Book Review: Wishful Thinking by Gabi Stevens

Wishful Thinking by Gabi StevensTitle: Wishful Thinking
Time of Transition, #3
Author: Gabi Stevens
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Sensuality Rating: Sensual
Source: review copy from author
Published: April 2012 by Tom Doherty Associates

Free-spirited artist Stormy Jones-Smythe was raised by two talented Wizard fathers but never showed the slightest hint of magical abilities. Which is why she’s totally surprised when three famous fairy godmothers show up at her door to tell her she’s one of them.

Surprised, and none too happy.  The godmothers are fugitives, framed for treason, and the last thing the magical Council wants is another fairy godmother going rogue. Hence Stormy’s new full-time Guard, Hunter Merrick.

Stormy quickly realizes she’s not going to escape Hunter’s watch…and before long, she’s not sure she wants to. But her freedom depends on her ability to expose the plot against the godmothers, and that means getting control of her magic. Despite the growing chemistry between them, Hunter is fiercely loyal to the Council—and duty-bound to keep Stormy from doing either of those things.

But he didn’t count on Stormy’s irrepressible exuberance and passion for life. Before long, even Hunter isn’t sure which side he’s on, and he can’t contain Stormy either way.

Why I Read this Book: There are all sorts of paranormal and fantasy books out there with vampires, werewolves, shifters, and the like. So it was refreshing to read this series, which centers around fairy godmothers.

What I Liked: The main story, containing all 3 of the new fairy godmothers, comes full circle in Wishful Thinking. It’s been a fun ride.

I love how the author utilized Twitter in the storyline. It may (or may not) date this novel in the future but it was clever nonetheless. I like when authors embrace our current technology and incorporate it in their stories.

The magical world wasn’t too complex so it makes for an easy and carefree reading experience.

Hyacinth. Oh Hyacinth. I loved her. Sensible woman and not a selfish bone in her body.

What I Didn’t Like: The final ‘showdown’ happened pretty quickly. There could have been a little more to it but for a light read it didn’t bother me too much.

Memorable Moment:

“You used magic on me. You said ‘I want you naked.’ Now I can’t keep clothes on.”

Overall Impression: This was a fun, light series that I’ve enjoyed reading it since the beginning. I’m not entirely sure if Wishful Thinking marks an end to this series; the ultimate story came around full circle and it feels complete. But there’s room for growth if the author chooses to expand on the series further.

Brianna’s Rating:
4 Frogs

Brianna’s reviews on the other books in this series:
The Wish List (book one)
As You Wish (book two)

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  1. Glad you enjoyed it as well :) I asked Gaby, and she is trying to sell a new series, so at the moment, nothing ready for release.

    1. Do you know if she'll be expanding on this series at all? I'll definitely be checking out her new series.

  2. Sounds like a great series, don't know how I missed it since I loooove paranormal. Can I start here or should I go back and read the other two first?

    1. You'll definitely want to read this series in order ;)

    2. Thanks, TBR pile the 3 books go! Thanks

  3. Okay that line above just cemeneted for me that I need to check out this series.


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