Go Hex Yourself, a romance novel that grabbed my attention from the first. Unusual. Romance novels are always a mixed bag for me. I enjoy reading some, especially those with a tinge of snark and a lot of humor. Admittedly, I’m not always keen on fantasy romances, but reading the info before this book came out, I was intrigued. It sounded like a darn lot of fun, so I requested the advanced copy and eagerly awaited my moment to read.
When I “cracked open the spine” on my eBook copy, I found delight awaited my every page swipe to the next. The initial setup made me giggle, being married to a man who thoroughly enjoys playing Magic: The Gathering, a card game clearly riffed off in the concept of the main character’s expectations as she heads into the, shall we call it, unusual job interview.
This book kept me entertained and intrigued, from the giggle-inducing first page to the last, the fun twists on romantic tropes to vivid world-building and visceral settings. I loved every twist and turn, every silly, bizarre, and funny coincidence, and the oddity of the family in question.
It’s a first-person narrative, bouncing from perspective to perspective each chapter, giving a deeper, more intimate look into the world of Reggie, Lisa, Ben, and the rest as they work their way through spell craft and magic – even if it’s not what Reggie expects when she shows up for the job interview at the brownstone that fateful morning.
If you enjoy a good rom-com and a witchy tale, you’ll definitely enjoy Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare. Be prepared to read all night, though, as you’ll have a hard time putting this delightful tale of love and magic down.
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Editor-in-Chief of The MockingOwl Roost, Rita Mock-Pike is the granddaughter of aviatrix, Jerrie Mock, first woman to pilot an airplane solo around the world. Rita has found inspiration from her grandmother’s life and flight and pursued many of her own dreams in theatre, podcasting, novel writing, and cooking up delicious food from around the world. She now writes on food, travel, pets, faith, and the arts. She’s happily married to Matt, and faithfully serves the very fluffy kitten queen, Lady Stardust.