Wednesday, May 1, 2013

How to Marry a Warlock in 10 Days (10 Days #2) by Saranna DeWylde

Got Warlock?

Middy Cherrywood does. She’s got more warlock than she can hex with Dred Shadowins. He isn’t just a billionaire playboy and Weekly Warlock centerfold. He’s a spy for the High Chancellor, and he convinces Middy to pose as his fiancée for his latest mission. Too bad no one told his mother before she slipped Middy a potion that will make their sham engagement all too real in just ten days.

Dred Shadowins already has his hands full with cursed objects, possessed nuns, and dreams where Merlin makes him pay for taking his name in vain by relating his sexcapades with Nimue. But by the end of the mission, he’s convinced his most difficult challenge is the hero’s cape Middy’s draped over his shoulders. Because he wants nothing more than to give her the one thing he may not be capable of providing: Happily Ever After.

The funding for the Gargoyle Masque Charity Ball that Midnight (Middy) Cherrywood is in charge of falls through and Dred (Mordred) Shadowkins is the only one who can save it. Middy cannot believe she has to ask the warlock who tormented her as a child, turning her hair to snakes and branding her with the nickname Cherry-would-if-she-could, for help. Middy oblivious of course that he did this to cover up his true feelings for her. Middy has been secretly lusting after Dred Shadowins, as well. She has every issue of Weekly Warlock featuring a centerfold of him.  Dred is a billionaire playboy who looks like a Viking god, but as it just so happens he is also a spy for the High Chancellor and needs a bride for his mission. Someone is trying to raise a Lamia, an evil creature, and Dred has been chosen to find the culprit.  When Middy and Dred reunite after all these years, they are immediately attracted to each other.
This book is loaded with humor and witty dialogue. The writing is clever and snarky with remarkable flow. It is definitely one of the most entertaining books I have ever read!  I instantly loved the sexual chemistry between Middy and Dred. They really cracked me up with some of the antics they get into together, for example the broom ride ( but I won't say more to avoid any spoilers) . The secondary characters were great too, especially The Trifecta of Doom and Dred's mother. I could only imagine having three overprotective older brothers and a meddling mother-in-law. There was quite a mix of mythology and legend throughout that I really enjoyed as well. DeWylde has created a world that manages to be not just super sexy but silly and fun as well. I look forward to reading more from her.
I highly recommend this book for fans of paranormal romance that is laugh out loud funny. 

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  April

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