When Lily Jacobs was born, she inherited Fazire – a genie. Her family had three wishes and they’d only ever used one so Fazire was stuck in the human world. This worked since he’d become a member of the family anyway.
Even with a genie, Lily’s young life wasn’t perfect. To escape the kids making her miserable at school, Lily buried herself in romance novels. One day, when the teasing was just too much, she used one of her wishes. She told Fazire she wanted to find a man like in her books and she made the most complicated wish Fazire had ever heard. Her wished-for man had to be impossibly handsome, virile, fierce, rugged and ruthless (amongst a dozen other things).
He also had to think she was beautiful and he had to love her more than anything in the world.
Nathaniel McAllister wasn’t born to a life where there were such things as genies granting wishes. His life was filled with drugs, crime and neglect. He was running errands for a gangster before he was in his teens and, even though life and hard work led him to wealth and respectability, he always knew, deep down, he was dirty. When Nate met Lily he knew he was no good for her but as virile, fierce, rugged and ruthless as he was, Nate was no match for the pull of sweet, innocent Lily.
Unfortunately, Lily’s wish included that she and her hero go through trials and tribulations to test their love. And Fazire wasn’t only a good genie, he loved Lily – so he gave her exactly what she wanted.
Amy W’s Review
Ok, I did not see me liking this one, I mean a genie? Come on! But guess what? I did like it, not LOVE it but I did like it.
I think that KA has the market cornered on the Second Chance genre because she is pretty much the QUEEN!
She can write a story of star crossed lovers that find their way back into each others lives so easily, you would think that it happens everyday. This one has all the makings of a great KA book however I found that this one lacked drama. I mean, the adopted brother and sister of Nathaniel did Lily dirty BUT she just gives up! Goes back to the states and never reaches out! Come on, in my opinion Lily was a chicken, and she had no right to be upset when everyone was mad at her. She could have picked up a phone and called Nathaniel’s parents. Why didn’t she go to see his grave? I don’t know. That bugged me.
Nathaniel is a bad boy and he deserves his Lily and I am glad he gets the girl. Even if he has to lay down the law to get her.
If you can suspend that irritation, as I finally did, then the love story, then and now was solid.
As far as the genie Frazire, he was fun but a bit of pill at times.
Overall the story was HIGHLY entertaining .