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Genevieve, a Jinn, comes to Reverie Resort for one last vacation before she must go before the Afrit tribunal and formally declare that she has no powers. She hopes to enjoy one last taste of a luxury beyond even what she is used to before being cast out of her own dimension to live among humans.
But something goes wrong. Instead of the spa weekend she's expecting, she finds herself on a remote, barren planet being auctioned off to the highest bidder and has no way to contact her hosts to correct the situation. Is there really a mix up? Or do her hosts have sinister intentions toward her? In the meantime, she finds her new owner, Colin, to be quite attractive for a human....
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By Kd on 05-03-18
Fantastic narrator; Clean
The narrator rocked this story! He really made it. I had to look more than once to see if there was more than 1 narrator b/c I couldn't believe there was only one. He was great.
The story was special too with the world created about gen/genies. The story is short, so it's not a great deal of world-building. But there's enough to get the gist of it. That's one of the good things about the story. What's there is what is needed, but no more or less than that. I also appreciated the small degree of diversity among the people. It's quite small, but it's significantly more than in most of the 2200 books I've listened to.
Genevieve struggled with a degree of elitism and entitlement due to her parentage. She came across as a spoiled brat. One example is her telling Colin to sleep on the floor and let her have the bed after he "purchased" her during trader Will's offering of willing women. Essentially, Colin saved Genevieve, and she didn't seem to understand or appreciate that. He told her that he wouldn't harm her and certainly didn't come across as though he would. Yet she belittled him and expected, almost insisted, on being treated in a royal fashion.
Colin came across immediately as very likable and with great integrity. He was a lead soil scientist on a mission in charge of an orchard and seeking to grow items where they have not grown before. In the past, he had scientific breakthroughs on other planets.
We get to see and understand why Genevieve is how she is.
The connection between Colin and Genevieve grew slowly. There was no romantic interaction in the first 3+ hrs of the 4hr 52min story. The most that happened, before the last 26 min of the book, was Colin having internal thoughts about Genevieve's attractiveness. Most of those thoughts—with the exception of maybe one—wasn't explicitly sexual.
The story had no explicit language or profanity. It was a lovely message about finding your inner strength and some other positives aspects of good people.
Still, I found the easy acceptance of Genevieve's difference a little implausible.