The Ex Hex - book cover
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Published : 01 Sep 2021
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 006302747X
  • ISBN-13 : 9780063027473
  • Language : English

The Ex Hex

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins, writing as Erin Sterling, casts a spell with a spine-tingling romance full of wishes, witches, and hexes gone wrong.

Nine years ago, Vivienne Jones nursed her broken heart like any young witch would: vodka, weepy music, bubble baths…and a curse on the horrible boyfriend. Sure, Vivi knows she shouldn't use her magic this way, but with only an "orchard hayride" scented candle on hand, she isn't worried it will cause him anything more than a bad hair day or two.

That is until Rhys Penhallow, descendent of the town's ancestors, breaker of hearts, and annoyingly just as gorgeous as he always was, returns to Graves Glen, Georgia. What should be a quick trip to recharge the town's ley lines and make an appearance at the annual fall festival turns disastrously wrong. With one calamity after another striking Rhys, Vivi realizes her silly little Ex Hex may not have been so harmless after all.

Suddenly, Graves Glen is under attack from murderous wind-up toys, a pissed off ghost, and a talking cat with some interesting things to say. Vivi and Rhys have to ignore their off the charts chemistry to work together to save the town and find a way to break the break-up curse before it's too late.

Editorial Reviews

"A spooky romantic comedy treat that had me sighing at one page, laughing out loud at the next. The Ex Hex is the perfect book for fall." -- New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey

Readers Top Reviews

I absolutely loved this book! When Vivienne is heartbroken by Rhys she does the one thing a witch is not meant to do! Mix vodka and magic! But she does; meaning it goes wrong! Fast forward nine years when Rhys shows up and things start to to go wrong, Vivi realises maybe she did more damage than she realised! I loved this book, it was funny and witty and just the cutest. I don’t read romance typically but this was amazing. The relationship between Vivi and Rhys was just perfect and the spice ? I want to be called Cariad ❤️ Definitely recommend if you want a quick and easy romance with fun characters and a great plot
Clara Q
This book is so much fun! I will start by saying I don't read a lot of witchy books but I do read a lot of chick lit fun, light romances and this one hit every expectation I would have. I love a light read and this one is perfect I also adore an enemies to lovers with plenty of banter and bickering! I had so many laugh out loud moments yet it also had a very cosy feeling to the story. I have already planned a re read once I decorate my house for Halloween and am in the festive mood because I feel in will be perfection! The tagline ' Think practical magic in the Gilmore Girls stars hollow' pretty much sums this one up perfectly.
BKLSorry we’re close
I wanted to love this book. It’s a fun premise and a beautiful autumn setting. There has been a lot of hype around it on Bookstagram. Positives: Chemistry between the main characters, Rhys’s sense of humor, Vivi coming into her own as a witch and becoming more confident in her abilities I felt like I had to push myself through some sections of the book. I also felt like some of the pivotal scenes were quite short and could have been drawn out longer or included more detail. Verdict: This is not a book that consumed me. For the most part, it was not difficult to put down, but I would probably reread it around Halloween another year.
I loved the small town, hallmark setting. All the witchy vibes and Halloween feels. The romance was so cute and I loved our couple but I kept feeling like I needed more. More angst, more love, more action. The story was cute and fun and I loved it, but it needed a little more of everything. But that’s a good thing right! It means I loved the story so much that I couldn’t get enough and I’m very much hopping there’s going to be a spin off !
Katie Prouty
“I was mad about you, Vivienne,” he said softly. Sincerely. “Utterly mad.” erin sterling! you deserve a medal. possibly a parade. i am fairly certain readers will have cartoon hearts literally pouring out of their eyes. and falling out of their chair from laughing. bump the ex hex up on your tbr and get it read this october! ? READ IF YOU LIKE ?: -meet cute after 9 years = brush with vehicular homicide -second chance romance -hero from wales with an accent -steaming mugs of tea -normies (normal peeps) & witches -very baller magic (like impressive) & hipster magic -#IsThisAKissingBook: “hiking across campus, fighting ghosts, snogging in libraries…” ? song: Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac ?