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When Lily Jacobs was born, she inherited Fazire - a genie. Her family had three wishes and they'd only ever used one so Fazire was stuck in the human world. This worked since he'd become a member of the family anyway.

Even with a genie, Lily's young life wasn't perfect. To escape the kids making her miserable at school, Lily buried herself in romance novels. One day, when the teasing was just too much, she used one of her wishes. She told Fazire she wanted to find a man like in her books and she made the most complicated wish Fazire had ever heard. Her wished-for man had to be impossibly handsome, virile, fierce, rugged, and ruthless (amongst a dozen other things).

He also had to think she was beautiful and he had to love her more than anything in the world.

Nathaniel McAllister wasn't born to a life where there were such things as genies granting wishes. His life was filled with drugs, crime, and neglect. He was running errands for a gangster before he was in his teens and, even though life and hard work led him to wealth and respectability, he always knew, deep down, he was dirty. When Nate met Lily he knew he was no good for her but as virile, fierce, rugged, and ruthless as he was, Nate was no match for the pull of sweet, innocent Lily.

Unfortunately, Lily's wish included that she and her hero go through trials and tribulations to test their love. And Fazire wasn't only a good genie, he loved Lily - so he gave her exactly what she wanted.

©2011 Kristen Ashley (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • CAROLYN
  • Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • 05-14-17

WELL ALL MY WISHES FOR THIS LISTEN CAME TRUE

I really don't know how Kristen Ashley does it.. because she continues to wow, woo and win me with her very diversified stories that always seem to pull me in from the start and once there they keep me captive riveted to the unexpected, the unexplainable, the unheard of, the undeniable and the unknown. And I am always overjoyed, overwhelmed, and overcome by the rollercoaster journeys this very talented Author takes me on.. and the epic saga of the Three Wishes made me overindulge too because I feasted on every mouth-wateringly delicious chapter.

It starts by telling the story of Fazire the Genie and how he is selflessly bestowed to three generations of women who all value him and his friendship more than any wish.. but over the decades two wishes have been used to get a heart's desire. And the romantic wish that a teenage girl's soul passionately longs for asks that trials and tribulations test the romance - trials and tribulations that, when Lily's 22, will nearly destroy her. Her wish will bring her Nathaniel (aka Nate) the love of her life who is a volatile damaged alpha with a tragic secret past and he is everything Lily wished for and much much more. But her wish will bring vicious lies and misunderstandings that will break Nate and Lily's hearts and tear the lovers apart for eight long and lonely years. An unplanned pregnancy will nearly kill Lily.. but their precious sweet daughter will eventually bring them back together again where the truth can finally be heard, forgiveness can be asked for and given.. and where, sadly, more trials and tribulations are ahead. Because this bittersweet journey of broken dreams and broken promises will continue to lead to rocky roads because Nate refuses to lower his defences and share his past misdeeds with Lily for fear of losing her. And, through it all, Fazire wil be there every step of the way, along with other characters, who will support, advise and help steer these complex lovers to their hard won happy ever after.

This love story is so well paced as it tells of sacrifice, strength, forgiveness and love. It's endearing, heartbreaking and heartwarming too as it weaves a contemporary romance with tragedies, family values, friendships and fantasy in amongst the humor, heart and heat. It's an emotionally intense ride of epic highs and shattering lows, of giddy laughter and heart-torn tears, of passion and romance from many angles and it's told from a variety of POV's.. but mainly Lily and Nate's. And Carly Robins did a great job at bringing this story, its loveable characters and its many feels to life.

Worth a credit? For me.. it's a stand on the table and shout it out YES because KA has certainly made all my wishes come true with this bittersweet unforgettable listen.

33 of 34 people found this review helpful

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I loved it but...

There were too many similar misunderstandings that if either character would have communicated at all things would have worked out fine. By the end I was thinking, really!? I thought the characters had both grown up & now we are back to the same sort of misunderstanding?? (The thing that is holding you back is really not that big of a deal! Frustrating. ) Having said that, there is a lot to like too so I give it a 4

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Fun

Very cute but a teeny bit long. Very interesting story and well written characters. Thanks for bringing it to Audible.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Ann
  • Anaheim, CA, United States
  • 05-03-17

I adore this book

Would you listen to Three Wishes again? Why?

Absolutely. I really love the characters and the concept. I haven't come across very many genie stories and was delighted with this one. Fazire was a great character and really added a lot to the story (and not just because he's the genie). I wish KA would turn this into a series.

What did you like best about this story?

While this isn't really a "be careful what you wish for" story, I think it touches on the dream of what we want and the harsh reality of actually getting it. For Lily, I think the struggle of getting through to the other side wasn't as romantic as she thought it would be when she was a 14-year-old making her wish. Was it worth it? Listen and find out!

Have you listened to any of Carly Robins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. She reads Mariana Zapata's RCM and does a great job of it. I enjoyed her performance of this book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and I pretty much did.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Best I've heard in years

I haven't written a review in years but had to about this book. This story has it all and is not your standard basic story line romance. I enjoyed every minute!

