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Toil And Trouble (Jolie Wilkins Book 2) by [Mallory, H.P.]
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About the Author

Hi! Thanks so much for checking out my books! I've currently written an urban fantasy about a fairy in law enforcement (To Kill A Warlock) and a paranormal romance about a witch who can bring back the dead (Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble). I'm a mongo fan of anything that goes bump in the night and Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! (Quick tangent--the best costume I've ever worn was last year when I went as the Headless Horseman and my baby was my Jack-O-Lantern head!) I've always loved the Twilight Zone Marathons and if I ever saw a ghost, I think I'd wet myself. I'd categorize my writing as a blend of suspense, humor, light horror, and romance with a sprinkle of fantasy to tie everything together! If you are all about fairies and witches and vampires (oh my!), you love a good alpha warlock and you like men who get a little hairy during a full moon, I got the goods. So, why should you take a chance on my books? Hmm...first off, I can promise my books are unique--you won't have read a story like them before. Second, I tried to make them funny--none of that super serious, dramatic soap opera stuff--okay, there's a bit of that but it isn't lame, I promise! And third, they're sexy and come on, who doesn't like a sexy book? More about me: I grew up in California although I've lived abroad in the UK (England and Scotland--woo hoo, gotta love those kilts!) Happy Reading! HP

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  • File Size: 2195 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: November 30, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004EHZTHO
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,872 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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First of all, I have to tell you that I love H.P's covers. They are so cute and extraordinary that they alone make me want to read the book!

But back to the actual story. It takes up right after the events of the previous book in the series, after Jolie's fight against one of King Odran's faeries and right before the war against Bella and her minions. Having won over the faries King as ally, the preparations for the war begin. All the while Rand's army is assembled in Pelham Manor. Amongst all the preparations, Jolie and Rand have to figure out their feelings for each other and Jolie has to decide how Sinjin, the sexy and smooth talking vamp fits into her life. When the battle finally begins and Jolie finds herself in mortal danger, her life takes a more than unexpected twist...

Toil and Trouble's awesomeness is based on the fantastic characters. Even though it's declared a Paranormal Romance, you can't find one of the usual and dreaded clichés in this book. The relationship between Rand and Jolie with all its ups and downs feels natural and realistic. The issues they have aren't far-fetched just to stall their HEA, at least in my opinion but are due to their characters. And then their is Sinjin. The Vamp is such a great addition to the stroy with his razor sharp whit and his constant flirting. It's no surprise that two alpha male competeing for the affection ht for one lucky woman cause a lot of excitement. And did I mention sexual tension? Toil and Trouble is definitley sexy and has some very hot one on one action between two of the main characters, ( I'm not giving away who they are though!) but, in comparision to other PNR books, these scenes are written tastefully and fit the story very nicely.
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The first book was a fun read. I liked the world and the characters etc. The problem is the second book was more expensive and most of the time was spent rehashing what had happened in the first book. I found myself skimming paragraphs to get to something new. The only thing it had going for it was the hook at the end, (SPOILER ALERT) when the vampire arranges to go back in time and meet Jolie first. Part of me is curious to see what the 3rd book would be like, but the second book was such an obvious ploy to get more money for less work and creativity, that I just don't want to reward the author.
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I had just finished all the Southern Vampire Series novels and was itching for something along the same lines. Lo' and behold, look what I found:

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble
and
Toil and Trouble

Both books are light and easy to read. Jolie is very much like Sookie in that she's a twenty-something supernatural (with a twist), caught up in a love triangle and a little unsteady on her feet- She's a great character! I really hate to compare books/authors (especially in a review), but I think that it's important for fans of Charlaine Harris to know that there really is life after Sookie. Give it a go and I bet you'll be anticipating the next book in the Jolie Wilkins series as much as I am.
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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!
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This is a great book. much better than the first one! Things actually HAPPEN in this story and they are mostly unexpected too. Its not just about the relationship between jolie and Rand. There are actual events that occur which makes it more than simple romance.

Another breath of fresh air is that jolie and Rand dont fall into bed with each right away. And as confused as Jolie is about Sinjin she resists his sexual advances. And then he actually respects her decision!

I like Sinjin the best, and even more so after looking at the photo of what the author thinks he looks like. Perfect! Please HP, if you are reading this, please please pretty please with a cherry on top write a book about Sinjin!
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Okay I love these books, but I'm cheering for the wrong guy. I don't want to say who she ends up with in the end because I try never to include spoilers, but I wanted her to end up with someone else. These books are a fun read and I highly recommend them to anyone who enjoys the paranormal
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