Notoriously bad at peopling, Isadora Savoie spends most of her time in the greenhouse or at the local animal shelter, using her Conduit powers of growth and healing. Content to remain in the background of the Savoie sister shenanigans, she’s reluctantly roped into the mystery of missing neighborhood girls. Now, she’s partnered with a flashy, flirty vampire to find them before it’s too late.
Devraj Kumar has seen and done it all. Three hundred years roaming the earth as a Stygorn — a legendary vampire warrior who operates in the shadows — has its perks. But ennui has set in. That is, until he has a run-in — literally — with an intriguing witch while on a new assignment in New Orleans. Fascinated by her resistance to his charms, Devraj can’t help but push her buttons in an effort to get to know the shy witch. Fortunately for him, she’s been recruited by the Lord of Vampires to assist Devraj on the case.
Between a Bollywood marathon, supernatural dating app, secret package, and sexy driving instruction, Isadora is in over her head. And Devraj? After just one taste, he’s playing for keeps.
After loving Wolf Gone Wild (book 1 in the Stay a Spell series), I knew going into Don’t Hex and Drive (book 2) that I would love it too; and, oh boy, did I ever!
Devraj is so suave and charming. He’s a Stygorn (elite vampire warrior) and famous Bollywood moviestar who knows exactly what–or should I who–he wants: Isadora. While Isadora is Dev’s opposite in many ways (she’s shy and hates social situations; would rather spend her days in her greenhouse; and blissfully practices slow-living), she is also his perfect match. She tries so hard to resist his charms but soon realises she’s in over her head with the seductive vampire.
I loved watching Isadora and Dev get together, learning each others’ fun quirks and discovering what it means going forward in a relationship. It was also incredible watching how Dev fit in with the Savoie sisters (and their many lovely family friends). Getting glimpses of Evie and Mateo’s relationship post-Wolf Gone Wild was also a delight and this book further sets up what could be for the other Savoie sisters.
As a reader, this series is one I could easily get lost in over and over, and one I would gladly never leave. If I could jump into its pages, I would. Cross has created a fantastic, mystical world and I cannot wait to see how the rest of the series develops.
As a side note: while I adore werewolves and vampires, I am incredibly excited to get to the stories featuring grims (I’m looking at you, books 4 and 6!). I am already obsessed with them and barely any info about their existence has been revealed. I’m also very happy with the fact that of the six Savoie sisters, two will be with vampires, two with werewolves and two with grims. Share that supernatural love around!
As a secondary note: I just want to point out that ‘porch chai‘ should absolutely be a thing, so you can all catch me sipping some chai masala (best served with soy milk and a drizzle of honey 😍) on the porch while I continue with this series!