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Stay a Spell #3

Witches Get Stitches

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Violet Savoie has a plan. A dream, rather. To open her own tattoo shop, which caters to supernaturals in need of permanent charms. As a powerful Seer, she has the potent magic to cast every kind of spell. Except the kind to give werewolves control over their beastly side. And her business partner Nico needs help in the worst kind of way.

Nico Cruz has a secret. A motive, rather. To subtly stalk and seduce Violet until she finally recognizes they are fated to be together. Ever since their heated encounter in Austin on New Year’s Eve two years earlier, he’s been dying to get his hands—and his tongue—back on her body. He knows a woman like Violet can’t be courted in the usual way. Luckily, Nico has no scruples about misbehaving to get what he wants.

But when his former pack roams into town, and an old friend is far too interested in Violet, his focus shifts to the threat venturing into his territory. Nico may come across as the quiet, broody one, but the intruders are about to regret stepping foot in New Orleans. And when Violet goes missing, no charm or spell can keep Nico’s wolf at bay.

390 pages, Kindle Edition

First published July 20, 2021

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JULIETTE is a multi-published author of paranormal and contemporary romance, including the best-selling STAY A SPELL series. She is the co-host of the podcast, Smart Women Read Romance with her niece, Jessen. As a native of Louisiana, she lives in the heart of Cajun land with her husband, four kids, and sundry animals. When she isn’t working on her next project, she enjoys binge-watching her favorite shows with her husband and a glass (or two) of red wine or whiskey.

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November 25, 2022
So awesome!



The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💋💋💋💋💋
Heat/Steam: ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥
Story/Plot: 📙📕📗📙📘
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 👨🏻👱🏻‍♀️🧔🏻👩🏻👱🏼‍♂️

The heroine: Violet Savoie - she is a powerful Seer and an apprentice tattoo artist who wants to open her own shop. She also has some other abilities like telekinesis. She is not a relationship kind of girl but still has been searching for “the one”

The Hero(es): Nico Cruz - he is a werewolf from the Blood Moon pack. He left his pack after they did some shady stuff. When he meets Violet in his hometown, he has an interlude with her and immediately knows she is his mate.

The Story: Violet doesn’t believe Nico is “the one” and her attraction to him scares her so she runs home to New Orleans after their first meeting. However, Nico follows her not long after and since he is her brother-in-law’s brother, he is in her life.



Nico helps Violet out with her tattoo shop and becomes her partner and continually fights her growing feelings for him and keeps Nico in the “Friend-zone”. I really loved the back stories in this book, like how a witch originally cursed the a witch hunter so that every male descendant will have the werewolf curse and how even the supernatural community had prejudice against werewolves because of that. None would help them even though they didn’t deserve to be cursed because of something a distant relative did.

I liked how Violet was one of the few that sees that and wants to help the werewolves (not just Nico) to be in control of their wolf side so they don’t accidentally shift and hurt those they love. This was the first book in the series I have read and it definitely CAN be read as a stand-alone, I don’t feel that I missed anything by not reading the first two books.

However, after reading this book and liking it so much, I definitely want to read the first two books and plan to read the rest of the series. I can tell some of the romances in the next few books started showing themselves in this book. The supporting characters were awesome and I love how some are darker characters (Grims, Vampires, Wolves, and the Witches are lighter more whimsical characters).

This book had everything you could want in a paranormal romance, it had creative characters, two characters pining for each other, romance, plenty of steam, some suspense, magic, a great story and more. I can’t wait for the books where the Grim’s are the love interest. I need to know more about their dark powers.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

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2,274 reviews24.7k followers
June 21, 2021
RATING 4.5 STARS

Witches Get Stitches is book three in the Stay a Spell series by Juliette Cross. This is Violet and Nico’s book and I can’t wait for you to meet them.

Violet Savoie is one of the six Savoie sisters, and is also the twin sister of Clara. Violet is a witch, a Divine Seer. She’s been working in her family’s bar, The Cauldron, for years now trying to save up money for her dream, to start her own tattoo parlor. Violet and Nico first meet on a New Years Eve when she is in Austin. Their encounter is short and hot. Violet has no interest in relationships, especially not with this sexy werewolf. She was certainly shocked when a year later, Nico shows up in her own city of New Orleans, on stage at the very bar she works at.



Nico Cruz is a werewolf who was part of a pack in Austin. Nico knew he needed to get out of Austin, that he needed to separate himself from the pack. When he met the bewitching Violet, she gave him the reason he needed for leaving. He knew right away that Violet was important to him. She might run, but he would follow her. He and his wolf wanted Violet and he would wait for as long as it took for her to figure out what they could be together.



Violet and Nico become friends, and then business partners when Violet opens her own tattoo shop, Empress Ink. Violet wants to do more than just to express her art on people’s bodies. She wants to use her tattoo gift to help supernaturals, to combine her magic and her art to especially help werewolves who struggle to control their wolf side. Violet has been struggling with her attraction to Nico since he stepped foot in New Orleans. Now they are business partners, so even though she knows Nico is also attracted to her, she keeps him in the friend zone. But she isn’t sure how much longer she’s going to be able to deny this chemistry that has been sizzling between them.

