I received this book for free from Bantam in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Witchful Thinking (Jolie Wilkins, #3) by H.P. Mallory
Also in this series: Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble, Toil and Trouble, Something Witchy This Way Comes
Series: Jolie Wilkins, #3
Published by Bantam on February 28th 2012
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Jolie thinks she’s seen it all, but life continues to spring surprises. The latest shocker? She’s just been crowned queen of the underworld. Jolie may possess a rare gift for reanimating the dead, but she doesn’t know the first thing about governing disparate factions of supernatural creatures. She can barely maintain order in her own chaotic personal life, which is heading into a romantic tailspin.
First there’s sexy warlock Rand, the love of her life, from whom Jolie is hiding a devastating secret. Then there’s Sinjin, a darkly seductive vampire and Jolie’s sworn protector—though others suspect he harbors ulterior motives. As the two polar opposite yet magnetic men vie for Jolie’s affection, she must keep her wits about her to balance affairs of state and affairs of her heart. Overwhelmed, under pressure, and longing for love, Jolie decides it’s time to take charge—and show everyone that this queen won’t take jack.
Witchful Thinking, although not my favorite of the series, was quite a wonderful addition to the series and added something very unique to the series. Our heroine of the series is forced to face a new challenge that will turn her life upside down as well as her love affair with Rand and Sinjin. Jolie Wilkins life has changed dramatically, she has now become the queen of the underworld. She has a new magical gift that is flaring to life, and Jolie has to learn how to adjust to her new change in circumstances and learn the meaning of diplomacy. At the same time she is keeping a dreadful secret from Rand, and trying to determine which man her heart truly lies with.
I normally don’t go for the love triangles in books, but I quite liked the way H.P Mallory put this triangle in this book and the series really. Now Sinjin is a unique character, he is charming and witty and you just want to smile whenever he is around. But Rand, now he is my favorite. He is brooding and reliable and even though he is a bit too serious at times but I really liked how he handles Jolie in this one. She does test his patient and even though I didn’t approve of everything she did in this book, she acted on emotion which I could easily relate with. We see how much she grows as a character and in the end, she makes the right choice and in ways that are spunky and fun!!!