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Review: Hex Appeal by Linda Wisdom
Friday June 17, 2011 at 12:00 am |

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Copyright: 2008
Published: November 1, 2008
Pages: 354
Form: Paperback
Author: Linda Wisdom
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Jazz and Nick’s dream romance has turned into a nightmare

Feisty witch Jasmine Tremaine and drop-dead gorgeous vampire cop Nikolai Gregorovich have a hot thing going, but it’s tough to keep it together when nightmare visions turn their passion into bickering, and it’s tearing them apart.

With a little help from their friends-a motley bunch of ghosts with attitude, rule-breaking witches, supernatural hotties and sinister elves-Jazz and Nick are in a race against time to uncover whoever it is that’s poisoning their dreams, and their relationship…

My Thoughts:

Another adventure with Jazz Tremaine and Nick Gregory and I must say it was a fun ride.  Jazz is still a headstrong, tough, and sassy witch, and Nick is still sexy, fierce, and hard.  Their relationship goes to a new level in this second book and you get to really see them connect with each other emotionally and of course physically.  But their connection is threatened when someone begins to manipulate their dreams and in their minds they become what the other fears most.

In this follow up we get just a bit more history on Nick, and we meet more of Jazz’s enemies.  We are reacquainted with our favorites from the first book, Krebs, Irma, and Fluff and Puff, and greeted with new characters like her Crocodile shoes, Were-people, and customers who have sought her out to eliminate a curse.  Fluff and Puff are still entertaining and her new crocodile shoes are a hot mess.  But Fluff and Puff are banished to bunny slipper jail when they are accused of eating Willie the Were-Weasal.  To save them from being destroyed by the Ruling Council, Jazz must find Willie and prove their innocence.  But as her dreams grow increasingly disturbing and frightening, she finds herself sidetracked.

This story was just as engaging and entertaining as the first.  The end was a little anticlimatic for me though.  I think it’s because I was left with more questions than answers.  Like why does she despise The Protectorate so much, how do werewolves and elves know what to warn her about, and what exactly did Fluff and Puff go thorugh with their previous owner, and how did Jazz become the one that would rescue them?  There wasn’t as much action in the ending and her foes didn’t really reap any consequences. All the pieces just didn’t really tie together neatly for me.  I’m anticipating getting some answers in the follow up books.  But despite that, this was still a good read for me, and I can’t wait to read the other two in this series.

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4 Responses to “Review: Hex Appeal by Linda Wisdom”

  1. Where did you ratings go (the lips)? I’ve seen this series appear on your blog a couple of times. I’ve been meaning to pick one of them up. Oh and we need to talk about the my guest review. Is The Four Mrs. Bradwells okay? I also have The Restorer. Just let me know which is the better fit.

  2. Jade Jade says:

    @ Alexis, I decided not to use ratings anymore because i just wanted the review to speak for itself. I guess I should put a post up explaining that. And this is the second in this series. There are two more that I’ll be reading in the near future. And I’ll email you about the review soon. Thanks!

  3. Missie says:

    First, I love how your profile picture is always changing. You are too much fun!

    Second, Yay me! I downloaded a free copy of book one from Amazon about a month ago and now I can’t wait to read it. The cast of characters sound so great, though those are some troubling questions. Sometimes I like anticlimactic endings as long as I get my answers. Maybe the next book will provide them.

    Thanks for the review, J!

  4. Lena says:

    It’s good you enjoyed it, maybe the author left the loose strings so readers will read the next in the series. Great review. I like the cover too, it’s funky.