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Editorial Reviews

Toil and Trouble is the second book in H. P. Mallory's dramatic and imaginative Jolie Wilkins series. Who is Jolie Wilkins? Only a witch who can bring people back from the dead and one of the most sought-after players in the warring Underworld. While she battles the forces of evil, she also has to contend with being part of a love triangle involving her warlock boss and a sexy vampire.

Listeners may recognize the cultivated voice of Allyson Ryan who has performed over 50 audiobooks and earned an Audiofile Earphones Award for narration. Her interpretation of Mallory's novel is so emotionally genuine and resonant that a listener almost forgets this paranormal world isn't real.

Publisher's Summary

From New York Times and USA Today best-selling fantasy romance author, HP Mallory, comes The Jolie Wilkins series!

“H.P. Mallory has a quick wit, a fresh voice, and a clever way with words. If you like Charlaine Harris, you’ll love H.P. Mallory!” (Larissa Lone, New York Times Best-selling Vampire Romance Series Author)

If you like your books steamy (this is a paranormal romance series for adults, not for kids or teens!) and you appreciate a good witch, warlock and vampire romance triangle, listen on! Toil And Trouble is the second book in the Jolie Wilkins series (witch romance books). The Underworld in civil war. The cause? A witch who can reanimate the dead. A sexy as sin vampire determined to claim her. An infuriatingly handsome warlock torn between duty and love. Who says blonds have more fun?

After defending herself against fairy magic, Jolie Wilkins wakes to find her world turned upside down - the creatures of the Underworld on the precipice of war. The Underworld is polarized in a battle of witch against witch, creature against creature, led by the villainous Bella, who would be Queen.

While Jolie has one goal in mind - to stake the vampire who nearly killed her - she also must choose between the affections of her warlock employer, Rand, and the mysteriously sexy vampire, Sinjin. And as if that weren’t enough to ruin a girl’s day, everything Jolie knows will be turned inside out when she’s thrust into the shock of a lifetime.

©2010 H. P. Mallory (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Bodice Ripper

For me the "Love Scenes" were much too explicit. Hustler Magazine explicit XXX.
the rest of the storyline was very good with devious plots and great characters.
Ms Allyson Ryan did a wonderful job on matching voices to characters male female and children.
There were German language lines that came across as real to me. That must have been a hard thing to do, but she did and did it well.
The narrator was my reason for buying the second book this book.
Will I continue this series I don't know. I prefer intimate love scenes to be left up to my imagination. I really do not need a step by step description of how to have sexual intercourse.
Then again that is what I use the thirty second advance for, to get by that crap.

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Toil and trouble

Great read. love the story and now I will be getting the next book Thaks

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  • KG
  • 01-31-16

Toil and Trouble

This is another great edition of this fabulous series. I can't ge enough. The story is outstanding and only amplified by the narrator, she does a great job bringing this magical story to life before you.

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Awesome

The reader does an outstanding job with all the characters!

Starting the next book now, cant wait to hear what happens!!!!

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  • Barbara
  • Fort Worth, TX, United States
  • 03-22-14

Wonderful

Where does Toil and Trouble rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

100%

What other book might you compare Toil and Trouble to and why?

All his books is wonderful he is an awesome writer

Have you listened to any of Allyson Ryan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Allison Ryan is the icing on the cake. Performance well done. Love the way she switch personalities. Yes I have listen to other performances .she is the best in the west.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Magnificent wonderful must see

Any additional comments?

All of his books would be wonderful in movies. Hope that he continues to write about the whole series. About the new baby and hope Cinclar find love with guess who.

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Really good series

Would you consider the audio edition of Toil and Trouble to be better than the print version?

I listen to them all at one time

What other book might you compare Toil and Trouble to and why?

I really love this story

Which scene was your favorite?

I really love this story

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I really love this story

Any additional comments?

I really love this story

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  • Kristy
  • Folsom, CA, United States
  • 02-03-14

I enjoyed this one way better than the 1st

What did you love best about Toil and Trouble?

I liked that even though it was a little predictable, at times there still were parts that I didn't see coming. Also there was always something happening with at least one character during the slower moving stories.

What does Allyson Ryan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I really enjoy her narrative voice, her female characters too, but the male voices are so deep and slow kind of make them sound villain like.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes