Title: Her Wish
Author: Sophie H. Morgan
Series: Playboy Genie #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Available: 2nd May
Charlie’s sick of Genies. Too beautiful, too sure of themselves, too “celebrity”. And way too eager to grant wishes in the worldwide Lottery that entices mortals into buying tickets in the hope of winning their desires. Charlie would rather walk naked through Times Square than buy a ticket. Unfortunately, her friend springs for one in Charlie’s name – and it gets picked. She refuses to get sucked in and has no qualms about saying so to the famously arrogant, devilishly handsome Genie at her door. Sexy Blue Eyes will just have to take no for an answer.
Jax Michaels would love to take no for an answer. As the most famous Genie on the East Coast, known for his sex appeal, his cheeky interviews, and his roguish style of granting wishes, he only has to turn to the next in line to find a willing partner. After all, every woman wants him – except, apparently, Charlie Donahue, who throws back his charming words, sneers at his calculated grins, and refuses to even consider wishing. Jax isn’t a fool. He’s prepared to wash his hands of this infuriating, appealing female…until his Handler informs him that quitting is not an option. And if he can’t talk her into wishing, Jax will have to try playing a little dirty.
Fall under the spell of Sophie H. Morgan’s first Playboy Genie novel, Her Wish.
Source: ARC from SMP Swerve via NetGalley
This was great fun. I loved the idea of a wish lottery, so throw in a bit of antagonistic attraction and there was a lot to enjoy in this book. Jax is a typical playboy, beautiful, magical, can have anyone he wants, except Charlie, who thinks she’s plain and has no time for empty charm.
I just wish it hadn’t taken so long for the reason behind Charlie’s distrust of genies to come out. And then, when it finally did, I wish she hadn’t clung so stubbornly to it for so long in the face of all the evidence. Even though I can see why she did, it also made her seem pretty stubborn and rather foolish. Being a genie is so very much a part of Jax, I couldn’t quite see how she could fall in love with him when she hates everything genies stand for.
Which is a shame, because that aside, I really liked this. Jax is exceedingly arrogant at times, so it was great seeing Charlie pierce his ego a time or two. It was also sweet to see Charlie get a little bit of spoiling. True, her stubborn refusal to wish when she could have done with the help was frustrating – or if she really didn’t want anything, couldn’t she have wished for him to go away? – but it did give Jax an excuse to keep hanging around.
I would also have liked a bit more history about the genies – where they came from, how many rules do they have to stick by, why they run the lottery and how they turn mortals into genies. I found the idea fascinating and I hope more will come out in future books.
So, if you’re looking for a cute, fun paranormal read with an opposites attract romance and plenty of magic, give this a go. I’m glad I did and I’ll definitely be looking out for more in the future.
Her Wish is out May 2nd.
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