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50 Ways to Hex Your Lover
Hex Series, Book 1

Linda Wisdom
















Sourcebooks Casablanca

Release Date:
March 1, 2008

Paranormal Romance


Bookmark Rating:
4 1/2 Bookmarks!

Reviewed by
Jennifer Ray

Review Posted:
October 2008


Centuries ago, Griet of Ardglass was banished to the mortal world for one hundred years, along with her classmates.  Since then, it has proven difficult for her to stay out of trouble, a fact which has extended her banishment by hundreds of years.

So she lives still amongst the humans, now known as Jasmine “Jazz” Tremaine, curse-lifter extraordinaire and driver of paranormal creatures.  Both jobs land her in some pretty sticky situations at times.  But neither compares to the mess she finds herself in when on-again, off-again lover Nikolai Gregorivich lands right smack in the middle of her life once again.

She should be over him, she really should.  Vampires and Witches don’t mix – ever.  That little truth somehow escapes the libido and hearts of both Nick and Jazz, who can’t seem to stay away from each other for too very long, no matter that their relationship usually ends badly.

Jazz wants to say no, she really does.  But she’s apparently the only one who can help Nick investigate the case of the missing vampires.  And when the trail leads to the doorstep of her most feared enemy, she really can’t refuse.

I’m going to be straight up – I rarely pick up a book with a cartoon cover.  I think I just find it hard to take them seriously.  The blurb for Linda Wisdom’s 50 WAYS TO HEX YOUR LOVER was intriguing to me, however, and so I gave it a chance.  Only pages into the story, it became crystal clear that this is not a story that should be taken seriously at all – it is far too hilarious for that! 

I soon forgot all about what was on the cover and found myself completely immersed in Jazz and Nick’s strange and wonderful world where shoes are sometimes living creatures with their own magic and a witch’s cold can rival Mother Nature’s worst tantrum.

With her power, there isn’t much that Jazz can’t do, but there is that pesky Witches’ High Council to keep her in check.  Still, that doesn’t keep the irrepressible witch from pulling a few magical stunts, but only when the victim of her ire really, really deserves it.  The ruling council sees all, however, and those stunts aren’t without their price.  But, as Jazz believes, sometimes the punishment deserves the crime.

Don’t get me wrong, Jazz is as good-hearted as they come.  She’s also a big proponent of teaching wrongdoers lessons they won’t soon forget.  Too bad the Witches’ High Council doesn’t always agree…

Nick, however, sees no fault with Jazz.  OK, he might prefer she stay out of dangerous situations, but that’s because he loves her so much.  He’ll do anything to keep her safe, even if it leaves him on the outs with her when the dust settles.  No sacrifice is too great for our hero when it comes to Jazz Tremaine.

50 WAYS TO HEX YOUR LOVER is undeniably funny, but it is not without some darkness.  This story comes complete with a dastardly villain who will chill you right to your bones and an action-packed ending that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat until you reach the happy ending.

Linda Wisdom can add this reviewer to her growing list of fans, and I am very much looking forward to the sequels in her HEX series!



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