A Magical Enemies to Lovers with a Mystery!
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The Kiss Curse Book Cover The Kiss Curse
Erin Sterling
Romantic Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Holiday Romance
Avon
September 20, 2022
ebook, paperback, audiobook
320

The follow-up to Erin Sterling’s New York Times bestselling hit The Ex Hex features fan favorite Gwyn and the spine-tinglingly handsome Wells Penhallow as they battle a new band of witches and their own magical chemistry.

Gwyn Jones is perfectly happy with her life in Graves Glen. She, her mom, and her cousin have formed a new and powerful coven; she’s running a successful witchcraft shop, Something Wicked; and she’s started mentoring some of the younger witches in town. As Halloween approaches, there’s only one problem—Llewellyn “Wells” Penhallow.

Wells has come to Graves Glen to re-establish his family’s connection to the town they founded as well as to make a new life for himself after years of being the dutiful son in Wales. When he opens up a shop of his own, Penhallow’s, just across the street from Something Wicked, he quickly learns he’s gotten more than he bargained for in going up against Gwyn.

When their professional competition leads to a very personal—and very hot—kiss, both Wells and Gwyn are determined to stay away from each other, convinced the kiss was just a magical fluke. But when a mysterious new coven of witches come to town and Gwyn’s powers begin fading, she and Wells must work together to figure out just what these new witches want and how to restore Gwyn’s magic before it’s too late.

“If I yell ‘boo-ya’ when we catch the ghost, you’ll get it’s meant to be ironic, right?”

In a fantastically fun follow-up to hit novel The Ex Hex, Erin Sterling has served up The Kiss Curse to hungry fans just in time for Spooky Season to commence and it delivers on every delicious promise.

Gwyn Jones has held a grudge against gorgeous and talented Llwellyn Penhallow since their college days. Those days are long since passed and the Jones family magic is now securely in control of Graves Glen. When Wells rolls back into town ready to set up his own magical-based shop, Gwyn can’t help but try to thwart his success. Gwyn has been the forthright and feisty character that I was most drawn to in The Ex Hex, right alongside Sir Purrcival.

“So I can only assume you’ve come here to ruin my life.”

Poor Wells. He surely wasn’t blessed with the coolest of names, although I do like his nickname. After the family bar in Wales began its final death throes, the Penhallow Patriach, Rhys and Wells’ father sends Wells to Graves Glen in order to reclaim some sense of Penhallow glory again. I like that Wells is secretly pleased to be back in Georgia and the college town that has held his heart for years. His arrival in Graves Glen feels like a homecoming, and I’m happy for him.

Gwyn and Wells’ relationship is like oil and vinegar—they don’t want to work together, but when they do it’s magical. What’s not to love about witty repartee in a whimsical enemies to lover’s romance? It’s when Gwyn’s magic begins to act haywire that Wells and Gwyn’s trio of Baby Witches begin to sleuth out that the other new arrival in town may not be as benign as she would lead everyone to believe. There truly is some magnificent storytelling in The Kiss Curse. I was riveted to the page and found myself lost in the whodunnit-style mystery.

It didn’t feel like a first kiss. It was too good, too sure of itself, and once again, Gwyn tried to tell herself that had to be magic because surely a  man named Llewellyn didn’t kiss like this without some kind of magical intervention.”

Between some pink glitter dust, a sneaky Sir Purrcival, and a mystery plot that will have readers gobbling up the pages like a Halloween-deprived goblin, The Kiss Curse is the perfect novel to help get you in the mood for Spooky Season. I could not get enough of Gwyn and Wells. Seeing how happy Vivi and Rhys are was also a great tie in, and I only hope that Bowen finally gets his own HEA soon too!

You absolutely cannot miss The Kiss Curse! Due out next week, Erin Sterling as truly harnessed her magic for good in this phenomenal new release!