Book Review! HEX, LOVE, AND ROCK & ROLL by: Kat Turner

With a business skidding toward bankruptcy and bone-dry bank account, Helen Schrader is willing to do the unthinkable. But what will happen when she hires a witch to cast a money spell?

When the spell sets in motion her own latent magic and her inexperience causes her to accidentally hex her celebrity crush, rocker Brian Shepherd, all that good fortune she hoped for flies out of the window.

Now, Helen and Brian struggle to break the curse and tackle their growing feelings for each other. Problem is, the harder they fall for each other, the deadlier the curse becomes.

But as a dark magic cult with an unquenchable thirst for power closes in on them, the couple will have to face more than just their inconvenient desire. With time running out and danger mounting, can they beat the hex before Brian becomes its next victim?

Who hasn’t been down on their luck? I mean seriously, even the most privileged out there have had bad days that sometimes leech into weeks and months (although I’m pretty certain Bill Gates’ idea of a bad day and mine vary wildly). But our main character in Hex, Love, and Rock & Roll? Okay, this girl’s picture is in the dictionary beside the definition of bad luck.

The connection and empathy to Helen and her plight is immediate and strong. And by the end of chapter one I was firmly in her corner and rooting for her because… seriously she needs a cheerleader.

Although the black cloud surrounding her seemed to have a platinum lining. In her desperation to save her floundering yoga studio she meets with a witch to request (well, actually buy, but she’s only got $20 bucks soooo…probably not the most enticing of offers the witch has ever received methinks) a wealth spell. Not only will a quick infusion of cash save the business she loves, she is hoping it will also save her rapidly dwindling friendship with her business partner. For a girl with no known family? Her bestie Lisa means the world.

But the older woman she meets with has a surprise for our Helen. The world is not quite as bleak as it seems and she has a revelation Helen could never expect. Helen is a witch herself and only needs guidance and belief to tap into this mystical energy.

Unfortunately? Helen didn’t manage to magically lose her impetuous nature and runs with this newfound knowledge. Not only does she divulge it to Lisa in an effort to convince the other woman all their problems are solved, but she does so at a fair featuring the band (and lead singer) Helen has loved for years. I’ll admit that when Brian was first thrown into the mix it took a while for it to dawn on me that he was Helen’s mate. At first? Kinda thought he was a skeevy Mick Jagger wannabe, not gonna lie.

Remember how I said she was impetuous? Yeah, so that winds up leading Helen to give her celeb crush Brian one of the crystals that the old witch had bestowed upon her. A nice gift with good intentions, but Helen kinda screws up the energy she pours into the stone aaaaaaand… kinda curses it? Yep. That happened.

This cursed stone, winds up in the wrong hands and her onetime mistake leads to a harrowing, and sometimes comical, I swear I’m not making that up, journey of discovering magic, purpose, and love. This is a thrilling and exciting debut by an author that you need to follow immediately so you don’t miss out on every delicious new release.

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