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It just seemed to go on, and on, and on, and on, and on. The first 100 e-book pages were ok, (I think) but after that, welcome to fucking Snoozefest.


Here’s the blurb, and no, this isn’t a review.

As her 25th birthday approaches, mild-mannered Philomena Swann lives in terror of her annual birthday wish. Sure, she has a disinterested fiancé and a misogynistic boss, but from experience she knows wishing both away could result in disaster. Why? Because she and her sisters are one-eighth fairy. Not enough to give them magical powers, but enough to qualify for a fairy godmother—from hell.

All Phil wants is, just once, to have the courage to speak her mind. She blurts out her wish…and suddenly finds she can’t stop. To her friends. Her boss. Her Nana. And her best friend, hot and hunky co-worker, Josh. Before she can do any more damage, she begs for the spell to be reversed. And it is—with a vengeance. Now everyone else is compelled to tell her the truth. Including Josh.

But the fairy godmother’s not done. One more wish could change Phil’s world forever—if it doesn’t ruin her life first.

What? I was trying to expand my reading horizons, dammit. Plus it was a friends-to-lovers story, and I usually love those.

The heroine was insipid to the point of insanity. She totally brought out my murderous tendencies. That bitch needed to be slapped so badly, that my palms itched throughout the book. Oh yeah, also, the hero was wetter than a dish rag, and the plot was so stupid, I wanted to gouge my own eyes out.

Apparently, this is a series. Jeez.

Let’s hope the author stays away from slapstick comedy for the rest of the series, because books that try so effing hard to be amusing, rarely are.

Just sayin.

You can buy from Samhain Publishing, here. If you must.


  • Julia Sullivan
    December 3
    8:30 pm

    Don’t we all want an impartial, unbiased, and fair fiance? OH WAIT SHE MEANT ‘UNINTERESTED’.

    Bzzt. The judges will not accept this.


  • Me
    December 3
    8:47 pm

    Mary Suzanne’s “Flawed Angel” from Excessica tops my charts this year as worst story.


  • @ Julia Sullivan

    From Dictionary.com

    ? ?/d?s??nt??r?st?d, -tr?st?d/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [dis-in-tuh-res-tid, -tri-stid] Show IPA Pronunciation

    2. not interested; indifferent.

    Backup source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disinterested

    Disinterested in this context in the blurb is correct.


  • I haven’t read this ’cause I’m not that interested in fairy godmother stories, but I have enjoyed several of EA’s other books. Don’t skip her other stuff based on this one.

    The Pleasure Palace is a good sci-fi romance, and The Assignment is a good m/m romance. Pledge Slave is another good m/m paranormal romance. I’ve also heard good things about Take Two (m/f sci-fi) and Charlie’s Bargain (m/f sci-fi).


  • MD
    December 4
    5:08 pm

    That’s too bad. It sounded like a cute plot with fun twists and the potential to be entertaining.
    But stupid heroines…ick. No thanks.


  • Maddie
    December 4
    5:50 pm

    She become more of a hit or miss with of lately my favorite book of hers was Planet X and my least favorite was, Full Exposure which read more on the lines of those thin paperback sex books with the semi naked women on the cover.


  • Sonya
    December 4
    8:46 pm

    I’ve noticed of the couple of EA books that I’ve read her heroines have a tendency to be more than a bit clueless and they also st-st-studder a lot.

    For example: “I-I-I don’t know what you’re talking about!!”

    Sounds like it may be a trademark of hers.


  • Julia Sullivan
    December 5
    8:44 pm

    Angela James, dictionaries describe how people use words. Writers are supposed to use words more precisely than the average person on the street.

    Although people do use “disinterested” to mean “uninterested”, there is absolutely no reason for a writer to do so. “Uninterested” is a good word, and it unambiguously means “apathetic” or “indifferent” (which would also be good, unambiguous words to use).


  • I use disinterested to mean not interested.

    Cute cover. Seriously, it’s adorable. I love it.


  • Karen Scott
    December 6
    5:13 pm

    Yeah I love the cover too actually. Shame the contents didn’t actually live up to the good cover though.


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