Book One of the Mystic Cafe series finds Elly's world pretty much turned upside down. So when Grandma Imelda calls her to come home to take over for her at the Mystic Cafe so she can retire, Elly decides that anything must be better than where she is at. Time to go home. How hard can it be anyway, it's just a cafe and she does like to cook. To bad she's just about to find out that everything at the Mystic is served with a side order of magic!
Armed with Grandma's spellbook, magic spices and best friend Mary Jane, Elly starts serving up meals to the locals.Unfortunately, Mary Jane is so awestruck with the latest hottie, Rory Covington, that has just walked in the door that she just served him the wrong order.
Enter Tom Owenton, an investigator for the National Organization for Magic who must investigate this magical mess-up. Hmmm...well, it really wasn't Elly's fault but she takes the blame and now must make amends before the Organization closes down the cafe. But breaking the news to Rory that she accidentally gave him the wrong magic (magic!) just might be the end of any relationship they could have.
There are some comedic moments in the book, especially when all the women in town follow and fawn all over Rory. Rose Pressey has done a great job in keeping this light-hearted and fun! And it definitely is a nice respite from the traditional paranormal books that I have read in the past.