Slouch Witch book 1 in The Lazy Girls Guide to Magic by Helen Harper
follows the adventures of Ivy Wilde a witch who’s main interest relaxing. If it were down to her, she’d spend each day on her sofa watching TV, munching junk food and talk to her equally lazy cat, Brutus.
Her quiet life is thrown on it’s head when she accidentally gets pulled into an investigation with Adeptus Exemptus Raphael Winter. A powerful wizard and member of The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn’s Arcane Branch.
These books, (3 plus a novella) in the series are great paranormal adventures with a healthy dose of humour.
Let’s get one thing straight – Ivy Wilde is not a heroine. In fact, she’s probably the last witch in the world who you’d call if you needed a magical helping hand, regardless of her actual abilities. If it were down to Ivy, she’d spend all day every day on her sofa where she could watch TV, munch junk food and talk to her feline familiar to her heart’s content.
However, when a bureaucratic disaster ends up with Ivy as the victim of a case of mistaken identity, she’s yanked very unwillingly into Arcane Branch, the investigative department of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Her problems are quadrupled when a valuable object is stolen right from under the Order’s noses. It doesn’t exactly help that she’s been magically bound to Adeptus Exemptus Raphael Winter. He might have piercing sapphire eyes and a body which a cover model would be proud of but, as far as Ivy’s concerned, he’s a walking advertisement for the joyless perils of too much witch-work.
And if he makes her go to the gym again, she’s definitely going to turn him into a frog.