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Treat or Hex?

3.20  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Your actor best friend dons a sexy Halloween costume and tries to seduce you. Is it him or his character? Love or a game?

Drama student Gabrielle is distressed to find herself lusting after her best friend and improv partner Paul. Refusing to give in to her desire and ruin their relationship, she attributes her feelings to having gone too long without sex. Bree’s friend Nat
ebook, 90 pages
Published October 13th 2020 by Totally Bound Publishing
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Sep 25, 2020 rated it liked it
As novellas can be tough to connect with, I went into this book with realistic expectations. As such, it was a decent story. There isn't much to it because there is a tight time constraint. It's a simple friends to lovers plot with a twist. A little eroticism is thrown in, along with a surprise or two.

With novellas, you can't expect elaborate character or plot development. It's meant to be a quick story -- in and out so to speak. This one meets those criteria. It was a little hard to follow bec
Sep 29, 2020 rated it did not like it
Thank you to NetGalley and Totally Bound Publishing for providing me with an early version of Treat or Hex by Jane Colt, in exchange for my honest review.

Oh my, I don’t even know where to start with this. It’s a novella, which is not my favorite because there’s not enough time to really dig into the characters. That said, I have read many novellas that were able to pull it off. This one did not. It feels flat and fast. From the start, I was out. I finished this one because it was short and I was
Bobbi Wagner
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this Halloween romance story. This is my first book by this author and I look forward to reading more from them. This is a well written story that has great developed characters that brought the story to life for me. This is an engaging, fast paced story that kept me turning pages to the end. I had no problems connecting to the characters as I watched them grow throughout the story. This is a story about Gabrielle who is in love with her best friend. What will happen when they go to a ...more
Amy Vida
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
I received a complimentary copy of Treat or Hex in exchange for an honest review. I'm always hesitant to leave a negative review, but this was not a good fit for me. I was so confused with all of the character names and trying to determine when Gabrielle and Paul were acting, and when it was real life. Maybe if the story had been longer, and had a better plot development everything would have made more sense. By the time I figured out the storyline, and what was happening the book was over. On a ...more
Elley Murray
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
Short and steamy, but not a lot of THERE there. Also the opening would have had me DNFing if I hadn't read the blurb and known it was probably an improv scene. They're both TERRIBLE actors... The parts where they're in character doing improv were really over the top and hammy, and the part where they were being themselves basically gave me whiplash with the pacing and the way everyone's emotions turned on a dime. Flat, two-dimensional characters. There's a lot of really descriptive lead-up, but ...more
Feb 05, 2021 added it
Paul likes Gabrielle. At Natalie's Halloween costume party, Paul pretends to hook up with Natalie, and that infuriates Gabrielle. And then there are three freshman girls that show up and are interested in Paul. Paul does end up going home with Gabrielle, where he professes his love for her and she realizes she is also in love with Paul

A very quick read with a happy ending.

I received an advanced copy for honest feedback.
Whitney Gilbert
Oct 09, 2020 rated it liked it
I got an advance copy of this book on order to review this book .
Spicy BFF to lovers book. (18+)

This book is a novella so things are short and to the point . At first I thought this book was going to be all about the spice and not have any substance . I was wrong the end pulls in a little substance for the characters , if that hadn't of happened I would have only given this book 2 stars .
David Morris
Oct 02, 2020 rated it liked it
A little dress up story featuing some stage actors. The two main characters like to push each other as they practice, trying to make the other flub up. The story culminates at a party thrown by one of their friends.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nov 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
Unfortunately this novella was a bit of a miss. I was confused at the opening of the book and by the time it finished it seemed to skip a lot of steps in the relationship. The erotica was more fantasy than reality and what was there was not very exciting. Some novellas can be good despite the length but this one just fell flat.
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
I don't know what was worse, trying to read this book or reading dialogue such as "his veined shaft". If you're going to be graphic just say penis or "his member" (though that is just as bad). I barely made through chapter one. I couldn't see myself reading the entire book even with it being a novella. I don't believe I'll be reading anymore of this author's writing. ...more
Sherri Williamson
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This was one of those stories you love to read in between longer, heavier books. The kind you need to “Feel good”. It was short, sexy, and sweet. Hoo Lawdy was it sexy! And, it came out at the right time of year, close to Halloween, because, hint hint, there’s costumes involved.
Debbie Schultz
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great, intro to end!

Loved the opening scene and the whole build up. Friends to lovers done right. Only downside was two minor instances of slut shaming I would have preferred not to see. But overall excellent!
Amy Garrett
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book got right to the point! I enjoyed it, a great novella that really keeps your attention. I enjoyed both the charchters and the plot. It was almost like you were really in the book, not just reading it!
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