A Christmas Hex by Jordan L Hawk, ~ Book Review by Teresa

A-Christmas-HexTitle: A Christmas Hex
Series: Hexworld, 2.5

Author: Jordan L Hawk,

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Alli Smith

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 11/01/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Gay Romance, Historical, Paranormal

Blurb:

Roland knows he will never find love. Everyone views wolf familiars like himself as dangerous beasts, unable to rein in their savage impulses. He’s resigned himself to his fate—or so he thinks, until he meets the dashing Augustus Cao. His witch.

Gus is on the trail of a gang of thieves, and Roland holds an important clue. Even though they can never bond, Roland can’t pass up the opportunity to spend a night with his witch.

Can Roland conceal his secret, while helping Gus catch the thieves? Or will the handsome detective be the one to steal his heart?

My View:

Lots of action, danger, and lust make for a great Christmas time short story. A Christmas Hex was non-stop from the beginning to end. Roland and Gus were cute together and made a great team. I would love to read more about them.

I must admit, though, there was one thing that niggled my brain. It could be because of how many paranormal stories I read, but I didn’t find Roland’s animal self to be that shocking or worthy of such hatred. Maybe if we had had a bit more background on why there was a stigma on wolves in this society (other than a brief comment of how they were evil), it would have made more of an impact; especially after meeting sweet Roland, writer of cheap mysteries. This is probably just me feeling this way though, so feel free to totally ignore my misgivings!

Once I accepted the premise of the story and ignored my niggle, I quite enjoyed the rest of the interactions of the characters and plot. Definitely worth checking out!

Links

A Christmas Hex on Goodreads
Self Published
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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