by Bec McMaster


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It should have been an easy task...

Verity Hastings has a little trick; she can find anything, no matter where it's hidden. It's a skill that's kept her safe and fed all the way from the orphanages and workhouses of her youth. But when she steals a mysterious item for a masked man, she knows the con is on her this time.

In order to protect herself from his associates, she can turn to only one person: Adrian Bishop, the sorcerer she stole the relic from.

Scarred recluse, Adrian Bishop, is rarely surprised anymore. But when a rather enticing little handful turns up on his doorstep claiming to be his mysterious thief, he doesn't know what to think. He needs the relic back, no matter the cost, and he's not above using Verity to find it. But as Verity begins to sneak under his guard, for the first time in years there's a ray of light in his dark world. He will do anything to protect her–anything–but can Verity ever love him once she learns the truth of his darkest secret?

HEXBOUND is the second story in Bec McMaster's steamy Dark Arts trilogy set against the stunning backdrop of Victorian-era London. If you like heartwarming, sexy and adventurous paranormal romances with a tortured hero, you’ll love sharing the journey with Verity and Bishop.

Don’t miss any of the Dark Arts books!

Book 1: Shadowbound. Featuring Ianthe and Lucien.

Book 2:Hexbound. Featuring Verity and Adrian.

Book 3:Soulbound. Featuring Sebastian and Cleo (2017 Release).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925491111
Publisher: Lochaber Press
Publication date: 03/31/2017
Series: Dark Arts , #2
Pages: 418
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

BEC MCMASTER is the award-winning author of the London Steampunk romance series, and paranormal romance series': the Dark Arts, and the Burned Lands. She's addicted to travel, and loves setting her books in foreign places, or dark worlds. For more information on her books check out her website at www.becmcmaster.com or follow her on Twitter @BecMcMaster, or www.facebook.com/BecMcMaster

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Hexbound (The Dark Arts) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never fails every book better then the last
KG71 More than 1 year ago
McMaster doesn’t disappoint with this latest installment in the Dark Arts series. I’ve been looking forward to reading about Adrian Bishop since Shadowbound. There was so much to love about this book, a lot of tangled plot threads and details (obviously foreshadowing future events in other books) but my favourite was how both Bishop and Verity resonated with me as a reader. They really appealed, they were both strong and vulnerable, and they grew in spades throughout the book. I didn't like one more than the other and, as a reader, that was really satisfying. I love to get tangled with both characters and their journey in the story. The villains were three-dimensional – plenty of reason and justification for why they acted like they did – but I still hated them for what they did to other characters. The introduction of the Hex was another layer to this world and added more depth to what is already a world rich in detail. I really liked getting to know a bit about them. The epilogue was a real twang on the heart with how Sebastian was handled, especially when he realised revenge sucked and he'd made a huge mistake giving into the demon. Another great read in this series, and I look forward to the next.
heathercm2001 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic! There were a lot of exciting things happening in this book, and I didn't want it to end. However, the ending was one of my favorite parts. It was quite the emotional roller coaster, and I loved every second of it. Verity and Adrian made a great pair. The way she pushed his buttons was very entertaining. Adrian was fascinating. He was capable of being vicious, but sweet and sensitive as well. With the darkness being so close to controlling him, I never knew what he was going to do. The magic and power in this book was phenomenal, and made for some thrilling situations. Bec McMaster did a magnificent job weaving together quite a few complex and intense story lines. I couldn't put this book down. I have not read the first book in this series yet, and that did not affect how much I enjoyed this one. It easily stands on its own, but I can't wait to go read book one. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
Book 2 in the Dark Arts series was very entertaining. Adrian and Verity are perfectly matched in every way, and the sparks that fly between them from the very moment the meet ( love the fight scene in the beginning when he catches her stealing from him) set the story off on the right foot. It is fast paced, passionate, entertaining, Lady E is awesome in book two, and the conflict is strong and well developed. I liked book two better than book one, for sure. Sebastian and Cleo are back as a sub-plot romance and it is just heartbreaking watching them and their doomed (supposedly) romance. When the plot deviates and takes us to them it doesn't feel like it slows the story down, like some subplots can do. I wasn't frustrated anytime we left the main couple to meet up and see what is going on between those two. I am very much looking forward to their book! The villains are back at it and the stage is set to overthrow Drake and the Sorcery world as our characters know it. The battle at the end is just as epic as the one in book 1 and very easy to visualize. McMaster does do a good job describing the battle in a way that makes it easy for a reader to follow along and see it unfold. There are surprises in the end too which I didn't see coming. Book three will hopefully be just as delicious and entertaining as this book. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book.