The Kiss Curse

Thank you, Avon Books, for the gifted copy of The Kiss Curse ✨ {partner}

Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Trope: Enemies to lovers
Format: 🎧
Pub Date: 9.20.2022
Star Rating: ☆☆☆.5


“Gwyn Jones is perfectly happy with her life in Graves Glen. She, her mom, and her cousin have formed a new and powerful coven; she’s running a successful witchcraft shop, Something Wicked; and she’s started mentoring some of the younger witches in town. As Halloween approaches, there’s only one problem—Llewellyn “Wells” Penhallow.

Wells has come to Graves Glen to re-establish his family’s connection to the town they founded as well as to make a new life for himself after years of being the dutiful son in Wales. When he opens up a shop of his own, Penhallow’s, just across the street from Something Wicked, he quickly learns he’s gotten more than he bargained for in going up against Gwyn.

When their professional competition leads to a very personal—and very hot—kiss, both Wells and Gwyn are determined to stay away from each other, convinced the kiss was just a magical fluke. But when a mysterious new coven of witches come to town and Gwyn’s powers begin fading, she and Wells must work together to figure out just what these new witches want and how to restore Gwyn’s magic before it’s too late.”


For those who enjoyed reading Erin Sterling’s The Ex Hex last fall, she has a new installment in the series that you can add to your spooky season reading list. Or, as I like to think of it, Hallmark Spooky Season.

I was transported back to the same fun town I enjoyed reading about last year in The Ex Hex. The Kiss Curse is full of fun banter, steamy sex scenes, and a talking cat (on the audiobook, the cat’s voice is both hilarious and terrifying).

It took me a little while to figure out that Llewellyn Penhallow, Esquire, and Wells were all the same person. I’m all for nicknames, but they can be slightly confusing in books (especially audiobooks).

🐈‍⬛ Talking Cat (Sir Purrcival)
💌 Gave me a little ‘You’ve Got Mail’ vibes
😵‍💫 Too many nicknames
🔥 Steamy

Overall, The Kiss Curse was a charming story, and I’m glad it played out the way it did. I look forward to reading the next installment in this series — but who will it be about this time?

Format: 320 pages, paperback
Published: September 2022
ISBN 0063027518 (ISBN13: 9780063027510)

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