“Hexbreaker” by Jordan L. Hawk

about

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.

review

Hex. What is a hex? 1) To bewitch; practice witchcraft on: Hawk must have hexed me because I could think of nothing BUT hexworld for days on end as I devoured this series. 2) Spell; charm; My binge reading was beyond perfect timing and could only have been from a hex. 3) A witch. 4) An abbreviation for a hexagon. Six sections or parts. This could possibly mean the series isn’t quite finished yet…because let’s be honest, I would continue to read any and all additions to this series.

This charismatic series took me by storm and yes, I bounced from one book to the next, without stopping at go to collect $200. There is a lovely little prequel that I would highly suggest starting with. In The Thirteenth Hex, we’re introduced to both Dominic and Rook and this magnificent paranormal world. Jordan has outdone himself yet again. I was absolutely mesmerized by the magical concept of witches and their familiars. The familiars are shape-shifting animals who recognize their destined witch by their magic. Think of a soulmate that only one part can identity but once bonded they are a force to be reckoned with. We step back in time to the late nineteenth century in New York City. Prepare to be dazzled! And if that piques your curiosity just wait…the characters and their mix of wit, wizardry, and wild passion add the be to the dazzle. Yes, my mind is blown!!

Now, let’s talk about Tom and Cicero! Tom is a policeman walking on the right side of the law while hiding secrets from his past that are…not. I should mention there are two police departments here; magical and non. And Tom is with the regular police, which in this timeframe were not always honest and above the laws they enforced. He has no family besides the force and does his best to keep his head down, protect those in danger, and take care of his neighborhood. When the nightmares that haunt him are no longer restricted to his dreams he feels the ground cracking beneath him. Cicero is a cat shifter desperate to find his missing best friend. I’ve recently rescued a black cat and my life will never be the same. I can only chuckle and offer condolences to Tom because cats are a special breed. Despite their attitude and often obnoxious behavior, they will love you like no other. Cicero oozes seduction and puts the carnal in pleasure. Tom doesn’t stand a chance. However, there’s evil lurking behind every corner and time is critical. They race to solve the case and my heart sprinted along with them. When push comes to shove, truth is the only answer. And forgiveness may not come. If you’re up for a feisty and fierce love affair between an Irish cop with a dark past and a saucy cat looking for his bestie while inadvertently discovering his Tom, the hex breaks here!

beware

The past may not define you…but it cannot be erased. The present is full of opportunities to capture…and release if you’re lucky. And the future is simply waiting for you…to make it…or break it.

 

bookisforDo you like magic? Do you like romance? Do you like flashing back to a time long forgotten? Then I have good news, Hexworld is waiting for you…have fun! *whispers* I have no doubt you will and I’ll be back to babble more soon! 

 

bookinfo

TITLE: Hexbreaker (Hexworld #1)
AUTHOR: Jordan L. Hawk
PUBLISHER: Widdershin’s Press
LENGTH: 245 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 6, 2016
BUY LINKS: Amazon

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