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Stevie March just wanted to kick back, relax, and maybe dip her toes in someone else's pool for a while. When she saw the ad on the Witch's List to pet sit someone's beloved four-legged friend, she jumped at the chance and hauled ass to West Virginia.


The beastie in question turned out to be far bigger than any canine companion she'd ever seen—something that should be kept in a stable rather than a dog house—but convincing Mr. Not-Ed to stay outside is a task beyond her abilities. Especially once she realizes she's picked up a nasty cold, and she starts sneezing spells. Then the baby shows up, but the Shifter Whisperer—the only one who might be able to fix at least some of her problems—is out of town.

Iola Pennybreaker had an awful relationship with her father, and that was before she found herself spelled to the middle of nowhere West Virginia. Apparently, Daddy-dearest was captured by a Beast… and can only be freed if she'll take his place.

Which sounded kinda like a fairytale, except Iola has no reason to want to rescue her paternal unit. She also doesn't want to be a prisoner, even if the prison in question is a mega-sweet castle. But there is something about the Beast, so she and her familiar decide to help the creature out.

Makeover, anyone? She tries berries, spells, and a trip to her favorite hair magician, but Iola can't seem to fix the biggest problem—Beast's self-confidence. When they team up to save a trio of baby raccoons, she begins to notice something…

Maybe she is just the witch to tame this particular Beast.