Over Hexed by Vicki Lewis Thompson (‘Hex’ series Book #1)

Over Hexed (The Hex Series, Book 1) Over Hexed by Vicki Lewis Thompson

‘Hex’ series Book #1

Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages – Publisher: Onyx (October 2, 2007) – Language: English – ISBN-10: 0451412486 – ISBN-13: 978-0451412485

Back of the Book reads:

The key to finding true love…

Banished. Until their unconventional techniques land them in hot water, Dorcas and Ambrose are the matchmaking sex therapists for lovelorn witches and wizards. The Grand High Wizard has exiled them to the very conventional and unmagical town of Big Knob, Indiana. Population: 947. But that doesn’t mean they’ve given up matchmaking…

…is a good hex life.

Now they’re doing it for mere mortals – although all agree: Sean Madigan is something of a god. Because he’s tired of being the town sex object, Dorcas and Ambrose strip him of his appeal and then introduce him to his destiny, Maggie Grady. This time winning a girl’s heart won’t be so easy for Sean. It means rediscovering the charms buried beneath a gorgeous surface, and finally proving himself to be more of a man than ever before.

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9-Aug-08 to 10-Aug-08

Review: A cute and funny romance!

What can I say? While I’m a sucker for a happy ending, this one had me laughing in places as well.

Sean Madigan, the handsome, sexy stud muffin of Big Knob (okay, the synopsis had me laughing – who would give any town that for a name!), was just about every available women’s ‘go-to-guy’ for great sex. And Sean, being a guy, wouldn’t say no. But it got to the point where sex wasn’t enough anymore and stopped – for nearly a year, even avoiding the women as much as possible. But the women don’t make it easy for him. I must say, the author was really inventive with the places and ‘suggestions’. He’s thinking about settling down, and the women have him on the run.

The first line, and the rest of the paragraph, set up the story really well. You’re snorting, trying not to laugh right then and there. Just when you think the women are about to tear off his clothes in the middle of the street, Dorcas and Ambrose, unknowingly to Sean, come to the rescue. Serendipity, I’d say. They help him with what he wants – too well, I might add.

In comes Maggie Grady. She likes her boss, likes her job, but is getting desperate. As a location finder for SaveALot, she’d been out-bid by the rival store, MegaMart, too many times and is desperately seeking the perfect location. Then a surprising e-mail sets in motion the rest of the story. If the location is perfect, Big Knob is the ticket at saving Maggie’s job. But she doesn’t know what she’s in for…

What she wasn’t ready for was Sean. No longer a stud muffin to the rest of the women, sporting awful looking glasses and extremely unruly hair, he’s still very ‘stud muffiny’ to Maggie, and she doesn’t want to fall for him. Finding out that the location she’s looking at is the very one Sean has been working for doesn’t help the situation, and now Sean is determined to sway Maggie in another direction.

While the sex is erotic, it’s not overly graffic, which was a plus. It was nice to read something like this for a change – where words were chosen carefuly to give the reader the idea, but not graffic to the point of losing interest. But there’s a lot of it.

I did find that there could have been just a bit more to the plot, though. I mean, Sean had wanted help in the first place to back the women, but the more he thought about it, the more he was hoping that the great sex would distract and sway Maggie away from the property he wants. I did like, however, that the story proves the point that looks aren’t everything … and can be deceiving. And even with all the fumbling, he still swept her off her feet; not despite it but maybe because of it.

I sort of felt, however, that the whole George the dragon thing almost took away part of the story. I mean, Dorcas and Ambrose’s exile to Big Knob was the whole point for them – because of George. But it sort of really didn’t go with the story – almost a diversion.

Still, the story was cute, funny and I’m sure I’ll pick up the second book.



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