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).