Author: Jordan L. Hawk
Series: Hexworld 3
Genre: Paranormal (Historical)
Rating: Four Petals
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Horse shifter Nick has one rule: never trust a witch.
Nick has devoted his life to making his saloon a safe haven for the feral familiars of New York. So when a brutal killer slaughters a feral under his protection, Nick has no choice but to try and catch the murderer. Even if that means bonding with a handsome Irish witch.
Officer Jamie MacDougal came back from the war in Cuba missing part of a leg and most of his heart. After his former lover becomes one of the killer’s victims, Jamie will do anything to solve the case.
Nick comes to Jamie with a proposal: after making a temporary bond, they will work together to stop the murders. Once the killer is caught, they walk away and never see one another again.
It sounds simple enough. But the passion that flares between the two men won’t be so easily extinguished. And if Nick can’t learn to trust his witch, he stands to lose everything—including his life.
I received this book as an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review.
When a killer starts haunting shifters, Nick knows he has to do something. Trusting Jamie, a witch and a police officer, is the very last thing Nick wants, but as the killer starts to target people Nick has sworn to protect, he has no choice. Except, that choice might lead to the end of everything Nick holds dear.
Like I said with the previous books in the series, the world building is amazing. Hawk has taken true historical facts and added a beautiful touch of magic. There is so much depth included with each bit of research that went into the story and it feels so realistic. The world building is definitely what kept me turning the pages in this book.
Of course, I also enjoyed the plot. The mystery of who was killing and why was dynamic and kept my attention. I also liked how the romance was different from the ones in the previous books. The characters each had distinct personalities that gave very different insights to the mystery and made their love story unique. That said, I did find both the plot and the romance to be a tad predictable, which is why I deducted a petal, but that didn't detract from how much I liked this book.
I absolutely recommend this book and this entire series. The world building is phenomenal and provides amazing amounts to depth to the story. I did find the plot and the romance to be slightly predictable, but overall I definitely enjoyed this book.
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