by Sarah Vance-Tompkins
Published: March 23rd 2021
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Length: 235 Pages
My Rating: 2 stars
A novice fairy godmother falls in love with Prince Charming. What could possibly go wrong?
AVIANA WILLOWBROOK has no idea that her mother is a living legend until the day the tattered old copy of “The Fairy Godmother’s Rulebook” arrives in the mail on her twenty-first birthday. Estranged from her mom, and living in Beverly Hills with her father, her stepmother and two super-achieving stepsisters, Aviana is unhappy and directionless.
Hotel heir and tech billionaire, NASH NOLAN doesn’t know Aviana exists until the day she transforms into a fairy godmother. The chick with the phobia about being pecked to death by a pack of winged creatures suddenly has a pair of unruly wings of her own to deal with. As if that isn’t enough, Aviana’s first assignment is to spark a romance between her wicked stepsister and the tall and handsome tech billionaire who’s been her crush forever.
Will Aviana use her powers to help her wicked stepsister find happiness, or will she use her pixie dust to make sure Nash is destined to be hers?
I have a love/hate relationship with this book. In the beginning, I felt the author was trying too hard to sound young and failing badly at it. Once she stopped Aviana while a bit whiney became more believable. I really enjoyed the whole discovery of being a fairy god-mother and the family dynamic was intriguing. I wish the author spent more time on this detail and had the step-mother get her comeuppance, but instead, she focused on a rotten romance angle. Nash is underdeveloped and in fact, is not worthy of Aviana because of how he treats her. It’s not acceptable and to make it even worse the romance felt forced anyway.
This book had so much potential but its downside far outweighs the good.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. *Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.