all, who else is going to protect Sidney from her magic-wielding grandmother? Cue the funeral march on Sydney’s phone. Now she must contend with a pushy realtor, her crazy new boss, a botched mini-golf tournament, and her talking cat, while secretly unlocking her own magic.

As she opens her mind to her psychic powers to help the residents at Shifting Sands, Sidney discovers a second chance for love, but her heart is pulling her in two different directions, and one direction could very well be deadly.

The Crystal Beach Magic Mystery (a Paranormal Cozy Mystery) series include — Cat Scratch Murder —♦— Claw of Attraction —♦— Feline Like a Suspect —♦— A Meowing Suspicion —♦— Paws in Space —♦—

Booksprout ARC

Title:  Claw of Attraction
Series:  Crystal Beach Magic Mystery #2
Author:  Karen McSpade
Published:  January 24, 2023
My Rating:  4 stars

Claw of Attraction continues the adventures of Sidney as she moves (perhaps temporarily or not) to Flordia to be near her grandmother, hone her unique abilities, and simply figure out life in the Crystal Beach Magic Mystery series (or serial) now that her magical abilities are suddenly in the forefront of just about every aspect of her life.  This is a cliffhanger series (serial) that relies heavily on reading the stories in order, which I strongly suggest.  I’m enjoying it, but readers really need to know that just jumping into the middle will leave out important details of the overall story up to that point.

An ex-boyfriend shows up in town with a mystery surrounding him.  Sidney’s non-magical mother breezes into town and causes her own disruption to the lives of Sidney and Sid’s grandmother… those pesky ghosts are wreaking havoc on Sid’s life once again, only this time – it’s personal.

No spoilers here, but I did enjoy this next episode in Sidney’s magical life as she balances an annoying mother, a perhaps romantic encounter, ghosts from her past, and solving another mystery in her new home.  I had fun with this one and plan to continue with this series… the need to know how it all ends builds quite nicely.

If you love a good, well-written Paranormal Cozy Mystery then you’ll want to check out Claw of Attraction and this series.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout. The opinions expressed in this review are my own – good, bad, or indifferent.*

Available for the Kindle as this series is currently in KU



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