I swear, Nico is the most patient man I’ve ever seen. His feelings for Violet are so strong and true, that he’ll wait as long as it takes for her to come to him. For her to realize the possibility of what they can be. But just when they are finally making progress, his old pack from Austin shows up, and it seems like they want to stir up trouble. You haven’t seen anything until you see how a werewolf reacts to someone touching his woman!



Did I say that Nico plays guitar and sings? Did I say that he was walking and talking sex on a stick and he would do anything and everything for Violet? This man/werewolf waited a long time for her to figure things out. He might have finally helped her along a little bit in the end but wow! How could I not love this guy?!



This was a fun addition to this series. I loved seeing more of Evie and Mateo together as well as Izzy and Devraj. We also got to know Livvy and Clara better. How about Violet’s bow tie wearing rooster, Fred? We also get to know a little bit more about the Grims, another kind of supernatural that lives in their community. They are so mysterious but I suspect in coming books, we’ll get to know one particular one of them even better. I’m not sure who it will focus on but the next book in the series, book four, will be Always Practice Safe Hex. I can’t wait to find out more!

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583 reviews764 followers
July 20, 2021
The werewolf the witch and a rooster named Fred Oh! My!

Another fabulous installment of juliette cross's Stay A Spell series!!!! This series just keeps getting better and hotter every book and I'm totally hook, line and fucking sinker!!!! What a fabulous storyteller Juliette cross is!!! Nico is one hot sexy werewolf and a total alpha male who knows how to take care of a lady!!! I don't know how many hot flashes I had reading his and Violet's make out sessions!! This book started out with a bang and the chemistry was off the charts!!!! Holy f**king shit! Cross is going to ruin me for other paranormal dudes!!! The storyline and writing were fabulous as always and the characters main and secondary ( for now) are so damn interesting and I want this series to go on FOREVER!!!! I love all the savoie sisters and while I identify more with either Jules the oldest sister and head of this family or violet's twin sister Clara the nurturer it is violet who I'd want to be!!! She's very out spoken and snarky and quick with a come back but she meant her match with this smoking hot wolf!!! I loved how after just one hot and steamy meeting that he knew she was his mate and followed her all the way back to new Orleans to get her to see they had something together and little by little he wore this independent and sexy witch down. Between curses and a pack of werewolves that have their own agenda when he comes to violet theirs a whole lot of action and suspense with laugh out loud moments and sex that gave a whole new meaning to howling at the moon! And juliette gave us little hints here and their for what's coming next! And theirs some exciting news in store for one of our couple and yes even bad boy Alpha mateo's inner wolf has something to say ! Never get tired of this egotist wolf! If you haven't started this series you have time to catch before this comes out in July!!! So grab a cold drink turn the fan to high and get ready to enter the world of Juliette Cross its gonna be a scorcher!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥Until next time Luv's💋💕
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1,091 reviews17.4k followers
November 9, 2022
This is my favourite novel in the series so far. Still somewhat cheesy, but at least I wasn't smothered by it.

This whole series feels cosy and warm to me now. I love the characters, their families, the paranormal creatures. Everything about it screams warmth and happiness and bliss and I just couldn't get enough of this book, quite frankly.

Nico and Violet had me from page one.
I didn't think Mateo and Evie could get more cuter but they did.
I want more on the Grim.
JJ and Charlie. Fuckin' adorable!
And more on the wolfpack that were introduced. Shane and Co.

It wasn't perfect for me. But it didn't need to be. I'm realising now that they're somewhat character driven stories with paranormal elements. If you're wanting a good time, a light read, with great romances, great characters and some paranormal features, then this series is definitely worth a read.
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632 reviews452 followers
October 6, 2021
4.5 stars

03/10/21

I love me some werewolves!Have I mentioned it before? I just love em. Give me alpha werewolves every day, I don't think I'll ever get tired of them. My love for them is 2 decades strong and counting!

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Anywhocaresaboutmywerewolfobsessionway, I was destined to love this one. Though I gotta admit that I loved Mateo and his wolf Alpha in the first book more than Nico in this one. But JC had my back and gave me plenty of Mateo/Alpha appearances in this one to keep me completely satisfied.

This was a lovely slow burn friends to lovers. The chemistry was off the charts and I loved how their relationship evolved. To cut a long story short because unfortunately I don't have much free time for GR lately, this was another win for me. I love JCs writing and the world that she has built here. Catching up with all the Savoie sisters was the highlight of my drab days. They're also steadily becoming one of my favourite series.

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If you love paranormal/supernatural books give the series a try. With witches, werewolves, vampires and grims it covers all the bases while also giving a new spins for all of them.

P.S. My apologies for my absence from GR. The website has made it difficult to keep up with everyone without spending hours upon hours waiting for it to cooperate, hours I sadly do not have anymore.

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29/6/21

NetGalley doesn't love me..

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28/2/21

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1,570 reviews2,272 followers
June 10, 2022
*Reread in June 2022 for Patreon.*

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*An eARC of this book was provided to me by NetGalley and the Author in exchange for an honest review.*

Back into the Stay a Spell series I go. And oh, it was over too soon. I have been anticipating this book for months and months! I think we all have. I loved the glimpses of Violet and Nico that I got in previous books and I knew I would love them so much when I got them in my hands.

