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A Little Bite of Magic (Little Magic #1)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  364 Ratings  ·  65 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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Sep 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: various-romance
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
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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Sep 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
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Sep 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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.
Sep 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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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?
May 30, 2015 rated it really liked it

I enjoyed this but I don't quite know what to make of it yet. I think it needed to be padded out a bit. It felt too rushed and if it were longer it would have rated higher. It's good but also bizarre, but in saying that it's quite original.
Sep 10, 2011 rated it really liked 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!
Sep 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
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.
May 15, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Shelby P
May 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, paranormal
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
Kendra T
Feb 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
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!
Dec 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cute-sweet
Apr 30, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
Super cute!
3.4 stars. A cute novella with quite a few promising aspects that needed substantially further development. The excessive sweetness could have been balanced by a more solid plot.
Jan 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
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 marked it as no-thanks
I don't like cheating.
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 03-uc-mm
Frankie is great and the food he makes is great.
Addison not much- does not develop a backbone until too late in the book and there is cheating.
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-paranormal
Cute and funny, although I did find Addison a little frustrating at times with all his secrets. Frankie and his wooden spoon/wand were adorable though :)
Dale Hankins
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I want more! Between Frankie and Addie in this book and Arlo and Gray in A Little Taste of Magic, I want more. I loved both stories
Jul 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ku
Cute and fluffy. Nice world building. Not very demanding, but a good little story.
Lena Grey
May 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
“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
Arch Bala
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: supernatural
Frankie is a witch who wants nothing to do with the powers he was born with. The guy just wanted to be a chef and live a normal life. Everything is smooth and dandy until he meets Addison, a food critic who bashed his newly opened restaurant and the whom he eventually fell in love with. The problem is, how will Frankie tell Addison his true nature without freaking the guy out and one more thing, said guy was engaged - to a woman!!??!!

I'm not usually big on fantasy stuff on books or something rel
A. L.
In this book, M.J. O'Shea builds an urban fantasy world that is believable and entertaining to read about. The addition of magic, even secret magic, in this story could have gone horribly wrong, but the author succeeds in keeping it from overwhelming the story, or making things too easy for Frankie.

Both MCs are lovable and real. I really liked how Frankie's magic wasn't just set-dressing and had a way of working itself into the story in unexpected ways. Also, I enjoyed how O'Shea handled Addison
There was something so this ↓ about this book that I L-O-V-E-D!


But then there was just something so, I don't know what to call it, just something off about it that I didn't love.

I am not sure if it was the flow. I am not sure if the background of the story just didn't make sense. I don't know. I feel like it almost needed to be more. If the fiancée was supposed to be such a big part of the story it just fell flat. I expected something major from that storyline. It just fizzled. Both of their mot
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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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