Series: Playboy Genies #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
"Her Wish is fun, charming, and OMG, why haven't I been reading Genie romances before now? Sophie H. Morgan's wit and imagination made me an instant fan. I want a Genie of my own!" - New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione
This playboy has finally met his match...
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.
"Morgan’s debut takes a romance trope (plain Jane heroine/gorgeous rich hero), adds a dash of fantasy and a sprinkling of humor, and pulls the reader into the entertaining start of a new series (although it stands solidly on its own)" - Library Journal
Her Wish is such a unique story! Charlie’s roommate and best friend buys her a ticket for the genie lotto. Charlie HATES genies (her reason isn’t revealed until about half way through the story), so when she wins, she is pissed. She also refuses to wish no matter how hot and charming genie Jax Michaels is.
Jax and Charlie have a lot of banter and angry quips for about the first 1/2 of the story. Jax refuses to lose and he has to get her to wish. Charlie refuses to be one of those girls that falls at his feet and knows that wishes can ruin lives. Frankly, I didn’t really like either of these characters early on and was ready to DNF the story. Charlie is so stubborn that it was infuriating. She lets Kate’s boyfriend talk to her like she is trash, she is rude and prickly to everyone, and while I understand her reticence against wishing, she could have made an altruistic wish like “I wish for a cure for cancer to be found tomorrow” or “I wish that everyone with cancer was cured today”. Jax is probably the most narcissistic character I have ever read. He is good looking and charming and thinks that the world should fall at his feet because he is a genie. He is cruel at times and says some hurtful things to Charlie. The turning point is about the 1/2 way mark. You find out why Charlie hates wishes and genies, you see Jax start to drop the machismo and charm, and these two people actual find some common ground. But, can Charlie ever trust that Jax actually likes her and isn’t just trying to get her to wish?
If you are looking for a unique romance, Her Wish should be on your wish list! Jax just might charm your pants off!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: enemies to lovers
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes no epilogue « Hide Spoiler
You know what, I am honestly not sure what other books to compare this to; a little bit supernatural with the whole magic genie thing, but overall, a pretty contemporary story….so I guess if you are looking for something different, you will probably like Her Wish (or at least appreciate the uniqueness)!