Since the death of his father, Trick Grigsby has fought to keep his head above water. Following in his father’s footsteps as a talented architect, he hopes to work his way up at the firm. Unfortunately, the company’s new owner barely resembles the man who was once Trick’s father’s best friend. Trick’s days are filled with drudgery and cruel remarks from the man who was supposed to be his mentor—along with his two sons, whose only jobs seem to be making Trick’s life miserable.
But all that is about to change.
Edwin Goodmaker struggled through his fairy godparent curriculum, but his mother—the reigning Fairy Queen—has a simple solution: Edwin will go to New York City and get some practical experience. When he meets Trick, Edwin knows he’s found a worthy charge, and he’s sure he can help Trick achieve all of his heart’s desires. Edwin falls for Trick, but with everything standing in their way, a fairy-tale ending might remain nothing more than a dream.
Before we start this review, I want to point out that normally, I don’t read holiday stories. I always thought they weren’t really my thing, seeing as how I’m pretty much a Grinch. This year, though, I found a couple that sounded really good, and thought I would give them a try. This one? Knocked my jingle bells right off!
I’ve read books by Cate Ashwood before, but hadn’t heard of Nico Jaye until now. If this book is any indication of how the duo write together, I hope they plan a few more projects just for me. (I mean, you are all encouraged to read them, too, obviously.)
Let me say, Edwin? He’s too freaking adorable for words. His mission, to help Trick achieve his life goals, is selfless and wonderful. Trick? He’s a good man–always a kind word for most people, other than his asshole boss and the man’s two sons–who one day keeps Edwin from suffering an injury, and begins on down the yellow brick road. And he deserves it, believe me. Trick is sweet, even if he’s got a little crunchy outside at times. But his reasons for doing what he does? Totally selfless. He wants to honor someone important in his life, and he thinks that the path he’s on–suffering the slings and arrows that life throws at him–is a small price to pay to achieve his goal.
Edwin has a better idea. The problem? Edwin’s a fairy godfather in training. He has a tendency to muddle things up at times, but he does it in the sweetest ways, and for the most noble of reasons. One of the things that Edwin has agreed to help Trick with is his love life. Trick is enamored of a man he sees in the building at work. Trick gets tongue-tied every time he sees the man, and finds it impossible to talk to him. This is the part of the story where I got worried. I mean, if Edwin was here to help Trick get together with this man, what would happen to Edwin at the end? Was he going to be in different stories, always trying to find love for someone else, but never for himself? I mean Edwin was my favorite character, and I so wanted him to be happy, too.
Then I realized, making Trick happy was making Edwin happy, so if that’s what it comes down to, then so be it.
I won’t go much more into the book, because I don’t want to spoil anything for you, the reader. Let’s just say, there are some very funny surprises in store for you when you read this book, and you’ll be missing out like I would have if I had passed on His Fairy Godfather.
(P.S. I really, really hate Trick’s boss, Mr. Redden. I want him to be eaten by the Krampus.)
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