Hexbreaker by Jordan L. Hawk was a sensational follow-up to the introductory short story, The 13th Hex. Historical AUs are quickly becoming one of my favorite things because of this series.
I just adored everything about this book. Tom and Cicero were lovely and complex characters that I fell for immediately.
This is my idea of a perfect enemies-to-lovers book. I loved how they both made snap judgments about the other and they were both so very wrong. It made watching them learn about one another and fall in love with each other even more powerful.
There was a lot going on in this book. I was on the edge of my seat breathlessly waiting to see what would happen next.
Plus, I thought it was really cool that Ms. Hawk wove her story around real historical events. It added an element of “realness” even while a cat shapeshifter and a hexbreaker were running around trying to save the day.
Cicero doing the hoochie coochie is…perfection. If you don’t know what that is, don’t Google it. Just read the book and enjoy. 😉
You don’t technically need to read The 13th Hex to enjoy this one, but you totally should because it’s awesome. (I say so right here.) Plus, the couple from that story are in this one and events that took place are referenced. So it’ll just add an extra layer of enjoyment.
I’ve really adored this series by Jordan L. Hawk so far, but especially this book. Hexbreaker is just so creative, well-developed, and perfectly paced with fully realized characters. I can’t wait for more!
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Will a dark history doom their future together?
New York copper Tom Halloran is a man with a past. If anyone finds out he once ran with the notorious O’Connell tunnel gang, he’ll spend the rest of his life doing hard time behind bars. But Tom’s secret is threatened when a horrible murder on his beat seems to have been caused by the same ancient magic that killed his gang.
Cat shifter Cicero is determined to investigate the disappearance of one friend and the death of another, even though no one else believes the cases are connected. When the trail of his investigation crosses Tom’s, the very bohemian Cicero instinctively recognizes the uncultured Irish patrolman as his witch. Though they’re completely unsuited to one another, Cicero has no choice but to work alongside Tom…all the while fighting against the passion growing within.
Tom knows that taking Cicero as his familiar would only lead to discovery and disaster. Yet as the heat between them builds, Tom’s need for the other man threatens to overcome every rational argument against becoming involved.
But when their investigation uncovers a conspiracy that threatens all of New York, Tom must make the hardest decision of his life: to live a lie and gain his heart’s desire, or to confess the truth and sacrifice it all.