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A Little Bite of Magic (Little Magic #1)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  248 ratings  ·  48 reviews
In a family full of powerful witches, Frankie Vallerand is the black sheep. He doesn’t care about honing his magic. All he wants is to open up a restaurant and spend his days serving up delicious food. But when he sees a customer crying and wishes for her to be happy, he inadvertently transforms his old wooden soup spoon into a wand, and realizes that maybe a little bit of...more
ebook, 110 pages
Published September 9th 2011 by Republica Press
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Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
I loved/adored Frankie. He is so cute and just awesome. He made me laugh a lot and was just too cute for words…

Addison was kind of plain and I wanted to like him and I probably would have if it weren’t for Julia.

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3.5 stars. A scrumptious little novella! Frankie is a witch who is finally following his dream of opening his own restaurant much to the dismay of his traditionalist magic family. Addison is a food critic trapped in a loveless relationship by his own apathy and fears. The two MC's meet in a bar and become instantly attracted but there are lots of secrets and hurdles to get through before they can be together.

The outstanding feature of this story is definitely the food. When we first meet Frankie...more
Such a cute story! The characters were totally adorkable :3 I was grinning throughout the whole thing. I love the restaurant, WANT THAT FOOD, love that Addison was miserable but didn't know how to fix it because I have so been there done that, I just wanted to hug him. Frankie and his magic, that boy is silly. Also, their families, ahahahaha. Who needs enemies :3 I really can't wait to read more of this series ^__^ It is totally the kind of story I will come home and reread on a bad day, to put...more
Piper Vaughn
I love this story! So cute. Frankie and Addie made a great couple, and the food descriptions just about had me drooling!
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Oct 03, 2011 Cayce rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
I loved the idea of the witches. And the food is so mouth-watering, it's food-porn. Magic and food is a winner combination for me.
Warning: Don’t read it when you’re hungry. I made that mistake, it was pure torture. I wanted to try all of Frankie's dishes. An anthology of the recipes would be great, please!

Addie is a lonely guy who likes simple things. He has a job he hates, an annoying fiance, and a truely annying mother. He yearns for some fun and love. I really felt sorry for him.

Frankie is a...more
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Nov 27, 2011 Kathleen rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Kathleen by: Sarah
Shelves: paranormal
This was a charmingly sweet read. I really enjoyed the bumbling good-natured whimsy of Frankie and the open wonder of Addie at being in love for the first time. This is a feel good read all around with a few challenges to be overcome but not overwhelmed by angst. The perfect book for an afternoon cuddled on the couch while it rains outside. 5 stars.
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Karen K
Frankie and Addie, even their names are freaking adorable, just as this book is. Sweet romance interlaced with a little humour and angst - the perfect combination. I really liked that they didn't jump into having sex right away, mainly because I'm a big fan of kissing and because it just made their first time that much more special. I'd like to see them again - how about it?
4 stars. Very enjoyable read! I thought this book was just adorable. I loved the characters, the plot...the food! Frankie and his magic spoon was just awesome. Recommended!
Sweet paranormal m/m romance about a witch/chef who leaves his pretentious family behind in New Orleans to open a restaurant in San Francisco.
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It’s funny that in a book full of secrets, including one where the MC is a witch, I found the issue with Julia much the worst! Maybe it is because Frankie is such a sweet character – all he wants to do is work in his restaurant and serve people decent food. Addison on the other hand admits it himself – he’s a puppet. He allows his mother, Julie, his boss, everyone to dictate what he will do and then he does it. The part with his boss especially – you hurt peopl...more
3.5 Stars

Frankie Vallerand and Addison Allbright. This one was about witches, magic, food, and .... I can't get past the food. The delectable descriptions had me drooling! I loved Frankie; Addison took some getting used to but he eventually came around. Julia and Addy's mom gave me rash.

Bottom line: a deliciously sweet and entertaining read!
Shelby P
I didn't know what to expect when I started reading this novella. I really liked the vibe right away. I like books that feature cooking. I felt like I was transported into Frankie's restaurant and enjoying his food along with the other restaurant guests. This was such a charming read.

