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Hex Appeal (Hex #2)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  1,741 Ratings  ·  104 Reviews
Feisty witch Jazz and her drop-dead gorgeous vampire cop boyfriend are back, with their relationship as stormy as ever.
Published November 1st 2008 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published October 6th 2008)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Reviewed for; book release Nov08

Shoes that bill and coo, and Monty Python’s rabid bunny slippers come to life! “Hex Appeal” by Linda Wisdom is a laugh out loud paranormal romance. With zany secondary characters and a Starbucks addicted witch in love with a smoldering, sexy vampire, this series has something for everyone. In “50 Ways to Hex Your Lover”, Jazz and Nick reunited to finally defeat a returned enemy. Now in “Hex Appeal” they’ll need to trust each other more than ever
This is the second book in the series and another fun ride. I feel like the pacing of the plot was a little off - but it was such fun I didn't let it bother me. I really enjoy this series and find Jazz (the main character and a witch who has been around for hundreds of years) not only relateable but a joy.

I am anxious to read the next in this series which apparently came out in March 2009. I am hooked!
Kathy Davie
Feb 28, 2012 Kathy Davie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Second in the Jazz Tremaine, a.k.a., Hex, paranormal romance series revolving around a witch and her friends in Southern California.

My Take
I love it! I love it! Instead of the usual ending for a spell, "so mote it be", Jazz uses "because I say so, damn it!" Too funny.

Oh, man, I love the rubber duckies!! Wisdom is too funny in describing their actions when Jazz is taking her bath!?! I can't wait to see how they react to a swimming pool!

What I don't get is how lackadaisical Jazz is about investiga
After doing a review of Linda Wisdom's first Jazz Tremain book, "50 Ways to Hex Your Lover," I was really pleased to get a copy of the newest installment of the series to review.

The Jazz Tremaine books are probably some of the girliest books I review-- and I mean that in a good way. Jazz is is a witch who also happens to be your typical girl. She loves clothes, shoes, mocha lattes, her haunted T-Bird convertible and her vampire lover Nick Gregory. Okay, maybe her shoes have more personality than
Jazz Tremaine is having nightmares, terrible nightmares. These are the kind of night terrors where you wake up sweaty and scared, remembering every detail and still able to feel every touch, every blow, hours after the fact. Her first one is so real, so physical, with the only other person in the dream being her boyfriend, that she accuses Nick Gregory of actually attacking her. Mistake #1!

Never mind the fact that as she roars awake, Nick is solidly asleep beside her. It takes hours for Jazz to
Oct 29, 2008 Lesa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
OK, I'll admit it. There are piles of books in my closet, but I couldn't resist returning to Jazz' world after reading 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover. Linda Wisdom's Hex Appeal doesn't haven't the same suspense, but the characters are just as much fun as in the first book, and the few sex scenes are just as steamy.

Wisdom thrusts the reader right into the middle of Jazz' problems in the opening scene. The witch is in the middle of passionate lovemaking with her vampire lover, Nick, when he unexpectedl
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Hex Appeal is the 2nd book in the Jazz Tremaine series. So, some series spoilers may exist.

Reading Order:
50 Ways to Hex Your Lover (Jazz Tremaine, #1) by Linda Wisdom Hex Appeal (Jazz Tremaine, #2) by Linda Wisdom

Hex Appeal finds Jazz and Nick living happily together. But, when Jazz dreams that Nick bit her and drank her blood, which is harmful to vamps, she is devastated. Nick, finding himself being woken up by Jazz yelling at him for it, is completely confused. He didn't bite her, there are no wounds on her neck, yet she feels like it was real.

When her "fuzzy" slippers, Fluff and Puff, are ac
Feb 13, 2009 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The second book in the Hex series features feisty witch Jazz and her drop-dead gorgeous vampire cop boyfriend in a new installment. On again, off again for over 300 years, Jazz and Nick are finally back together, but then Jazz thinks Nick has bitten her. Separated again, upset and angry, the two of them start having violent, recurring dreams in which each one figures in disturbing and menacing ways. They can't sleep, they can't eat, and they finally figure out they'd better ...more
Review by Cassandra from Book Talk

