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Lucky Jinn from author Eule Grey is the latest short story to be checked off my to be read list. I love a good short story to start and/or end my day with because it doesn’t take a lot of time to read. If you’ve ever played the “just one more chapter” game, then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
This is the second short story from author Eule Grey that I’ve had the opportunity to read. I thoroughly enjoyed the last one, so I was pretty excited about Lucky Jinn.
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About Lucky Jinn
What’s a butch to do? Ignore everything she believes or listen to her heart?
Shelly is a straight-talking gardener who doesn’t believe in anything she can’t see. Give her a square patch of earth, and she’ll bring it to life. Hand over a power drill, and Shelly can knock together a fancy bedroom in under a day. Physical tasks are easy. If only people were as straightforward!
The problems arise when she begins work on a garden near the sea. The owner insists the property has a water issue and demands an excavation of the area. Shelly digs deep, but the ground is dry as sand. In frustration, she talks to the flowers. A sweet voice answers from inside an old lamp. It’s a beautiful Jinni who badly needs the help of a buff woman. Shelly insists the voice is nothing but her own subconscious playing tricks. After all, it’s been a year since her last relationship. Everyone gets lonely. Right?
Kind, loving Jinni. The unluckiest of magical spirits with a history of choosing the wrong mistress. All she’s ever wanted is the love of a strong woman exactly like Shelly. Can Shelly find the strength to believe what’s in front of her nose and make them both happy?
Thoughts on Lucky Jinn
I love a good short story with my morning coffee each day, as I find it healthier than mindlessly scrolling through social media. It makes for a much more positive and healthy start to my day. Which is something I strongly encourage everyone to try for a week and see what happens.
This is the second short story from author Eule Grey that I’ve read. Someone else described Lucky Jinn as the lesbian “I Dream of Jeannie” and I can’t think of a more perfect description of this story. I enjoyed it. It took me about an hour or so to read, and that was perfect. It kept me entertained and interested all the way through. Eule Grey has a way of bringing her characters to life and being relatable, even from within a short story, where every single word counts.
My biggest complaint is the fact I didn’t enjoy it as much as I did Miss Havisham Says Yes. It is still an excellent short story, don’t get me wrong. But it is just one of those things where I tend to judge a story by how much I enjoyed the first one from Eule Grey, and I expect all of the others to have that same level of excitement.
I don’t know if any other avid readers go into books with expectations or not. But for me it can set the tone of the next book for me. I don’t know if I’m ever prepared to feel a specific way about a book or story.
Final Thoughts on Lucky Jinn
I would call Lucky Jinn a solid 4 star read. It was enjoyable and kept me entertained for an hour. I’m definitely interested in reading more from Eule Grey to form a more well rounded opinion of her writing in general, and see if her other stories speak to me the same way that Miss Havisham Says Yes did. Because right now I have one 5 star read, and this one is a 4.
Just because this one wasn’t quite as rave-worthy doesn’t mean I will stop reading her stories. Because I’ve really enjoyed them overall so far.
Have you read Lucky Jinn or any other writing from author Eule Grey? Are you a fan? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
About the Author
Eule Grey, author, has traveled all over and settled, for now, in the UK. Her mind, however, is often in the clouds or away with the fairies. Some might call her fey. Eule loves books, pets, and happy endings. Adversely, she also enjoys reading a creepy horror story, though she isn’t very brave.
Best of all, Eule adores creating cuddly, sparkling romances. She also writes all kinds of other queer stories and refuses to be squeezed into only one genre—she just isn’t tidy enough!
Purchasing Lucky Jinn
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