Tangled Up in Trouble by Olivia Hardin
Lynlee Lincoln isn’t just a witch, she’s also a Neutralizer. Her job is a juggling act to keep magical and undead clients out of trouble. But getting back together with her old flame throws one more ball into the mix and romance with a guy who has two kids can get complicated. When her old mentor asks her to investigate the goings-on of a dark witch, things turn messy. The witch is stalking supernatural creatures to collect ingredients for a potion that Lynlee can’t seem to figure out. To keep those closest to her from becoming the next victims, she may have to confront the demons within herself.
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My thoughts on Tangled Up in Trouble
Olivia Hardin has a way of writing that immediately pulls you into the story, keeping you engaged for the whole ride, and immediately wanting more when its over. If I went on roller-coasters, I imagine that’s how they’d be. I don’t go on roller-coasters, because I was born feet first and meant to stay that way, so maybe I should avoid roller-coaster metaphors. The point is, Hardin’s books make for a super fun ride!
In Tangled up in Trouble, Lynlee Lincoln picks up slightly after where she left off in Trolling for Trouble. I suggest reading the short first book before Tangled Up in Trouble, because it gives you some vital background info. It’s a very quick read. Anyway, in the second book, Lynlee is enjoying her reconnection with her long-lost love, Beck. Now, Beck and Lynlee have a difficult relationship. Beck actually once left Lynlee because he couldn’t deal with the fact that she’s a witch. Nice, right? While I wanted to scream at Lynlee and say that any guy who can’t accept a very fundamental part of her doesn’t deserve her, it’s hard to argue with someone when they’re in love.
To make things even more awkward, Beck has two kids. One of which is a nymph, and Lynlee’s charge. Lynlee isn’t exactly bad with kids, per se, they’re just not really her strong point. I mean, what babysitter thinks its appropriate to read a novel involving killers who remove skin to a little boy? It’s these quirks, though, that make Lynlee so endearing!
So basically, Lynlee is just trying to settle into her new role as girlfriend and, well, not really a mother figure, but sort of, with two children. That would be enough for any witch, but now someone is stalking other supernatural creatures, including her charges, to collect ingredients for a potion that no one really knows what it will do. Add to that her regular job of cleaning up the messes that other magical creatures leave behind when they oh, say, decide to try to let their human friends in on the fact that they’re a satyress, and you have one busy witch!
While Tangled Up in Trouble is slightly longer than the first book, it’s still a quick read. It’s perfect for a short afternoon at the pool or a long wait in a doctor’s office. I read it in about an hour without breaks. If you’re looking for a fun read filled with magic and romance, check out Tangled up in Trouble!