Be Witched: A Jolie Wilkins/Rand Balfour Novella (Jolie Wilkins #2.5)by H.P. Mallory
Review by Amber I.
In this sexy and spellbinding original short story, available exclusively as an eBook, bestselling author H. P. Mallory presents the exciting Underworld from a never-before-seen point of view—through the eyes of Rand Balfour, a drop-dead gorgeous warlock and the love of Jolie Wilkins’s life.
While the undead wage a brutal civil war, Rand Balfour has only one thing on his mind: protecting his true love, Jolie Wilkins, the savvy and spirited witch whose powers have made her the toast—and target—of the new Underworld order.
For Rand, keeping Jolie safe means guarding against allies and enemies alike. First there’s Sinjin Sinclair, a dangerously seductive vampire who has his fangs set on Jolie, and who Rand suspects of harboring a sinister agenda. Then there are the factions of supernatural creatures causing chaos at every turn. But most shocking is Rand himself, whose wild desire for Jolie may put her very life at risk. Torn between his duty and his passion, Rand must summon all his strength to withstand temptation, even if it costs him the one woman he cannot bear to lose.
I was super excited for this novella, I have been missing The Jolie books and thought it would be a nice treat to get inside Rands head. Plus the cover, oh how I love this cover. Unfortunately this book just did not do it for me. I knew we would be replaying the same things in the last Jolie book but from Rands P.O.V so I don't want to complain to much, I should have known what I was getting into. But I still was just not very impressed. Rand came across way to whiny and now I don't like him as much as I did before.He spent most of his time in this story being jealous of Sinjin and obsessing over Jolie. It didn't come across as sweet either just whiny and lame. I am not really sure why she choose these few chapters to put out from Rand because we really didn't get anything too exciting and definitely nothing new. Sorry H.P Mallory, I love you and will totally be reading Witchful Thinking,
but this one just wasn't for me.