Violet is a high-energy seer in the Savoie clan and she has big plans to help werewolves be more in control. Her sisters have studiously stayed away from werewolves in the past, but her sister's boyfriend, Mateo really showed them a different side to werewolves and what it could be like if they had more control.

Nico has his own goals. well, one goal. To get Violet to realize they are meant to be together. He and his wolf are in a agreement about that and about how they will seduce, cajole, and beg to get her attention in anyway possible. Whether that is by charming her, or becoming her business partner so he can always be around her.

Violet may have her hang ups about being with Nico, but that will be put to the test over and over until she gives in to the attraction that is driving them both.

And when some of Nico's old pack comes to town to stir up trouble, they will need to work together to figure out what they want and keep their town from being prey to these troublemakers.

I had a great time reading this book. I knew Juliette was going to bring it with this romance and that's what she did. I enjoyed all the family times and lovely moments (and hot ones!() between Nico and Violet.

I cannot wait for the next Stay a Spell novel!

4.5 stars from me!
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137 reviews41 followers
June 20, 2022
A mix of insta-love and slow burn anyone?

Check out the story of another Savoie sister, who falls for a werewolf! That’s because all werewolves are hot. And always pushing into people’s space. (…) If you ever meet a close-talker, they’re probably a werewolf.. Just so you know, ladies.

We witness Violet’s and Nico’s first hot meeting (like 🥵😮‍💨). There’s some insta-love/lust involved (just a fair warning!) and then she runs off. But he already knows that his wolf wants her… Fast forward a few months and poor Nico is sporting blue balls in the friend zone because of a fortune telling mishap. You guys ever read a horoscope? Or went to a fortune teller? Don’t do it! You risk missing out on mind blowing sex!!

It takes Violet a long time to figure out, that maybe she should give the guy a chance, but she eventually does… and then it’s 🌶🥵🌶!

Other than being a bit obtuse about her love life Violet is a smart and sassy gal and I liked her. I did feel like smacking her over the head once or twice, but luckily she redeemed herself pretty quickly.

Nico, like other heroes in this series, is close to perfection. He loves her so much 🥹❤️… It would probably require a restraining order irl at some point, but here it works great. I mean a pining hot guy with a guitar? My 13 year old self is in love…

This series is so much fun!!!
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679 reviews1,059 followers
October 17, 2021
-3.75 stars- 💫

“Winning Violet would take a little deviousness, and perhaps a firm hand as well...”


🐺 not me starting and finishing this when i'm supposed to be on a BR 🤡 if you see this review no you didn't
🐺 but you can't blame me i didn't know it was gonna be friends to lovers!! i liked this one sooooo much better than book 1.
🐺 nico was.... *fans self* that man a lil suave
🐺 and not him building her a chicken coop 😭 he was so freakin devoted from day 1, came w plans and strategies to get the girl i mean the dedication
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721 reviews317 followers
November 29, 2022
Witches Get Stitches was my least favorite of the series.

There wasn't a lot of tension in this one like the first two books in the series.
Wolf Gone Wild and Don't Hex and Drive had more of a danger element in the story and Witches Get Stitches did not have that.
I wanted more issues with Nico and his old wolf pack.

This was still good but a bit cheesy.

I ended up skimming the last 3 to 4 chapters which isn't good for a book and I didn't need "another" sex scene with Nico and Violet at the end. The sex scenes were too often and I can't believe I'm saying that. 🤷🏼‍♀️😂🤣

I still plan on continuing with the series and excited to finally get to a book with a Grim as a main character.
Grims sound super interesting and cool!
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601 reviews155 followers
June 22, 2021
I'm not sure what it is about this series that I love so much...... Is it the writing? Is it the characters? Is it the paranormal elements? Probably the witches? I don't know. Whatever it is, I hope it never changes.


“If you don’t get your dick inside me now, I’m going to cut it off and take it home with me to use as I want”

Nico and Violet are my favorite couple of the series so far.

I won't lie, Violet tested my patience in the beginning of this book. Man, she was fucking stubborn. But once she figures her shit out she doesn't hold back and I loved that.

“There once was a werewolf from Kent, whose cock was so long it bent. So he found him a witch, to scratch his big itch, and with a great howl, he spent.”


The banter between these two was hilarious. I loved their friendship and even more their chemistry.

This whole series is a fun, easy, low-angst and you will fall in love with every single character. ESPECIALLY Liv! I can't wait for her book, she is a riot.

These books always seem to come out when I need to get out of a slump. I can't wait for the next one! I definitely need to read more witch stories.... Anyone have any good recommendations?



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2,023 reviews685 followers
July 10, 2021
I am so in love with the Savoie sisters! Each of them are special in their own unique way making their stories far removed from anything resembling a cookie cutter romance.

Violet is a bit of the wild child with her tats and her talent to incorporate designing and inking tattoos with her magic. I loved the way she realized exactly how her tattoos were going to be used and couldn’t wait to see it all unfold. She was a slow mover when it came to Nico and I wanted to force her to see what was right in front of her. Her transition to that point was torturous for me almost as much as it was for Nico!



