Thursday, December 9, 2010

Book Review: Toil and Trouble by H.P. Mallory

Toil and Trouble (Jolie Wilkins, Book 2) by H.P. Mallory

Amazon Description:

The Underworld in civil war.
The cause? A witch who can reanimate the dead.
A sexy as sin vampire determined to claim her.
An infuriatingly handsome warlock torn between duty and love.
Who says blonds have more fun?

After defending herself against fairy magic, Jolie Wilkins wakes to find her world turned upside down—the creatures of the Underworld on the precipice of war.

The Underworld is polarized in a battle of witch against witch, creature against creature, led by the villainous Bella, who would be Queen.

While Jolie has one goal in mind, to stake the vampire, Ryder, who nearly killed her, she also must choose between the affections of her warlock employer, Rand, and the mysteriously sexy vampire, Sinjin.

And as if that weren’t enough to ruin a girl’s day, everything Jolie knows will be turned inside out when she’s thrust into the shock of a lifetime.

Toil and Trouble is the second book in the Jolie Wilkins series, the follow up to Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble
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First I have to say, if you have not read the first book in this series you are definitely missing out on an awesome series. Currently on Amazon Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble (Jolie Wilkins, Book 1) by H.P. Mallory is only .99 in e-book format. Seriously, you should get it. If you like urban fantasy or paranormal romance you will probably love it! Also, I wouldn't recommend reading Toil and Trouble if you have not read the first book yet. It would be too confusing and you wouldn't be able to fully enjoy the book.

Okay, on to the review. As much as I loved the first book in the series, I think that Toil and Trouble managed to be even better! I'm really liking the direction Jolie's relationships with Rand and Sinjin is going. I love that one minute I think she should be with one guy, and the next minute I have changed my mind. It definitely keeps things interesting. Honestly, I am kind of in love with both men myself. Jolie is an amazing character. She is smart, funny, and likes her independence...but for me, the men really make this series. They bring mystery and sex appeal to the story in abundance.

At one point something very major happens (I know that doesn't really tell you much, but I don't want to give it away), and once it does things start to fall into place and let's just say, the plot thickens. There is some pretty good action (of the fighting kind), some very hot situations with each of the men, and lots of magic. In my reader this book is 273 pages. I was so engrossed in reading this book that I finished it quickly. When I reached the end I couldn't believe it. It was left on a cliffhanger and I was so ready to read more. H.P. Mallory has become one of my favorite authors and I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out!

5/5

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I was provided an e-book copy of this book to review from the author. Any opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

vvb32 reads said...

yay, thanks for the tip on Fire Burn! sounds like a good series.