My Thoughts

This is such a fun series. It's full of the things that makes reading my passion it's just a little slow at times. We continue our journey with Jazz and Nick, only this time it takes a while to learn what evil forces are really at work. With Jazz's nature of jumping the gun, her relationship with Nick gets out of control thanks to dreams going down a dark path. I can't help but love Jazz with her crazy ways and the trouble she seems to find no matter
Jazz and her friends are now back, along with some new faces in the sequel, Hex Appeal. Again Jazz is caught up in solving a mystery mainly because Fluff and Puff have been accused of eating Willie, a wereweasel who operated the Ferris wheel on the boardwalk near where Nick lives. Never mind that I am still trying to figure out how these bunny slippers could eat a whole person alone, since I would assume if they are putting things down their mouth to digest, something has to come out the other e ...more
Another adventure with Jazz Tremaine and Nick Gregory and I must say it was a fun ride. Jazz is still a headstrong, tough, and sassy witch, and Nick is still sexy, fierce, and hard. Their relationship goes to a new level in this second book and you get to really see them connect with each other emotionally and of course physically. But their connection is threatened when someone begins to manipulate their dreams and in their minds they become what the other fears most.

In this follow up we get j
Aug 25, 2012 Marielle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the previous book, but this one did not have the same (hex) appeal. I've read better takes on the nightmares in urban fantasy, this was neither scary nor compelling. Jazz is overly into scents. You'd think anyone who lived through times where everything smelled so bad that people used large amounts of perfume to cover it up would be into unscented everything, but apparently not. I imagine she smells like a Lush store. I pity anyone she knows with perfume allergies. Anyway, the r ...more
Apr 12, 2009 Shelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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This second book in the Jazz Tremaine series was just as good and funny as the first. I absolutely love Jazz - she's witty, funny, feisty and will do anything to protect her friends. She's still with Nick, the vampire lover she got back with in the first book and their relationship is still going strong.

Jazz is plagued with nightmares, each one getting worse in content and making her look terrible every morning, but she's not the only one having them, so is Nick, Irma, her resident ghost and Kre
Dec 25, 2011 Erline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hex Appeal is the follow up to Linda Wisdom's 50 Ways To Hex Your Lover in her Jazz Tremaine series.
In the part 1 of the series, we're introduced to a fiery witch called Jazz, driver to all sorts of creatures by day and curse eliminator by night.

Although I enjoyed the first book, I enjoyed this one even more. The pace of the story was perfect, in this book Jazz was cursed through a series of nightmares. Nick, Krebs and even Irma were also targeted through the nightmares of which I won't go into
Oct 02, 2008 Sarai rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: paranormal romance readers
Recommended to Sarai by: Sourcebook
One thing I really like about this series is Nick and Jazz. I like the fact that they are in an established relationship that has its ups and downs like any couple that have been together for a long, long, long time. I like how Nick accepts Jazz’s quirks and loves her for them. I also like that Nick has faults that he isn’t this macho, chest beating, gorgeous man who is always right and never wrong.

Ms. Wisdom has come up with a colorful cast of characters that are both delightful and frightening
Nov 29, 2008 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Everybody’s favorite witch, Jasmine Tremaine and her vampire and cop lover, Nikolai Gregorovich are back again in Linda Wisdom’s Hex Appeal.

Jasmine and Nick’s have started having some speed bumps in their relationship, which in turn is causing them to fight. Everyone has had nightmares once or twice in their life even witches but nightmares that fight back, now that is a new one. Someone has poisoned Jasmine’s dreams. It’s now getting harder to tell where the nightmares end and reality begins.
Dec 14, 2011 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Hex in High Heels was great. I loved this book, it seemed more developed than the rest. The one before this 50 Ways to Hex your Lover it was pretty obvious who was going to fall for who. It was just a matter of HOW and when would they tell the rest of the world.
This time both Blair and Jake have some issues to deal with before they can jump into a relationship; but this is good, because they already have a friendship formed. So when the romance comes, it just adds sparks to the situation. I love
Jackie (Literary Escapism)
I am loving this series and I can’t wait to start Wicked by Any Other Name (yes, I did get my hot little hands on the ARC). The Hex series by Linda Wisdom is a great series to read when you want the supernatural, when you want something big to go down, but you don’t want all the drama. When Jazz confronts the Big Bad, it’s not a long drawn out battle, but she does it in the most logical witchy way she can. Honestly, I’ve been needing something like this series lately. I’ve been wanting my parano ...more
Aug 18, 2012 Natalie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 2 in the Jazz Tremaine (and Friends) series and it's just as fun as book one, if not more so! Paranormal romance with a touch of urban fantasy - modern times but preternatural creatures walk among us. Such a sweet romance, a little tried and true but I felt the story was so well written that it wasn't a problem. It's got everything that I want in this kind of book -a paranormal couple, steamy sex, sassy lead woman, fun side characters, action, adventure, unexpected plot elements, and a natu ...more
Sep 16, 2009 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a second fun installment in the Hex series by Linda Wisdom. Jazz is back with a new storyline and the same, great humor. I love the spells and curses that Jazz comes up with. The wording is hilarious--"because I say so, damn it!"

