Review: Hexhunter (Hexworld #4)

Author: Jordan L. Hawk

Publisher: Self

Rating: 4 stars

Buy Links: Amazon

Type: Novel in a Series

Received from Publisher

 

Blurb:  Detective Bill Quigley fell in love with the familiar Isaac the night they met. But after more than two years, it’s time to admit to himself that Isaac doesn’t return his feelings.

Isaac knows he’s too broken by his experiences for anyone to fall in love with. Especially someone like Bill, who deserves a partner unplagued by Isaac’s nightmares and doubts.

When children go missing from an orphanage, Bill and Isaac must work together to find them. And as years of yearning threaten to ignite into passion, they must decide once and for all whether to take a chance on love.

Review: This world has become one of my favorites from Jordan Hawk. I like all the possibilities and characters it brings. This book is the story of two characters from previous books, Isaac and Bill, so you will want to read this series in order to understand why Isaac is so broken. That book is also where our MCs meet. For me Hexhunter felt a little heavier on the romance than the paranormal mystery. Given Isaac’s past it also made their story a little more angsty. Bill has his own demons to battle as well. There’s a lot of history I think this story clicking depends on because the MCs already have feelings for each other before page one. I think I missed the build of that tension a new love brings to the table. I looked forward to the moment the guys got passed their own issues to admit their feelings. I liked them together but have to admit this one may have been my least favorite of the series so far. The reason being for me personally the couple was angsty and working through a bunch of torment and feeling but I didn’t get lost in that sorrow. Then they just give in and admit how their love. I’m not a huge fan of too much angst though so that’s my issue. It’s not bad just a different from all the other couples thus far.

The mystery portion of the book had me intrigued from the first page. Once I knew someone was stealing children I wanted them all saved as soon as possible. No instant gratification here as the guys had a lot of issues to work through between hunting down bad guys. There were a ton of cameos from previous characters which I always love. The ending was wild. I won’t spoil but it was out there. I didn’t see that coming at all. Overall I liked the book. I was obsessed with the last book Hexslayer, my favorite of the series, so that may have been a tough act to follow. Lovers of this series will enjoy this for sure. There are story arcs carried through this book that promise to create future problems for our beloved characters. The good thing is their army against evil just keeps growing with each installment.

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