Hex on the Beach, by Gina LaManna

Hex on the Beach (The Magic & Mixology Mystery Series, #1)Hex on the Beach by Gina LaManna
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was one I could NOT put down. Despite the hour – 2:44 am – and the need for sleep was dire, the desire to find out how this finished was greater, so yes, I finished it in a day. That should tell you something is fun and slightly frenetic on these pages. The chemistry and tension between Lily and Ranger X is a palpable thing. You can’t even cut it with a knife and why would you even want to! Lily is likable, has a sharp mind, a quick wit, and a need for family if she’s to outwit whomever may be trying to off her as the newest in the hereditary line of Mixologists.

It’s a light, easy-reading, full-of-fun, word-nerd fare for the evening or so it takes you to finish it up with a sigh of pleasure, and suddenly find yourself craving even more – dark chocolate, some wine, a bubble bath and Book #2 should do the trick quite nicely. Lucky you, this is a trilogy. Hex on the Beach is #1 in the series. Hex on the Beach is Lily’s way of avoiding men by way of learning the craft of being a budding Mixologist but as we all know can be one of those ‘good intentions’ sorts of plans. She’s learning the ropes of this Mixologist role she has now inherited through her grandfather and it isn’t without its trials and tribulations, but it’s coming to her easier than one might think considering she lived in the ‘other world’ for most of her life, never knowing about this magical world, a mysteriously tropical place hidden in the middle of Lake Michigan.

After being formally introduced to this quirky, easy-to-love witch & mixologist in training, I closed out this story and immediately ran back to Amazon to get the other two in this series, Jinx & Tonic and Witchy Sour. (See a pattern in these titles?)

I’m curious now as to the other series this author has penned that I’m now positive are just as much of a fun-gallop at full tilt read as this series is turning out to be. Gina LaManna’s other series to which I’m referring is the Lacey Luzzi Mafia Mysteries, also a trilogy that will definitely be going onto my To Read list asap. If they’re even half as enjoyable at this series, it will leave me all too happy to follow this author very closely for quite a while.

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