Bottle Banished: Dreaming of Genie by C.L. Riley

Bottle BanishedSynopsis:

Genie thought learning how to “do” The Hustle was the worst thing about 1977, right along with strobe lights and disco balls, but she discovers something far worse the day she is bottle banished by an unsanctioned hunter obsessed with her destruction.

Thirty-seven years later, she is awakened from her spellbound slumber by a homeless alcoholic who wants whiskey not a wish. Overwhelmed with shame and keeping secrets from even himself, Reid Romans is the worst master ever.

He stinks. He’s dirty. He’s rude, but even more maddening; he’s sinfully sexy under all the filth and attitude.

When his green-eyed gaze captures Genie for the first time, she’s hooked, and being hooked on a human is not acceptable or allowed according to the genie rule book.

While Reid’s unsavory past bites hard at his heels, and he’s accused of a murder he didn’t commit, a powerful jinn is stalking Genie, intent on adding her to his harem. She has rejected him too many times to count, but he won’t stop until he claims her—body and soul.

Genie and Reid have way more than one love-sick jinn to deal with. A ruthless FBI agent; a cold-blooded cartel; and a hateful hunter, who wants genie back in her bottle, banished forever; keep them fighting for freedom and against the desire flaring between them.

Dark secrets, forbidden love, and simmering suspense take Genie and Reid on an unforgettable journey where the past and future collide and wishes run out.

 My thoughts:

I can’t recall having read about genies/jinns/djinns before so when I got the option to review this book I jumped right on.

I really enjoyed this book and the mythology behind genies, which was a fairly new to me. I know about genies but never really read much about them in books. This is great mix of new and classic things that we know of genies from the classic TV show. But it is not only about genies but also about murder and drug cartels.

It is a great mix of who done it crime novel and the supernatural. It was thrilling, suspenseful and had many twist and turns that kept me turning the pages.

Oh and it has also some hot sex, A LOT of sex, so this book is definitely for readers 18 and up.

The book has multiply POVs form different characters in the book and it took me a few chapters to get who is who and what they do, but after that it was pretty smooth to read.

I loved the characters each had their own mission and yet they can work together if it is needed. Some had their flaws but that made them so much more realistic.

Genie, the genie lol yep that happened but I loved her, she is such a loving character. Reid was great as well once you get those walls knocked down.

Like I said I liked most characters even with their flaws so most the characters were great and easy to relate to.

There is a lot of things happening and discovered in this book and most things are explained by the end of the book. But we also get a sneak of what is to come in the next book.

Overall it was a great read with action, suspense, romance and TONS of sex that made me stay up late to finish it.

I rate it at 4★

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*I received a free ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!


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