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I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Review: 50 Ways To Hex Your Lover by Linda Wisdom

50 Ways to Hex Your Lover  (Jazz Tremaine, #1) 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover by Linda Wisdom

My rating:

Jazz cant decide whether to scorch him with a fireball or jump into bed with him

Jasmine Tremaine, a witch who cant stay out of trouble
Nikolai Gregorivich, a drop-dead gorgeous 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 Jazzs 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 Jazzs 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:

50 ways to Hex Your Lover is a hilarious first novel in the Jazz Tremaine series by Linda Wisdom.
The past few weeks, I was into Paranormal Romance & Paranormal Chick-lit. I came across this book after reading Would-Be Witch (A Southern Witch Novel, #1) by Kimberly Frost(which I loved!) After loving that book, I was afraid I would be disappointed with whatever I read next in that genre, but I was surprised. I really enjoyed it. And if your thinking, well if I enjoyed it so much, why did you give it only 4 moons? It wasn't because it was a bad book, or bad writing. It was in fact the opposite. It had such good potential, and could have been a favorite series of mine. But I found it lacking in some way, to make it great. There's nothing wrong with the book or the characters. I found I really liked them, they were hilarious and written great for their parts. I guess with just a bit more action(or a bit tighter plot) it just could have been a fantastic urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance, instead of a pretty good Paranormal Romance.

Jasmine is upbeat and full of spunk. She's a unique character, that at times can be hilarious and at others, down right mean. But this witch, (I didn't mention she's a witch did I? Well, she is)
Jasmine is a witch that was banished from the Witches’ Academy for close to 7 centuries with a 12 of her classmates/friends, Ever since, she had to make her way in the human world without help. With each offense comes time added to her banishment, and ofcourse the Council is more than happy to remind her. When she's not banishing curses as a witch she's also a Limo-Driver for Dweezil(a creature, that Jaz cannot figure out). She drives a classic T-Bird, that was cursed many years ago with a ghost named Irma inside, now she's stuck with a retro ghost, that even as great of a witch she is, will not be poofed away.

On to the good stuff. Nikolai Gregorivic, the handsome vampire who's been in her life forever, but has been out of the picture of a few decades, only to roll on back into Jaz's life in seek of her help.
Vampires are gone missing, and being a vampire type cop, Nick is in charge but to get the job done, need's a certain witch's help. But it's not as easy as he thought. Jaz's last encounter with Nick was less than pleasant, and she won't be having anymore of that.

If Jaz is so easy to dismiss Nick, I'll have em! ;)

One thing that disappointed me was how she treats Irma most of the time. She's not down right mean, but she's pretty rude and grumpy to someone that can't help her situation. And I'm glad this is a adult book and not a YA book, because I wouldn't want to show that acting that way towards others is okay. BUT, I understand it's just her spunky attitude, and I really do like her. It just bothered me a bit...

All in all, it was a pretty great book, at times, my attention strayed, but I have a feeling the next book in the series may be better! Will I be reading the second book in the series? I will. I may not for a week or two, but I will. It was a really fun read, and I'm glad I picked it up. I would recommend it, but not to folks new to the paranormal romance genre.

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