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And oh my gosh, Nico!! Could there be a more dedicated hero? He knew when he saw her who and what she was but her own struggles had him on hold for years. The fact that he never wavered in his steadfastness to wait for her had me falling crazily in love with him. He also had all those wonderful alpha male tendencies that hook and reel me in every time. Loved him so hard!





While this deals with more relationship dilemma than outside drama, the angst level remains relatively low. There were moments when things get ramped up some and I couldn’t help but respond to the situation when Nico lost or was close to losing control. As a couple, they set a new standard for hot and steamy. I’m sure at one point I could see smoke coming from my kindle. They were fire together!





More is coming and I’m all in as we were given what I’m sure were glimpses of the initial set up for future books. Cannot wait!

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740 reviews1,207 followers
June 13, 2021
5 full stars! A deliciously sexy, swoony and romantic read, with hilarious use of inappropriate limericks!
Book three in the Stay A Spell series stars Nico the werewolf and Violet, a powerful Seer and witch. Two years earlier Nico and Violet had a very HOT encounter and now Nico is back in town determined to have Violet for his in more than one passionate encounter. Violet however has plans of her own that do not include steamy liaisons with Nico, no matter how good he is with his tongue.

They work together as business partners to bring Violet's dream to life, a tattoo shop that caters to other Supernaturals offering charmed tattoos to help them navigate the difficult side effects of being a vampire or werewolf.

While things heat up between Nico and Violet danger lurks in the town when a dangerous pack of werewolves keeps seeking Violet out until she eventually goes missing. Nico will risk it all to get her back, even if he unleashes his wolf to it's full, uncontrolled power.

I ADORED this book! It is full of all the things I love about this series: SWOONY romance, five alarm steam, the BEST Alphamellow heroes (Nico is so soft and sweet but FIERCELY alpha for Violet), the wonderful Savoie family, GREAT comedy and laugh out loud dialogue, and a perfect Happily Ever After.

This book may be my new favorite in the series, I loved this couple, I loved seeing more of Evie and Mateo, I loved the potential for the future couple (I need that Grim romance!) We also have some scenes with Fred a near zombie pet chicken, poetry writing werewolves, and HILARIOUS and highly inappropriate limericks. This book was fabulous and I loved it!
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260 reviews25 followers
July 26, 2021
*4.5 stars
This book was everything! Juliette Cross never fails to write THE MOST amazing hero’s that are equally sexy and sweet. I loved loved loved Nico SO MUCH.
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1,574 reviews1,463 followers
July 12, 2021
This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Witches Get Stitches is the third book in the Stay A Spell series, following the romantic entanglements of a family of witches in New Orleans.  You don’t have to have read the other two books in the series to really enjoy Violet and Nico’s story, it could be read as a standalone.  Personally, I liked having the background of the other two sisters' love stories and family dynamics going into this one.

Evie is a foreseer and sure she’d love to find love, but she has lived a very free-spirited love them and leave them kind of life since she has ‘seen’ none of those men were the one.  Better not to get too invested or too attached.

Nico on the other hand is a werewolf who knew Evie was the one the first night they met, fooled around a little and she took off thinking she’d never see him again.  He tracked her down only to be friend zoned.  But Nico is a patient hunter and he has played it cool for a few years to get his life together, but now it is time to turn up the heat on the woman he knows is his.

Evie and Nico have great banter, a love of limericks, a very cool friendship and new business venture.  The sexual tension and chemistry between them is intense and everyone around them knows they need to just hook up and get it over with.  Evie on the other hand, might be a seer but she is absolutely blind to what is in front of her.  It would be a bad idea to hook up with her business partner…right?  She can’t seem to remember why she is trying to keep them apart.
“Because you two have been circling each other for forever.  The amount of pheromones you’ve both been putting off could impregnate a nunnery.”
“Should I be worried that you think people can get pregnant from pheromones?”

There are a few other things happening in the background.  Evie is working out how to put spells into her tattoo work and one might just be able to help Nico get better control on his wolf.  The only problem, word has gotten out and there are some other wolves in town from Nico’s past who want Evie for themselves.

This has been a really fun series so far.  Each witch sister is blessed with different powers and all of them work to help rule the paranormals of New Orleans.  They have a few interesting pets, including a chicken who likes to wear bowties and a cat that should have died years ago.  There is also a different paranormal player I can’t wait to get more details on.  Grims seem to have some pretty interesting abilities and I’m hoping the next book gives us a little more insight into their capabilities.

This is an interesting world with some very fun love stories and a family of witches I love hanging out with.

“There once was a werewolf from Kent, whose cock was so long it bent.  So he found him a witch, to scratch his big itch, and with a great howl, he spent.”
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1,471 reviews291 followers
August 12, 2021
Witches Get Stitches by Juliette Cross is the third book in the Stay A Spell series. The series takes about Savoie sisters, who are witches and their paranormal romance story with Werewolves, Vampires and etc. The first book was the story of Evie Savoie and Mateo Cruz, the second book was about Isadora Savoie and Devraj Kumar, hot vampire in town.

