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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Review of The Genie of the Portrait by Misty Burke

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Release Date: February 16, 2011

More info: goodreads

Book Blurb: 
Amanda had always been forgiving, until the night of her engagement. It was at that moment, when she found her new fiancé banging the waitress in the bathroom, that she changed. Never again. Men were not going to use her ever again.

So when she found William’s portrait and learned that his whole purpose for existing was to let her use him, an electrifying relationship resulted. This genie offered her three nights of pleasure. And Amanda quickly realized she wanted more.

My Thoughts: 

     This is a fun and sexy to read. I liked the story, though I wish it could have been a little bit longer. Still, Burke made good use of her length constraints; she went straight to the point yet at the same time she was descriptive, including some hot sex. Burke tells a sweet tale in this romantic novella.

     I liked Amanda. She shows strength when she throws out her cheating fiancĂ©, after being his doormat for their entire relationship. I was less impressed with Jason, her ex's, behavior, when he meets up with Amanda and William on the street. I thought the confrontation could have been handled without the violence, but it does underscore his flaws and moral weaknesses. Her revenge on him was well deserved and fun to read, revenge really can be sweet.

     I liked William, he is just what Amanda needed. He behaves like a perfect gentleman, treating Amanda perfectly while also being her perfect lover. He is resigned to his fate, accepting of the consequences of his decision making. Unlike Jason, William is responsible and honorable, but he is not a stick in the mud. Amanda is also resourceful and wastes no time figuring out how to free William and maybe, just maybe, have him in her life forever. As I said earlier, she gets her revenge on Jason and oh, how inventive she was.

The Genie of the Portrait is a fun, sweet, sexy story; don't pass it up.

This review was originally published at Book Lovers Inc.


  1. Thanks! I almost passed on this story, I'm so glad I didn't.


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