Not the right book for me but definitely has a lot of potential.
Thank you so much to Rachel at https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/ and Kathryn Freeman for allowing me to be part of this experience and also providing me with a complimentary digital copy and blog tour media kit!
About the Author
Audrey Davis is a Scottish-born former journalist, now resident in Switzerland. Her newspaper career saw her cover events in Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands, as well as working for a London-based movie magazine writing reviews and carrying out interviews.
She self-published her debut romantic comedy novel A Clean Sweep in June 2017, following an online Open University course in Writing Fiction.
Audrey followed up with a short, darker prequel A Clean Break before beginning work on a rom-com novella trilogy with a ghostly twist – The Haunting of Hattie Hastings. Again, reviews across the board were excellent, and it was combined into a standalone novel in November 2018.
A Wish For Jinnie is her third standalone novel.
Apart from writing, Audrey enjoys travel and spends a lot of time in Edinburgh. She is an avid cook, watcher of scary movies and reluctant gym-goer.
- Cheating (emotional)
What if wishes really could come true?
When Jinnie Cooper is dumped by her fiancé, and exiled to a job in an antiques shop in a sleepy Scottish village, little does she know a battered old lamp is about to shake up her life.
Genie Dhassim grants wishes. But he also wants a few of his own to come true. Letting him explore the outside world proves nerve-wracking as Dhassim has an uncanny knack of putting his pointy-slippered foot in it.
As Jinnie grows closer to her employer Sam, Dhassim discovers his time on earth is running out.
Can both Jinnie and Dhassim find true happiness? Or are those wishes that cannot be granted?
Review (No Spoilers)
I’m gonna start this review off by saying this was definitely not the right choice of book for me. I want to emphasize the “for me” part because I was the first person on Goodreads to rate this book below 4 stars so obviously it appeals to other readers. I also checked out some of the other reviews in this tour and all the ones I clicked on were positive. By all means, if you’re interested in this book please check it out for yourself! (Also the cover is gorgeous, not gonna lie.)
The main thing that made me not enjoy this book as much as I could have is the fact that it was doing too much for me. Whenever a book has several storylines, I find it very difficult to connect with any of the characters. While the main character is undoubtably Jinnie–I mean the book is named after her–there are also several chapters dedicated to following other characters such as Sam, Ed, and Jo. In trying to keep up with everyone’s lives in addition to the three(?) love triangles, I found myself getting confused and ended up feeling like the ending had to be rushed in order to tie everything up.
I think I would have enjoyed this story much more if it were split into several installments: one about Jinnie and her love interests, one about Dhassim and Aaliyah, one about Jo/Ken, and one about Angela. Angela was by far my favorite character. She was so incredibly interesting and I really really want a book dedicated to her backstory and where she’s headed from here. I would read that book in a heartbeat because I loved her so much. I want the world for her.
Another thing that I enjoyed about this book was its description of genies and how their wishes work. Dhassim was a hoot almost the entire time and his mannerisms were nothing short of hilarious. I won’t say anything specific to avoid spoilers but some of the last chapters were my favorite scenes with him. He was such a cinnamon roll and he deserves way more hugs than he will ever get.
If you’re interested in checking out the other reviews in this blog tour, check out the graphic below!