Rating: 4 stars out of 5
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.
This was an adorably sweet story. Trick has been working himself to the bone for his father’s former business partner, trying to save up enough to own some of the business his father helped start. Edwin has had some trouble completing his godparent lessons and his mother decides it’s best for him to get some practical experience.
Edwin meets Trick by chance when Trick save him from a taxi and immediately knows he is worthy of a godparent. Edwin befriends Trick in order to help him, but it really takes his naivety and open smile for Trick to open up to another person. Just as Trick begins to get all the things he is worthy of (his heart’s desire) he realizes that may not be what he really wants anymore.
This story is told from both characters’ points of view which makes it easier to connect with the characters. I hated seeing how beaten Trick would feel during the work day and when he would go home for the evening. Edwin is such a light to his world, I loved seeing their interactions and watching their relationship grow.
Cover art by Anna Sikorska is just as adorable as the story and is perfect.
ebook, 216 pages
Published: December 9, 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English