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Cute but long

This was such and interesting Paranormal romance. We start with a woman that is sent a vase from her husband from overseas. Unfortunately, when she receives this gift, her husband was a casualty of war. What neither of them know is that it's actually a genie. Because he can't grant the one wish that she wants, she passes her 3 wishes on to her daughter (Sarah). Sarah makes a wish and passes the remaining wishes on to her daughter Lily. Lily, wishes for something that's so complicated that it winds up making her future a little complicated.

I loved the Genie as a family companion through generations. He was funny and lovable and his relationship with all the characters was endearing. However, I wish he had been a bigger part of the story. Yes, it is a romance novel, but there were so many large parts with no magic whatsoever. I also felt like this could have been about 6 hours shorter. I love a details and depth but at times it dragged on... and on... and... on. Also I wasn't a fan of the hero. I know he's supposed to be like the guys in the romance novels but he's incredibly pushy. She says no and doesn't listen to her.

Carly Robbins was great. She captured the energy of the characters.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Erin
  • Millers Creek, NC, United States
  • 05-29-17

Your Wish is My Command

Genie book. How cute, right? I was thinking this would be a light, fun read without too much drama or feels. Then I started listening and realized, "Dude, what were you thinking? It's Kristen Ashley." That woman knows exactly how to break my heart, mend it, test it, break it again and then put it back together better than it was before. I am a listener exclusively (I don't read for pleasure), so when a KA book makes it to audio, that is my first time to experience it. I had heard of this book for years but didn't know much about it aside from the title.

What a fabulous surprise this was! I absolutely loved it. Yes, I laughed, cried, loved, hated, hurt, longed, rejoiced and mostly felt thankful for the gift of this beautiful, sweet, wonderful story. I would say it's my favorite, but then I think of all my other "favorites," and it's all I can do to force myself not go back and re-listen to every KA title in my library (which is all of them....plus a pre-order).

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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No means no.

It was an okay book. Not enough genie, but ok. What I did not like was when she said,"No," the "hero" just kept pushing. That just isn't good. He was domineering and cranky, withdrawn and yet overbearing. His background gave him reasons not to be trusting, yes. Crabby with a heart of gold, though, is still crabby.

there were enough twists and turns that I wasn't sure exactly how things were going to turn out so I kept listening. Parts were very predictable and other parts were well done. I am sure I would not listen to it a second time but it was interesting the first time around.
I am pretty middle-of-the-road about this book. Hence the three stars.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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I want a genie!

I love love love the book
It made me laugh
It made me cry
I did not want to stop listening
Totally worth the credit!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Joanne
  • Independence, MO
  • 06-12-17

Could not put this down!!!!! Amazing sorry

I LOVE all of Kristin Ashleys books, but this one touched my heart. KA always does an amazing job with character and story development but there was some extra special something about this book. I could not put it down and listened till late and night. Worth the purchase for sure.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Susan
  • 10-02-17

Good in parts, but not a keeper

I enjoyed the first part of this book – it really helped to form the characters, and set the scene for the actual romance that followed. I also enjoyed the fantasy element to this book which was really only a background to the plot, but featured a genie who was easily my favourite character in this story.

However the eight year separation of the H and h was the result of an impossible set of coincidences. When the H re-enters the h’s life, any resistance to his unreasonable demands is swept away by the power of his kisses. It would have been nice if h had a bit more backbone, but even with a live-in genie to help, she was completely incapable of managing successfully as a single parent and had no savings, no friends, no social life, and could not even poach an egg. She sacrificed so much for her child that she regarded painting her own bedroom as an unnecessary luxury, and when gifted £7million(!) immediately locks it away in a trust fund for the child. Seriously: She didn’t pay off her mortgage, buy a dependable car, get some decent furniture, a reliable fridge or washing machine. That’s just clueless, and NOT the actions of a loving and responsible parent. And who, in this century, would agree to a loveless marriage in the ridiculous belief that this would be better for a child?

A central part of the plot expected the reader to believe that an abused and neglected pre-teen boy who resorted to petty crime to survive, was to be held responsible for those actions as an adult. However his adoptive father, formally a major crime boss, was depicted as a benign father and grandfather. That said, the H’s treatment of the h was awful. He deliberately got her pregnant to trap her (!), then made little attempt to find her when she suddenly disappears. Eight years later he forces his way back into her life, makes endless promises to “take care of her”, but then suddenly rejects her, and humiliates her with an incredibly repugnant sex scene (Even more repugnant was the h allowing this to happen). Some serious grovelling should have followed, but in true spineless fashion the h just accepts him back with minimal resistance – again.

Wierdly enough, even with all these irritations, Kirsten Ashley’s writing is so good that I finished this book and in some strange way actually enjoyed parts of it – mainly the bits about the genie! But the ending was bizarre with the last “wish” being used on something so incredibly trivial and unimportant, that it only served, once again, to display the endless self-flagellation of the h.

This book would make a really good historical romance, as the separation and solo-mother struggles, and the coercion into marriage would have made more sense. As it was, I enjoyed parts of this, but I don’t think I will be listening to this one again.

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  • thestarandangel
  • 08-01-17

Magical... will make you laugh, cry and wish you was Lily

This was my first audio book, the title recommended by my sister... I can't say how much I loved it... absolutely brilliant, a must read for everyone!!!

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  • jean collins
  • 06-06-17

Three wishes

Very good story , but didn't think the male voices where clear enough. Got a bit mixed up with who was who.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful