where I got my copy: Mira (Publisher)
release date: April 01, 2010
Rebecca Morris is suffering from an excess of magic. Things that have disappeared: her boyfriend; her life savings; three-and-a-half million dollars from the theatre company that pays both their salaries. (Coincidence? Um, no.) Also, the groundbreaking play she's been slaving over, vanished in a puff of copyright-colored smoke.
Other, weirder things that have appeared: a magic lamp complete with genie wishes. A fully-furnished (and paid-for) Manhattan condo and fabulous designer wardrobe. (The last two courtesy of the first one, obvs.) Becca's putting that last wish on hold—and hoping that her good wishes don’t go oh-so-wrong….
Rebecca Morrison woke up one morning with a note from her boyfriend of 3 years Dean Thompson.
B- GOTTA RUN, Don't wait up. She always get this kind of note from him. He works late and especially at that time since tax month is coming up. Who would have thought that a simple note have a lot of meanings?
She tossed and turn all night waiting for him until early morning came rolling by. She decided an early start would be best. She found the lights inside Dean's office only he wasn't there. Maybe he stepped out for a minute. Hours went by and still no Dean she finally called her assistant Jen and ask if she saw him anywhere. Becca was summoned to an emergency conference with the CEO and Board of Trustees of the Theather company that she's working at. Everybody seems to be looking for her boyfriend and nobody has seen him. The realization that her boyfriend who seems so perfect has embezzeled the company's $3 Million and her six figure cash savings. Now Becca has nowhere to live and broke and on top of that there is some legal issue on the current play that they have line up, she had yet to break it down to her boss and find a new one soon. In the middle of all this disaster Kira Franklin, the stage manager of the company, handed her a gift. Clothes, well ok customes and a lamp? Kira said the lamp helped her fulfill her wishes. Beccas was looking at it at first them all of a sudden a woman dressed like a lawyer pops out and proclaims herself as the genie of the lamp. Like all other heroine, she thought it was all just a joke until she made her first wish... Wonderful, weird and stressful situtations began to happened.
I like Becca and I like her career. A Dramaturg, I am not familiar with the term but I do know that there is that someone who plays like a psychologist with the acts, the playwrights and even to the directors. I am impressed on how well Becca does her job but I am not too sure about her personal life. When Dean, her boyfriend of 3 years embezzeled that money, I thought really? no clue at all? How can she not recognize the signs? Maybe love is really blinding for some people. The genie(s) in this story is not something that you imagined, they don't do magic carpets, they are neither male or female and they do not have a set look, they can be whatever they want. They are quite entertaining. Now about Ryan, I am not smitten, I was only impressed because he wrote that wonderful play but then towards the ending that kind of kill it for me. The book is average, entertaining but lacks the fun factor and lack personality among its characters. I do like the concept of a genie, I hope the next book will be more entertaining.