The second book has my favorite till now. The books are set in New Orleans, which is my favorite setting to read about when it comes to paranormal characters. The third book is about Violet Savoie, the sassy sister amongst the three. Nico Cruz, werewolf and brother of Mateo.

The third book was equally good. I liked the slow burn romance kind of start between the two characters. Violet seemed to be the strongest witch character amongst the three. The tattoo concept which can act as a spell for werewolf was also a great concept to read about and an added mystery component.

Nico Cruz, did appear in previous books as well. But I am totally sold him now after reading this book. The werewolf character written by Juliette Cross is so perfect. Violet is a character who is very out there, and also still very close and down to her family just like Evie and Isadora. I totally enjoyed reading this series. A definite recommendation.
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752 reviews157 followers
July 22, 2021
~ 𝟰.𝟱
♪♫ …. full moon is risin'
oh, the hunger's burnin' like a flame
no use in hidin'
oh, you're never gonna find escape …
♪♫


𝗛𝗨𝗡𝗚𝗥𝗬 𝗟𝗜𝗞𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗪𝗢𝗟𝗙… is the name of the damn game, people. Hungry. Like. The. Wolf. Which should be translated as, this book was fucking hot. Honestly, I wasn't ready for the level of steam Witches Get Stitches decided to serve me. Am I complaining? Hell no. Was I highly entertained? Umm, fuck yeah I was.

❝There once was a werewolf from Kent, whose cock was so long it bent. So he found him a witch, to scratch his big itch, and with a great howl, he spent.❞


You know what, I'm just gonna say it, the Stay a Spell series is being slept on. Not enough people give love to this series, thus it is my sacred duty to rectify that egregious error.


𝗠𝗬 𝗧𝗛𝗢𝗨𝗚𝗛𝗧𝗦 𝗢𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗦𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗦, 𝗦𝗢 𝗙𝗔𝗥…
🐺 Book one, Wolf Gone Wild was, in my opinion, such a fun and inventive take on werewolves. It was one of those books that really made me sit up and take notice. It felt fresh, different, and new. Now, that opinion is very polarizing, so keep that in mind. It seems that a lot of people didn't like WOLF GONE WILD. To those people I say, good for you, but I liked it… so there.

🦇 Book two, Don't Hex and Drive was… good. It wasn't great, but it was good. I think my major problem with DON'T HEX AND DRIVE had a lot to do with the main characters. Like, no offense to Isadora and Devraj, but oh my god they were very boring. Now, that's not to say they didn't have their more electric moments. There was something about this couple that inspired me to finish their book. But, the first half was a bit of a slog to get through.

🐺 Then along came, WITCHES GET STITCHES. Book three in this series literally said, "hold my beer," because wow. This book was awesome. Not only was the romance engaging as fuck, but once again author Juliette Cross once again knocked my metaphorical socks off when it came to her interpretation on werewolves. I just love the way she writes her werewolves and I thought the issues she tackled using that community was really interesting. WITCHES GET STITCHES is definitely my favorite of the series, as of right now.


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Violet Savoie is a tattoo artist, small business owner, and oh yeah, she's also a powerful Seer. Being a Seer allows her to see the future.

But, she definitely doesn't see Nico Cruz coming.

Nico Cruz is a singer, song-writer, part owner of a tattoo shop, and he also happens to be a werewolf.
He also knows that Violet Savoie is meant to be his.

But, how can he convince her to give him a chance when he doesn't have full control over his wolf?

WITCHES GET STITCHES is a slow-burn friends-to-lovers kind of love story.

Or, more accurately it's a story about two people who obviously care about each other, but are afraid to admit it. Patience, pining, and longing are the name of the game.


♥ 𝗩𝗜𝗢𝗟𝗘𝗧 𝗦𝗔𝗩𝗢𝗜𝗘 𝗪𝗔𝗦 𝗦𝗨𝗖𝗛 𝗔 𝗕𝗔𝗗𝗔𝗦𝗦, and I couldn't help but love her for it. I'm pretty sure Violet was the heroine (or Savoie sister) I was waiting for. Vi is exactly my kind of heroine. She's badass and can handle herself. She's also passionate and opinionated, and yet she isn't afraid to be vulnerable with those she loves the most.

Not only that, but I liked that she didn't drag things out with Nico. When she realized her prophecy she fucking went for it. She didn't waffle around and I greatly appreciated that.

In addition, she brought this great humor and lightheartedness to the book (and series) as a whole. Her personality perfectly balanced out Nicos more brooding and laidback demeanor.

Basically, I wanted to be Violet Savoie, because man, she seemed to be enjoying the hell out of life. Also, her moments with Clara, her twin, were hilariously sweet.


♥ 𝗡𝗜𝗖𝗢 𝗖𝗥𝗨𝗭 𝗪𝗔𝗦 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗛𝗢𝗧, and I think I owe him an apology. I don't know why, but I was just not expecting him to be as funny, hot, and dominant as he turned out to be. He was, to put it plainly, fucking sexy. There was something about his demeanor. It felt like he was lazily stalking you, but in a deliciously hot sort of way.

