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It's one hex of an attraction in this romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Jessica Clare. When Reggie Johnson answers a job ad in the paper, she's astonished to find that she's not applying to work at her favorite card game, Spellcraft: The Magicking. Instead, she's applying to be an actual familiar for an actual witch. As in, real magic. The new job has a It's one hex of an attraction in this romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Jessica Clare. When Reggie Johnson answers a job ad in the paper, she's astonished to find that she's not applying to work at her favorite card game, Spellcraft: The Magicking. Instead, she's applying to be an actual familiar for an actual witch. As in, real magic. The new job has a few perks - great room and board, excellent pay, and she's apprenticing to a powerful witch. Sure, the witch is a bit eccentric. And sure, there was that issue with the black cat Reggie would prefer to forget about. The biggest problem, however, is warlock Ben Magnus, her employer's nephew and the most arrogant, insufferable, maddening man to ever cast a spell. Reggie absolutely hates him. He's handsome, but he's also bossy and irritating and orders her around. Ben's butt might look great in a crystal ball vision, but that's as far as it goes. But when someone with a vendetta targets the household, she finds herself working with Ben to break a deadly curse. Apparently, when they're not fighting like cats and dogs, things get downright...bewitching.


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It's one hex of an attraction in this romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Jessica Clare. When Reggie Johnson answers a job ad in the paper, she's astonished to find that she's not applying to work at her favorite card game, Spellcraft: The Magicking. Instead, she's applying to be an actual familiar for an actual witch. As in, real magic. The new job has a It's one hex of an attraction in this romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Jessica Clare. When Reggie Johnson answers a job ad in the paper, she's astonished to find that she's not applying to work at her favorite card game, Spellcraft: The Magicking. Instead, she's applying to be an actual familiar for an actual witch. As in, real magic. The new job has a few perks - great room and board, excellent pay, and she's apprenticing to a powerful witch. Sure, the witch is a bit eccentric. And sure, there was that issue with the black cat Reggie would prefer to forget about. The biggest problem, however, is warlock Ben Magnus, her employer's nephew and the most arrogant, insufferable, maddening man to ever cast a spell. Reggie absolutely hates him. He's handsome, but he's also bossy and irritating and orders her around. Ben's butt might look great in a crystal ball vision, but that's as far as it goes. But when someone with a vendetta targets the household, she finds herself working with Ben to break a deadly curse. Apparently, when they're not fighting like cats and dogs, things get downright...bewitching.

30 review for Go Hex Yourself

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ali Hazelwood

    PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK I MEAN ENEMIES TO LOVERS AND SO MUCH SEXUAL TENSION AND HE WANTS TO DO REALLY UNSPEAKABLE THINGS TO HER FRECKLES AND SHE'S A WITCH BUT SHE DOESN'T KNOW IT YET AND THERE IS A PERVY BLACK CAT AND THE MOST AMAZING MEDDLING AUNT AND IT'S GRUMPY/SUNSHINE AND OMGGGGG SO MUCH PINING I LOVE THIS BOOK I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS BOOK ALSO OMG THAT SCENE IN WITH REGGIE ACCIDENTALLY SEES BEN *COUGH COUGH* ATTENDING TO HIS NEEDS *COUGH COUGH* I AM PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK I MEAN ENEMIES TO LOVERS AND SO MUCH SEXUAL TENSION AND HE WANTS TO DO REALLY UNSPEAKABLE THINGS TO HER FRECKLES AND SHE'S A WITCH BUT SHE DOESN'T KNOW IT YET AND THERE IS A PERVY BLACK CAT AND THE MOST AMAZING MEDDLING AUNT AND IT'S GRUMPY/SUNSHINE AND OMGGGGG SO MUCH PINING I LOVE THIS BOOK I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS BOOK ALSO OMG THAT SCENE IN WITH REGGIE ACCIDENTALLY SEES BEN *COUGH COUGH* ATTENDING TO HIS NEEDS *COUGH COUGH* I AM ALIVE Anyway: here is my adult review: Go Hex Yourself is one of those books: the ones you read even though you should be getting ready for work; the ones you cannot help telling your friends about; the ones that make you giggle out loud on the bus; the ones that are so addictively charming, engaging, cinematic, you just cross your fingers and hope someone will turn them into a movie. And that’s because Go Hex Yourself is a romantic masterpiece, and the sexiest, most bewitching take on enemies to lovers I’ve read in ages. I want to live in the worlds Jessica Clare creates, and I cannot wait for her next book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Carrie

    Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare is a paranormal romantic comedy novel with an enemies to lovers storyline. The story in Go Hex Yourself is one that is told by alternating the point of view between the two main characters giving both sides of the romance. Reggie Johnson is in desperate need of a job when she finds an ad for an assistant position working with Spellcraft. Reggie adores the card game Spellcraft and is beyond excited to work for someone in the business so when the interview goes well Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare is a paranormal romantic comedy novel with an enemies to lovers storyline. The story in Go Hex Yourself is one that is told by alternating the point of view between the two main characters giving both sides of the romance. Reggie Johnson is in desperate need of a job when she finds an ad for an assistant position working with Spellcraft. Reggie adores the card game Spellcraft and is beyond excited to work for someone in the business so when the interview goes well Reggie can’t believe her luck, so what if her new boss is a little eccentric. Reggie is just a tad taken aback when she figures out that her new employer doesn’t really work for Spellcraft the game but thinks that she’s a real witch that can cast spells. Reggie knows magic isn’t real and only hopes that the pay is good especially when she meets Ben Magnus, her bosses grouchy nephew who also claims to be a warlock. Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare certainly was a funny one but also one that got rather steamy which I wasn’t totally expecting from the cover. Being an enemies to lovers trope I was thankful that I did end up liking both characters as sometimes that trope isn’t my favorite and I end up not wanting the relationship. I did also really enjoy the sort of bumbling by the lead as she stumbled into the paranormal world around her. The magic in the story was fun to learn about and fit well with the humorous style of the story too so overall this was a fun read. I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley. For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.com/

