Writing Witchy is the story of well-known and successful sci-fi writer, Keith Savage, who’s attracted to a librarian, Imani Tolliver. Keith first spots Imani at his local library while he’s conducting research on his latest book. Imani is extremely introverted and shy and after a string of bad relationships, she’s basically sworn off men for fear that as the relationship progresses, intimacy will factor in. Imani’s rule is simple: No sex. Ever. She doesn’t date because she doesn’t want to be bothered with the prospect of sex factoring in. Keith is set on pursuing Imani because, unbeknownst to her, Keith has identified her as his mate.
Keith actively pursues Imani only to be shot down constantly after he repeatedly asks her out to dinner. Imani can’t comprehend why an attractive and successful guy would be so persistent about wanting to get to know her. Imani figures if Keith is true to his word about getting to know her, then he’ll be more than willing to keep their budding relationship chaste. She informs him that she’ll accept his dinner proposal but there will be no hanky panky. Ever. Keith abides by the rules Imani sets forth but, of course, there are twists and turns to this story, along with a supernatural element. The biggest obstacle comes in the form of Imani’s growing attraction towards Keith. Since he follows all the rules she has imposed upon him, Imani now finds herself more turned on than ever and it scares her.
Just when you think all is well, a couple of additional stumbling blocks arise that prevent the couple from having their happily ever after. Namely, a stalkerish lady friend who won’t take no for an answer and a secret that Keith has been withholding from Imani.
This is my first time reading Thayer King’s work and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was a wonderful read. My inner nerd, of course, loves the fact that the heroine’s profession involved being surrounded by books. The sex scenes don’t make me blush but they were certainly entertaining. This book is a part of a series, but I read Writing Witchy as a standalone novel. I’d recommend it if you’re looking for a short and spicy read.
-Reviewed by Natalie