Thus, I think it's safe to declare that Nico is my favorite hero (aside from Alpha) in the STAY A SPELL series. I don't know, there was something about him. Honestly, it's probably because his name was Nico. The name Nico has never let me down. All the Nicos I've read about have always been a good time.

In addition, Nico's personality was perfectly crafted and really well balanced when paired with Violet's. He was both laidback and chill, while also being super growly and possessive. He had his take charge moments, but he also had his moments where he just let Vi do her thing. (for example, the scene where she telekinetically throws a toaster at his head).

Essentially, Nico Cruz is my new book boyfriend. You guys are welcome to read about him, but just know, I claimed him first. So, yeah. you've all been warned.


♥ 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗥𝗢𝗠𝗔𝗡𝗖𝗘 𝗦𝗨𝗥𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗦𝗜𝗡𝗚𝗟𝗬 𝗪𝗢𝗥𝗞𝗘𝗗 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗠𝗘, which again, shame on me for doubting the magical powers of the Savoie sisters. See, I wasn't super hype for Nico and Vi's romance. I was actually kinda hoping that book three would've been Jules or Clara's stories. That said, I ate crow, because as established, this book made me feel all the things.

Obviously, the best part of the romance were the sexy times. These two, when they came together, were electric. They had sparks that jumped off the page. I mean that storage closet will never be the same. It's safe to say that Nico and Violet had mad chemistry.

WITCHES GET STITCHES was also a case of friends-to-lovers done right. See, my major problem (and boredom) with friends-to-lovers is usually the lack of tension. That was one hundred percent not the case here. What WGS did right was cultivating and sustaining the sexual tension between Nico and Violet. They were friends, but there was always something more. Every glance, conversation, and small touch hinted at something more. It felt like they were inevitable and the first half was a sexy as hell waiting game.

However, what made the romance so great was the after. Another problem that books with heavy UST run into is the after of it all. Once again, Nico and Vi didn't have that problem. They were still just as cute, romantic, and hot together once they actually got together. In fact, the best part of WITCHES GET STITCHES was watching them navigate their newfound relationship. You could tell that they both wanted things to work so badly, and that was half the fun. Seeing them mesh both their strong personalities together. It was a fun time all around.

Thus, I think I can safely say that the romance in WITCHES GET STITCHES is the best in the series (so far). There was something about Nico and Violet that just, clicked. That being said, I'm not gonna say no to all of the Evie//Mateo//Alpha cameos. I was living for those scenes.


♥ 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗠𝗔𝗚𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗟 𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗬 were really well done. I am loving the lore that JULIETTE CROSS has created when it comes to werewolves, witches, vampires, and grimms. It all feels so fresh and inventive and unlike anything I've ever read about. Moreover, I liked the way MS. CROSS incorporated Violet's talent for tattooing into her magic. The magical tattoos were so cool and I hope we get to learn more about them in future books. Plus, I just plain old liked that Violet actually used her magic.

Overall, I really like the way magic is handled in the STAY A SPELL world. It's unique, while also familiar. It's intriguing, but it doesn't end up in the realm of convoluted. In short, I can't wait to see what the other sisters have to contribute magic wise.


✔ 𝗧𝗛𝗘 "𝗩𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗔𝗜𝗡𝗦" 𝗢𝗙 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗬 𝗪𝗘𝗥𝗘 𝗔𝗖𝗧𝗨𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗬 very sympathetic and I hope that we get to see more of them. If anything I don't think they should be classified as "villains." Instead, they fell into definite realm of "anti-heroes." Shane and the rest of the Bloodmoon pack were really interesting to read about. Their struggles against not only their wolves, but against the supernatural community at large was really interesting to read about. That said, I thought there could've been a bit more tension surrounding them.


♥ 𝗔𝗟𝗟 𝗜𝗡 𝗔𝗟𝗟, this book was a really pleasant surprise. I went in with pretty middling expectations, and left with my mind just a little bit blown. The characters were well executed, the romance was hot and electric, and the magical aspects were given a new twist. I'm really excited for the next book in the series and I cannot wait until the Christmas novella gets released… in October.
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590 reviews82 followers
December 30, 2021
Honestly, I've never done this before, but I mean it 100%.

I don't even need to read this book to tell you that it's 5 stars. This series is off the charts hysterical, fantastical, swoony, and charming. First it was WOLF GONE WILD. Then it was DON'T HEX & DRIVE. I absolutely can't wait for this book. None of the steam has been lost from one book to the next or the inventive imagination and standout humor that sets the series light years apart from any other funny romances set in a magical world with interconnected characters. It's like nothing you've ever read. I don't care what your favorite romance genre is, this one will sweep you off your feet. Bring on Violet and Nico. Once you settle in to read this book, you'll thank me.

After I read it, I'll add details but my rating won't change!
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1,524 reviews855 followers
July 6, 2021
Witches Get Stitches is book three in the Stay a Spell series by Juliette Cross. This is Nico and Violet’s novel.

Violet is one of six Savoie sisters and is also a twin. She’s a Divine Seer. She’s worked at her family’s bar to save up money to open up her own tattoo parlor. She’s a witch who has no interest in settling down; especially with a sexy werewolf.