  3. 5 out of 5

    myo (myonna reads)

    just found out this is reylo fan fiction i am screaming 😭 the fan fiction to published book pipeline is still thriving i see

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mara

    4.5 stars - Good lord how I love Jessica Clare & how she builds her romances! Even when I have critiques (in this case, I think the pacing was rather off), I often just have a good enough time that it covers over my overall impression of the book. I really liked this version of a witch/warlock magic setting, and I am a sucker for the way this author does a grump/sunshine trope. I also like that her characters are often kind of ordinary - even when there might be something extraordinary about the 4.5 stars - Good lord how I love Jessica Clare & how she builds her romances! Even when I have critiques (in this case, I think the pacing was rather off), I often just have a good enough time that it covers over my overall impression of the book. I really liked this version of a witch/warlock magic setting, and I am a sucker for the way this author does a grump/sunshine trope. I also like that her characters are often kind of ordinary - even when there might be something extraordinary about them (e.g. a 500 year old warlock), they don't feel like they are Mary Sues who are just all powerful, overflowing with charisma, and insurmountably intelligent. A lot of her characters have various forms of social anxiety and are often a little bit dumb... not in a TSTL way, but more in the way that all of us are kind of dumb sometimes in our real lives. It makes her books that include OOT romance tropes feel kind of grounded, and I personally really like that. Anyways, all that to say, I'm not sure this will be a 5 star for everyone, but for me... it just 100% hit the spot

  5. 4 out of 5

    kaitlyn

    i’m happy to announce that i’m joining a blog tour for go hex yourself by jessica clare! i really enjoyed this one and was pleasantly surprised by how much i enjoyed the world and romance! it’s a really unique book and i thought that the witchy elements were done really well and it stood out from others in it’s genre. i thought that the most interesting part of this book was the magic world and different rules involved. i’ve never read a book quite like it and that kept me engaged the entire time i’m happy to announce that i’m joining a blog tour for go hex yourself by jessica clare! i really enjoyed this one and was pleasantly surprised by how much i enjoyed the world and romance! it’s a really unique book and i thought that the witchy elements were done really well and it stood out from others in it’s genre. i thought that the most interesting part of this book was the magic world and different rules involved. i’ve never read a book quite like it and that kept me engaged the entire time. i also really liked the romance between the two main characters, reggie and ben. it was the perfect mix of some of my favorite tropes - enemies-to-lovers and sunshine vs. grump for example. when reggie starts to realize what her new job working for aunt dru, a powerful sorceress, truly entails, she enlists ben’s help to try and stay safe. reggie and ben go together so well and i thought that reggie was a fun main character that was easy to root for. ben was also great and definitely one of my favorite book love interests. their relationship progressed in a realistic way and it was interesting seeing how reggie started to get more involved in the magic world. thank you so much berkley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! it’s funny, smart, and romantic and i recommend it to fans of witchy and romance books. it’s also out TODAY so be sure to go and pick up a copy if this sounds like something you’d enjoy! 🔮

  6. 4 out of 5

    sarah

    The author of The Love Hypothesis said this had major reylo vibes. You don’t need to tell me twice.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Dab

    What happens if you mix Harry Potter with Reylo fanfic (especially my beloved The Love Hypothesis)? This book happens, that’s what. And it’s so good… Grumpy-sunshine at its finest, ladies and gentlemen. There’s some of everything; casting spells, turning people into cats, necklaces made of dried chicken legs, you name it. There’s also an incredibly hot (and obvs dark and brooding) warlock and a clueless, sweet girl who is thrown into the world of magic. And boy do these two click 💕! I want more o What happens if you mix Harry Potter with Reylo fanfic (especially my beloved The Love Hypothesis)? This book happens, that’s what. And it’s so good… Grumpy-sunshine at its finest, ladies and gentlemen. There’s some of everything; casting spells, turning people into cats, necklaces made of dried chicken legs, you name it. There’s also an incredibly hot (and obvs dark and brooding) warlock and a clueless, sweet girl who is thrown into the world of magic. And boy do these two click 💕! I want more of this world!!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lisa (Remarkablylisa)

    Such a fun enemies to lovers slow burn romance!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mia

    Sometimes I guess I like to torture myself, I known this is going to be bad just by seeing cover but in reality it was much worse. You know when you have Ali Hazelwood's endorsement, that book is bad and it's about Adam Driver and Reylo because that's all she knows. Anyway just awful, I won't explain any further. Sometimes I guess I like to torture myself, I known this is going to be bad just by seeing cover but in reality it was much worse. You know when you have Ali Hazelwood's endorsement, that book is bad and it's about Adam Driver and Reylo because that's all she knows. Anyway just awful, I won't explain any further.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Hannah B.

