Genre: Romance | Paranormal Romance
Published date: 24th May 2022
Author’s Website: https://www.juliettecross.com/
Livvy Savoie is a people person. Not only does she have the magical gift of persuasion, but her natural charisma charms everyone she meets. She hasn’t met a person she didn’t like. Until her annoyingly brilliant competitor walks through the door. No matter how hard she denies it, loathing isn’t the only emotion she feels for him.
Grim reaper Gareth Blackwater is rarely, if ever, moved beyond his broody, stoic state. But the witch he’s partnered with in the public relations contest is destroying his peace of mind. He’s convinced that the flesh-melting attraction he feels for her is merely her witchy magic at work.
But forced proximity proves there is more than magic sparking between them. Livvy learns this enigmatic grim’s abilities are beyond any supernatural she has ever known. And when Livvy becomes the obsessive target of a dangerous wizard, Gareth proves just how powerful he truly is. Because no one is going to hurt his Lavinia.
I was granted an arc in exchange for an honest review.
Content warning: scenes of sexual assault and harassment. Please read with caution.
If you have followed my posts and social media you probably already know that I’m a huge fan of Juliette Cross.
Cross ALWAYS delivers on my much needed romance happy ever afters, and they just get so much sweeter with each book.
Always Practice Safe Hex is the fourth book in the super fun and steamy Stay a Spell Series.
This particular book features my favourite trope: Enemies to Lovers.
Livvy and Gareth’s story was teased in the previous installment, so the tension was there from the moment I started APSH.
Their chemistry is palpable in the prologue and it continues throughout.
Although this story does have a much darker tone there are still some genuine laugh out loud moments.
The chemistry between the Savoie sisters is almost as good as it is between Livvy and her Grim. This is one of the reasons I love the series as a whole. The bond the sisters have gives each book a boost.
My faves Evie and Mateo steal the show in any scene they’re in and the events in this book make me want to read their story Wolf Gone Wild again!
Anyways, back to Livvy and Gareth…
Livvy, like all of her sisters, is instantly likeable. She’s also incredibly sweet.
Gareth, is broody, dangerous and extremely secretive.
They bounce off of each other and bicker constantly, but neither can deny their attraction.
As things heat up between them, it’s clear that this book promises (and delivers) to be the steamiest installment yet!
Gareth’s monster is extremely dominant and when they do get down to business, his kinky side is revealed. He pushes Livvy’s boundaries and she loves it.
His protectiveness is swoon worthy and the way he worships Livvy is knee buckling.
I often find, that the darker they are… the harder they fall and this is the perfect example of that.
I’ve been waiting to find out more about Grim’s in this series and it was worth the wait!
I can’t wait to follow the next couple… Clara and Henry???? I know the best is being saved for last… Jules and Ruben.
Thank you to Juliette Cross for my e-arc it was truely a pleasure to read.