Nico is a werewolf who was part of a pack in Austin. He needed a fresh start after a bad incident and when he meets Violet it gave him that little push to go. He and his wolf knew what Violet is to them and both will wait for as long as it takes for her to figure it out.

These two dance around each other. They are friends and business partners. Nico is playing the long game. He knows Violet is stubborn and won’t give in easy. Violet wants more and she’s been struggling with her attraction to Nico since the moment he stepped back into her life. I was impressed with Nico’s will power and patients and I can’t believe how long Violet held out either. These two had some explosive sexual tension! When it looks like things are going in the right direction Nico’s old pack from Auction shows up and trouble follows.

This was another fun addition to the series. I loved all the limericks and rhyming. The author had me laughing out loud and smiling. We get to see previous couples and we also get to know Livvy and Clara better. I also loved Fred, Violet’s bow tie wearing rooster. And, last we finally get to learning a bit about the ever mysterious supernaturals the Grims.

Witches Get Stitches is full of fun creative characters, sexual tension, magic, and romance. I can’t wait for the next book.

Rated: 4 Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Juliette Cross via NetGally with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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454 reviews256 followers
July 30, 2021
3.5 stars

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I really enjoy this series, and I really like JC writing style, it's funny,engaging and sexy. I would have probably loved this more if not for the friends to lovers trope and all the push/pull going on.
I loved Nico, he's probably one of the most patient and chill hero out there. But when he is getting all alpha and dominant he's pulling that vibe like a pro. Violet was ok, but as free spirit and open minded she presented herself as blind she was regarding Nico. And even when she figures things out she's still holding back and complicates things.
The big baddies turn out to be characters that I would take great interest in reading about😋
Overall,another fast paced,sexy and entertaining instalment.
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2,630 reviews605 followers
June 13, 2021
Another fun read in the Stay a Spell series! I'm really enjoying this family of witches and all the side characters that come with this series.

We got to see some of that heated spark between Viloet and Nico in the last book and now we know what brought that on. I'm not the biggest fan of pushing away in a romance but I can get behind the reasons why Violet was so hesitant to start anything with Nico. She had a valid reason but you still got to see that strong pull between the two when they weren't a couple

I really love when it's the hero who does the chasing and Nico is one of the most determined heroes. He was patient but also relentless in his pursuit of her. I loved it!

I have to say, I am also very excited about the possible love connection we got hints to for one of the other sisters. I can't wait for the next book!
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3,095 reviews418 followers
October 7, 2021
4,5⭐




this was delicious!! my favorite in the series so far!!




I'm so so excited to read Clara's and Livvy's stories.. in this book we finally get an idea about their love interest and I am giddy about them..however, I am not so interested in Jules's story we all know some part of her story and her hero, we have been teased throughout the series about them.. I guess I will see..I am so happy that I haven't given up after book two which was not my jam...


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117 reviews34 followers
October 31, 2022
It’s no secret that I am LOVING this series!! Witches Get Stitches is book three in the “Stay A Spell” series by Juliette Cross. This book is about Violet and Nico’s journey which is a friends to lovers romance with ALL the spice! This book has everything you could possibly want in a story. Cross is easily becoming one of my favorite authors!

I never want this series to end!! Gazillion ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!
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419 reviews110 followers
July 21, 2021
ARC generously provided by the author and Netgalley

I absolutely loved this book.
This is the third book in the series. It's about Violet, our Seer, and Nico, a werewolf.

Tropes:
- Friends to lovers
- Workplace romance
- Fated Mates
- Family and Found family

Violet is a Seer witch, which means that she can see/read future. And she makes a critical mistake that a Seer can make. She reads her own future. And we all know how blind and biased we can get when we see only what we want to see. So, Violet sees that she and Nico are doomed to fall, and hence, constantly runs away from admitting her feelings and giving into Nico.

Nico, like a true werewolf he is, knows his mate when he sees her. He is so devoted and loyal and steadfast in his love for Violet. There's just so much pining and dreaming and heartache. Gahh. I hurt for Nico and at one point, got so mad at Violet for just not giving in. Nico and his wolf are very much one and in sync (unlike Mateo and Alpha). So, don't go into it expecting a similar situation. Both, man and wolf, just want Violet, and are willing to wait it out until she gets her head straight.

And boy, once she gets her head straight, Violet is all in. Publicly declaring her man and everything. I loved when they got together. I loved seeing Violet burn with jealousy when Nico even talked to other women. It made me happy for Nico. These two are sizzling together.

Conflict/Plot: This book had a great plot going in the background. I loved how it related to the relationship development and the individual characters. Violet is trying to create a spell ink that would help the werewolves get more control over their animal side. Violet is very powerful, not jsut as a Seer, but also in her telekenetic ability. She can stand on her own against other wolves who want to get hands on the ink. I loved them too. And I'm hoping we can get an entire wolf pack series.

Special shoutout: GRIMS. Clara. Livvy. Charles and JJ I need their stories.

Highly recommend this series.
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1,225 reviews55 followers
January 8, 2023
Loved loved loved loved loved!!!

I love this series so much!! I can’t believe it took me this long to get to this book. (So many books, so little time!) I always always always love the stories Juliette creates. And this is one of those amazingly written stories that I never wanted to end.

