Mates: Minerva by Bridget E. Baker

(Magical Misfits Book 1)

Published: 15 Jun 2022 

Publisher: Indie

Length: 302 pages

My Rating: 3 stars


Forget Murphy—it should be called Minerva’s Law.

Paranormal affairs officer Minerva Lucent has always wanted to stand out by making a difference in the supernatural world. Unfortunately, she’s only managed to stick out—like a sore thumb. Her stun spells often misfire and freeze people by mistake. Her magical restraints have been known to pull objects to them like magnets. And last week, her truth spell caused a perp to start singing in verse.

But when a coveted guardian position opens up, Minerva’s determined to finally show everyone that she’s the witch for the job. She makes a plan to redeem her reputation, and she’s about to set it in motion, when her old finishing school pal, Roxana Goldenscales, shows up on her doorstep in dire need of assistance.

Can Minerva enact her plan and help Roxana (knock on wand!)? Or will she have to choose between becoming a guardian and being a good friend to her old mate?

My Review:

I don’t know what I thought I was reading but it wasn’t what I expected. I thought this would be a typical paranormal romance but its actually a story about friendship and if the title didn’t give it away it’s based on the concept of the sitcom Friends ie Mates. I will freely admit it took me a while to cop it.

While it was different to what I had in mind, I did find it enjoyable. The characters are likeable, and if you are a fan of the sitcom you will definitely like this.

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


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