    ✨🍆Big purple cock🍆✨ Basically felt like the love hypothesis but with magic. If you didn’t like the “big & huge” thing there well good luck Charlie. You did get his POV tho so that’s different. And I did enjoy it a bit more than TLH because at least relationship didn’t feel unethical to me. And I liked her friend and his special friend better than the group in TLH. I think I would’ve given this 3.5⭐️and rounded up for Goodreads if the ending would’ve been more exciting but it just wasn’t. I didn’t ✨🍆Big purple cock🍆✨ Basically felt like the love hypothesis but with magic. If you didn’t like the “big & huge” thing there well good luck Charlie. You did get his POV tho so that’s different. And I did enjoy it a bit more than TLH because at least relationship didn’t feel unethical to me. And I liked her friend and his special friend better than the group in TLH. I think I would’ve given this 3.5⭐️and rounded up for Goodreads if the ending would’ve been more exciting but it just wasn’t. I didn’t really like the male narrator and wish Reggie’s would’ve narrated the entire thing. His Reggie voice made her sound 12. And a big thing I noticed was that the Reggie we got in her head was so different than the one he was perceiving in his sections. She was so meek and clingy and tittering from his POV and I just didn’t buy it. Her parental situation was unique but I wasn’t a fan. However, I was a very big fan of Reggie accidentally using the crystal ball while he was jacking off. The first half was pretty solid and I kinda tried to just vibe but ultimately I just cannot do that. Given that Adam Driver’s face is once again on the cover, I’m making the educated guess that this started as Reylo fan fic. The similarities to the character types in TLH are really quite jarring. No wonder Hazelwood blurbed it. Maybe she thought she wrote it during a tequila fueled bender a la Practical Magic. ⭐️⭐️⭐️.25/5 🌶🌶🌶.25*/5 *The scenes were pretty hot but it took so long for them to actually fuck that I got bored by his inner monologue of “wow she’s so fucking brilliant I want to fuck her freckles.” I liked the dirty language and it was a nice addition to the book and kept me engaged. Some of Reggie’s lines felt off and unnatural but ce la vie. Show me the sex magic! And no I will not give you context to “big purple cock.”

  11. 4 out of 5

    book bruin

    This was such a quirky and unique romance! I really loved the world and magic set up (though I do wish it would have been explored in greater detail). I thought the premise for the novel was a lot of fun and I was hooked into the story right away. Things to look forward to: - grumpy + sunshine, forced proximity/roommates, age gap, enemies to friends to lovers - Ben was such a grouchy cinnamon roll hero. He was so gone for Reggie and I loved how they complemented each other, but also accepted the o This was such a quirky and unique romance! I really loved the world and magic set up (though I do wish it would have been explored in greater detail). I thought the premise for the novel was a lot of fun and I was hooked into the story right away. Things to look forward to: - grumpy + sunshine, forced proximity/roommates, age gap, enemies to friends to lovers - Ben was such a grouchy cinnamon roll hero. He was so gone for Reggie and I loved how they complemented each other, but also accepted the other exactly as they were. - spicy, spicy times (the well!), with a touch of voyeurism - hilarious secondary characters (himbo Nick was a lot of fun) and shenanigans - I appreciated that there wasn't a ton of drama in this one, especially between the main characters. There was enough happening in each of their lives/pasts, and I liked that there wasn't some silly misunderstanding or unnecessary drama thrown in. I both read and listened to Go Hex Yourself and Andrew Eiden and Holly Linneman were absolutely wonderful together! Holly Linneman is new to me, but she was the perfect Reggie. Her comedic timing hit the spot every time and she also delivered on the more emotional moments in the story. Definitely recommend enjoying this one on audio if possible. Audiobook Review Overall 4 stars Performance 5 stars Story 3.5-4 stars CW: housing and financial insecurity (mainly in the past, but it leads to obsessive cleaning and ordering to create stability/control), death of parents (past), toxic relationship with parents and parental abandonment, mention of suicide (past, side character), implied previous physically abusive relationship, murder (past), knives/cutting, blood *I voluntarily read and listened to a review copy of this book*

