Saturday, May 5, 2012

Review: Wishful Thinking by Gabi Stevens

Wishful Thinking
Author: Gabi Stevens
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Tor
Time of Transition Book #3
ISBN:  0765365057
ISBN13: 9780765365057
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Publisher

Free-spirited artist Stormy Jones-Smythe was raised by two talented Wizard fathers but never showed the slightest hint of magical abilities. Which is why she’s totally surprised when three famous fairy godmothers show up at her door to tell her she’s one of them.

Surprised, and none too happy.  The godmothers are fugitives, framed for treason, and the last thing the magical Council wants is another fairy godmother going rogue. Hence Stormy’s new full-time Guard, Hunter Merrick.

Stormy quickly realizes she’s not going to escape Hunter’s watch…and before long, she’s not sure she wants to. But her freedom depends on her ability to expose the plot against the godmothers, and that means getting control of her magic. Despite the growing chemistry between them, Hunter is fiercely loyal to the Council—and duty-bound to keep Stormy from doing either of those things.

But he didn’t count on Stormy’s irrepressible exuberance and passion for life. Before long, even Hunter isn’t sure which side he’s on, and he can’t contain Stormy either way.

WISHFUL THINKING is book 3 in the Time of Transition series but it happens to be the first book of the series that I read. Although I'm sure the whole back story would have been nice to know I at no time felt like I completely missed out on things. 

As a groundling raised by two wizard fathers Stormy has come to terms with the fact that she is no way magical. That all changes when the Aunts show up and present her with her new wand as she has been chosen by the magic to be the third godmother.

I liked Stormy, she was spunky and down to earth. Hunter was also very likable. He is a rule follower and is given the task of protecting story but Stormy calls to his senses more then anything ever has.  Their romance was slow starting but strong and very easy to fall into. I really liked the scenes with all the Godmothers together. I don't know their personalities like I know Stormy but they all fit together well. The ending felt a bit rushed for a finale to the trilogy but without having read the first two books and knowing what happened in them I cant really say if it tied up all lose ends as a whole. I felt satisfied with the ending of Hunter and Stormy's story though. I might just go back and read books 1 and 2 but was fine with reading book 3 as a standalone.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars