Witch for Hire – Shyla Colt

Witch for hire

Wanting a light read about witches in the bayou, then this might just be the book for you!

Witch for Hire Book Synopsis:

Young, terrified, and bound to a vampire, Louella Eschete fled the bayou and swore off magic. Years later, she’s returned to the tiny town of Cypress, Louisiana to take her rightful place as head of her magical family, whether she likes it or not. 

In order to keep the tentative peace formed between the various races of powerful beings who rule side by side, she must face her own demons. Mainly one, Cristobal Cortez. Now a master vampire, and lord of the seven cities surrounding New Orleans, her former lover has moved up in the world. Their relationship gets way more complicated when his court is framed for a rash of murders they didn’t commit. 

Forced to play her role as his bond mate, and launch an investigation into the darkness threatening to overturn truces, she may be in over her head.

Witch for Hire was one of the books I took off my TBR list as part of the Fantastic February challenge. It was an easy read, and I liked the concept, primarily the focus on witches. Another pro was Colt made the heroine tall, ethnic and with a strong personality. I love how the setting was in the bayou after a few chapters in I felt like it was going to be a good story.


It was a basic story. That is the only word I can think of to describe this book accurately. Everything in the book needed to be expanded to hold substance. The general storyline was okay, but the ending was predictable. Which is not a big issue…except when the conclusion happened I was extremely underwhelmed. The main characters needed more of a backstory that included a further emphasis on how they fell madly in love. The romance just came off quite hollow, because there was not a strong backstory.

Overall I still enjoyed the book. A light read in the paranormal universe.

Rating: 3/5

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