  12. 5 out of 5

    booksandzoe

    This book has Reylo written literally all over it; whether you like that or not will likely dictate your reading experience. I've been a longtime Reylo ff reader (some of the best stuff on the whole ao3 website is under that tag) and I definitely think if it weren't for the novelty of reading a Published Reylo Book I would've DNFd this about 30% in. I had mixed feelings about the main characters--I think they have the same curse many published fan fictions have of being very underdeveloped charac This book has Reylo written literally all over it; whether you like that or not will likely dictate your reading experience. I've been a longtime Reylo ff reader (some of the best stuff on the whole ao3 website is under that tag) and I definitely think if it weren't for the novelty of reading a Published Reylo Book I would've DNFd this about 30% in. I had mixed feelings about the main characters--I think they have the same curse many published fan fictions have of being very underdeveloped characters since the authors already have established background context for the characters; fleshing out a personality for these characters isn't a necessity when the audience already knows them. However, this gets very tangled when the book is being published into a different context. I found the magic system to be really entertaining in this book, though I felt like the plot dragged a bit. This book could've easily been about 10K words (or more) less and I would've been happier with that version. The genre of this book reminded me of The Ex Hex: it takes place in a modern world with a secret society or Witches and Warlocks hiding in plain sight, and it tries to blend both romance and magical plot into a cohesive story. Ultimately, I think I probably would've DNFd this book early on if I weren't in it for the novelty of a Reylo book. The writing quality wasn't good enough to justify me spending all the time I spent reading it, but the novelty won out for me. If you aren't into any aspect of the Star Wars sequel trilogy you likely won't have the same perseverance I did. *it's important to note that the author has not confirmed that this book is based off Reylo, but you literally can't tell me it isn't. Literally all the canon/fanon Star Wars lore is plastered into every character and relationship, down to EVEN THE NAMES for the characters of Ben and Gwen. Its 100% based on Reylo (but was never published on ao3 because I would Know if it was). Listed below are elements from Star Wars canon/fanon used in this book, covered in spoiler tags cuz it kinda contains spoilers: (view spoiler)[ - Finnnpoe, who are renamed Nick and Diego - Everything about Rey "Reggie" and Ben (who is still named Ben) characterizations from personality to socioeconomic class - I couldn't tell Aunt Dru was supposed to be a gender swapped Luke or if the author altered canon to make Leia Ben's aunt instead of his mom, but she is the main parental unit for Ben - Character based off Gwen Phasma, being named Gwen - Rose being a bubbly apprentice (familiar, they're called in this book) wannabe - Hux being vaguely antagonistic for the 5 minutes of page time he gets - Some RoseHux at the end?? (Rosehux is a mostly crack Star Wars ship used mostly in modern AUs) - I'm sure there's more but I can't think of them right now (hide spoiler)]

  13. 4 out of 5

    Bea

    I never DNF things because I’m too stubborn but I would rather die than continue reading Ben’s POV. That man can take a flying leap

  14. 5 out of 5

    A Book Shrew

    I am a simple woman. I see Ali Hazelwood tell me a book is good, and I do whatever it takes to get that book into my possession. Full review and more at A Book Shrew This was so much fun! It's not perfect, but the vibes are immaculate. Something of a murder mystery with touchy witches and warlocks as the main suspects. They are all so fickle, and I stand by that creative choice. Everyone is ornery and trying to curse each other over lunch and little squabbles that it truly makes for the best time I am a simple woman. I see Ali Hazelwood tell me a book is good, and I do whatever it takes to get that book into my possession. Full review and more at A Book Shrew This was so much fun! It's not perfect, but the vibes are immaculate. Something of a murder mystery with touchy witches and warlocks as the main suspects. They are all so fickle, and I stand by that creative choice. Everyone is ornery and trying to curse each other over lunch and little squabbles that it truly makes for the best time. If your witch romance doesn't say we'll figure out how to hex her good when I come back from bingo, then I don't want it. This book is set up with a dual POV between Reggie and Ben. Reggie isn't quite a witch yet. She only responded to a newspaper ad for a witch's familiar because she thought the job had something to do with with her favourite spellcasting card game. But the joke's on her, because magic is very real, and she's in complete denial until a certain cat incident. And Ben ... well, he's the grumpiest of them all. He's got a thing against freckles that really just means he has a big thing for freckles. Cough cough. Sorry, had some pining stuck in my throat there. But Ben's good at what he does and has the black reputation to back him up. Although, let's be real here. Aunt Dru stole the show. A total kook of an ancient witch who loves to meddle in literally everything. Have to admit, this scared me a little. It didn't quite follow the standard romance plot formula. Which, I assure you, is far from bad. I'm rather impressed, actually, because the author kept me on my toes and still gave me what I expected. But disappointment was CLOSE. A certain level of steam should have appeared at the three quarter mark and it doesn't until the last five percent of the book, so Clare makes you work for the romance to go where it needs to. I also deeply appreciate that the inevitable conflict later in the book was resolved really quickly and well. I hate loving a couple who clearly love each other, only to sit with them in a miscommunication rut and "broken" up for 20+ pages. As you can probably tell from the cover, this is indeed some loosely veiled Reylo fanfiction. I adore these, I promise, but if y'all tell me "he's broad, he's really really broad and oh so big," one more time, I'm going to lose it. Once is enough, thanks. To be honest, this one was a bit too blatant for me, and some of the elements, like Reggie's poverty and shitty parents and Ben's murderous past, felt too forced. I like my fanfiction more on the subtle side. Keep all the witch romances coming my way and all I will say is thank you very much. Four and a half stars rounded up to five.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Amelia

    if there is one thing i can do, it is spot a published reylo fanfic a mile away! send me the preorder link, lads 🤠 (& if it's not a published reylo fic, sending flowers to the author for the last name johnson and a nephew named ben. you knew what you were doing!) if there is one thing i can do, it is spot a published reylo fanfic a mile away! send me the preorder link, lads 🤠 (& if it's not a published reylo fic, sending flowers to the author for the last name johnson and a nephew named ben. you knew what you were doing!)

