When Reggie Johnson answers a job ad in the paper, she’s astonished to find that she’s not applying to work at her favorite card game, Spellcraft: The Magicking. Instead, she’s applying to be an actual familiar for an actual witch. As in, real magic.
The new job has a few perks – great room and board, excellent pay, and she’s apprenticing to a powerful witch. Sure, the witch is a bit eccentric. And sure, there was that issue with the black cat Reggie would prefer to forget about. The biggest problem, however, is warlock Ben Magnus, her employer’s nephew and the most arrogant, insufferable, maddening man to ever cast a spell.
Reggie absolutely hates him. He’s handsome, but he’s also bossy and irritating and orders her around. Ben’s butt might look great in a crystal ball vision, but that’s as far as it goes. But when someone with a vendetta targets the household, she finds herself working with Ben to break a deadly curse. Apparently, when they’re not fighting like cats and dogs, things get downright…bewitching.
Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare is magical fun and steamy. If you like paranormal romance, even standard romances, you will love this fun spin on witches and the supernatural by Jessica Clare. Her characters are complex, have issues, and are downright bewitching in their desire to work together to fight a deadly curse.
Reggie and Ben are the main focus, of course, and their romance is front and center in this novel. While the world is fun and the witch trappings have enough thought to keep you from being thrown out of the story, the real meat of the novel is the burgeoning relationship between Reggie and Ben. It is fun and steamy, especially once the pair embrace their desire for each other and begin working together.
While the plot is easy to parse, the characters are well written. Reggie and Ben are both complex with issues from their past, elements that they have in common, including difficult relationships with their parents. There is a compelling reason for them to connect and solid weight to their relationship when they bond over their common ground. The love between them isn’t instant but the chemistry is hot and believable. If you like romance, you will love this one.
If you love romances, this is one to gulp down as it gives a fun, thrilling ride with magical fun, spellbinding elements and a very hot couple. The pair are enchanting together and I found the book sparkling with humor and charm.
Rating: 5 out 5 hexes