Book Review: The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

  The Ex Hex  by Erin Sterling Genre:  Witchy romance Synopsis:   Nine years ago, Vivienne Jones nursed her broken heart like any youn...


The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

Genre: Witchy romance

Nine years ago, Vivienne Jones nursed her broken heart like any young witch would: vodka, weepy music, bubble baths…and a curse on the horrible boyfriend. Sure, Vivi knows she shouldn’t use her magic this way, but with only an “orchard hayride” scented candle on hand, she isn’t worried it will cause him anything more than a bad hair day or two.

That is until Rhys Penhallow, descendent of the town’s ancestors, breaker of hearts, and annoyingly just as gorgeous as he always was, returns to Graves Glen, Georgia. What should be a quick trip to recharge the town’s ley lines and make an appearance at the annual fall festival turns disastrously wrong. With one calamity after another striking Rhys, Vivi realizes her silly little Ex Hex may not have been so harmless after all.

Suddenly, Graves Glen is under attack from murderous wind-up toys, a pissed off ghost, and a talking cat with some interesting things to say. Vivi and Rhys have to ignore their off the charts chemistry to work together to save the town and find a way to break the break-up curse before it’s too late.

Content/Trigger Warnings: Graphic sexual content

Overall rating:  ★★★☆☆

Ugh, am I just insatiable when it comes to reading lately? Witches and romance set in the state of Georgia and mostly at a college?? It should be right up my alley. But The Ex Hex had me crawling straight into a ditch like I was Rhys arriving in Graves Glen.

"I have tits, so I think I can handle hearing the word spoken."

Okay, okay. So it wasn’t THAT bad, but it wasn’t that good either. The characters were cute - I always love romance and I thought Rhys was dreamy. I really liked Gwen but felt I wasn’t able to get to know her well enough. And Elaine gave me total Aunt Zelda vibes. With Vivienne, there were times where I really liked her and others where I wanted to just punch her in the face. She honestly irked me so badly. I just wish there had been MORE given in way of the characters.

The storytelling itself was really disjointed. The writing was definitely lacking and so many of the scenes were just useless and awkward. This book could have easily been 100 pages shorter.

I don’t know, The Ex Hex just left me feeling underwhelmed and totally perplexed.

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