Call It Magic

Romance - General
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 09/28/2016
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Author Biography

J.L. Pete lives in Los Angeles with a fantastic cast of funny little characters, also known as her kids. She’s a numbers girl by day, a writer at night, and makes no apologies for the fact that she is a full blown junkie of all things books.

After waking from a dream that stuck with her for days, J.L. Pete picked up a notebook and started writing. School pickups, drop offs and play dates be damned, she published her first novel, Call It Magic in 2016. Her second novel, Death Drives a Minivan, was released in 2018. The next book, The Other Side of Nothing, is set to be released in the Spring of 2023.

J.L. Pete’s novels follow in the footsteps of romantic comedies with a splash of sci-fi and urban fantasy. You know, like the classics. Conflicted sarcastic characters, with a touch of sass, struggling with love, romance, and the straight up weirdly endearing antics that exist with blossoming relationships.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Josephine Strano D'Urso for Readers' Favorite

J.L. Pete’s Call It Magic is a smart, funny, heartwarming love story. It is unique in its genre in that it comes with a sci-fi twist. Disappointed that her family forgot her birthday – again – and stood up by her date, Magician Harper Adams ends up celebrating her birthday all alone in a restaurant. When she discovers her car has been towed away, it appears as if all the angels of misfortune are up against her. But when she accepts a ride to the towing yard from a helpful stranger, she realizes this one is a good angel. Despite his murky past, Reagan Snow seems like the type of guy a girl could easily fall for. Except for one little complication: he’s from forty-two years into the future. On supervised parole after having served a jail sentence for multiple DUIs, Reagan Snow is ordered to time travel to 1993 to help Harper. What he expects will be just an annoying inconvenience turns out to be a major complication as he falls hopelessly in love with her, considering one of the cardinal rules of his probation is not to get personal with his ‘case.’

Call It Magic is one of the most entertaining, endearingly hilarious love stories I have read in a long time, and I was hooked from page one. J.L. Pete’s style is smart and sassy, rich in witty dialogue, and her characters are totally likeable. It was both fun and touching to follow Harper and Reagan as their love grows and strengthens, despite the impossible hurdle of time. I found myself either laughing out loud at their antics or literally moved to tears for their seemingly impossible situation. I was riveted up until the very end, and I would love to discover that there is a sequel to Harper and Reagan’s story.