The kiss curse

Erin Sterling

Book - 2022

"Gwyn Jones is perfectly happy with her life in Graves Glen. She, her mom, and her cousin have formed a new and powerful coven; she's running a successful witchcraft shop, Something Wicked; and she's started mentoring some of the younger witches in town. As Halloween approaches, there's only one problem--Llewellyn "Wells" Penhallow. Wells has come to Graves Glen to re-establish his family's connection to the town they founded as well as to make a new life for ...himself after years of being the dutiful son in Wales. When he opens up a shop of his own, Penhallow's, just across the street from Something Wicked, he quickly learns he's gotten more than he bargained for in going up against Gwyn. When their professional competition leads to a very personal--and very hot--kiss, both Wells and Gwyn are determined to stay away from each other, convinced the kiss was just a magical fluke. But when a mysterious new coven of witches come to town and Gwyn's powers begin fading, she and Wells must work together to figure out just what these new witches want and how to restore Gwyn's magic before it's too late.--

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Series
[Ex Hex ; 2]
Subjects
Genres
Humorous fiction
Witch fiction
Romance fiction
Paranormal fiction
Novels
Published
New York, NY : Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Series information from www.goodreads.com.
Physical Description
308 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780063271814
0063271818
9780063027510
0063027518
9780063275232
0063275236
Main Author
Erin Sterling (author)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Bestseller Sterling returns to small-town Graves Glen, Ga., for this amusing but oddly paced sequel to The Ex Hex. While witch Gwyn Jones's mother and cousin are away, Gwyn is left alone to manage the family magic store, mentor some younger witches, and somehow ignore how lonely she feels. Following the events of the previous volume, Gwyn's family's magic newly powers the town, making her suspicious when Wells Penhallow, the eldest son of their rival coven, returns to Graves Glen. As Wells works to build a life outside of his father's shadow, he sets up a witchy store of his own across the street from Gwyn's. The ensuing business rivalry turns abruptly steamy when the pair share a kiss under the influence of a love spell, sparking an unshakable attraction. But they've got bigger problems: there's a strange new coven of witches in town, and Gwyn and Wells must work together to untangle their motives. The story moves at a slow crawl up until the unsatisfyingly quick climax, and the plot progression is often sidelined by flirtatious banter. Still, readers who fell in love with Gwyn in the first installment will be pleased to see her again. It's not perfect, but it delivers the spooky atmosphere and sexy chemistry series fans expect. Agent: Holly Root, Root Literary. (Sept.) Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Two business rivals, witch Gwyn Jones and Llewellyn “Wells” Penhallow, after one magical kiss, are determined to stay away from each other until they must work together to figure out what a new coven of witches want and how to restore Gwyn’s waning powers. 30,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The follow-up to Erin Sterling’s New York Times bestselling hit The Ex Hex features fan favorite Gwyn and the spine-tinglingly handsome Wells Penhallow as they battle a new band of witches and their own magical chemistry.Gwyn Jones is perfectly happy with her life in Graves Glen. She, her mom, and her cousin have formed a new and powerful coven; she’s running a successful witchcraft shop, Something Wicked; and she’s started mentoring some of the younger witches in town. As Halloween approaches, there’s only one problem—Llewellyn “Wells” Penhallow.Wells has come to Graves Glen to re-establish his family’s connection to the town they founded as well as to make a new life for himself after years of being the dutiful son in Wales. When he opens up a shop of his own, Penhallow’s, just across the street from Something Wicked, he quickly learns he’s gotten more than he bargained for in going up against Gwyn.When their professional competition leads to a very personal—and very hot—kiss, both Wells and Gwyn are determined to stay away from each other, convinced the kiss was just a magical fluke. But when a mysterious new coven of witches come to town and Gwyn’s powers begin fading, she and Wells must work together to figure out just what these new witches want and how to restore Gwyn’s magic before it’s too late.