Nell Sullivan is fiery, easily distracted by cookies, and doomed to wear the peach monstrosity at her best friend’s wedding.
And she’s a witch.
Daniel Walker is a former baseball player turned bored hacker looking for a challenge. Hacking Nell’s online gaming world is going to get him a lot more than he bargained for.
A prophecy says they will make babies together – but when it comes to the love life of a modern witch and a hacker, prophecy might not get a vote.
Another outstanding entry in the Witches Series by Debora Geary!
I’m like a little kid at Christmas waiting for the next installment of any of the witch books. They are a feast!! To Have and to Code travels back to the beginning with Nell and Daniel’s story. What a story it is. I always brace myself for a lot of emotion in Ms Geary’s books and this has it in spades. Nell is truly one of a kind. She centers so much of the various witches throughout all of the books. She is an extremely strong witch with a hidden heart. Her parents know there will be struggles ahead for Nell if her mother’s precognition come true. Nell is destined for a great or heartbreaking future. The problem, she’s such a strong woman and witch, she scares men away. Well, that is until now.
Daniel dares to hack into Nell’s on line game world and he’s very good at it. So very good at that Nell can’t believe…………….. Nope, you’ll have to read it to find out. And it’s a whopper, let me tell you!! Daniel just doesn’t know when or how to quit. The thing is, Nell can’t believe that Daniel won’t quit on her and their budding relationship. He sees the real Nell that no other man ever has. Okay, that’s enough of that. READ IT, but first read the other books in the complete line.
I enjoyed seeing all the previous characters as almost youngsters. Getting the insight to their characters after having already met them is fantastic. Seeing Nell’s parents and the interactions between them and their children warms your heart. Several times in this novel, I wanted to just flat out yell or shake Nell. I didn’t like that feeling. I read the book again and got a better insight into Nell, the woman. Maybe I was just in a hurry the first time through but the second time through, it made more much sense and I was more sympathetic to Nell’s situation. It made sense and it fit. Like I’d expect anything different from Ms Geary.
I did need the tissue, several times but this is something I’ve come to expect. I keep them handy. I know I’m going to love the whole book even if I cry through it. It still amazes me that Ms Geary is able to wring every feeling you’ve had into her novels. Why go through the torture, well, they are just that good.
My rating: 4.25 Stars