Monday, December 8, 2014

ARC Review: One Perfect Wish by L.M. Brown

Scott Baxter is a workaholic with no time for love, until a djinn pulls him out of his life and deposits him into the bed of Cameron Kirk. Cut off from his life, Scott isn’t happy about the idea of being forced to help the djinn grant an unspecified wish, but he soon finds he has no real choice in the matter. The djinn has powers that prevent Scott from leaving and ensure he does nothing to ruin Cameron’s day with his "husband."

Reluctant at first, Scott finds that as the day progresses he starts to enjoy playing the role of Cameron’s husband. He connects with his unexpected lover in a way he never has with other men.

Scott searches for clues to help him track down Cameron after the day is over and he returns to his own life. He doesn’t want the day to end, but the wish is out of his control and when the magic is finished his time with Cameron may be over too.

Dani's rating:

Doesn't everyone want a djinn to bring them a husband who'll pound them into oblivion, take them sledding, and cook them a Michelin-starred restaurant quality meal?

Scott doesn't even make a wish, yet it comes true.

This is a sizzling little fantasy about spending a day with a man you've just met only to realize he's the other half of your soul, the part that's been missing all along.

Don't even try to make sense of the time-bending aspect. This is a fairy tale with a snarky djinn, an alternate world, and an old gaudy ring that can grant your heart's desire.

But at the stroke of midnight you lose it all.

There wasn't a ton of character development here, but this novella had strong writing, a cozy winter setting, a secluded cabin in a small British town (although nothing about the story felt particularly British), and lots of sexy, steamy times (XXX-HAWT!).

I expected the ending to come more full circle, but it was still a full-on AWWWW-inducing HEA.

This one was an unexpected find. I fully recommend it if you can suspend reality and indulge in a bit of wishin' and lovin' and dreamin' (throw in a horse, and you got yourself a country song, y'all!)

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