Getting three wishes isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when an unfortunate spelling error in Mandy’s high-tech magic lamp changes her wish for a Greek God to a Geek God. His fashion IQ is in the negatives, he’s clingier than cling wrap, and he has a penchant for breaking into song at inappropriate moments. Before Mandy can request a replacement wish, she has to put up with him for twenty four hours, and the timing couldn’t be worse — it’s her friend’s wedding day, her ex will be there, and the God of Geeks insists on coming along for the ride!
Earlier this month, I took part in Juliet Madison’s Three Wishes Blog Blitz, to help celebrate the release of Juliet’s newest title, I Dream of Johnny.
This was such a fun book to read. A magical little novella that you can easily devour in a sitting, I Dream of Johnny explores the old adage “Be careful what you wish for”…or at least make sure you check before you press send.
Mandy is more than a little down on her luck – she’s struggling to keep her business afloat and has just broken up with her boyfriend. When she comes across a magical genie lamp while cleaning up, she does what most of us would do – Mandy makes her three wishes. An unlimited bank account (who wouldn’t want that?) – check! A house that cleans itself (this would be on my list) – check! A Greek god – ….. this is where things fall apart for Mandy. Instead of a Greek god, Mandy’s typo brings her a Geek god, with a body that makes you weep for all the wrong reasons and fashion sense that belongs in 1977. Mandy’s plans to show him off at her friend’s wedding are thrown into disarray.
Jonathan, her geek god, is such a sweetheart – totally and utterly devoted to her, showing her the adoration she has always craved. But it gets Mandy to thinking about whether she actually wants all of what she asked for.
I think what I enjoyed so much about this book was that while it was a quick read, I never once felt like I missed out on something. It is funny, sweet, magical and shows you that often what you work for is ultimately more satisfying.
My rating: 4 out of 5
Release Date: 1 September 2013
Note: I was provided with an advanced reader copy of this book by Escape Publishing, an imprint of Harlequin Enterprises Australia via NetGalley in return for an honest review.