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Magic Gone Wild

(Bottled Magic #3)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  99 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Genie Vana Aphrodite is having a pretty rough day. She's failing to live up to the name "Aphrodite," she's stuck living in her master's attic, and her powers are on the fritz. To make matters even worse, her master's great-grandson, Zane, informs her that she has completely ruined his family's reputation. Zane is ready to sell his family's estate, genie and all but Vana's ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition, 357 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Zane Harrison just wants to get back to his life as a professional football player. As the last of the Harrisons, he has returned to the old family home, determined to sell it and escape his grandfather’s eccentric reputation. What he finds, however, is more that he can believe.

Zane quickly discovers that his great-grandfather Peter wasn’t really crazy, but was, in fact a kind and generous man, who just happened to possess a genie. An
Sia McKye
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Judi Fennell has a knack of taking something ordinary and imbuing it with magic and laughter. Case in point is her latest Genie story, Magic Gone Wild. This story is genuinely fun to read. It made me laugh, gave me moments to go, awwww! The story has a cast of fun characters—even those who didn’t talk were delightful.

This is my favorite of the Genie series. I’m not sure I can pinpoint why, aside from being very well written story. I really loved Vana and Zack--they were genuine and real. The
Jan 05, 2013 marked it as didnt-finish
I felt stupider after reading this, even though I didn't even make it halfway through. I guess it was supposed to be lighthearted and fun, but it came across as ridiculous instead. The instant sexual chemistry annoyed me (passionate kisses are exchanged almost before they've spoken), the hero did nothing for me (probably because he's a football player - ugh), and the heroine's ineptness was annoying rather than cute.

Also, it suffered from the issue that time-travel romances do, where we have to
Dec 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-buy, favourites
Awesome! I really liked this novel even better than the seon one. I always like the chemistry between the two main characters in all Judi Fennel's novels and consider her one of my fav authors. Wonder if there'll be another one in the series?
Mar 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Getting formulaic at this point in the series, stretching for something new but not making it. if
Lisa Jo
Jul 24, 2012 rated it really liked it

What do you get when you mix an accident-prone genie, a heartthrob pro football player and a talking phoenix? Judi Fennell's latest novel MAGIC GONE WILD! This novel is a zany and sexy magic carpet ride!

Nirvana ‘Vana' Aphrodite is a genie with a problem. She can't seem to get her powers under control and she's been stuck in her master's attic for decades. Eventually, her peace is disturbed by the great-grandson of her previous master and she is more than a little shocked by how utterly yummy he
Book Reading Gals
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, romance
Title: Magic Gone Wild

Series: Bk three in the Bottled Magic Series

Author: Judi Fennell

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Every Time She Uses Magic Something Goes Terribly Wrong...

Vana wishes she hadn't dropped out of genie training. Now she's determined to get a grip on both her genie magic and her life. But the harder she tries to fix things for her intriguing new master, the more she drives him crazy...

Except There's Nothing Ever Wrong About Him...

Pro–football player Zane Harrison finally has control of
Jul 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Magic Gone Wild

I Dream of Jeannie was one of my favorite shows growing up and as a young adult I enjoyed the reruns. See, I always had the supernatural and paranormal in mind even as a child. The comparisons will surely arise if you were growing up in the 1960s to 1980s.

Like Jeannie, Vana's magic often goes awry. Sometimes a little bit and often a whole lot. And, like Jeannie, Vana falls for a public figur
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Nirvana Aphrodite has been sealed in her bottle for over a hundred years, when suddenly Zane Harrison, the grandson of the man who locked her back in her bottle, finds himself in her bottle with no clue that the woman standing before him is indeed a genie. Vana kept a promise that she is determined to follow through and with Zane there to help her control her wacky magic, Vana has no doubt that she'll turn the invisible children back into themselves. But she didn't plan on falling for Zane in t ...more
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
My Rating: 4 stars: Enjoyed - strongly recommend (A-)
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Right from the get go, Magic Gone Wild has a different feel than the first two books. Genie Nirvana (aka Vana) has been trapped in her bottle for over a hundred years after the death of her former master, Peter. We learn right away that Vana has a huge heart, but just can’t seem to get her magic working correctly. She makes simple mistakes, such as vanishing the stairs when she intended to v
Romancing the Book
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Reviewed by Robin
Review Copy Provided by Netgalley

What would you do if you found a genie in a bottle and could get unlimited wishes? Once in a while you stumble across a book that is just…well…ummm…plain and simple a fun book to read. Who couldn’t do with a little genie magic? I’m thinking laundry, yard work, bathrooms, and windows. I think you get where I am going.

