Genies...no. Djinn...actually just one djinni and that was more than Zoe Calderone counted on when she actually gave into her daughter's desire to conjure up some creature of fantasy. However, the larger-than-life djinni she has summoned into her life is definitely all male and absolutely gorgeous. He is also arrogant, antagonistic, and oh-so-delicious with his sable hair and smoldering eyes. Zoe has too much in her life already though. A very precocious daughter and a fledgling multimedia business fill her days and nights. She has no time for silly wishes or a temperamental djinni. Simon, as these pitiful humans know him, is bound by a spell to serve his summoners. He is near the end of his imprisonment and will soon be able to rejoin his people. His exile and his previous experiences with humans have left him jaded, but he can see that this new summoner is different right from the start. First of all, she is totally doubtful of his ability to use magic. Second, she refuses to use her wishes based on some deep-seeded fear from her younger years. Tricks don't seem to work. Coercion doesn't seem to work. Will passion? Toss into this already chaotic mix a returning ex-husband, business sabotage, computer tampering, and you have the true spirit of Kathleen Nance's first book.
Great start to the series. Arrogant genie gets his come uppance by a single mom.
This is a book that makes you believe in magic.