I love the other cast of characters that are back, as well! The hot vampire Nick is back, along with the ghost Irma and her dog, and the human Krebs.

The only thing I didn't really like was the ending. Jazz had been having nightmares that seemed all too real, and
Beverly J.
Nov 05, 2012 Beverly J. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would really put this rating at 3.5 stars. The covers are a bit off-putting, once I got past that I was further irritated by a goofy character/storyline. What enamoured me were cutesy details of rubber duckies coming to life and such, lol. Not sure how that happened but nonetheless I must admit it got me. The author attempts at a semi-serious mystery sort of storyline that almost seems an afterthought amidst the oddball details of a modern witches lifestyle who dates a vampire, has fuzzy bunny ...more
Jul 02, 2009 Beth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, romance
I'm only in the second chapter and so far I'm a bit disappointed in comparison to Wisdom's other books. This one opens with an incident that clearly indicates that someone is messing with Jazz and Nick but Jazz is being oblivious. I'm hoping once I get past the opening sequence, she'll wise up. I have little patience for characters behaving stupidly.

Update after completing the book: Overall, I enjoyed it but the slow start in regard to Jazz missing obvious points really bugged me, as did the "re
Book 2 in series. A good followup to the first book. In this installment we get to follow Jazz on her misadventures as someone has framed her enchanted slippers for murder and someone is messing with her dreams. While I enjoyed all the silly antics and service calls, I wished there had been more focus on the mystery solving. A new enemy just seemed to appear out of nowhere which through me for a loop. This book could easily stand alone, but is best if read in the correct order. Irma the ghost is ...more
Jan 23, 2013 Nic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jaz is a thoroughly modern witch and her on and again off again relationship with Nick takes a hard hit. She meets some people she could happily avoided and thought were well out of her life. But she's got her scoobie gang - a vampire,ma ghost, a ghost dog and a human flatmate who may have been concentrating on the positives of Jaz and Nick's relationship,

The books are only kindly devolving into the super national world and a re just about what we good want, a faithful man with a body he has car
Jun 19, 2008 Bitten_by_Books rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rachel
She’s baaack! Jazz Tremaine that is, and oh boy are you all in for a treat even better than the last one we got in 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover. There’s some hexing going on, but it isn’t Jazz throwing out her radical flame balls at her on again off again (now VERY on again) lover Nick...

For the entire review please go to the Best Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Review site on the web, Bitten By Books for the review of Hex Appeal in it's entirety. You won't be sorry.

Pam Masters
Awesome read!! I have to say that this has become my new favorite way of getting my paranormal romance fix. The story is so easy to read, and keeps you drawn in with a bit of mystery. Sometimes you think you know what's going on, but surprise-you don't! I love it when writers do that to you.

Jazz Tremaine has got to be one of my all-time favorite heroines! And of course, dark, brooding, Nick Gregory is just perfect!!

Jul 03, 2011 Leann rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011
Well Hex Appeal was a very cute and semi-funny book. I didn’t realize it was the 2nd in the series until I researched it online. Although you do not have to read the 1st book to get the just of the story line, I want to learn a few more dynamics of Nick and Jasmine’s (Jazz) relationship as a whole. Do I think I would read the whole series I do not know for sure but as a whole it was a cute change in what I have been reading lately. And change sometimes is a good thing.
May 12, 2013 Babel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenge
Esta bruja es una deslenguada sin control que pasa por situaciones bastante divertidas. Se mete en líos, se acuesta con un vampiro y nos lo cuenta sin pudor, tiene un par de zapatillas gamberras y unos zapatos de tacón que se maquillan, y se dedica a eliminar maldiciones y conjuros por una pasta gansa. Es una aventura muy entretenida, la segunda de la saga, parece. Aunque la horrible traducción del inglés que se nota a la legua me ha dejado bastante fastidiada.
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Madison Mega-Mara...: Hex Appeal 1 3 May 05, 2012 07:26PM  
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I'm a multi-published author since 1979 and now writing paranormal romance or what I like to call witch lit. 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover came out this past March and Hex Appeal comes out in November with Halloween promotion and will also be carried in Target.

My witch series has also been optioned to be shopped around as a TV series or movie. So here's hoping!
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Other Books in the Series

Hex (6 books)
  • 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover (Hex #1)
  • Wicked by Any Other Name (Hex, #3)
  • Hex in High Heels (Hex, #4)
  • Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend (Hex, #5)
  • A Demon Does It Better (Hex, #6)

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