Ellie is a full-time college student barely able to keep a
roof over her head. And itís her house! Thanks to her
fatherís poor judgment in marrying an avaricious bimbo, she
is left without an inheritance until her 25th
birthday. Right now, Ellie is only 22.
When she meets her three long-lost godfathers everything
starts looking up---until they insist upon granting her
three wishes. She complies to make them happy, only to end
up in jail with charges of larceny and worse.
Whatís a girl to do? Hope that the gorgeous detective
assigned to her case will believe sheís telling the truth?
Or that her fairy godfathers will come up with the bail
money to release her?
If ever there was someone in need of a HEA, itís Ellie.
was inspired by the Brothers Grimmís story The Three
Little Men in the Wood. I enjoyed the very modern
flavor since it didnít detract from anything. It allowed
for sly humor and sexually charged scenes within the plot.
Ellie is a contemporary heroine which means sheís clever,
uninhibited, strong-willed, and not a doormat for her nasty
step relations. The hot-blooded detective took me by
surprise admittedly, while catering to all the
men-in-uniform fantasies. Ellieís fairy godfathers are
marvelous! Angus, Marcus, and Liam are mystery, mayhem, and
miraculous. Ms. Lyons does a superb job at not clumping them
together by developing unique characteristics for each one.
Thereís loads of fun times, adult humor, and it goes without
saying, sparkles. Who can resist sparkles, I ask you? The
darker elements arenít down played either. The Grimm
stories were never intended for children, so you donít
escape the more gruesome and violent aspects. The approach
is sophisticated, mirroring the criminalities of what you
might see in the local paper. Questions and answers
surround the pursuit of true happiness; it comes down to how
our choices affect us, the future and our children. As a
featured mainstay in the narrative, it reminds us of the
price we pay for selfishness and for dismissing the gifts of
love and sacrifice. This delightful gem gets top marks for
presentation, originality, and chocolate-lava-cake-devilish-yumminess!