Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk. Not Enough Stars in Universe to Give.

Some things should stay buried.

Repressed scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has two skills: reading dead languages and hiding in his office at the Ladysmith Museum. After the tragic death of the friend he secretly loved, he’s ruthlessly suppressed any desire for another man.

So when handsome ex-Pinkerton Griffin Flaherty approaches him to translate a mysterious book, Whyborne wants to finish the job and get rid of the detective as quickly as possible. Griffin left the Pinkertons following the death of his partner, hoping to start a new life. But the powerful cult which murdered Glenn has taken root in Widdershins, and only the spells in the book can stop them. Spells the intellectual Whyborne doesn’t believe are real.

As the investigation draws the two men closer, Griffin’s rakish charm threatens to shatter Whyborne’s iron control. When the cult resurrects an evil sorcerer who commands terrifying monsters, can Whyborne overcome his fear and learn to trust? Will Griffin let go of his past and risk falling in love? Or will Griffin’s secrets cost Whyborne both his heart and his life?

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I actually don’t have enough stars for this book or this author’s talent. If you’re going to buy one book this month… quarter…year… it would be this one. Seriously, fantastic writing, tight plot and great world building.

I can’t endorse this book enough. Well I could but I’ve got to sleep at some point.

Read the blurb, buy the book and then go head over to another Hawk book, Hainted, which I just started last night. Also a fricking incredible read.

Absolutely GORGEOUS writing. Author’s now on my autobuy list.

15 thoughts on “Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk. Not Enough Stars in Universe to Give.

  1. Patricia Grayson

    Oh, Rhys, don’t lie, it was the COVER that drew you in, like a bunny in the tractor beam!

  2. Tiery

    I believe I will buy that book as soon as I have the money. If you recommend it unnie, it must be good. *nod*

  3. Anna

    Just finished this one. Great read. Thank you for the recommendation. Im looking forward to this author’s future works. What other authors can you recommend, m/m or otherwise? I’ve read all of your books and all of Josh Lanyon’s. And some of Jordan Castillo Price. But I can’t seem to find any other good writers whether in m/m or m/f genre. I hate all the time I’ve wasted on sappy romances without any plot.

    1. Oh god, sooooo many.

      Um… try Charlie Cochrane’s Lessons series. ANYTHING by JL Merrow, mostly Muscling Through. Josephine Myles is incredible. Half Blind: Freelance Magic by Christine Price was great. You’ll have to forgive me, it’s 7:30 in the morning and my brain’s not working yet. I need more coffee. Oh… ZA Maxfield’s St Nacho series. Those are just off the top of my head. *nods* I’ll probably wake up later and go… OH and THIS too.

  4. Anna

    Lol! Thanks! This should keep me occupied until Dirty Laundry and the next Sinner’s Gin installment.

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