Damian, a naughty griffin with a gruff exterior and gentle heart, is head over hooves in love with Lucy, the sexy lynx shifter, who runs the Rise and Grind coffee shop. (Yes, J.C. McKenzie’s wit is as wild as ever in this one.) Lucy’s feeling for the griffin are mixed, but when the infamous hex, the one that makes everyone reach for their heart’s desire, hits town, her raw attraction for the big guy is revealed. Their love affair is seductive, hot and spicy. But the story doesn’t end there. The big, bad griffin has lost his bauble. Yes, his bauble, a source of power and pride for him, a griffin amulet that he must give his mate.
Humor, heat and hex in hefty doses make this intricate tale intriguing and highly entertaining. I recommend it for all lovers of the shifter persuasion.
This is the first Gemma Halliday book I’ve read and I was so impressed. Her writing is tight and funny. The mystery was unpredictable and the whole story delightful. I loved every minute of it. I’ll be reading a lot more of her books. They remind me a bit of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, but Halliday has her own, strong voice. Loved it. Can’t say it enough. Loved it.