Book – Genie
Author – Kitty French
Publication Date – February 26, 2015
Genre – Romance
Type – Stand Alone
Cliffhanger - No
Rating – 4.25 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary Copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Meet Genie Divine, the wise-cracking London show-girl on a hell-bent mission to save her beloved family theatre.
Now meet Abel Kingdom, the Australian gym mogul determined to buy it out from underneath her.
On paper they have nothing in common, and when they meet, they have even less.
The only thing they DO have is chemistry.
Undeniable, rip-my-clothes-off-and-do-me-now-against-the-wall chemistry.
Feathers. Lies. Glitter. Secrets. Lust.
He wants her theatre. She wants him dead.
The stage is set for an explosive summer…
My Thoughts - Story
My first thoughts while reading this story is how much I hate Abel…I think that feeling encompassed the whole adventure and found it diverting my enjoyment of Genie a bit. The hated poured out of me toward Abel which you can witness in my status updates. Especially him being an ass ;-)
Now, to the story – yes, the plot did redeem itself at the end and I was able to melt the ice around my heart for Abel. I found Genie a strong, independent woman, whose loyalty shone through her personality.
I enjoyed how Ms French developed these characters – yes, I am giving her kudos even for Abel. As my mother once told me, ‘If you can seriously hate a character and have it affect you that dramatically, that shows the writer is doing their job.’ And that, my dear, Ms. French, is 100% true when it comes to you. You made these characters’ personalities so transparent and believable that at times, I found myself believing they were real.
Genie is a burlesque performer….Abel HATES strippers.
Genie believes what she does is a form of art….Abel believes she is a whore.
But…they can’t help the desire and lust they feel for each other.
Abel wants to buy the run down theater….Genie wants to save it.
What happens when these two collide?
Reason for Reading – Author request
Story Rating – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Steam Rating – 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Angst Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Writing Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Told In – Dual POV
Heroine/Personality – Genie is headstrong, loyal, independent, strong morals
Heroine/Personality – Abel is an ignorant ass (nuff said)
HEA (Spoiler) –[spoiler]Yes[/spoiler]
Would Read More from Author? DEFINITELY
Recommend To – Readers who love to read about animosity between two characters who try to fight the desire they feel for each other.