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Sara's Review: Ungranted Wishes by Grace Risata

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PUBLISHER: Grace Risata

RELEASED: January 14, 2017

GENRE: paranormal, erotica, humor

LENGTH: 314 pages

FORMAT: ebook







It would be putting it mildly to say that full-figured Cleo Welch was in a funk. Dead end job? Check. Bank account? Running low. Sex life? Non-existent. Her luck took a turn for the better when she stumbled upon a magic brass pot at a rummage sale. After getting drunk and rubbing things the right way, Cleo found herself in possession of one extremely attractive genie who was very grateful to be released. What’s a girl to do when a four thousand year old genie is far more interested in satisfying her every desire, rather than granting any of her wishes? Well…she does the genie. That’s a no-brainer!


This is the 3rd book I’ve read by Grace and I enjoy watching her grow as an author. This story was cute and super easy to cozy up to and get engrossed. I loved the character of Cleo, she is prickly, sarcastic, yet venerable and vibrant. Grace did a fantastic job of bringing her to life. Then we have Beck, who is the perfect mix of gentleman and alpha. I loved it. I especially loved the Detective.

The ending of the story is very predictable, I knew where that was heading as soon as Beck explained the rules. But, I liked the idea of karma in the wishes and it really makes you think what would you wish for with that kind of power.

The story is well thought out and Grace’s character building is superb. I think the only thing she needs to do is work on her love scenes. They tend to feel forced and need more finesse, less is more sometimes. The bathroom scene was perfect. The scene in the orchard was also hot. But please don’t ever use the term “rigid man-sausage” again. It ruined the scene and I had to put the book down and laugh. Not a good laugh, an OMG why! Laugh. Just no!

I didn’t really find this story to be funny, so comedy isn’t really the right word, at least not for me. Where Grace is trying to be funny is during the love scenes and it comes across to me as crude. Not funny. What I did find was a story that was extremely likable with incredibly developed characters and a plot that was super cute and heartwarming. I teared up. It’s rare for me to do that.

Ungranted Wishes is getting a solid 4 Boundless Stars from me. I really look forward to continuing to watch Grace grow and improve as an author because I think she has a great raw talent that just needs some polish.

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