G. Bianco, 2019
In Saranna Wylde’s new rom-com, Fairy Godmothers, Inc., magic is in the air, and so is love! This first book in a new series, released on December 29th, shows how sometimes all love needs is a little nudge in the right direction via some meddling fairy godmothers.
The town of Ever After, Missouri is the epicenter of enchantment and the locals are in dire need of a reboot. At least according to resident fairy godmothers Petunia, Jonquil, and Bluebonnet. Their solution? Blow a bit of fairy dust in the direction of those in need of romance...what could possibly go wrong? Lucky Fujiki's first name is a cosmic joke. Her luck is so bad, even the number seven steers clear of her. But when her adorable godmothers ask for a favor, Lucky can't say no--even if she can already feel the bad juju waiting to strike. And her mission is even worse than she imagined: to promote Ever After as a wedding destination by faking a marriage to her first love and long-time ex, Ransom Payne--he of the Embarrassing Incident that neither of them will ever live down. Ransom Payne has spent years building an impressive new reputation for himself, and now his godmothers want him to pretend to wed the one girl he'd like most to forget? Sure, weddings in Ever After could be a huge boon for his chocolate business, but risking more up-close-and-personal time with Lucky? Considering the stakes, it's a curse he'll have to bear, at the risk of being humiliated--or perhaps, bewitched...
This was a cute romance about luck and love. I really enjoyed the fairy tale elements and how different fairy tales were represented in the town. There’s a little bit of steam in this book, but this is a more lighthearted and fun book rather than a hot and heavy one.
While I loved the concept of this fake marriage with real magic involved and meddling fairy godmothers it wasn’t as amazing as I was hoping. It just felt like there were too many moving parts: Lucky and Ransom’s romance, Lucky’s bad luck curse, Gwen’s martial issues, Roderick and Gwen’s budding romance, Lucky not knowing about magic, the town’s magic issues, and so on. It just felt like a lot got thrown into this book. While I’m sure most if it was done to prepare to continue this series, it still felt like information overload at some points.
So did I love this book? No. Did I like it? Yes. Will I continue reading this series? Probably. So take that however you want. If you’re looking for a rom-com with a touch of magic and a little silliness then this book is definitely worth a read!
*I received an ARC from Goodreads and Kensington Books.
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