November 12, 2021

The Ex Hex

The Ex Hex

by Erin Sterling

Published September 28, 2021
by Avon

Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Genre: Fantasy and Romance

Goodreads Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins, writing as Erin Sterling, casts a spell with a spine-tingling romance full of wishes, witches, and hexes gone wrong.

Nine years ago, Vivienne Jones nursed her broken heart like any young witch would: vodka, weepy music, bubble baths…and a curse on the horrible boyfriend. Sure, Vivi knows she shouldn’t use her magic this way, but with only an “orchard hayride” scented candle on hand, she isn’t worried it will cause him anything more than a bad hair day or two.

That is until Rhys Penhallow, descendent of the town’s ancestors, breaker of hearts, and annoyingly just as gorgeous as he always was, returns to Graves Glen, Georgia. What should be a quick trip to recharge the town’s ley lines and make an appearance at the annual fall festival turns disastrously wrong. With one calamity after another striking Rhys, Vivi realizes her silly little Ex Hex may not have been so harmless after all.

Suddenly, Graves Glen is under attack from murderous wind-up toys, a pissed off ghost, and a talking cat with some interesting things to say. Vivi and Rhys have to ignore their off the charts chemistry to work together to save the town and find a way to break the break-up curse before it’s too late.

My Thoughts:

The hype is real with this one!

Often when a book is super hyped, it falls flat for me. Not the case with this book!

This was such a cute and fun read for the Halloween season. It had just enough magic for me to enjoy it but not be overwhelmed as a non-fantasy genre reader. I loved the romance and chemistry, the vibe of the town, and the steam factor (again, just enough without being too much!).

Looks like this may be a series and if so, I’d love to get Gwyn’s story next!