Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication Date: July 31, 2012
Reviewed by: Amber R.
Funny and feisty witch Jolie Wilkins is back—or rather, she’s back to her humble beginnings. Propelled into the past to her old Los Angeles fortune-telling shop, Jolie has no idea she possesses extraordinary powers, and she definitely doesn’t remember becoming Queen of the Underworld. But at least she has two incredibly sexy men vying for her affection: Rand Balfour, who looks very familiar, though Jolie can’t place his gorgeous face, and Sinjin Sinclair, who is tall, dark, and perfect . . . except for the fangs.
Yet despite her steamy love life, Jolie can’t shake the sense that something is not quite right—like she’s stuck in a déjà vu gone terribly awry. As both men race against time—and each other—to win Jolie’s heart, the fate of the Underworld hangs in the balance. And Jolie’s decision can either restore order or create an absolute, drop-dead disaster.
I need to start this off by saying that I absolutely love both of Mallory's series. The Jolie Wilkins and Dulcie books are amazing. I read both series a long time ago and I will stay an avid fan. Mallory gives a quick wit to her main leading ladies that just dazzles me. Her stories leave nothing to be desired and leave you wanting more.
This book takes us back two years to the beginning of Jolie's story. When I got to the ending I could totally appreciate what was going on and I totally see the necessity of having this story line. However, I was so bored. It was like the very first book just flipped with some hot Sinjin action. Well not the whole thing but the first three quarters was. Again, I understand why but it was a struggle to stay attentive.
I would still recommend this series to everyone. It's great. It's funny, witty, sexy, with some drama and mystery thrown in. Really great series. I was loving the Sinjin action in this book because I've always liked him over Rand but I do have a slight affection for all things, read: hot sexy badass men, vampire.