~Sia McKye's Thoughts OVER COFFEE~
Five Star Review
This review is from: Magic Gone Wild (Kindle Edition)
Genie Vana Aphrodite is having a pretty rough day.
Sheâ€™s failing to live up to the name â€œAphrodite,â€ sheâ€™s stuck living in her masterâ€™s attic, and her powers are on the fritz. To make matters even worse, her masterâ€™s great-grandson, Zane, informs her that she has completely ruined his familyâ€™s reputation. Zane is ready to sell his familyâ€™s estate, genie and all â€“ but Vanaâ€™s bound and determined to fix her past wrongs.
Can Aphrodite prove to him that his life needs a little bit of magic?
Judi Fennell has a knack of taking something ordinary and imbuing it with magic and laughter. Case in point is her latest Genie story, Magic Gone Wild. This story is genuinely fun to read. It made me laugh, gave me moments to go, awwww! The story has a cast of fun characters--even those who didn't talk were delightful.
This is my favorite of the Genie series. I'm not sure I can pinpoint why, aside from being a very well written story. I really loved Vana and Zack--they were genuine and real. The chemistry between the two is hot and there are some great moments of bantering and laughter. Perhaps it's Vana's pink smoke, or the pink church window she created for her past master (Zack's great-grandfather), maybe it's the way she creates her magic (WHEN it works) with kiss and drives Zack crazy with lust, or her expression of "holy smokes!" which usually makes Zack cringe and duck. Could be a colorful phoenix named Merlin, her sidekick,which Zack is always threatening with barbequing or dismemberment, and particularly after some pity comment or joke. Merlin has some GREAT one-liners but he also has some sweet moments that endear you to him and he truly adds to the story. Then there was the merry-go round porch and the `couple thousand bucks' in the back yard, the high-jinx of the `children'.
It's hard to pin down the reason it's my favorite. All I know is this: all the magical ingredients come wonderfully together and make a heartwarming and entertaining read that leaves you smiling and chuckling long after you put it down. I absolutely LOVED the ending!
It's the perfect book to put your feet up and relax with and laugh away your worries!