Loving Djinni by Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus
Published by: Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus on April 14, 2016
Rating: 4 stars (★★★★☆)
David should have known better than to trust criminals. His own dabbling in dishonest dealings should be enough indication of what can happen. And that’s how he winds up being left for dead in a crumbling tomb.
But David finds something special in the tomb that just might be his ticket out: an old lamp with, believe it or not, a djinni inside. David’s not much of a believer, but it’s hard to deny Sharu’s existence when he whisks them safely back to David’s apartment. And it’s even harder for David to deny his attraction to the djinni.
While many people would be excited at the prospect of three wishes, it’s a complication David isn’t sure he needs in his life. He’s still nursing a breakup from the guy he thought was the love of his life. And it just so happens he’s a guy that David can’t avoid in his social circle. Not to mention, there’s the brewing attraction David feels for Sharu. There’s also the fact that David can’t help feeling dismayed at the fact that Sharu is cursed and enslaved. It just doesn’t seem right.
As David begins to find his confidence and earn Sharu’s trust, can he find a way to save the djinni from his fate and return the favor? Or is some magic so powerful that nothing can make it undone?
I think there’s something about David that many readers will find relatable. While he finds success in some areas of life, there are others that just don’t come together. This is especially true with relationships. And even when what seems like an easy solution presents itself, things are never as simple as they seem.
And sometimes, truly, we don’t know what we need until it’s right in front of us…
This is an entertaining and engaging read. I recommend it to anyone who likes their romance with a bit of magic–ancient or otherwise–on the side.[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review.]