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sherwood Smith

    If you can accept a 500 year old warlock falling in love with an ordinary girl who is obsessed with cleaning, then you can have fun with this book, another entry in the raft of "there are witches living among us mundanes in modern times" subgenre. Aunt Dru needs a new familiar, which has to be a person. Reggiie is able to see the ad in the paper, which means she is suitable. The story stalled a bit while Reggie refuses to believe magic is real, but once she got it (and the scene is fun), the stor If you can accept a 500 year old warlock falling in love with an ordinary girl who is obsessed with cleaning, then you can have fun with this book, another entry in the raft of "there are witches living among us mundanes in modern times" subgenre. Aunt Dru needs a new familiar, which has to be a person. Reggiie is able to see the ad in the paper, which means she is suitable. The story stalled a bit while Reggie refuses to believe magic is real, but once she got it (and the scene is fun), the story, and the romance, take off. The side characters are colorful, and the pacing rolls along. It's light-hearted fun with ancient witches who date back to Roman times, just the thing for escaping the relentlessly grim news. Copy provided by NetGalley

  17. 5 out of 5

    Chris C - A Midlife Wife

    Fun witchy story and slow to grow romance. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ One of the first things that hit you with this book is the crazy characters. We have an eccentric old witch who seems a bit off her rocker, her nephew who is gorgeous to look at but is a pill, and the main character who is a bit slow on the uptake. Clare plays them all perfectly together while delivering a witty and engaging story that is a treat to read. I actually really enjoyed Ben, the nephew. You just know that there is a sweethe Fun witchy story and slow to grow romance. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ One of the first things that hit you with this book is the crazy characters. We have an eccentric old witch who seems a bit off her rocker, her nephew who is gorgeous to look at but is a pill, and the main character who is a bit slow on the uptake. Clare plays them all perfectly together while delivering a witty and engaging story that is a treat to read. I actually really enjoyed Ben, the nephew. You just know that there is a sweetheart underneath all of that brusk talk. When he starts warming up, so does the romance. Go Hex Yourself is an all-around delight with so many great characters, attention to detail, and a unique story that delivers the goods. You will love Maurice too! Definitely, one to grab! * copy received for review consideration * full review -https://amidlifewife.com/go-hex-yours...

  18. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    Just want to throw it out there: this book got be through a 5 hour plane ride. For that... I'm giving it 5 stars. One for each hour that I wasn't thinking about the fact that the couple next to me kept passing baby bottles over me like marathon runners passing the baton. Ugh such a perfect example of enemies to lovers. I enjoy when the male lead doesn't try to completely annihilate the female lead emotionally in this trope. It doesn't really give me a lot of joy when the mc does something reprehe Just want to throw it out there: this book got be through a 5 hour plane ride. For that... I'm giving it 5 stars. One for each hour that I wasn't thinking about the fact that the couple next to me kept passing baby bottles over me like marathon runners passing the baton. Ugh such a perfect example of enemies to lovers. I enjoy when the male lead doesn't try to completely annihilate the female lead emotionally in this trope. It doesn't really give me a lot of joy when the mc does something reprehensible and then takes a couple months to figure out that calling a girl fat, ugly and a slut isn't really that great. Weird concept, I know. Jessica Clare did a great job of combining the whimsical nature of witchcraft with modern day sensibility. I absolutely love the fact that Reggie was logical and cynical of the whole thing and Dru (her witch) took absolutely no mercy on her. She's entirely unsympathetic to the fact that Reggie is painfully mortal. When Reggie treats her like a senile old woman, she plays into it in a delightfully condescending way. Honestly, I could have read a book about Dru and been beyond happy. She's a star. She shines. She's so vivid and cauldron stirringly good that I cackled every single time she came into a scene. And Ben. Damn he's wonderfully grumpy. He's like a little rainy puppy that you'd find on the side of the road. He's sexy but not in a overt way and he wields his own sense of humor so well that I fell for him really quickly. I like it when authors can find a way for their "enemies" to annoy each other without being nasty and unforgivable. Very early on he found out that Reggie liked things clean so when she annoyed him, he'd go behind her and move the things that she had just organized all over the place. Honestly this is just such a pure, fun read. It does have some spice but we definitely take our time to get there. Reggie did get on my nerves once or twice but I looking back those overreactions were very in character and I can't really hate it because of that reason. If anything, I would just take away a star for that cover. Lord Ben looks like a gremlin and Reggie looks nothing like how I pictured her. I mean the weird scarf sweater thing he has going on? 😬 Please don't judge a book by its cover on this one.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    DNF - 10%. I found this one, as I find most of the romances I read, through Sherwood Smith's review. Cranky cat, OC heroine, witches and warlocks posing as normal people, potential for hilarious misunderstanding - all sounded like good fun. Alas, while the initial setup was fun, it's already too romancey for my taste. I loathe novels where you get the same event from the perspectives of the future smoochers ('oh why do I keep thinking about this annoying person...' lemme guess, hormones?), and t DNF - 10%. I found this one, as I find most of the romances I read, through Sherwood Smith's review. Cranky cat, OC heroine, witches and warlocks posing as normal people, potential for hilarious misunderstanding - all sounded like good fun. Alas, while the initial setup was fun, it's already too romancey for my taste. I loathe novels where you get the same event from the perspectives of the future smoochers ('oh why do I keep thinking about this annoying person...' lemme guess, hormones?), and there's not enough of anything else going on. The cat has hardly made an appearance. Also, it's Reylo fan fiction? I barely know what that means, why that's even a thing, or why I should care. Not for me, but it's not the book's fault.

