Miracles for Nick by Holly Jacobs – Book Review

Miracles for Nick  By  Holly Jacobs

Published By  Bellebooks/Imaginn Books   August 02, 2016

Genres:   Humor, Romance

Pages:  166

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Publisher’s Description

***NEWLY RE-RELEASED***

The fairies are determined to find Nick Aaronson his true love. And they’re not taking ‘no’ for an answer . . .

Nick Aaronson is a practical, realistic, and a little cynical. He’s a lawyer who believes in logic, the law. . . but definitely not fairies. Unfortunately for Nick, Myrtle, Fern, and Blossom believe in him.

Glory Chambers is divorced, discourage, and disheartened. She’s desperate for a little good luck, and gets it when she learns that a long lost aunt has left her a diner. Finally, things are starting to look up . . . until she unwittingly hires the fairies—who are immediately sued!

Who do you get to represent three fairies in a civil suit? Nick Aaronson, the best lawyer in Erie, PA, of course! Thrown together in a trial of mythical proportions, Glory and Nick draw closer, despite their differences.

But Myrtle, Fern, and Blossom aren’t faring as well. With their reputations in ruins and their confidence at an all-time low, do they even have what it takes to pull off a . . . Miracle For Nick?

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Story Notes

The third installment of Holly Jacobs delightful series “Dear Fairy Godmother”  is a light-hearted read with lots of fun dialogue and a romance sure to please any reader.

Glory Chambers is done with men, and is ready to reinvent herself at her late aunt’s diner. She has given up the corporate world and all the strings attached to it, seeking instead to do what makes her happy and brings her joy. And with a little help from the three Fairy Godmothers Myrtle, Fern and Blossom she will discover all she hoped for and more. Nick Aaronson is not looking for a wife or even a girlfriend. He is happy as he is, asking out beautiful women who do not require further commitment from him than dinner and a good time. Nick has worked hard to build his reputation as an attorney and the last thing he needs is to be saddled with three “fairy” clients who are being sued for “not providing a promised happily, ever after”. And against his better judgement, he allows his clients to talk him into taking the suit to trial. What follows is a hilarious turn of events that ends with Nick and Glory finding what they needed all along – their own happily ever after. I have read the two prior books in this series and have found them all to be quite nice. Ms. Jacobs creates fun characters who, in spite of frequent mishaps, show readers that there is such a thing as true love and sometimes it needs a little help. Nick and Glory are the perfect foils for each other and their dealings with the Godmothers left me laughing as I felt the frustration they had as they tried to make sense of fairy logic. I also find it really neat that Ms. Jacobs expanded on the idea of Fairy Godmothers from Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty and made them modern and fitting to her story. Further, the vocabulary she includes was also a little more advanced than expected in a short book but Ms. Jacobs writing improves with each book of hers I read.I can’t wait to read the final book in this series to see what will happen to Myrtle, Fern and Blossom.

My two problems I had with this book kept me to 4 out of 5 stars instead of the 5 I longed to give it – Very frequent inclusion of mild profanity and several references to sexual encounters. As much as I love Holly Jacobs DFG books, I still find them butting up against my personal preference for curse free literature. The frequent inclusion of mild profanity just made me cringe when I read it because it was not necessary to the plot or the progress of the story, and it made Nick look a bit immature since he couldn’t find better words to express his feelings. My second issue is one that I found went against the Godmother’s rules as well as my own. The Godmothers make a big deal about humans avoiding sex before marriage and then they set up the main characters for a night alone together. I could see it coming as the story progressed but hoped Ms. Jacobs would not choose to use that device. It was sad to see the Godmothers, who had been successful with several others love stories, stoop to this tactic when they have so many others at their disposal. It made me uncomfortable and I quickly skimmed over those pages and this will keep me from purchasing this particular book in this series. I might recommend this book to others who I know would be mature enough to handle it but must offer a word of warning for these two issues.

I received this E-book free of charge from Bellebooks/Imaginn Books via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I will receive no fiscal compensation from either of these companies for this review.

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