Fantasy Romance

Read Always Practice Safe Hex

Read Always Practice Safe Hex (Stay a Spell, #4)

Livvy Savoie is a people person. Not only does she have the magical gift of persuasion, but her natural charisma charms everyone she meets. She hasn’t met a person she didn’t like. Until her annoyingly brilliant competitor walks through the door. No matter how hard she denies it, loathing isn’t the only emotion she feels for him.

Grim reaper Gareth Blackwater is rarely, if ever, moved beyond his broody, stoic state. But the witch he’s partnered with in the public relations contest is destroying his peace of mind. He’s convinced that the flesh-melting attraction he feels for her is merely her witchy magic at work.

But forced proximity proves there is more than magic sparking between them. Livvy learns this enigmatic grim’s abilities are beyond any supernatural she has ever known. And when Livvy becomes the obsessive target of a dangerous wizard, Gareth proves just how powerful he truly is. Because no one is going to hurt his Lavinia.

I enjoyed this overall, though felt the heroine didn’t get a lot of time to shine and had some qualms about some story elements. I disliked the subplot with the bad guy, especially the climax which was really cruddy all round for the heroine (an understatement). I never like when the climax plot relies on <spoiler>the hero rescuing the heroine from a sexual assault</spoiler>.

There was an intimate shaving scene that wasn’t for me, but to each their own. I had a couple issues with another sex scene later. I felt terrible for the third wheel on their project, who’s uncomfortably trying to get some work done while these two eye fuck each other all day.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

2 replies on “Read Always Practice Safe Hex”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *