My rating: 💗💗💗💗💗 of 5!
Published: the 19th of January 2019
Written by: Yumoyori Wilson
Series: Destiny Jinn Series
Length: 344 pages
Source: Free copy generously provided by the author.
Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review. However, please note that all opinions and views are my own.
A life of despair, a heart-crippling desire, and a desperate wish to belong.
When the opportunity to start a new life arises, I take it with an open mind, knowing quite well I had nothing left in my past life to hold me back.
Making the decision lands me in the heart of Fantasia, where I become an official Jinn who grants the wishes of those who desperately need it. But is every Wisher worthy of a happy ending?
As I begin my journey as Destiny the Merciful, I’m mentored by Cole, who allows Jeremiah, Luke, and Owen to assist in teaching me the life of a Jinn – and the consequences our decisions can make.
Getting to learn more about my role gives me the chance to dig deeper into my mentors’ past lives, and soon I’m realizing I’m investing a lot more into our ‘friendship.’ Maybe I want more from all of them.
I’m not one to believe in fairy tales, and I’m not living in one, but as I travel around the world as a Jinn, granting wishes with four men who are becoming more than just mentors, deep down I’m hoping that I’ll have a happily ever after.
I guess the saying is true – Be careful what you wish for…
Destiny Jinn the Merciful, that’s Destiny’s new official name and title, after she’s embraced her new life in Fantasia. As a new Jinn she needs a mentor, and Cole is officially given that privilege. With the assistance of Luke, Owen and Jeremiah the guys has to train Destiny in the ways of the Jinn’s. As the guys each embrace their role, they set out to teach her about choosing a wish, what to look out for, how to do research and most importantly: the consequences of granting a wish. As Destiny gets to know the guys better, she also agrees to dating all of them. This leads to them spending a lot of time together, both as a group and individually. Things starts to look up for Destiny, and slowly but steady she starts to believe she can have the life she’s always wanted. Compared to previous books I’ve read by Yumoyori, this one almost seems chaste. Apart from a few mentions of private parts, innuendos, a few desire filled moments – that’s about it (no one gets further than third base).
The lack of sexy times might just be the reason, that the group goes out and experience things together – and I really enjoyed that. It also allowed the characters individual stories and personalities to shine through, on a much deeper level than I’ve previously seen in Yumoyori’s work. When Destiny is spending 1:1 time with her men, she gets to hear each of their sad pasts. She also learns of a M/M relationship within her harem, which is something I applaud. But things are far from perfect – for everyone – in Fantasia. Destiny She spent so much time with Cole in the first book, that I was surprised he’s the odd Jinn out in this one. But as the story reaches it’s suspenseful cliffhanger ending, more answers are provided. But nothing comes free, so for every answer Yumoyori provides she raises at least one new question. This makes me glad that I’m only reading this series now, so I can get straight to the third and final book without having to wait forever.
Have you read this book? How do you feel about reverse harem books, where there’s another relationship within the harem? Let’s talk in the comments!