Not Your Ex’s Hexes by April Asher

Published: February 7, 2023

St. Martin’s Griffin

Pages: 349

Genre: Romantic Comedy

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

April Asher, aka April Hunt, was hooked on romantic stories from the time she first snuck a bodice-ripper romance out from her mom’s bedside table. She now lives out her own happily-ever-after with her college-sweetheart husband, their two children, and a cat who thinks she’s more dog—and human—than feline. By day, April dons dark blue nursing scrubs and drinks way too much caffeine. By night, she still consumes too much caffeine, but she does it with a laptop in hand, and from her favorite side of the couch.

For her entire life, Rose Maxwell trained to become the next Prima on the Supernatural Council. Now that she’s stepped down, it’s time for this witch to focus on herself. And not think about her impulsive one-night stand with Damian Adams, a half-Demon Veterinarian who she can’t get out of her head. Neither of them is looking for a relationship. But when Rose is sentenced to community service at Damian’s animal sanctuary it becomes impossible for them to ignore their sparking attraction. A friends-with-benefits, no feelings, no strings arrangement works perfectly for them both.

After a sequence of dead-end jobs, it’s not until Rose tangos with two snarly demons that she thinks she’s finally found her path. However, this puts Damian back on the periphery of a world he thought he left behind. He doesn’t approve of Rose becoming a Hunter, but if there’s one thing he’s learned about the stubborn witch, it was telling her not to do something was one sure-fire way to make sure she did.

Working―and sleeping―together awakens feelings Damian never knew he had…and shouldn’t have. Because thanks to his ex’s hex, if he falls in love, he’ll not only lose his heart―but his humanity.

“… when someone finds their purpose, magical things happen.”

Rose is trying to figure out what her calling is. Now that her sister is working with the Prima, her day has a lot of empty hours when she crosses paths with the hot veterinarian, and their chemistry is off the charts. Too bad he has secrets.

This was cute. I enjoyed the storyline, though I wish I had read the first book before reading this one. I feel like there were details I missed without reading the first book.

The storytelling was fun, and I enjoyed the plot. I don’t usually read this romance genre, but I enjoyed the magic. I found the pacing perfect for the story, and I enjoyed the characters.

This was a charming read. The personalities were all larger than life, which made sense for a supernatural community. I enjoyed Rose and Damien finding their way, and the side characters were all the perfect comedic relief.

I think this series will be really good. A lot of thought and planning has gone into bringing this world to life, and the development is strong. I would read the third book.

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