Author: Jezebel Jorge
Title: Hexes and Headlocks
A love spell turns lethal when Rowan falls for professional wrestler, Dylan Dalton. Once she’s immersed in his world of scripted violence, endless drama, and constant temptations of life on the road, Rowan learns the identity of her birth father. Chaos ensues when she finally meets the man responsible for raping her 15-year-old birth mother.
Guided by the ghost of her grandmother, Rowan sets out to avenge her birth mother’s untimely death. The young witch is willing to do anything to eliminate anyone who dares to try to come between her and Dylan. Their whirlwind affair reveals several scandalous secrets that threaten to destroy the already-dysfunctional Dalton family.
What I Thought
The positive points:
The descriptions of wrestling and the wrestling world were clear and interesting. Several of the characters were memorable, particularly Rowan, the heroine. The plot was complex and involved, and there were several interlocking story arcs. The author clearly knows more about these characters than showed up in the story, and this lends a sense of depth to some of them.
The negative points:
The heroine was memorable chiefly for her multiple murders and her single-minded obsession with the hero. Because so many of the female characters were witches, the male characters were often nothing more than pawns, objects to be fought over rather than people with wills of their own. The only couple that seemed to be a genuine couple, one where the two chose to be together, was the secondary couple of the hero's brother and his girl. This leads to another negative. There were simply too many characters, all introduced nearly at once, and all with connections to one another, often connections of which the characters themselves were ignorant. This led to a disconnect with the main characters. By the end, any interest in the hero and heroine had dwindled to nearly nothing. There were simply too many characters vying for attention, as well as the fact that the hero was nothing more than a toy for the heroine, a prize to be fought over and won.
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