5 stars Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Alternate World Angst Level Book Contemporary Cop/Crime Dystopian Fated Mates Gay Heat Index High but not hopeless Insta Love m/m Mild/low level heat Morgan Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words) Part of a Series Purchased

The 13th Hex (Hexworld #0.5) by Jordan L. Hawk

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Dominic Kopecky dreamed of becoming a member of New York’s Metropolitan Witch Police—a dream dashed when he failed the test for magical aptitude. Now he spends his days drawing the hexes the MWP relies on for their investigations.
But when a murder by patent hex brings crow familiar Rook to his desk, Dominic can’t resist the chance to experience magic. And as the heat grows between Dominic and Rook, so does the danger. Because the case has been declared closed—and someone is willing to kill to keep it that way.
Note: The 13th Hex was originally published as part of the Charmed & Dangerous anthology. Only minor details have been altered for this reissue.


This is a prequel to Jordan L Hawk’s Hexworld series. (Book one is reviewed here:

So, depending on how you look at this, you’ve either already met Rook and Dominic and know a little about their story – in which case this just explains it in more detail – or this is your first exposure to them and you’ll see more of them again real soon!

I guess you’d call this contemporary? They use phones and cars and things, but it feels more like something from the 20s than anything more modern. Dominic and Rook both work for the police in the Witch department. Rook is a detective and a familiar with no witch. Dominic is a hexmaker (he can draw the hexes but it needs a witch to make them actually work with magic).

Rook gets Dominic involved in a case and then opens his eyes to the world of magic!


This was so sweet! If you read book one, you already knew where this was headed, but even so it was a fun ride. They’re both great characters and it was fun learning their back story which mirrors Cicero’s and Tom’s so much.

I think if you started with this you’d be fine, but it can also be read after book one.

5 of 5 stars


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