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Friday, October 21, 2011

Genie Knows Best by Judi Fennell

Genie Knows Best by Judi Fennell
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (360 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 books
Reviewed by Peppermint

Be careful what you wish for…

Samantha Blaine is about to make a fateful discovery. A tall, dark, handsome, ohmygosh kind of fateful discovery…

Kal is very pleased to meet his attractive new master—especially since he intends to seduce her into granting him freedom. But when seriously dark magic spells trouble for both of them, Kal can’t help himself from falling for the woman who holds his fate in her hands…

Warmly acclaimed by readers and critics alike, Judi Fennell brings to life a fabulous world of magic and mayhem where wishes come true in the most unexpected ways!

Genies have always been viewed as one of the most magical creatures, but magic cannot buy you love. Not only can it not buy Kal Samantha’s love, but it can also doom him to a life of mortality. After 2,000 years of waiting go back to his rightful place in the djinn society, he is not willing to risk it all on one human, or so he thought.

One aspect of this story that really separates it from any other story I have read is that it is extremely light hearted and playful. This was an exciting change to the typical love affair. It also allowed the author to display the characters' personality well, including the plethora of sub characters throughout the story. At times I found myself so enchanted by the banter that I forget the antagonist was leaking around the corner.

The antagonistic conflict played a large role in Genie Knows Best sometimes to the point that I forgot it was a romance story. While I think that the antagonistic conflict was fitting to the story and help it progress nicely, I would have liked to have seen a little more time spent building the romantic aspect of this story.

This story was full of many mythical creatures, which really keep me on my toes. You never knew when Gremlins, Leprechauns, unicorns, or any other mythical creature you can think of would show up. I love mythical creatures so this was something I thoroughly enjoyed. Especially when they got to arguing with each other. I could have read about the fights for days between all of the creatures in Izaaz.

Not only is this a story I would recommend to others, I already have a few people in mind that I know would love it and plan to tell them today. So if you are looking for a love story with a laugh this would certainly fit the bill.