I can definitely say I’ve never read a rom com quite like this one before! With an original (and slightly zany) premise, a mysterious hero, and solid writing, this flies by and kept me guessing. While there are a couple of things I really didn’t like – the amount of time our couple spends apart and a twist at the end that had me groaning – I enjoyed the majority of this and loved its lightness.
The story follows Ginnie, an artist who has been down on her luck recently. When Ginnie finds a bottle and a note saying that she should make a wish… well, she’s not exactly sure what to think, especially when a sexy stranger turns up demanding that she follow through. As Ginnie and “Mr. Wish” (her own personal genie with a bottle) continue their encounters, there’s a shift in their relationship that feels like it could be taking a turn for the romantic. But Ginnie’s not sure if Mr. Wish is the most selfless guy she knows… or just a creepy stranger.
This is such an interesting book, because the reader is really left in the dark about Mr. Wish for a long time. I much prefer a romance that features dual perspective, but single perspective kind of worked here because it leaves the reader guessing about Mr. Wish. My biggest complaint would be that it felt like so much time was spent on the comedy that the romance took a backseat. They don’t spend a whole lot of time together in the first half, but I was so entertained by the story that I didn’t feel like I was missing out until things started moving at a rapid pace. The ending also faltered for me, but not enough to detract from the book as a whole. Overall, it’s a quirky and fun read that will work best for rom com lovers who enjoy a heavy serving of humor with their romance.
From New York Times bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff comes a sexy, complete-standalone, Contemporary Romance.
If I could wish for one thing, it would be to have never met my ex. He took my money, cheated on me, and saddled me with an impossible mortgage.
Now, just as I’m fighting to put my life back together, I find an unusual bottle with a note inside: “You get one wish. Make it count.” Har har. Someone’s idea of a joke?
But nothing could prepare me for what comes next or for the screamin’ hot man with piercing blue eyes who shows up at my door, making demands.
I should slam the door in his sex-god face, because this guy has trouble written all over him. But I can’t. Suddenly I do have a wish…
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