  20. 4 out of 5

    ☠Kayla☠

    I'm sucker for witches and witchcraft, so this book was a must have on my reading list. I absolutely loved every minute of it, I deeply loved the characters and found that once I really got into it I found it hard to put it down. I only give it a 4 stars because as much as I did love it I wish I could see more of Ben and Reggies relationship. I'm sucker for witches and witchcraft, so this book was a must have on my reading list. I absolutely loved every minute of it, I deeply loved the characters and found that once I really got into it I found it hard to put it down. I only give it a 4 stars because as much as I did love it I wish I could see more of Ben and Reggies relationship.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    This cleared my skin and cured my back pain. Sadness? I don’t know her, I’ve been smiling, giggling and squealing at this for the last three days.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Tonya

    Go Hex Yourself is a fun romantic comedy that I really enjoyed! An easy read, with fun characters.. the friction between our two main characters is what gives the novel most of the tension. I really enjoyed this novel as it was the perfect blend of hard topics and fun laughs! Thank you to NetGalley, Berkley Publishing Group and author Jessica Clare for this digital review copy for me to read and enjoy. As always, my reviews are voluntary and my opinions are my own.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Grace Tomasweetie

    I’m DISAPPOINTED. Don’t be fooled—I gave it two stars instead of one simply for the Reylo content, but this was just not great. I hated them & their nonexistent relationship & the nonexistent plot. I’m bummed. I’m certainly a critic & pretty severe when I don’t like something, but I’d say this just isn’t it. Makes me wanna read some GOOD Reylo fanfic tho!!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Readaholic Book Reviews

    When Reggie answers an ad in the local paper to work as an assistant for one of her favorite card games, she's ecstatic to get a callback! Only when she goes to meet her future employer - she's not quite sure what to make of the bizarre nature of everyone in the Magnus household. Reggie soon finds out that she'll be creating actual magic with Drusilla Magnus - a which who wants to share her craft with Reggie. Reggie is still on the fence about the position, but the pay is too good to pass up so When Reggie answers an ad in the local paper to work as an assistant for one of her favorite card games, she's ecstatic to get a callback! Only when she goes to meet her future employer - she's not quite sure what to make of the bizarre nature of everyone in the Magnus household. Reggie soon finds out that she'll be creating actual magic with Drusilla Magnus - a which who wants to share her craft with Reggie. Reggie is still on the fence about the position, but the pay is too good to pass up so she agrees! What Reggie doesn't plan on is being around Dru's nephew Ben all the time. Ben is overbearing, rude and generally a grumpy person. Worse - he doesn't want Reggie around at all. Guess she'll just have to show him how willing she is to learn magic and witch craft! When Ben and Reggie have to work together to break a hex, they soon find themselves in close proximity to one another. And that's not all - their attraction to one another only starts growing. Will they be able to break the curse and find a way to be together? Gah! How much did I love Go Hex Yourself. I will be honest - a lot of fantasy/paranormal romance featuring witches and magic just falls flat for me. So I was a bit weary going in to Go Hex Yourself, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I adored this book and the characters in it. All of the secondary characters from Lisa, Nick and Maurice to Dru had me laughing! There was such a great cast of characters in this book. Each one of them was essential to the story and I never felt bored with their story arcs or wanting them to get off the page. But clearly the stars of this book were Ben and Reggie 😍. These two had so much chemistry together and I wanted more of them from their very first interaction. Ben was the grump to Reggie's sunshine and these two were completely perfect for one another. Their relationship was slow growing and I really enjoyed the way that they begin to trust each other before deciding to move their relationship along. And YES, Jessica Clare totally brought the 🔥🔥🔥. I loved this quirky, funny and sweet romance! Once I started it I had a hard time putting it down. I hope we get more books set in this world!! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.

  25. 4 out of 5

    The Romantic Rush Blog

    Well this was loads of fun! My witch-loving heart really enjoyed this fun witchy adventure that’s full of laughs, romance, and so much Jessica Clare charm. We have lots of clever and quirky plot conventions and characters that keep the pages turning- a zany aunt, a sexy and supportive hero, enemies to lovers/grumpy-sunshine sexual tension, a whole witch and warlock hierachy and loads of supernatural politics, an awesome cat, and of course a eccentric and relatable heroine. Our heroine Reggie h Well this was loads of fun! My witch-loving heart really enjoyed this fun witchy adventure that’s full of laughs, romance, and so much Jessica Clare charm. We have lots of clever and quirky plot conventions and characters that keep the pages turning- a zany aunt, a sexy and supportive hero, enemies to lovers/grumpy-sunshine sexual tension, a whole witch and warlock hierachy and loads of supernatural politics, an awesome cat, and of course a eccentric and relatable heroine. Our heroine Reggie has made the most out of her challenging situation (ugh, her parents are pretty wretched) and accidents upon an unusual job, one she thinks may be the result of a mistaken identity but turns out to be a whole lot more to it. Not only does she find a whole new witchy side to her world, but she also meets warlock Ben, a man with dark allure. Soon she finds herself teaming up with (and falling for) the dark and delicious Ben- the magic gets suspenseful and the chemistry gets steamy! I loved both of these characters. Reggie certainly has some quirks, insecurities, and trust issues, but I love that she’s got this great nexus of supremely average characteristics while discovering all that makes her special. And Reggie is such a fantastic book boyfriend. Initially broody and seemingly dangerous, her turns into this sweet and supportive leading man, and I loved his authenticity. All in all, super well written, loads of fun, and a real page turner! The magical parts of this story really captured me- I want to play around more in this world, and I hope we get more stories!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Simply Love Book Reviews

