Title: A Christmas Hex
Author: Jordan L. Hawk
Series: Hexworld #2.5
Genre: M/M Historical Fantasy
A Hexworld Short Story
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?
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The wonderfully enjoyable Hexworld returns to spend Christmas in New York with a lonely wolf familiar and the man who should be his witch.
Roland may be a wolf, but he’s also ridiculously sweet. Shy and introverted after years of keeping his secret, aware of how deeply reviled his kind are, he’s lonely and heart sore but resigned to his solitary fate. He’s the complete opposite of Gus, who is outgoing, confident and bold. They make a good team, even with Roland doubting himself, and I’d love to see more of them after their bond has been given a little time to form and deepen.
The mystery is intriguing too, beginning with a dangerous hex and deepening as new clues come to light. It’s a quick tale, but plenty enjoyable for all that, and I loved getting to see grumpy Nick, the protective feral familiar again.
In all this is a cute addition to the series, quick and enjoyable. I’d love to see more of all involved some time.
A Christmas Hex is Out Now.
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