Witch, Please by A.J. Macey and Jarica James – A Book Review

Posted September 18, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 0 Comments

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Witch, Please

(Not Your Basic Witch – Book 1)

by A.J. Macey & Jarica James
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Fast Burn, Academy PNR, NA, RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

Not your average Academy read and not your average Witch. Intriguing, if fast – Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Aris Calisto, newest student at Aether Academy of Crystal Magic and Witchcraft not only stands out with her quirky outfits and bubblegum pink hair but also draws attention by being what’s considered the lowest of the low in the Akasha society- a Mixta.

When mysterious things start happening, including unexpected bindings, things going missing, and being claimed by a not-so-traditional familiar, Aris realizes she’s in over her cotton candy-colored head. Enter in the five guys who have been magically roped into Aris’s rodeo:

-Caspian, the playful potions brewer,
-Drayce, the summoner who never seems to get overwhelmed,
-Kye, a broody rune drawer who Aris can’t help but pester,
-Xan, the spell caster with no sense of humor to speak of,
-and Torryn, the history professor who seems to demand every waking hour working on mastering her power.

With a cauldron full of men behind her, can Aris use her i’magic’nation to figure out what’s happening to her capricious coven? Or will she find out that life’s a real witch?

The Not Your Basic Witch is a WhyChoose/Reverse Harem trilogy featuring MMFMMM meaning there is M/M content, and the female main character doesn’t have to choose between her love interests. This trilogy is the first in a series collection consisting of six trilogies titled Legends of Asteria. Each trilogy should be read in order.

**This book contains references involving violence, and other themes that some readers may find triggering.**

Thoughts on Witch, Please

In a word… cute. Our bubble gum haired heroine is just as sweet as that treat, and just as bubbly. She almost effervescent in her enthusiasm, ensuring a wealth of attention as she embarks in her new life at the academy. The two there are the guys….

It’s good, but fast. Real fast. The bonds are almost thrown out there, and not very well balanced with the plot. That bothered me and made me skip some parts. Otherwise, it was decent, and like I said, cute.

I wanted to love this, but I just didn’t. That said, it IS gaining quite a few 5 stars on Amazon and is well worth checking out.


  • FMC is a bright spot.
  • World building is intriguing.


  • Too Fast with relationships. So freaking fast. No connections!
  • Sex and plot are not balanced well.


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type



NC-17 (NA)

Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range



3.5 out of 5 Stars

Emotionally and physically fast, this Academy RH redefines ‘Fast Burn’, with a touch of magic. Free on KU!

Published August 31st, 2019
299 Pages

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