Break out the candy corn! This quirky, steamy rom-com about a major post-breakup hex will put a powerful spell on you.
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Author, The Lost Apothecary
Raise your hand if you’re totally over summer and more than ready for a sexy, witchy rom-com. (My hand is raised.) The Ex Hex is the laugh-out-loud Halloween read we all need right now, so I’m giving you permission to light a pumpkin spice candle, grab the kettle corn, and pull out the potions.
Set in Graves Glen, a charming mountain town, Vivienne Jones is feeling the heartbreak. But she’s also a witch so…no big surprise, she whips out the booze and a few playful hexes. (Who of us hasn’t wanted to curse an ex while sipping vodka in the bathtub?) What she doesn’t expect is that same ex, Welsh hottie Rhys Penhallow, to reappear years later. Abracadabra. His hair still does The Thing and the chemistry between the two is white-hot. Just when we think it can’t get any hotter, Vivi and Rhys almost have library sex. Almost. You’d hex them if you could, but there’s no need: just keep reading.
This second-chance rom-com is full of magical mishaps, ghosts, a treat-obsessed cat, and plenty of sweet-and-spicy sexual tension. The Ex Hex is a light and playful read, best devoured next to a roaring fireplace with a pumpkin martini in hand. I suggest you read it alone. Or with your own Welsh witch hottie, if you’re lucky enough to conjure one.
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.
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A quick, easy, light read. It was the perfect Halloween romance! The ending did come to a quick stop and I think that I could’ve used more of a “story,” but overall I loved this hot and steamy read!
Well, I’m charmed! This is the perfect funny, romantic, & magical October read. There’s a cozy town I want to visit, characters I wish were my friends, & all the festive vibes! Please make this movie!
I read one review below that this book is like the movie Hocus Pocus but they f@$k and that is the most accurate review I’ve ever read ever. It was a Halloween joy ????????♀️????????♂️????
St. Davids, PA
The perfect read for spooky season! If you love witchy entertainment like Hocus Pocus or Sabrina the Teenage Witch, you’ll love this fun romance about a curse gone wrong. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Shady Side, MD
Loved that I could really connect and relate to the characters. Loved that there was a mix between real life problems and supernatural ones too. Haven’t read a witch book in a while and really enjoyed
Calvert City, KY
5⭐ Humor, witches, magic, romance, and some steamy scenes...What else could you need in a book?!?!? This was a quick, fun read and perfect for the season. Read it in less than a day, it was that good!
West Jordan, UT
This book was a surprise and delight. I couldn’t believe how quickly I got through it. And the characters are so creative and quirky in their own ways. To anyone who wants to read this book please do!
I loved the cozy-combination of romance, suspense, and the witchy fall setting. I’m really hoping to see a sequel or at the very least, more books like this from this author. Snuggle up with this one!
Such an easy, fun read and just in time for spooky season! While I knew this was more of a love story, I really could’ve used more magic and witchery! Being set in my home state of Georgia was a plus!
This book was perfect for what it is. A fun and somewhat silly Halloween adventure. With some very steamy romance scenes thrown in. I read it over Halloween weekend and couldn’t have asked for better!
I enjoyed this book tremendously. It’s more than a light romance. The author really gives us a sense of place, characters that feel human and believable, as well as a fully developed culture. Lovely!
What an absolutely perfect spooky season read! I loved every minute of this book. It has snark, banter, and so many witchy sayings. There’s adventure, lore, romance, and a haunted house. Perfection.
Adorable! Accidental curses, unfightable attractions, +a talking cat, what more do you need from a Halloween read? Would read more of Rhys and Vivi’s lives, they will certainly have more adventures!!
Romance, female empowerment, and magic all wrapped up in one. Truly a perfect combination. The romance wasn’t too cheesy or corny, which was much appreciated. Definitely recommend reading this book.
I read this book all the way through as soon as I received it. I got into pages 100-113 and really wished that I could go back and reread it already. It's amazing and it will be a reread over again
I couldn’t put it down! Parts of the romance were unrealistic but still loved it. The witch element was amazing. Ended way too soon and I wanted more to the story. The sex was HOT and written well.
I dont typically read romance by my heart needed a little something and this delivered. It was a quick easy read, tugged at my emotions, and made magic seem possible in the everyday.The perfect escape
Everything you need for an October romance. Witches, talking cats, ghosts, spells gone wrong, eerie houses, and a witch accidentally curses her ex-witch-boyfriend and now the town is (maybe) doomed!!!
A wonderful mix of witchy rom-com! The Ex Hex was just the lighthearted comedic relief from real life that I so desperately needed right now; I’d happily recommend it to other witchy rom-com lovers!
I LOVED this book! Snarky and sexy, it is an addicting romance with just the right amount of adventure, love, and magic! Great story, great characters, and lots of flirting! Perfect for Halloween! ❤