A Hexworld Short Story
Roland knows he will never find love. Everyone views wolf familiars like himself as dangerous beasts, unable to rein in their savage impulses. He’s resigned himself to his fate—or so he thinks, until he meets the dashing Augustus Cao. His witch.
Gus is on the trail of a gang of thieves, and Roland holds an important clue. Even though they can never bond, Roland can’t pass up the opportunity to spend a night with his witch.
Can Roland conceal his secret, while helping Gus catch the thieves? Or will the handsome detective be the one to steal his heart?
Short story: 15,475 words
Genre: m/m paranormal historical romance
I love Hawk’s Whyborne & Griffin series, though I’ll admit I’ve had a harder time reading her two most recent series. However, I loved A Christmas Hex. There were several things that made Roland remind me of Whyborne and that endeared me to him very quickly. I’m still struggling with the concept of hexes which is probably why I’m still struggling through the other books. However, as I loved The 13th Hex, book 0.5 in the series, and this book, I know I’ll love the other ones once I actually figure out what “Hex” means in this context. It seems to vary from spell to something I can’t quite grasp.
However, even with hexes having that variance, this story was sweet, had some drama, and had a very pleasing ending.