When the snarky Glory St. Pierre discovers the gold mechanical vase in her deceased grandmother’s basement, she has no idea that she has uncovered a priceless treasure: a genie lamp. With a real genie inside. A very sexy genie with a not-so-sexy grudge against the entire human race.
Irving Amir hates being called a genie. He’s a Djinn, and he is none too happy to be in the service of Glory, who is as intolerable, and beautiful, as humans come. Now he owes her his gratitude for freeing him and three wishes. Damn his luck.
But an arrow through the shoulder alerts Irving to the fact that he is being hunted, and after a truce dinner with Glory ends with them both almost being killed, hating each other goes right out the window. As feelings change and love starts to develop, they must dig through the secrets and lies to find the truth...a truth neither of them will ever see coming.
WARNING: Not suitable for ages 18 and under. A significant source of bad language, sexy times, and dirty jokes. If you suffer from a lack of a sense of humor, take with plenty of wine. If the symptom persists, see a doctor. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of Xpresso Book Tours.
This book is almost steampunk meets Djinn meets modern day. The combinations in fresh, interesting and keeps you intrigued. I am not a huge fan of instant love, but I will admit that A. Star knows how to write it well. Glory is no wilting flower and has some great banter if slightly cheesy at times.
I was able to foresee some of the conflict in the book, but I will happily admit that the ending is not what I expected. If I have any complaints, it would be that there are two plot lines of conflict, one of which came out of nowhere for me. Despite that, it was like a movie – just don’t overthink it and it was an enjoyable read!
Warning: Contains repeated sexual content.
Rating: 4 stars!
Who should read it? Folks looking for a sexy light fantasy.
Want to read the whole series?
- Dream of Me (The Djinn Order #2)
- Yearn for Me (The Djinn Order #3)