ARC Review: Don’t Hex and Drive (Stay a Spell #2) by Juliette Cross

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Don't Hex and Drive Book Cover Don't Hex and Drive
Stay a Spell #2
Juliette Cross
Paranormal Romance
September 8, 2020


Notoriously bad at peopling, Isadora Savoie spends most of her time in the greenhouse or at the local animal shelter, using her Conduit powers of growth and healing. Content to remain in the background of the Savoie sister shenanigans, she’s reluctantly roped into the mystery of missing neighborhood girls. Now, she’s partnered with a flashy, flirty vampire to find them before it’s too late.

Devraj Kumar has seen and done it all. Three hundred years roaming the earth as a Stygorn—a legendary vampire warrior who operates in the shadows—has its perks. But ennui has set in. That is, until he has a run-in—literally—with an intriguing witch while on a new assignment in New Orleans. Fascinated by her resistance to his charms, Devraj can’t help but push her buttons in an effort to get to know the shy witch. Fortunately for him, she’s been recruited by the Lord of Vampires to assist Devraj on the case.

Between a Bollywood marathon, supernatural dating app, secret package, and sexy driving instruction, Isadora is in over her head. And Devraj? After just one taste, he’s playing for keeps.


Don’t Hex and Drive is book two in the Stay a Spell series by Juliette Cross. It’s a sweet, light-hearted, fun and enjoyable read with a bit of mystery. 

For some reason I thought the next story in the Stay a Spell series was going to be about the oldest sister, Jules and the head Vampire in the area, Ruben, but instead we get Isadora Savoie and Devraj Keumar. 

Isadore is a conduit, loves plants, and has a little telekinesis. She’s a character I related to. I really liked her. She resonated with me. 

Devraj is a powerful vampire, a Bollywood star, and oh so HOT. He’s in town to help Ruben on a case. 

I adored how this story started. It had me smiling! What a fun start. I love Isadora’s sisters and in that they gave her a hard time too on her attraction or trying not to be attracted to Devraj. The scene with one of Devraj Bollywood movies had me fanning myself. It was a fun scene and the cute and fun moments continue throughout the novel. 

I adored Isadore and Devraj romance. It was sweet and their chemistry was scorching. These two are opposites in every single way, but what I loved is that they balanced each other out. It was nice to see Isidore come out of her shell and to see Devraj find that home that he was looking for. 

Besides the romance we have some wonderful side characters, a little mystery, and few surprises. I enjoyed the mystery and how Isadore and Devraj worked well together. The Savoie sisters are a testament to a strong family with many different personalities and dreams. I can’t wait for Jules and Ruben’s story and to find out what happened to make Jules be so frigid towards him. Then we’ve got Nico and Violet who the author has set up to be our next couple coming. 

Don’t Hex and Drive was a delightful and lovable read. If your looking for a laid back, sweet and magical romance look no further. This one delivered in the light-hearted romance with a dash of magic. 

Rated: 4 Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Juliette Cross via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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JULIETTE is a multi-published author of paranormal and fantasy romance & the co-host of the podcast Smart Women Read Romance. She is represented by Rachel Brooks at BookEnds Literary Agency. She is a native of Louisiana, living in the heart of Cajun land with her husband, four kids, black lab named Kona, and kitty, Betty. When she isn’t working on her next project, she enjoys binge-watching her favorite shows with her husband and a glass (or two) of red wine.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

10 comments on “ARC Review: Don’t Hex and Drive (Stay a Spell #2) by Juliette Cross

  1. I’m glad you liked it too, I loved this one.

    • I found this one to be cute and heartwarming and I liked it more then book one and I’m not sure why, but I just did.
      Glad you enjoyed and thank’s for visiting!

  2. Definitely sounds like one I’d like. Thanks!
    Jen recently posted…Review: Ancient Enemy by Katie ReusMy Profile

    • It’s a cute one. I had fun! Thank’s for visiting.

  3. I have the first in the series sitting on my shelf and now you’ve convinced me I need to read both of these! Great review, Angela!
    Angela @ Simply Angela recently posted…Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen ByronMy Profile

    • I’m so happy to hear that I’ve convinced you to read this series. I do hope you enjoy! I just love the covers for each book and I like how easy and light-hearted they are. Thank’s for visiting!

  4. Robin really enjoyed this one also.

    • I caught her review. It’s a cute read. I like this new witchy series by Cross.

  5. sounds like a lot of fun
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • It was! Thank’s for visiting!