Magical Mischief—A Review of 'Perfectly Wicked' by Lindsay Lovise

Published 25 Apr 2024
by Anca Antoci

Title: Perfectly Wicked: A Novel
Author: Lindsay Lovise
Released: 17.09.2024
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Our review:
4.50 (read)

How would you feel about a witchy paranormal romance in an apple orchard, with cozy vibes, friendly banter and a pet hedgehog? Yes, you guessed it, it's another gem I discovered on NetGalley. I don't often read romcoms, but this one I enjoyed thoroughly. Keep reading to find out more!

Lindsay Lovise’s “Perfectly Wicked” is a delightful concoction of paranormal intrigue, romance, and comedy, blended together with effervescent writing and a fast-paced narrative. Set in the enchanting backdrop of Wicked Good Apples orchard, this novel offers readers a tantalizing blend of mystery and romance, sprinkled with just the right amount of magic.

What I Loved

“Perfectly Wicked” delivers on its promise of a wickedly entertaining read. From the moment I started reading Wicked Good Apples, I was drawn in by the cozy fall vibes, a mix of paranormal occurrences, familial secrets, and heartwarming romance. The Celeste family, with their witchy talents and endearing quirks, stole my heart, while Connor Grimm added an enticing touch of mystery as the handsome paranormal investigator. The characters’ dynamics, especially the Celeste sisters, were amazing, showing how strong family ties are even in supernatural chaos. Lovise’s writing style, peppered with witty banter and charming fall vibes, kept me turning the pages with glee.

What Didn’t Resonate With Me

While “Perfectly Wicked” offers a delightful blend of genres, I found myself slightly perplexed by the portrayal of Connor Grimm’s character. The hints at an “alpha wolf” persona seemed intriguing at first, leading me to think he was a werewolf, only to discover that this wasn’t quite so. Also, the magic wasn’t explained until the last quarter of the story, which is a bummer, but it’s also what kept me so engrossed in the story, so I shouldn’t complain.


“Perfectly Wicked” weaves together several compelling themes like supernatural romance, small-town secrets, forbidden love, and the enduring bonds of family. Lovise shows how the Celeste sisters’ love and determination help them overcome challenges in their orchard.


In conclusion, “Perfectly Wicked” by Lindsay Lovise is a lovely tale that enchants readers with its mix of paranormal intrigue, heartfelt romance, and quirky banter. With its irresistible charm and engaging characters, I recommend this novel to anyone craving a cozy, fast-paced romance with a dash of magic. Whether you’re drawn to witty banter, chaotic family dynamics, or heartwarming moments, “Perfectly Wicked” offers something for every reader, making it a truly wickedly delightful read.


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