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Genie Knows Best (Bottled Magic #2)

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Be careful what you wish for. . .

Samantha Blaine is about to make a fateful discovery. A tall, dark, handsome, ohmygosh kind of fateful discovery...

Kal is very pleased to meet his attractive new master - especially since he intends to seduce her into granting him freedom. But when seriously dark magic spells trouble for both of them, Kal can't help himself from falling fo
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Sourceboks
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Robin Priddy
Oct 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Samantha Blaine is the only heir to her fathers buniess and his personal estate, which is very vast. Samantha has always wanted a marriage just like her parents. They fell in love the first time they saw each other and stayed in love. Her parents honeymooned in the middle east and when her father passed away he wanted a "life celebration" and the theme to be Middle Eastern with food and tents. After the funeral the attorney gives her a letter from her father. In it is the combonation to the safe ...more
Dahlia (yadkny)
Oct 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fantasy Romance Lovers
She was his master. His last master. He couldn't afford any distractions and she was one giant one.

Samantha Blaine knows what its like to be used for personal gain. The people around her might be friendly to her face, but once her back is turned she is "clueless" and "useless" but, she always had her father and a steady boyfriend with fiancé potential to depend on. However, on the same night Sam celebrates her father’s life after his passing, her instinct to turn to the only other person who s
Dec 04, 2011 rated it did not like it
I thought the first book was so so, so this book was a make or break book for me in the series. After about 50 pages I am giving it up. I was bored when reading and slightly confused. When Samantha was whisked away and all these creatures were around talking non-stop I realized I just didn't care. This one just wasn't for me.
Jun 18, 2017 added it
This book is so bad! Such a disappointment. I liked the first book in the series, but that held a certain magic and charm, this book is nothing but a clusterfuck of mythical beings taking away from what could be a decent romance that I just didn't care about. I forced myself to read as much as I could without becoming homicidal. Which is 41% in this case. I am still curious about Sam and Kal, but I just can't seem to find my way out of the quagmire of crap. It's too much, too over-the-top, too o ...more
Raquel (Rocki)
May 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-book, library
Not my favorite it was okay but not a series I will most likely continue on with unless of course I need it for a challenge of some sort. I didn't really like Sam all that much my favorite character was of course the fennic and his little girlfriend. They were cute and were only trying to help. Other than that it there wasn't much to say about it, it was just meh.
Sep 20, 2011 rated it it was ok
Genie Knows Best, Bottled Magic #2, by Judi Fennell
Grade: C-
“Changing one’s history changes one’s destiny.”
Samantha Blaine is not having a very good day. It’s her father’s memorial service and she has just been given the combination to his safe and instructions to open it immediately. Inside the safe she finds a gold lamp and after uttering a wish to be somewhere else, finds herself in a new land called Izaaz,with a genie who claims she is his new master and can have anything she desires. Even i
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
My Rating: 4 stars: Enjoyed - strongly recommend (A-)

Samantha is mourning the death of her father, when she overhears her boyfriend/fiance on the phone talking about how useless she is that she doesn’t even have a clue what he’s up to. When Sam discovers that Albert intends to “get his hands on the contents of the safe,” she quickly goes to find out for herself what is hidden. Little did she expect a genie in a lamp, but after the initial shock of it all, Sam embraces her new genie and a world s
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

Genies have always been viewed as one of the most magical creatures, but magic cannot buy you love. Not only can it not buy Kal Samantha’s love, but it can also doom him to a life of mortality. After 2,000 years of waiting go back to his rightful place in the djinn society, he is not willing to risk it all on one human, or so he thought.

