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Review: 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover by Linda Wisdom
Saturday May 7, 2011 at 1:39 am |

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Copyright: 2008
Published: October 16, 2008
Pages: 364
Form: Paperback
Author: Linda Wisdom
Buy The Book: B&N | Book Depository

Jazz can’t decide whether to scorch him with a fireball or jump into bed with him.

Jasmine Tremaine, a witch who can’t stay out of trouble. Nikolai Gregorivich is a vampire cop on the trail of a serial killer. The sizzling love affair between Jazz and Nick has been off-again, on-again for about 300 years. Mostly off, lately. But now Nick needs Jazz’s help, and while Jazz and Nick try to figure out their own hearts and resist their ever-increasing attraction, they must steer clear of a maniacal killer with super-supernatural powers. They are surrounded by a hilarious cast of oddball paranormal characters, including Norma, the chain-smoking ghost who haunts Jazz’s sports car, Dweezil, her ghoul of a boss, and Fluff and Puff, a pair of bunny slippers with sharp teeth and short tempers (watch your ankles)!

My Thoughts:

Snazzy and sassy Jazz Tremaine is a charmingly strong character. Wisdom did a great job in creating Jazz who is a witch, and a pretty powerful one at that. While Jazz can only use her Witch powers for good, when her on-again off again vampire boyfriend shows up again after 30 years she just can’t resist trying to singe him with a fireball. Jazz is a very fleshed out character. I had no questions about her personality, her likes or dislikes.

Wisdom also peppers this book with many colorful and interesting characters and ceatures that had me chuckling to myself. Some I could picture with such clarity like Irma, the ghost that is cursed to ride in her beloved car forever. Also Fluff and Puff, her two bunny slippers that will eat and destroy anything in sight. Wisdom definitley has a unique way of describing things to stimulate your minds eye and imagination. But there was one character who I was left wanting to know more about. Nick, Jazz’s sexy cop boyfriend is shrouded in mystery and there isn’t much to tell of his past. But I guess maybe that was done on purpose since there are other books in this series. So I look forward to finding out more about him in the books to follow.

The story as a whole was enteratining. I loved Jazz cause she was such a strong, take no crap, no nonsense type of gal. She also has a big heart and really cares about the people around her. She has such a fiery spirit and I love that there was some sparring, if you will, between her and the love interest. That always makes for a better love story for me. You can almost literallly see sparks when there is some back and forth and the chemistry is undeniable no matter how much they want to.

By the end of the book Jazz has really learned how to push through and harness her power, which is gratifying. I look forward to reading the rest of the series and Jazz’s other adventures with the handsome Nick.

My Rating:

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6 Responses to “Review: 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover by Linda Wisdom”

  1. Rebecca says:

    Oh, yay! I’ve been wanting to read your review for this one ever since I spotted that you read it! I got this one just last month and have been so curious about it! So I’m glad to finally see some fellow blogger thoughts!

    It sounds like it’s a really funny read, definitely. Love the slippers! Lol. I’m also liking the sound of Jazz. And Nick? Hmm… Can’t wait to read it!

    (That book you’re reading now, doesn’t seem like it’s too bad either. 😉

  2. I’ve been curious about this one ever since I saw it under your currently reading. Fab review. I missed you on the blog hop…Did you like it last week?

    Oh and would you like to do a guest post/review on my blog? It could get your name and blog out there a bit more if you want. Let me know. I’ve never had anyone guest post/review on my blog so it would be new for me too.

  3. Jade jadaloves says:

    I think you guys will enjoy this book. It’s a fun light read.

    @ Alexis, I liked te blog hop. I was just working on the site this week and didn’t have time to post the blog hop. I’ll probably pick it up again next week. And I’d love to do a guest post. I’ll contact you about it soon. Maybe you can do a guest post on my site as well! Thanks for asking!

  4. Linda Wisdom says:

    A friend told me about this and thank you for enjoying Jazz and Nick! As for Fluff and Puff, they’re in a class of their own. I hope you’ll visit my blog. You’ll see a lot of short stories there with the witches and naturally, Fluff and Puff!

  5. Samantha says:

    I love books with magic in them 🙂 Looks like a good one!

  6. Jade jadaloves says:

    @ Linda, wow thank you for stopping by. I really enjoyed your book and can’t wait to read the rest in the series. Jazz is a pitfire and I love her for it. And you’re right, Fluff and Puff are definitely in a class of their own!

    @ Samantha, I think you’ll enjoy this book. Lots of magic and very interesting characters.