Don’t Hex and Drive by Juliette Cross

Don't Hex and Drive Book Cover Don't Hex and Drive
Stay a Spell series Book 2
Juliette Cross
Paranormal Romance
September 8, 2020
ebook and paperback

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.

“Darling? Lover? What was he talking about? Wait. Was he flirting with me? What nerve.”

Juliette Cross is dialed into the sweet spot of Paranormal Romance.  Don’t Hex and Drive,  the second book in the Stay a Spell series, Juliette Cross perfectly combines all the elements of a fun, and un-put-downable contemporary paranormal romance story: sweetness, silliness, sexy heat, and some mystery.

Isadora is a character that you instantly like, and understand. She’s socially awkward, but once in her element and out of the spotlight she’s a force to be reckoned with. Isadora is a witch who cares about everyone around her person and animal alike…that is until she gets hit by a car driven by a hunky vampire.

Devraj Kumar is sent to New Orleans to help the supernatural community figure out a string of disappearances. Instead of hitting the ground running, he hits Isadora and his world is flipped. I loved seeing the mighty Stygorn hunter become a besotted fool in the face of Isadora. I think this is what makes this story so great. Isadora has strength, but it is inward and she rarely shows it. Devraj is known for his strength and yet is like a puppy dog when it comes to Isadora. Part of what makes this story so endearing is that you can understand why Isadora wants Devraj but has reservations. These reservations are also a huge part of the charm of Devraj, because for being a smart Stygorn hunter, Isadora leaves him scrambling to how to make her his own. 

Getting to know a new couple and watch their journey unfold on the pages of Don’t Hex and Drive was addicting and I found myself both wanting to savor the words and devour them in one sitting. Talk about some cognitive dissonance but in the best way. Don’t Hex and Drive is fun, and full of steamy chemistry. If you think you don’t like Paranormal Romance, I challenge you to read this book, as well as the first book in the series—Wolf Gone Wild.

Don’t Hex and Drive will be available for to read on September 8th! Pre-order your copy now!

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