Widdershins (Whyborne & Griffin #1) by Jordan L. Hawk

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?

Review - 4.5/5

Oh my... Ival and Griffin... *loved*. A mystery story with a lot of surprises that really kept me second guessing and two main characters that against all the odds thrown at them had a lovely love story. Whyborne, or Ival as he remains in my mind, was written at the beginning as a quiet man, and a shadow of what he could be and ended the hero that he deserved to be. Awesome. Very cleverly written, and I want to move onto book 2 in this series as I'm not ready to leave these two behind. 

Intriguing, sexy and scary. Loved.

The Whyborne & Griffin series:Widdershins (Book 1)
Threshold (Book 2)
Stormhaven ( Book 3)
There is also, Eidolon: A Whyborne & Griffin Short Story

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