Blog Tour Review: A Wish for Jo by Audrey Davis

Rating: 3 out of 5.

A solid sequel in the enchanting and magical small town we first encountered in A Wish for Jinnie

Foreword

Thank you so much to Rachel at https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/ and Audrey Davis for allowing me to be part of this experience and also providing me with a complimentary eARC and blog tour media kit!

Purchase on Amazon (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/3y161Um

About the Author

Audrey Davis is a Scottish-born former journalist, now resident in the canton of Vaud, 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. Reviews across the board were excellent, and it was combined into a standalone novel in November 2018.

A Wish For Jinnie was published in June 2020, and her fifth book – Lost In Translation – in January 2021.

All her books are available as Kindle ebooks and paperbacks through Amazon.

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.

Review

Book CWs: For a list of content/trigger warnings, tropes, and representation for this book, check out its page on BookTriggerWarnings.com.

Premise

The hilarious sequel to A Wish For Jinnie! Best read in order.

Jo Milligan’s café — A Bit of Crumpet — is her pride and joy.
But icing cakes and baking pastries in the sleepy Scottish village of Cranley isn’t hitting the sweet spot.

Jo longs for some excitement in her life. The arrival of gruff stranger Harvey Quinn doesn’t fill her with joy. Nor does the appearance of an unlikely assistant with an unexpected gift … and a serious attitude problem.

Genie Aaliyah grants Jo three wishes, but coming up with ideas proves challenging.

As Jo grows closer to Cranley’s newest resident, secrets threaten to derail their relationship.

Can Jo find a way to cook up a happy ending, or do the ingredients add up to a recipe for disaster?

Review (No Spoilers)

It’s almost the weekend, everyone! Today I have another blog tour review for you. This one is for the sequel to A Wish for Jinnie, a book I read and reviewed in the past.

Let me start off by saying I definitely liked A Wish for Jo more than A Wish for Jinnie. One of the things that I had difficulties with when I read the first installment of this series was that the plot was followed many different story arcs at the same time. With so many character interactions to remember, I had hard time keeping track of everything. I’m happy to say that Audrey Davis took a different strategy with this book and focused on one main story the entire time which helped me enjoy this book much more.

This second installment follows one of the side characters, Jo, from book one. Having accidentally releasing her own genie, Jo struggles to figure out what three things she should wish for. On top of figuring out her wishes and dealing with her new unwelcome house-guest, Jo finds herself falling for a new grump in town who seems to be hiding a dark secret from his past.

Though this book is the second in a series, it can be read as a standalone as long as you’re okay with having the ending of book one spoiled a bit. Davis does a good job throughout the novel of updating and reminding readers of what happened previously so you never find yourself confused about each character’s backstory.

While I found Aaliyah’s character (the genie) to be much more annoying than her male counterpart in book one, she does have the occasional bout of kindness that makes me think that her character has a lot of potential for future growth should this series continue. The ending of this novel is a bit open ended so I would be interested to see where we go from here! I’m still waiting to learn more about Angela and her doggo!

If you’re interested in hearing more about A Wish for Jo, you can follow along with the tour below. If you’d like to purchase it, you can find it at the above link!


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