Happy Wine & Book Wednesday! Meet my favorite new couple. This week's pairing is brought to you by Author Nikki Kardnov's Midlife Wish and Elio Perrone's Sourgal Moscato d'Asti. Both are sure to bring you a reading experience full of enchantment. Midlife Wish is the first book in Ms. Kardnov's Blackwell Djinn series and now that I've read it, I'm hooked! The story world is sexy, fun and magical. I fully recommend that you grab a copy of Midlife Wish, pour yourself a glass of Sourgal and dive right into to the mysterious realm of the modern day Djinn. Cheers, and happy reading!
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When your life is a mess and you need a quick fix, what’s a woman to do? Strike a deal with a smoking hot djinn who might just be able to give you some new perspective on life...along with three wishes.
A few months ago, Ashley Laurent’s husband said he wanted to take a break. With their passion fizzling and their marriage on life support, Ashley thought they’d just hit a midlife rough patch. She didn’t realize break was code for I’m having an affair with the receptionist.
Now she’s got divorce papers and a whole lotta heartache. Desperate to heal, Ashley is willing to believe in the impossible. Because there’s a rumor floating around Blackwater that the very family the town was named after might just be a family of djinn.
Surprisingly, Dae Blackwell doesn’t laugh Ashley out the door when she asks if he can grant her a wish. In fact, Dae seems all too eager to strike a deal. When the things Ashley wishes for start to come true, she’s quickly converted to a believer. Except...now that she has the world at her feet, she realizes she’s not sure what she wants anymore.
With only one wish remaining, Ashley has to make a decision—does she want to return to her safe, mundane life? Or take a leap of faith and forge a new one?
NOTE: Midlife Wish was previously published under the title Three Wishes.
From my review:
So much fun!
I loved this book and cannot wait to read the rest of this series. Djinn are a new type of paranormal character for me to read so I liked the difference to begin with. And Dae is just so swoonworthy! I also really liked that this book dealt with a mature FMC. Ashley is super cute. Right away I was rallied to her defense in the situation with her cheating ex and was so glad when she got involved with Dae. Great story world, fun characters—I can’t wait to read more about these sexy Djinns!
Amanda V Shane - Fantasy Romance Author of the Tides of Atlantis Series and Enchanted Lands Romances.