    This was a really fun story about a woman trying to get her life together and what she finds is not at all what she expected. Regina “Reggie” Johnson reply’s to an ad in the paper seeking an assistant for what she thinks is her favorite card game. Turns out that is a job for someone who claims to be a real witch. Reggie doesn’t believe that magic is real, but the pay is too good to pass up. She meets Ben Magnus, her employers nephew, who claims to be a warlock. To say they don’t get along is put This was a really fun story about a woman trying to get her life together and what she finds is not at all what she expected. Regina “Reggie” Johnson reply’s to an ad in the paper seeking an assistant for what she thinks is her favorite card game. Turns out that is a job for someone who claims to be a real witch. Reggie doesn’t believe that magic is real, but the pay is too good to pass up. She meets Ben Magnus, her employers nephew, who claims to be a warlock. To say they don’t get along is putting it mildly. As strange things begin to happen, a few developments start taking place; Reggie can no longer claim that magic isn’t real, and Ben is actually not that bad. This was a fun story that I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. I really enjoyed the characters and the plot was fast paced and a lot of fun to read. Review copy provided for a voluntary review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    aditi

    Yeah, this was garbage. The main characters were so annoying. Reggie is a “control freak” and has ocd. I don’t see how she’s controlling at all but we do get endless descriptions of her tidying and organising stuff in this ancient house that nobody asked her to do and that only makes things harder for her employer. She can’t read the titles of these magical books but takes it upon herself to reorganise a 1000 year old library. Then she makes a mess and leaves. I found her reluctance to believe i Yeah, this was garbage. The main characters were so annoying. Reggie is a “control freak” and has ocd. I don’t see how she’s controlling at all but we do get endless descriptions of her tidying and organising stuff in this ancient house that nobody asked her to do and that only makes things harder for her employer. She can’t read the titles of these magical books but takes it upon herself to reorganise a 1000 year old library. Then she makes a mess and leaves. I found her reluctance to believe in magic annoying as well. It dragged on for too long when we knew that she would come around and discover she’s a witch herself anyway. Ben, a 500 year old warlock, is a “grumpy” old man. “He’s really quite smart and lovely. He’s just lonely. He’s not good with people. Never has been. His parents are to blame for that.” He’s had 500 years to get over it?? He’s lonely because he’s not a good person. He acts like a child and has been straight up mean to Reggie since the start but she hears this and her heart just melts for the poor guy. I’m all for the hate to love trope but this is not it. He’s in a position of power, constantly threatens to fire her, watches her while she’s alone without her consent, feels disappointed when he sees she isn’t masturbating. Nothing about him is remotely charming. For her part, she also watches him while he’s jerking off without him knowing but at least it wasn’t on purpose and she has the decency to come clean about it. All of this is passed off has a humorous situation which is also my issue with this book. The “funny” bits aren’t remotely funny. Her gay best friend sends her nudes that his boyfriend sent him and its only a mild annoyance to her. Bet if it was a girl that wouldn’t be okay. The cat, Maurice, is a human man trapped in a cat’s body who’s constantly rubbing up on her, following her around in the shower, sleeping in her bed and when she finds out she’s outraged for one second before he mollifies her by saying he told the cat to stay away from her. What a gentleman. The only reason I kept reading this was because I wanted to see how much worse it could get. And it kept getting worse until the end.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    Go Hex Yourself has a fun premise. A young woman answers a job ad in the newspaper that she thinks is for her favorite card game. Instead, it turns out to be for a familiar for a witch. Problem is, she doesn't believe in magic but needs the money. This sounded fun. Grumpy/Sunshine, mortal getting sucked into the world of magic. . It wasn't. For one, the characters are so incredibly flat. I didn't care for any of them because they didn't have any real depth. Which was odd because the main characte Go Hex Yourself has a fun premise. A young woman answers a job ad in the newspaper that she thinks is for her favorite card game. Instead, it turns out to be for a familiar for a witch. Problem is, she doesn't believe in magic but needs the money. This sounded fun. Grumpy/Sunshine, mortal getting sucked into the world of magic. . It wasn't. For one, the characters are so incredibly flat. I didn't care for any of them because they didn't have any real depth. Which was odd because the main character especially had a lot of heavy past issues. Content Warning: Her parents are financial abusers. They've done everything from open bank accounts in her name to take out a life insurance policy on her and then declare her dead. That should have had the makings of a solid character but she was just so flat. And so is our love interest. Ben a 500 year old witch. Reggie is twenty-five and they don't get along at all at first. He's gruff and she can't stand it. I didn't really care. Was he an absolute jerk? Yes, he wanted to get her fired. And she was willing to stick it out because, as I said earlier, she needs the job. I can get behind enemies to lovers. Unfortunately there was a moment early on that absolutely made me disgusted. So spoiler warning: Ben is using a crystal ball to scry on Reggie and sees her in her room moving with her hands under the blankets. He wonders if he's caught her in an "intimate" moment and then has to remind himself that porn exists and he doesn't need to snoop. Yeah, that's disgusting. There's a similar situation where Reggie does the same and actually does catch Ben in an intimate moment and instead of instantly turning away, she watches. And then turns around when he's close to finishing because she thinks it would be worse to watch that than, y'know, the fact she'd been watching up to that point. She does tell him and he asks if she enjoyed the view. I couldn't get behind these characters. That's a gross violation of privacy and it was played off for flirting. When it comes to the flatness of the characters, there's apparently a reason for that. This was apparently a Kylo Ren/ Rey fanfiction. In that light, the flatness makes sense. After all if you know who they're supposed to be then you can fill in the gaps. So it's published fanfiction in the same style as 50 Shades but it's at least better than that. And if it's not and that's just a rumor, then there isn't an excuse for the flat characters. Although there never is. I didn't care for the book. I didn't care for the flatness of the characters or their creepy "romantic" behavior. All in all, this was not a book for me nor one I'll be recommending. I'm giving it 1 star for competent writing. I received this Arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to them and the publisher.

