If love is the source of all the magic in the universe, and the town of Ever After, Missouri, is the epicenter of enchantment, then the locals are in dire need of a reboot. At least according to resident fairy godmothers Petunia, Jonquil, and Bluebonnet. Their solution? Blow a bit of fairy dust in the direction of those in need of romance…what could possibly go wrong?
SOME KIND OF AWFUL…
Lucky Fujiki’s first name is a cosmic joke. Her luck is so bad, even the number seven steers clear of her. But when her adorable godmothers ask for a favor, Lucky can’t say no–even if she can already feel the bad juju waiting to strike. And her mission is even worse than she imagined: to promote Ever After as a wedding destination by faking a marriage to her first love and long-time ex, Ransom Payne–he of the Embarrassing Incident that neither of them will ever live down…
OR ALL KINDS OF WONDERFUL?
Ransom Payne has spent years building an impressive new reputation for himself, and now his godmothers want him to pretend to wed the one girl he’d like most to forget? Sure, weddings in Ever After could be a huge boon for his chocolate business, but risking more up-close-and-personal time with Lucky? Considering the stakes, it’s a curse he’ll have to bear, at the risk of being humiliated–or perhaps, bewitched…
Title: Fairy Godmothers, Inc.
Author: Saranna DeWylde
Publication Date: December 29, 2020
Publisher: Zebra Books
Genre: Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Contemporary
This book was such a delight! I laughed, I cried, and I wished it would never end. Alas, all good things must come to an end. Thank goodness this is the first book in a new series!! I’m already craving more!
First off, this book was hilarious. All the crazy things that happened to Lucky and Ransom were gold. And just when I would think, “Surely, things can’t get worse,” they did. There was also the creative and fun humor of the three fairy godmothers. I so enjoyed getting their POVs every so often. As well, Lucky’s best friend had some great comments and thoughts that had me laughing out loud.
But what good is “com” without “rom” in front of it. The romance was so wonderful. At first, I thought Ransom and Lucky were rekindling their feelings for each other too quickly. But as the book progressed, I could see why the author chose to put them back together so swiftly. And, their romantic conflict and troubles were really good and very valid. Sometimes I feel as though the author just sticks some character with an insecurity to ensure they break up with their romantic partner. In this book, however, their conflict had a purpose and truly needed to be gone through so Ransom and Lucky could progress and become the people they needed to be.
Along the same lines, I loved that both Lucky and Ransom had to find themselves, figure out who they were alone, before they could figure out who they were together. They had to fight personal demons and overcome their own battles before they could climb the mountain to be together. It was truly so well plotted and written and had me tearing up at the end.
My only complaint (and it’s a small one) is that I wish their had been more descriptions between dialogue. Sometimes, I’d get confused about who was talking, or wouldn’t understand what the character was doing, etc. Also, I think it would have helped me to understand some of the character’s motives and thoughts a little bit easier and sooner in the book.
Overall, this contemporary, fantasy rom-com is one you do not want to miss! It’s incredibly funny, sincere, and a great start to, what is sure to be, a fabulous series. I can’t wait to see what the fairy godmothers cook up in the next book!
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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I'm All Booked Up YA says
This book sounds so creative! We’re adding it to our TBR.
The Book View says
It’s definitely a fresh concept and so much fun to read!