Hello Gemmies! I have an exciting audiobook review to share with you today. Don't Hex and Drive by Juliette Cross is an adult paranormal romance and the second book in the Stay A Spell Series. Juliette Cross has done it again! I have a new favorite series!! I adored this book! Don't Hex and Drive turns up the spice level as well as the stakes in this heartfelt page turner.
This time we follow another one of the Savoie sisters.... Isadora. Isadora is an introverted witch who is happy to stay out of the limelight. She meets Devraj, a super sexy extremely extroverted vampire. Their initial meeting is unconventional and they end up having to work closely together to figure out the mystery of why some neighborhood girls have gone missing. It was fascinating to see the dynamic between these two characters. Devraj was such a wonderful caretaker and so sensitive to Isadora's needs. My heart just gushed with the both of them. I consider myself an introverted extrovert and I couldn't always relate to Isadora's reactions to things, but I do appreciate Devraj's sensitivity to her needs and his willingness to love and meet her where she was.
Don't Hex and Drive does such a wonderful job at giving me my paranormal fix while also mixing in a wonderful combination of sexy times, humor, mystery, and relationship goals. You have vampires, grims, witches, and werewolves. The mystery in this book was a little more intense than the one in Wolf Gone Wild and I was all the way here for it. We also get to see glimpses of some of the other characters in this world. I am putting it out into the universe, I want to see a romance between Clara and a certain neighborhood Grim.
The world building in Don't Hex and Drive is a realistic contemporary modern day version of New Orleans. The French Quarter is one of my favorite places to visit and this book makes me want to immediately go back! I especially liked the glimpses into different little shops throughout New Orleans. The way Juliette Cross seamlessly weaves together romance, action, humor, steamy scenes, mystery, and everyday life makes this entire series a winner!
Don't Hex and Drive has the same two narrators from Wolf Gone Wild..... Johanna Fairview and Aiden Snow. They do another great job bringing these characters to life. Johanna is able to convey Isadora's discomfort, vulnerability, and wit with ease. Aiden Snow narrates Devraj and my god does he know how to give an alpha male a sexy voice! I cannot imagine anyone else better to narrate these roles.The pacing by both narrators is well done and the story never feels rushed or stagnant. Both Johanna and Aiden add enough differentiation in their voices so the listener has no issue telling who is speaking. All in all Don't Hex and Drive is an entertaining listen!
If you are a fan of sexy vampires, introverted witches, steamy romance, drama, and page turning suspense then go read this book! I give Don't Hex and Drive 5 out of 5 gems. I cannot wait to read/listen to more stories in this series! Happy Reading!