One aspect of this story that really separates it from any other story I have read is that it is e
Sep 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book from "Goodreads First-Reads". Samantha's father leaves her a lantern with a real genie inside. After overhearing her boyfriend at her father's wake that he is using her for her money, her first wish is to be taken away from where she is. He takes her to the magical island "Izzaz". Where there are unicorns, gnomes, dragons, leprechauns and more mystical creatures then you can dream. The island is falling apart from no hope and everyone destroying things by fighting with each other ...more
Jan 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Even though this book is "paranormal," it's an extremely accurate example of the psychology of the human mind. Having read another book in the series, I knew going in what to expect. The characters - especially Kal and Samantha - are fleshed out in the appropriate manner. The only parts of the book that I didn't like were the scenes with Albert in the realm which Kal takes Samantha to. For some reason, the scenes in his head always seemed to magically stick together for a few pages while I was r ...more
Shh I'm reading!
Aug 13, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: paranormal
What I've noticed about the books I've read from Sourcebooks is they sound way more entertaining than they are in reality. Samantha discovers Kal, a dijinn (genie) are discovering upsetting news about her soon to be ex soon to be fiancee at her father's wake. The resulting tale takes place in a blur of magical characters in a magical town that sounded like it should be funny, but didn't deliver. The pacing and even the antics in the last third of the book were maddening. I kept wondering, "Is it ...more
Dec 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-buy, favourites
Yum! I really liked the sex scenes in this one even better than the first book though I liked Eden better than the woman in this one. I thought how the other creatures are always fighting was comical and I really liked the fennec fox he was pretty cute. I'm going to read the next one soon which I think might beat this one since the description sounds more interesting to me. I love Judi Fennell's writing and consider her one of my favourite offers and look forward to exploring more of her books.
Sep 26, 2011 rated it liked it
Childhood fantasies and mythological figures literally spring to life in the world this author has created. Gnomes, dragons, leprechauns, talking foxes, fairies, nymphs, phoenixes, and every other creature you ever read about, makes a small, or large, appearance in these books.

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Jun 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in this series. I loved it almost as much as the first book. This book was funny, and filled with romance, but it had a lot going on, and was a little too fast paced for me. But I still enjoyed it very much, and cannot wait for the third book in this series, and more hopefully to come.
Apr 27, 2013 rated it liked it
After reading I Dream of Genies, I read this book next thinking it would be as good but unfortunately it wasn't and was very disappointed. The story was too busy and not nearly as fun and enchanting as the other book.
Jan 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: gave-up-on
I couldn't finish the book I couldn't keep track of what was going on. i was looking forward to it sadly because it was a romantic novel without vampires or werewolves such a disappointment
Heidi mcginnis
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
finish the first I Dream of Genies starting the second book
Michelle the Romance Witch
Feb 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: print-inventory
Fun, heartwarming, sweety, and living passionate...another magical and intriguing story of genie love and the mortals they love. Cannot wait for the next one!
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
this story is so much fun! :)
Taylor Saul
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful. Humorous. Magical. Sultry. Sexy. Sweet. Passionate. Romantic. Quick moving. Delightful. Amusing. Enthralling.
Jun 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommended to L.D. by: For Bookseller's Best Award
Forth coming.
Jun 23, 2012 marked it as did-not-finish
I'm only about 40 pages into it..and I'm not sure I can continue. Can any man really look sexy in an orange vest? I think not.
May 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
I tried, I really did. But this was a DNF for me. I really liked the premise, but just couldn't get through more than 1/3 of the book. bleh.
Jeannie Lopez
Aug 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Loved this series , to bad , no more.
Jan 26, 2012 rated it did not like it
There was potential but the narrative was to chaotic.Plot holes left and right lots of loose ends.With lots of editing and more focus it would be half the size it is now and much more enjoyable.
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Just didn't really do it for me. Had a hard time caring that much about the storyline.
Maddy Barone
Jun 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Cute and entertaining story about an heiress, the genie her late father left her and her rotten, greedy almost fiance.
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I have been writing for as long as I can remember, winning my first writing award in a second grade Caldecott Medal contest. Readers' Digest gave me my very first publishing credit in April, 1994, and I was hooked. I seemed to have followed writing contests around, being a finalist in such online contests as American Title III, sponsored by Romantic Times BOOKreview Magazine and Dorchester Publis ...more
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