What the Hex
One of Amazon's Best Romances of April!
Enemies-to-lovers has never been more enchanting in this witchy romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling author of Go Hex Yourself.
Penny Roundtree wants nothing more than to be a familiar to a witch. She’s been a member of the Society of Familiars ever since she was old enough to join the Fam. There’s just a small problem—no one’s hiring. Witches and warlocks are so long-lived that there are far more familiars available than witches to train them. So when an unorthodox arrangement to apprentice under the table to a forbidden warlock presents itself, she takes it.
Willem Sauer is banned from having a familiar due to past transgressions, thereby limiting his magic-casting abilities. Unfortunately for the surly, Prussian warlock, he has no choice but to work with enthusiastic Penny as a familiar. They immediately clash like dried roan horsehair and honeycomb gathered by moonlight (it’s a terrible spell combination, ask anyone).
Casting spells has delightful perks Penny never could have dreamed of, but also greater dangers. Someone is targeting Penny. Willem and Penny must work together to catch their enemy, and if their ploy requires a little kissing on the side, who is to question the rules of magic?
Praise for What the Hex
“Jessica Clare's What the Hex is a delightfully sweet and sexy romp that had me turning pages as fast as I could read them. Willem and Penny are grumpy/sunshine par excellence, and watching them spar with each other was every bit as delicious as watching them fall in love. I can't wait for the next spellbinding book in this series!”—Jenna Levine, author of My Roommate is a Vampire
“What the Hex is a sparkling delight! Opposites attract in this funny, steamy, and heartfelt romance that will have readers swooning and laughing in turn. To brew this whimsical love story: Take one colorful and upbeat familiar tired of waiting for her chance to learn spellcraft, then add a grumpy, prissy, deeply unpopular warlock who needs a secret familiar (since he's been, ya know, banned from practicing magic for decades). Pile on the sexual tension. Add in meddling friends, a sinister former master, and one rambunctious squirrel and stir. Then decant and enjoy this shimmering concoction brewed by master magician Clare. I adored this book and can't wait to see what Clare writes next!”—Sarah Hawley, author of A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon
“Fans of Clare’s Go Hex Yourself will be happy with this follow-up in which Willem and Penny continue the enemies-to-lovers arc, with their own twist. Hand to readers who love witty banter, the fake-dating trope, and couples who fall hard fast.”—Library Journal
“Clare makes it easy to see why these two characters work together—and Penny’s feisty pet squirrel adds some laughs. Series fans will be pleased.”—Publishers Weekly
“Clare continues her delightful Hex series, introducing Penny, who is ultra-girly in “ruffles and pink,” with a “bubblegum and glitter” energy and an overwhelming desire to become a familiar for a witch or warlock…Willem’s iciness and aloof nature are belied by how he cares for Penny with cookies, milk, and great sex.”—Booklist