Toil and Trouble by H.P. Mallory
BOOK 2 OF THE JOLIE WILKINS SERIES
So I dived right into book 2 of the series and finished it in one day. It was totally awesome and I am already half way through book 3. But, again, let’s focus on this one. LOL
Jolie finds herself in the center of the underworld civil war and its all about her. While she still struggles with her feelings with Rand and his incessant ‘we can’t do this’ because of his torn emotions of love and his call of duty and she can’t help but wonder if he will ever come around.
It doens’t help that she has a very sexy vampire who is determined to have her as his own. The warlock and the vampire are constantly going at it. Sometimes it does annoying reading it…but Mallory does well to hold the readers attention and interest.
Jolie defends herself against some mega fairy magic and it nearly kills her. The impending war has increased all around her and the man she loves is refusing to let fight in the war. This just won’t do for Jolie as she is determined to exact her own revenge on the one man who nearly killed her and so she seeks the help of the one who Rand detests…the vampire that seeks to claim her for his own.
As if all this isn’t enough, she is in for the biggest shock of her life when she is ripped away from everything she knows.
This book was, if it is possible, even better than book one. I totally couldn’t put this down. I read it straight through…even though I had worked an all nighter and needed sleep for the next all nighter the following day. I just couldn’t stop reading. I would say that near the end…everything changed for a bit and I felt a bit of a culture shock. I didn’t like it at first but then I was amazed with Mallory’s tale-spinning abilities and saw just how important this piece was. Amazing.
VERDICT: YET ANOTHER 10/10. If I could I’d rate it 12/10…but that’s kind of impossible. LOL