Don’t Hex and Drive (Stay a Spell, #2). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Don’t Hex and Drive by Juliette Cross

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Notoriously bad at peopling, Isadora Savoie spends most of her time in the greenhouse or at the local animal shelter, using her Conduit powers of growth and healing.

Content to remain in the background of the Savoie sister shenanigans, she’s reluctantly roped into the mystery of missing neighborhood girls. Now, she’s partnered with a flashy, flirty vampire to find them before it’s too late.

Devraj Kumar has seen and done it all. Three hundred years roaming the earth as a Stygorn – a legendary vampire warrior who operates in the shadows – has its perks. But ennui has set in. That is, until he has a run-in – literally – with an intriguing witch while on a new assignment in New Orleans. Fascinated by her resistance to his charms, Devraj can’t help but push her buttons in an effort to get to know the shy witch. Fortunately for him, she’s been recruited by the Lord of Vampires to assist Devraj on the case.

Between a Bollywood marathon, supernatural dating app, secret package, and sexy driving instruction, Isadora is in over her head. And Devraj? After just one taste, he’s playing for keeps.

Don’t Hex and Drive

The Bollywood vampire and the introverted witch!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💚🖤💙💜❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙📘
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: ☹️🙃☺️😀
Narrator(s): 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Narration Type: Dual Narration

The heroine: Isadora Savoie – one of the New Orleans Savoie witches. Isadora has healing powers and works in her garden most of the time. Unlike her sisters, she is shy and likes to be alone. She has no need of a man and has never been very good at talking to them. She is afraid of riding in cars and never learned to drive, she rides her bike most places she needs to go.

The Hero: Devraj Kumar – he is a Stygorn vampire, which is an extremely powerful vampire, from an ancient bloodline. They are very good at tracking and hunting just about any prey, and are gifted with strong powers of persuasion, so Devraj is often hired by vampire overlords when to find rogue vampires causing havoc in their territory. Which is why he is currently in New Orleans, working for Rueben.

The Story: When Devraj first gets to town, he is driving fast in his Lamborghini Diablo at night when he hits Isadora on her bike. They get off to a rough start, especially because Isadora hurt her ankle and is not too happy about this arrogant former Bollywood star hitting her in his fancy car.

Isadora wants nothing more than to put the event behind her and never think about Devraj again, but that is made impossible when Devraj rents the house next door to the Savoie home. Devraj is trying to find some girls that have gone missing from local bars, because vampires are to blame for the disappearances.

This story was told in dual points of view via dual narration. Like Wolf Gone Wild, it was narrated by Aiden Snow and Johanna Fairview. Aiden Snow is one of my favorite narrators with his deep smoky voice and Johanna Fairview has a clear feminine voice and you can tell when she is smiling while she speaks.

I liked the story, though I think too much time was spent on Isadora’s fear of falling for Devraj because she believes he is going to move away back to his old life and leave her with a broken heart. I wish more would have been made of the mystery surrounding the missing girls.


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