As fun as it would be sometimes things go awry as with Vana short for Nirvana. Who by the way nev
Sep 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Zane Harrison goes back to his hometown to sell his childhood home. He is more than ready to unload the home that has kept the rumors about his eccentric family continuing. He gets a lot more than he bargained for when he finds a genie in the attic and finds out that she is the reason for all of the rumors. Because Vana , short for Nirvana, isn't exactly in control of her magic and has caused quite a bit of chaos in her time, especially when
Aug 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Magic Gone Wild is a fun and quirky romance story with a modern twist. It reminds me so much of I Dream of Genie, with a couple of sex scenes thrown in. It was a light and enjoyable read! Judi Fennell has a delightful writing style as the story flows so effortlessly.

Vana is such an eccentric person! She has tried over the years to use her powers correctly, but every time she uses them disaster usually strikes and things get even worse when she tries to fix it. Because of the erratic way her powe
Amy Jacobs
Sep 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Author Judi Fennell always has a way with words. She can make a book come to life with each chapter of her books.

While this is number three in the Bottled Magic series, Magic Gone Wild can be read as a stand alone if you haven't made it through the first two books yet. I love it when authors make sure that a series can be read out of order without being confused and lost.

Vana is a genie but her powers are far from perfect. The only time she can get them to work is when Zane kisses her. I thoug
I always like to start off my three star reviews by pointing out that three stars does mean "I like it." If there were half stars I would say 3.5 without a doubt, but I just don't know that I could say four.

I haven't read a romance novel involving magic since I read Breath of Magic many, many years ago, and I've never read one involving genies. I must say though that this was a very fun, light read that was easy to get into quickly and enjoy immensely. The characters were all very likeable save
My Book Addiction and More MBA
Oct 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I fell in love with Vana as soon as I met her in the book. She was funny and caring, but her magic just will not work correctly. The harder she tried to get things to work right, the more it went wrong. Once Zane Harrison found Vana’s bottle, sparks flew in more ways than one. You will love to hate the bad guy. I wanted to help get rid of him, but Vana did a good job on her own.

Will Zane be able to help Vana? Or will he end up selling the family home as he planed? Is Vana the only magical creatu
Mar 02, 2016 rated it liked it
A nice. sweet love story. No bombs, no super bad guys, and the magic was relatively simple - you didn't have to understand and embrace a complex world, just know a bit of Greek mythology and watch an episode or two of "I Dream of Jeanie." I was actually surprised at how long the book was compared to how straightforward the plot was. But for me it didn't drag. The story was funny, the leads were well drawn - "Vana" was a bit of a ditz, but not in a negative way and not really too stupid to live. ...more
Jun 14, 2012 rated it liked it
There are some hot sex scenes, but if not for that this book would feel like a YA novel. The character’s are pretty innocent, the villain is more a jerk than an actual threat, and the storyline is like something out of a 60’s sitcom. The author was greatly influenced by the show I Dream of Jeanie and it shows. A cute, fun read.
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet. Passionate. Romantic. Quick moving.
Jun 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
loved it!!! loved merlin the most!
Michelle the Romance Witch
2.75 stars bordering on 3... way too much going on... gonna let everything settle before i give a more in depth review
Auntie McKim
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
this book was funny and a good laugh out loud crazy story.
Jan 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Found out it was the 3rd book in a series when I added it to Goodreads. I don't think it has a strong series link so that was fine. I did really like the author's use of some bold phrasing.
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