"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
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