Hex and the City (Stolen Hearts Book 1) by Nazri Noor

Being a finder involves using magic to retrieve specific items, and Leon has fun doing heists, while trying to pay his rent of course. Max approaches every job seriously, calculating all information and taking no chances, and they are jobs, not heists thank you very much. Two opposites that can't deny their attraction, and maybe they work better than apart as they track down the person causing all kinds of trouble in the city of Dos Lunas. SNik read and reviewed Hex and the City.

From the blurb:

Leon Alcantara is a real son of a witch.

The last in a proud line of witches, he’s come to test his small magic in the big city. Stealing enchanted artifacts pays the rent, but the competition is fierce. And handsome. And great at magic, too.

But Maximilian Drake and his dark, brooding glances are the least of Leon’s problems. A chain of anomalies surges through the city, strange distortions in reality that threaten both Dos Lunas and its people.

Suspected by the arcane authorities, Leon is forced to work with his nemesis to clear his name. But Max is so secretive over his shrouded past. Can he even be trusted? Leon must decide before the anomalies destroy the city — and his entire life.

SNik's Review:

First in series (Stolen Hearts). Paranormal. Rivals to lovers. Opposites attract. Found family. Slow burn. Dual POV. 

Leon is new to Dos Lunas, and he is already on his first heist in town, he needs the payoff to remain in his squalid apartment, oh and to eat. He never expects to run into Max, another finder that is drool worthy and very uptight, but they both lose out to a surprise visitor and now have to work together to retrieve the item. 

Both Leon and Max wield magic, but are total opposites in the way they approach life and their jobs. Their attraction, bantering and constant one-upmanship was so fun to read, there is plenty of action, and some interesting secondary characters that are introduced. 

Every single interaction between Leon and Max was entertaining and the world build was just the right amount to get this series off to a start but with enough curiosity about the future to look forward to reading more stories. 

Leon and Max are capable, smart, funny, and endearing, with different backgrounds and a lot to learn from each other. 

Hex and the City has plenty of steam, with these likable guys and a story that has Max asking Leon to stick around and Leon actually wanting to give Dos Lunas and Max a chance. 

Rating: 5 Stars

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