  29. 4 out of 5

    glavreads

    This was a surprise win for me. 4.5 Stars. I’m not super into books about magic. I’ve had some bad bookish experiences with those in the past but I was very intrigued by this book and I’m so glad I gave it a chance. This is enemies to lovers, grumpy/sunshine, tension building greatness. Reggie is in desperate need of a job… like always due to her idiosyncrasies… and answers an ad she thinks is for a popular card game she’s an ace at. Come to find it, it’s for a woman who thinks she’s an actual w This was a surprise win for me. 4.5 Stars. I’m not super into books about magic. I’ve had some bad bookish experiences with those in the past but I was very intrigued by this book and I’m so glad I gave it a chance. This is enemies to lovers, grumpy/sunshine, tension building greatness. Reggie is in desperate need of a job… like always due to her idiosyncrasies… and answers an ad she thinks is for a popular card game she’s an ace at. Come to find it, it’s for a woman who thinks she’s an actual witch. But with a five figure monthly salary, she can’t say no to it - even if it comes with the woman’s rude and grumpy nephew. Over time, Reggie realizes that the woman isn’t lying and there’s so much more to their world than she realizes. She also realizes that grumpy nephew actually might be a secret softie, at least for her. This was super cute with lots of amazing enemies to lovers banter and some very good spice. It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but if you used to obsessively watch Sabrina the Teenage Witch (like me) or like a magical/spooky romance, this is a great read. ARC received through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    3.25 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin When Reggie Johnson answers a job ad she thinks, she’s applying to work for her favorite card game, not be a familiar to a witch. Magic isn’t real, of course, but Dru is paying her more than she could ever dream of and she’s a sweetheart, if slightly delusional. The only downside to this new job is Dru’s nephew, Ben Magnus. The man is insufferable and though it’s sweet he loves his aunt, the fact that he’s feeding into her believing in magic is just anoth 3.25 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin When Reggie Johnson answers a job ad she thinks, she’s applying to work for her favorite card game, not be a familiar to a witch. Magic isn’t real, of course, but Dru is paying her more than she could ever dream of and she’s a sweetheart, if slightly delusional. The only downside to this new job is Dru’s nephew, Ben Magnus. The man is insufferable and though it’s sweet he loves his aunt, the fact that he’s feeding into her believing in magic is just another mark against him. Except magic is real and her employer is really a two-thousand-year-old witch. And her nephew? He’s a five-hundred-year-old warlock who’s an outcast even among their own kind. But when a curse strikes the Magnus home Ben and Reggie will have to work together. And close quarters means it’s harder for both to pretend they’re not falling for each other. Go Hex Yourself is an enjoyable paranormal rom-com. Other reviewers have pointed out that it feels like thinly-veiled Reylo ff (Rey/Kylo Ren fan fiction) and I definitely can see that. That being said, the Reylo vibes were my favorite part of the book. Ben is an outcast even though he’s an incredibly powerful warlock. Beneath the fearsome surface, however, is a lonely man with deep wounds. Reggie sees past the layers to the protective, caring man beneath. Ben’s pretty easy to become attached to; he’s grumpy, yes, but desperately in need of love and it’s hard not to be drawn to him. He’s there when Reggie needs him and bonds with her on a number of levels. Reggie had a hard childhood and the only person she can depend on is her best friend, Nick. Because of said childhood, Reggie has an obsessive need to organize and control her environment. She doesn’t believe in magic when she answers Dru’s ad, but unfortunately the first half of the book drags something awful because it takes so long for her to become a believer. Go Hex Yourself hits its stride when Reggie finally realizes magic is real and spells, curses, etc. can be discovered through her eyes. Her romance with Ben has a good amount of tension and when things heat up, Jessica Clare delivers on steam. I was rooting for these two every step of the way, even when things were hard for them. A cast of quirky supporting characters rounds out Go Hex Yourself . I enjoyed the world Clare created; witches and warlocks who are thousands of years old have a way of behaving that is sometimes unpredictable. I would love to learn more about the familiars (aside from being their master’s battery source and pupil) and Penny, Reggie’s new friend, in particular. I had mixed feelings about Go Hex Yourself because the first half of the book didn’t grab me, but ultimately I enjoyed the resolution and I hope Clare plans more books set in this world. FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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