The story is simple but I liked it. I liked the meddling mothers. Oh and the kissing! Kissing is an art and if done right, it's pretty magical. I loved that Frankie and Addison were so into kissing. The paranormal...more
Totally cute story and cute use of accidental magic. I loved Frankie and Addison as a couple. It seemed a little too good to be true for how quick these two worked out their issues but I have to admit it was extremely refreshing not to have pages and pages of ignoring each other before realizing they were being tools. I would have much preferred if Julia found them together one time as I think that could have been hysterical.
Owen Creed
Sep 16, 2011 Owen Creed rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Food, magic, and m/m lovers
Recommended to Owen by: Isabella
A smile from start to finish, this story was a satisfying meal and I devoured it with gusto. My magic power, if I had one, would have been to never have these books end. Thank you for making magic and please if the Mac and cheese dish in the story is for real.... Post how to make it!
Needs a little more magic. There seems to be some agenda against mothers. The characters were very black and white, and the story development seemed a little rushed.
Feb 08, 2012 LaShonta marked it as no-thanks
I don't like cheating.
Lena Grey
“Be yourself because you never know when your true love will find you and love your true self.” ~ Colin Mitchell

Addison Allbright of 'A Little Bite of Magic' by M.J. O'Shea would do best to follow this advice. Addison is a good man with many redeeming qualities, but he has fallen into the habit of letting everyone in his life, i.e., his mother, his boss, and his girlfriend, decide what's best for him. It's the path of least resistance, but it's not one that makes him happy and almost leads to hi...more
 ~♥ Elle ♥~
3.5 Stars

WARNING: Reading this book will make you hungry!

This was a cute story with adorable characters! The concept of a chef who is also a witch was fun and well written. The couple's chemistry was hot and sweet at the same time. Love the mouth-watering food descriptions. You can basically smell and almost taste it by the way the author described it. It definitely made me hungry.

My only problem with this book was that the conflict between Addison's fiancée and mother was ignored by Addie too...more
A cute story about two likable characters. A dash of "Bewitched" and lots of feeling-good for this fast reading book: a nice story to enjoy all in one sitting.
Very interesting use of the food magic, with a lush description of all the dishes -although you should use basil, and not rosemary, to make pesto ;)
I'm sure waiting for more books in this series.
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Sickly sweet is the perfect description for this book! Totally adorable! It was another book that I put off for months bc the blurb was blah but I wish I hadn't waited so long! However it was the perfect quick beach read for my Hawaiian vacation
Mrs Condit & Friends Read Books
Addison and Frankie meet at a wine bar one night. There is magic (oh, like you didn’t know I was going to say it at some point, sheesh) between them. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of secrets.

What’s going to happen when those secrets are finally revealed? Will Frankie be able to make a go of it with Addison? Will Addison’s fiancée come between them? Will Frankie’s cooking be A Little Bite of Magic that Addison needs?

Oh, and before I forget…I want a sequel already. Just tossin’ that out ther...more
Monica Alexander
This was such a sweet story of falling in love with some humor and mistakes along the way. I love M.J. O'Shea's short stories. She always writes the best characters who you just can't help falling in love with.
Tamika♥The Assassin♥
2.5 stars. It feel like this wasn't a completed work. It was all over the place, it had so much potential.
Sep 23, 2011 Melissa rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: k
A delightful read of young chef from a family of witches and a young food critic who really doesn't like food. Loved this well thought out book and how our young chef inadvertly performs magic while he is cooking, without realizing he is doing it. And how the food critic falls in love with his restaurant after eating there only once. Then they meet in a wine bar, and romance begins, even though the food critic is engaged to a woman, though he does try to break it off after the first date, she an...more
What a sweet story! I have had this book for a while but for some reason it kept being passed over. I am glad I finally read it.

Frankie was an adorable character and I loved that he only wanted to use his magic to make other happy. He didn't use it for his own gain and that totally endeared him to me.

Addison was such a pushover at the beginning and it was great to see him stand up for himself.

Overall, they were great together and my only complaint was that the story wasn't longer.
I liked it. It was adorable.

Jean seemed like he had some series setup going on. There isn't another book listed yet, so there's no way for me to confirm that.

I liked it because the characters didn't immediately jump into bed/have random sex. Not that there wasn't contact. They spent a lot of time actually dating and kissing before a "consummation" actually happened, which was kind of nice. And they were really adorable together. Always.

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M.J. O'Shea has been writing romance since algebra class in sixth grade (when most of her stories starred her and Leonardo DiCaprio). When she's not writing, she loves listening to nearly all types of music, painting, reading great authors, and on those elusive sunny days in the Pacific Northwest, she loves driving on the freeway with her windows rolled down and her stereo on high.

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