Careful What You Wish For

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Careful What You Wish For

Lucy Finn's new book, "Careful What You Wish For," has a sweet, improbable premise that holds up well over the course of the story.

Ravine, a single mom who has moved back to her rural Pennsylvania hometown, is given a Diaper Genie as a gift. To her surprise and initial horror, an actual genie pops out of the diaper disposal unit. Handsome Gene, an Australian pilot in World War Two, was confined to his bottle after crashing his plane in Africa and running afoul of a caliph. Now sixty years later, he emerges to grant Ravine her three wishes.

A thoroughly modern woman, Ravine uses one of her wishes for a home office! Gene turns out to be extremely helpful, making the baby's dirty diapers disappear, cleaning the house with a wink, and assisting Ravine in her new law career. The two clash often over her involvement in dangerous legal projects, but they fall in love anyway.

Ravine dithers a bit too much about whether she should or should not allow herself to fall in love with her genie, and Gene repeats himself too often where her safety is concerned, but overall it's a cute little book that would translate well into a movie.

Book Blurb for Careful What You Wish For

Sexy, whimsical debut featuring the hunky genie of one single mom's dreams...

Back in her tiny hometown with a new baby to care for, successful attorney Ravine Patton thought her life had gone up in smoke. Then her Diaper Genie went haywire, and out popped a handsome pilot who'd been trapped inside. Gene-who, it turns out, is her genie-has granted her three wishes.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2007 4.00