Book Review-Witchful Thinking by H.P. Mallory

September 22, 2016 Loverofromance Book Reviews 7 Comments , , , , ,

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.

Book Review-Witchful Thinking by H.P. MalloryWitchful 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
Pages: 336
Format: eBook
Source: Bantam
ISBN: 0345531450
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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.

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  • my-review-updatedWitchful 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!!!

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    About H.P. Mallory

    I started my writing career as a self-published author and was lucky enough to hit both the Amazon and the Barnes and Noble bestseller’s lists with my two series, the Jolie Wilkins series and the Dulcie O’Neil series. Most recently I hit the New York Times and the USA Today lists with books in the Jolie series.

    I signed with Random House (Bantam imprint) to write three books in the Jolie Wilkins series (Witchful Thinking, The Witch is Back and Something Witchy This Way Comes). Now I love the fact that I’m both a traditionally published author as well as a self-published one (with my Dulcie O’Neil series).

    I’m a huge fan of anything paranormal and I always have been. I get super excited whenever they have those Twilight Zone Marathon days and anything ghost or vampire related will always attract my attention.

    My interests are varied but aside from writing, I’m most excited about traveling. I’m extremely fortunate to have been able to live in England and Scotland, both places really having a profound effect on my books.

    Thanks for checking out my books and I hope you enjoy them! Happy Haunting!

    • Michele H

      I’ve read/reviewed a couple of H.P. Mallory’s books (Peyton Clark series) and liked her quirkiness. Seeing this review makes me want to start this series too!! Love the complicated but well-done plots like this one.

    • Hmm I might have to try one of the others then. I read this one ages ago and really struggled with her as a character. Good to know though that the others are better.

    • I thin I might have book 1…must check

    • I feel like it’s been so long since I read a witch romance haha. Not sure how I feel about the love triangle but I do appreciate character growth. Lovely review!

    • I haven’t tried this series, but I think I got the first book as a freebie a while back. Not sure about the love triangle, but if it doesn’t go on and on maybe it would work for me.

    • Sounds different. But I’m not a big fan of love triangles. Bah.

    • I remember reading these when they first self published and I didn’t enjoy and I don’t think I enjoyed them very much. I think it’s time I revisited this series to see if I missed something the first time around. 🙂

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts! It’s restarted my interest for sure!