Don't Hex and Drive by Juliette Cross
Series: Stay a Spell #2
Also in this series: Wolf Gone Wild
Published by Self-published on September 8, 2020
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Notoriously bad at peopling, Isadora Savoie spends most of her time in the greenhouse or at the local animal shelter, using her Conduit powers of growth and healing. Content to remain in the background of the Savoie sister shenanigans, she’s reluctantly roped into the mystery of missing neighborhood girls. Now, she’s partnered with a flashy, flirty vampire to find them before it’s too late.
Devraj Kumar has seen and done it all. Three hundred years roaming the earth as a Stygorn—a legendary vampire warrior who operates in the shadows—has its perks. But ennui has set in. That is, until he has a run-in—literally—with an intriguing witch while on a new assignment in New Orleans. Fascinated by her resistance to his charms, Devraj can’t help but push her buttons in an effort to get to know the shy witch. Fortunately for him, she’s been recruited by the Lord of Vampires to assist Devraj on the case.
Between a Bollywood marathon, supernatural dating app, secret package, and sexy driving instruction, Isadora is in over her head. And Devraj? After just one taste, he’s playing for keeps.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I had the best of times reading Don’t Hex and Drive! As unlikely the introvert gardener witch and the hot AF Bollywood superstar vampire seemed to be as a couple… they worked really well *wink*
Isadora is one of the Savoie sisters we didn’t get to meet in Wolf Gone Wild. I instantly felt a kinship with her and her people-I-don’t-know-are-exhausting view on the world. Happier to spend her time with plants and animals (soul-sister!) she had the biggest, softest of hearts… she just really didn’t like talking about it with people. She was funny and could throw some sass, but her quiet strength was the cherry on top (yes, it’s clear I have a girl-crush).
Devraj at first seemed the complete opposite of Isadora. He was flirty, flashy and charming, and there was not one shy bone in the guy’s gorgeous body. If there was something to be done on this earth he gave it a go, but even an elite warrior who could get everything he wanted could get lonely after centuries. From the very first encounter he had with Isadora, he’s intrigued, and the more time he spent with her, the more he realized she might be exactly what he had been missing all this time.
I loved so many things about this story! Ms. Cross’s take on vampires and the supernatural world is exciting and fresh.. I mean, I’m pretty sure Devraj is my first vegetarian vampire! There’s suspense and a bit of action, sexy hot shenanigans and two very different individuals trying to fight the feelings they awake in each other.
Don’t Hex and Drive is a fabulous follow up in the Stay a Spell series and I can’t wait to read what comes next!!!
Rating: 4+ “Bollywood stars do it better” Stars
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