Audiobook Review: That Touch of Magic by Lucy March

Posted April 14, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 3.75 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 10 Comments

Audiobook Review: That Touch of Magic by Lucy MarchSource: Audiobook Purchase

Format: Audiobook

That Touch of Magic by Lucy March
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins

Date Read: January 2014

Genre: PNR, Romance

Stacy Easter has seen better days. Being a librarian is a labor of love—if only paying her bills were half as much fun. What’s a single, bookish beauty in sleepy Nodaway Falls, New York, supposed to do?

To make ends meet, Stacy decides to develop her special…powers. Everyone can use a touch of magic now and then, right? Soon she’s got clients lining up to receive her signature potions—until a few of them go awry. Meanwhile, her own life has just taken a storybook turn: Leo North, the official One Who Got Away, is back in town.

Stacy’s best friends, Peach and Liv, are more concerned about the state of her heart than the side effects of a few rogue magic spells. But someone with dark intentions is crossing magical wires all over Nodaway Falls, and those closest to Stacy are at risk. Can Stacy conjure up a way out of this mess with her life—and maybe even her love life—intact?

More Information:
Publisher: Audible, St. Martin's Press
Series: Nodaway Falls #2

Also by this author: A Little Night Magic, For Love or Magic
Also in this series: A Little Night Magic, For Love or Magic


Read from January 28 to 29, 2014

Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 3.75

Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: That Touch of Magic by Lucy March had a strong second half and really great characters. I had fun!

Story Thoughts: That Touch of Magic was slow to start but had a very strong second half. The story did a kind of zigzag that kept you wondering exactly where Lucy March was heading. I did like that I couldn’t quite predict where the story was going to end up or exactly how Stacy was going to get herself out of trouble. This read a bit more like an Urban Fantasy than a PNR which was both good and bad. I thought the action side of the story was good but the romance was a little lacking to me.

Character Thoughts: I really liked Stacy. She is a different kind of leading lady. She wasn’t perfect by a long shot! She had spunk but that sometimes got her into trouble. She had gumption but that sometimes got her into spots that her mouth couldn’t handle. She had magic but not control of it. In other words, she was just a normal girl that got thrown some pretty freaking crazy stuff! Leo was an OK leading guy. I actually liked him but it wasn’t until the very end that I felt any chemistry between the two of them. I was actually more invested in the “bad guy”. I do hope he gets a redemption story.

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Amanda Ronconi / Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins

Amanda Ronconi is fantastic! I don’t think I have ever been disappointed with her narration. If you get a chance to listen to her, make sure that you do!

Final Thoughts: I am patiently waiting for the next in the series. Overall these are fun and great to listen too!
FTC Disclosure


Overall Rating
3.5 / 5
Story Rating
3.5 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Narrator Rating
4.5 / 5
Felicia S
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10 responses to “Audiobook Review: That Touch of Magic by Lucy March

  1. See–here’s another reason why I’m loving this review stuff. I took one look at this book, and based on the cover and title . . . NOPE. But then I read your review, and SOUDAIN! it’s not NOPE anymore. I love MCs who constantly get into trouble b/c they’re too big for their britches, and I love the-one-who-got-away romances. Thanks, Felicia 😉

  2. I like when the MC is just a normal person (albeit with not-so-normal magical gifts), trying to find her way in the weird world she lives in. Yay for the action aspects and maybe the romance will come together more in the next one? Is it a new couple or the same two?

  3. The cover doesn’t look very PNR much at all, but that’s me judging a book by it’s cover 😉 I enjoy listening to Amanda Ronconi, but I’ve only heard a couple she does for Molly Harper and they were really funny and well done.

  4. Lupdilup

    I’d have never guessed that this was a paranormal book by the cover, sounds like the heroine is a lot fun. I can easily see Amanda Ronconi making her even more funnier to listen to. I have to keep it mind for when in the mood for some fun listen.
    Thanks Felicia 🙂