"a short, fun read about a zany faerie godmother who's in a class of her own"

For some infraction, Zuzanna is given three chances by the crown prince of the faeries to prove her worth as a faerie godmother. However, for one reason or another, she botches the jobs and as punishment, her powers are to be stripped from her, rendering her a mortal. Unwilling for this to happen, she sneaks away to Chicago to make a life for herself, where she meets a lonely (but sexy!) man and his son, who are trying to cope with the death of his wife and mother, respectively.

Wanton Wishes is a short, fun read, and it puts me in mind of an erotic chick lit. There is not much dialogue between the characters in the story, though we are shown Zuzanna's internal monologue as she grapples with life in the city, which is so much different from her home in the faerie kingdom. There are some hot scenes, with one occuring inside a train, after all the commuters have been shooed out, of course, and the cars magically sealed.

However, Phillip, the hero, comes across as two- dimensional, and he fades into the background of Zuzanna's exuberant and zany personality. Though this book is written in the first person point of view, I wish we could've seen more of Phillip and find out just exactly what he sees in Zuzanna that made him fall in love with her.

Reviewed by Silver Winters
Posted July 21, 2009


What would you wish for?

Centuries of granting wishes to underprivileged kids comes to a screeching halt after faerie godmother Zuzanna annoys the crown prince of the faeries one last time. His punishment - to exile her and strip her of her powers. However, Zuzanna has other plans. Instead of giving up her wand, she flees the kingdom to a cold spot where no one would think of looking for her – Chicago, Illinois.

There she meets single father Phillip Denton. He needs a nanny and fast. His son, Jamie, isn't a bad kid; the tyke’s just got a mischievous streak as wide as Lake Michigan. When Phillip hires Zuzanna, he figures he’s getting lucky in more ways than one. She’s cute, sexy and even likes snakes. Oh, and not to mention, she’s great in bed, as well.

Despite her best intentions to live life as a mortal, Zuzanna didn't count on traffic congestion, housework, or most of all, her attraction to Phillip, to deter her from the path of abstinence. From magic, that is. She also didn’t plan on getting caught...or falling in love.

Erotic Rating: Total-e-burning
Genre: Contemporary/ Paranormal/ Faerie
Book Length: Short Story

Reader Advisory: This book contains graphic sex, and explicit language

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Wanton Wishes
by Ericka Scott

June 1, 2009
Available: June 15, 2009
ISBN #1907010351
EAN #9781907010354
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