Stray Magic

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Cara Snow is newly divorced, stuck working for a jerky boss at a pet boutique, and dreading her soon-to-be-empty nest with only her beloved corgi for company. Worse still, her ex just got engaged. Doesn’t she deserve some romance, too? Or, at least a date for the Fur Ball. She’s always enjoyed the annual pet rescue gala, but this year her ex will be there with his fiancée. Meanwhile, Cara hasn’t met anyone— other than the irresistible dogs at the boutique’s adoption events. 

Cara is shocked when her wish to fall for a man as easily as she does for those mutts summons Vincent. His velour track suit, paunchy belly, and tough-guy accent don’t exactly fit her childhood image of a fairy godfather. Not exactly on top of his game, he admits to being twenty-five years late. (Her daughter Winnie is convinced he must be there for her!) Vincent does his best and casts a spell “guaranteed” to help Cara find the One. But when she actually starts meeting men, none of them are her type. If only they were as perfect for her as the dogs they adopt. Did her screw-up fairy godfather botch the spell? If so, what will it mean not only for Cara but Vincent as well?

3 reviews for Stray Magic

  1. MaryLou Hoffman

    STRAY MAGIC is a stand-alone, paranormal romance with a Cinderella theme. I only wish it were part of a series.

    I have to say it…. Oh, My, Dog! This was so cute!

    I love that the main characters were older and dealing with real issues – empty nesting, job hunting as an older person (trust me, age discrimination is real), and returning to dating after a long marriage.

    Cara’s fairy godmotherfather is adorable and had me laughing myself silly at times. He may have screwed up the spell – maybe? – but I like the way it worked out. I think Cara did too.

    I would love to read more from this new-to-me author.

    Narration: The narrator is perfect. There is nothing further to say about that! Honestly, I was never bored or felt hyped up while driving. This is what I want. The next time I need to escape life (but still drive safely), I will be popping this story back onto the player and listening again.

    Note: while I was given this book as a gifted audiobook copy, my opinions are my own and are given freely.

  2. Felicia Steele

    Stray Magic by Jackie Bouchard is a romantic comedy that I listened to on audio narrated by Aisling Gray. This is the first book of Jackie’s that I have read/listened to and it definitely won’t be my last. This is a sweet modern day fairy tale romance with a wonderful twist for dog lovers.

    Aisling did a great job narrating. I did listen to the book at 1.5 – 1.75 speed because otherwise it seemed a bit slow to me. She did a great job bringing Cara to life.

    I would recommend this book to anyone who loves romantic comedies, modern day fairytales, or anyone who enjoys stories that are dog themed.

  3. Patricia Reichardt

    If you are looking for a light, funny and romantic twist on a fairy tale, Jackie Bouchard has one for you. Cara, a divorcee, is trying to get her life together. She is looking to change jobs, her daughter is getting ready for college, and she is ready to find a boyfriend. When she meets Vincent, her fairy godfather, things may now begin to look up! But will they? With an ex and his fiance, lots of pups to adopt and their potential masters, and the upcoming ball, Cara has a lot to keep her mind busy. Bouchard has laugh out loud scenes in this book, some really wonderful characters and a lesson on self realization and confidence.

    Narrated by Aisling Gray, each character is brought to life with such enthusiasm, it is hard to stop listening! She has great comedic timing and many distinct voices(I really loved Lou!). I will be watching for more by her.

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