Witches Get Stitches is full of so much heart and emotion and intense goodness and sexy deliciousness. When I finished, I was left happily satisfied in the most blissful of ways.

Nico is a sexy AF alpha who is also the sweetest and (somewhat) patient. Violet just needed a bit more time to read the cards correctly, and then she’d come to know how perfect they’d be together. And once they did, those sparks flew and my kindle caught fire.

This beautifully written story of witches and wolves and vampires and grims and spells and all the magical goodness was superbly told and easily brought all my senses to life. Tingles and swoons and warm fuzzies galore, it’s no surprise I thoroughly enjoyed this.

Juliette’s storytelling is top notch and is why she’s become a favorite and an immediate one-click author for me.

I listened to the audiobook and it was fantastic. Johanna always does an excellent job with the heroines in Juliette’s books. Aiden Snow as Nico is pure perfection, 100% seduction. Both of these amazing narrators brought this story to life.
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906 reviews517 followers
July 30, 2021
3.5 Stars

**Safety deets at the bottom**

I enjoyed this for what it is. If it was a trope that I liked more, I might have enjoyed it more, but I just can't get into the whole friends to lovers trope. It took WAY too long for the whole push-and-pull to stop, and it was aggravating. And when they finally did get together, I felt like there was hardly any actual couple time, so that was disappointing because they make such a cute couple together, and I loved some moments they had such as the rhyming and limerick games they had.

Besides all that, I enjoyed everything else. I loved the side characters, and it makes me want to reread book 1 for sure. I would also really like to read Clara and Henry's book. I'm not super interested in Ruben and Jules only because they are second chance, and I'm scared the author is gonna make Jules celibate over that entire time, and Ruben not, especially him as a vampire😬 I do really want to know what happened between them though! I just really hope the author doesn't screw the heroine over 🤞


Safety: Safe

10 month separation- no mention of other partners, so I'm pretty sure they were celibate

A year as just friends- pretty sure they were both celibate here too, hero was waiting for the heroine to give into him

No ow/om drama, although the hero does pretend to like a coworker and flirts to make the heroine jealous

No cheating

No virgin

Previous manho?/ previous playgirl
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1,037 reviews446 followers
July 17, 2021
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Witches Get Stitches is the third book in the Stay a Spell series and it can easily be read as a standalone. Violet Savoie is a Seer who is opening a tattoo shop with the help of her friend and business partner, Nico Cruz, a werewolf. Violet has big plans for her tattooing career: she wants to design enchanted tattoos for supernaturals. Her current goal is to design enchanted tattoos for werewolves that will allow them to control their inner wolf. But tension rises when Nico's former pack comes into town and the pack members are very interested in Violet's enchanted tattoos.

I'm obsessed with this series and the cast of characters and I'm so happy we finally got Violet and Nico's HEA. We got to know Violet and Nico in Wolf Gone Wild, but we now actually get to experience the first time they met and what a first meeting!! 🔥 Violet and Nico had such great chemistry together and I loved their playful and flirty banter.

I especially love Violet's blunt nature. That girl takes no shit and I love her for it. But Violet is also afraid of the pull she feels toward Nico. As for Nico, he knew from the moment he laid eyes on Violet that she was his. So he's just been patient and is biding his time until Violet finally realizes that they're meant to be together. Nico and Violet have been dancing around each other for two years and the build up of tension is delicious. I cheered when they FINALLY got together 🔥🔥🔥

I really enjoyed Violet and Nico's love story and I loved losing myself in this world again. There are quite a few scenes with Mateo, Clara, Henry, Livvy, and of course, Alpha LOL. There are also some new characters who are introduced 👀 At this point, the remaining Savoie sisters have met their respective partners. Their stories have been set up already and I CANNOT wait for their HEA!!
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125 reviews53 followers
October 31, 2021
A very enjoyable read. But I liked book 1 and 2 more than this.

I felt Violet kept pushing him away far too long, despite wanting him so badly, and that really began to annoy me after a point. Nico on the other hand, was just amazing through and through.

We also get some super entertaining scenes with Alpha (Mateo's wolf). They made me burst out laughing.

I am very excited to read the rest of the books when they release. I'm super interested to know about the mysterious grims and what are their supernatural powers. Also I'm just dying to read about Clara and Henry. I really hope their book gets released soon.
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3,286 reviews429 followers
November 17, 2022
I’m enjoying this series and these sisters.

This time it’s Violet and Nick’s turn. I’ll admit Violet annoyed me a little early on but I moved past it and started to warm to her.
As with the previous books this was slow in places. Or I just have no patience 🤷🏻‍♀️
It’s straight onto the next one now.
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1,004 reviews13.7k followers
September 25, 2022
5 “alpha” stars✨

Bless Juliette Cross for writing these spectacular stories and for giving us the Savoie sisters. These books have the sauce y’all. When I tell you that JC writes with the kinda spice I love—listen!! The dual pov, narration and Aiden Snow saying “yield to me” made my toes curl. I love the inclusivity in which Juliette writes and the way she writes an alpha is unmatched. I also appreciate that we got glimpses of what’s coming and I am excited!! JC is hands down one of my fave authors!!
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