Audio Book Review by Kristie: Hexmaker, by Jordan L. Hawk

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Hexmaker, by Jordan L. Hawk
Series: Hexworld, Book 2
Publisher: Widdershins Press LLC
Book Release Date: October 14, 2016

Narrated by: Tristan James
Audio Release Date: January 16, 2017

Book Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
4-5-of-5

Audio Rating:  5 out of 5 stars
5-of-5

summary

A straight-laced policeman. A lighthearted thief.
A murdered millionaire.

Fox shifter Malachi steals for one of the biggest crime rings in New York City. But when he witnesses the murder of a millionaire, the only person who can keep him safe is Dr. Owen Yates, forensic hexman for the Metropolitan Witch Police—and Malachi’s witch.

Owen is horrified to discover his familiar is an uneducated thief. Even worse, Malachi threatens to unleash Owen’s deepest desires…desires Owen can’t act upon, as he’s destined for an arranged marriage to secure the Yates family fortune

Their agreement: Malachi will be Owen’s lover as well as his partner, until the day of the wedding. But as their hunt for the murderer carries them from teeming slums to Fifth Avenue mansions, Owens begins to realize Malachi commands his heart as well as his body.

With dark forces drawing ever closer around them, Owen must decide whether to bow to the demands of duty, or to risk everything for the man he loves.

Hexmaker is the second book in Jordan L. Hawk’s Hexworld series, following the adventures of witch policemen and the familiars they bond with. Download today to enter a world of magic, romance, and intrigue.

tropes-tags

M/M Pairing
Gay and Bisexual Characters
Romance
Alternate Universe Historical
Shifters
BDSM (D/s)
Fantasy/Paranormal
Mystery/Suspense

REVIEW

Hexmaker put a hex on me. Again, Jordan L. Hawk delivers an incredible story full of suspense, intrigue, and excitement. She’s captured my heart with this addition to the Hexworld series, and has once again solidified the one-click status I’ve put her at. If it’s an ebook or audio, I’m there.

In Hexmaker, the story takes on a life of its own with the voice of Mr. Tristan James. Yea, I know it seems like I only listen to books he narrates. While that may be the case lately, there’s good reason. He’s simply fantastic!

Mr. James totally delivers with his voices, changes in character dialects, tone… all of it, bringing me into the story in a way that I’m not normally able. Most times, I’ve already read the book that I’m listening to. That was not the case with Hexmaker. And while I tried to read along through the story, I have adulting to do. If my pot roast is a little more browned that I’d intended, my nail polish a little bit smudged, and if my clothes are kinda folded weird, let’s just blame the voice that was in my head. I was distracted, okay? I was transported to the cold streets filled with snow. I was anxious while things started to heat up and come to conclusion. I was stopped and stuck, sitting on the floor while sorting laundry and getting overly emotional as tears threatened. When Mr. James reads the exquisite words penned by Ms. Hawk, this is just a thing that happens.

While I had a couple niggles about the story itself, I’m still very much in love with it. I love the way issues between familiars and witches are continuously brought to the forefront, and how I just know that it’s all leading up to something even more enormous in future books. I love the way the social status between people in the community is such a huge part of the story… especially in the times we live. Mostly, I love the relationship that Malachi and Owen build, the trust that has to grow between them. They’re a treat to the series and I can’t wait to find out what else is in store for this fox and his witch.

If you love a good mystery, paranormal fun, magic and shifters, I highly recommend this book and this series.

(While this could be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading previous books in the story for continuity. There is a larger story quickly becoming more apparent with each book and I’d hate for new readers to miss something)

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Jordan L. Hawk grew up in North Carolina and forgot to ever leave. Childhood tales of mountain ghosts and mysterious creatures gave her a life-long love of things that go bump in the night. When she isn’t writing, she brews her own beer and tries to keep her cats from destroying the house. Her best-selling Whyborne & Griffin series (beginning with Widdershins) can be found in print, ebook, and audiobook at Amazon and other online retailers.

Find her online at http://jordanlhawk.com

You can purchase Hexmaker from:
Audible
Amazon
iTunes
Barnes & Noble

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