Love and Other Wicked Things (Paperback)
"Sweetly magical." — Kirkus Reviews
Sometimes love is the strongest magic of all
Nineteen-year-old Rhia Greenbrook has lived in the sleepy town of Oakriver in a house with three generations of witches her entire life. Rhia draws her magic from the earth and likes to spend her time amongst plants and nature. Her practice is gentle, sacred, and—per her family’s tradition—secret.
New-to-town witch Valerie Morgan is looking for answers about her mother’s disappearance from Oakriver seventeen years ago. Without her mother’s guidance, Valerie has cultivated her fire magic on her own and she makes no effort to keep her powers hidden. Although Rhia is immediately annoyed by Valerie's blatant use of magic, she can’t deny the instant magnetism between them.
But amidst their magical connection, a dark presence looms over Oakriver. Unsettling visions from Rhia’s grandmother and dangerous sleepwalking episodes throw into question Valerie’s past and what role her presence plays in the strange happenings. And as Valerie gets tangled up further into the darkness, it’s up to Rhia to tap into the full potential of her power in order to save the town she loves and the girl she’s fallen for.
About the Author
Philline Harms is a writer of queer contemporary YA romances including Never Kiss Your Roommate. When she’s not working on a novel, she can be found analyzing her friends' birth charts, drinking her body weight in tea, or crafting obscurely specific Spotify playlists—sometimes simultaneously. Living in Germany, she is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Psychology.
"With likable side characters and an engaging and sweet love story at its heart, this novel tracing Rhia and Valerie’s journey together is endearing and suspenseful." — Kirkus Reviews
“Take a pinch of autumnal magic, add characters that spark off the page, and brew everything together with mystery and atmosphere, and you’ll have the delectable Love and Other Wicked Things. Philline Harms has written the queer, witchy romance of your coziest October dreams!” - Cecilia Vinesse, author of Seven Days of You.