Book Review: It Happened One Midnight by Saranna DeWylde

Posted December 16, 2021 by WendyW in Blogging, Book Review / 21 Comments

It Happened One Midnight
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by Saranna DeWylde
Publication Date December 28, 2021
Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Witches, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Pages: 304
Format: ARC

Saranna DeWylde brings her trademark mix of quirky charm, sexy comedy, and a touch of magic to the third Fairy Godmothers, Inc. installment, as Ever After, Missouri's resident fairy godmothers Petunia, Jonquil, and Bluebonnet are doing their best to restore their hometown's deep well of enchantment by conjuring true love, one happy couple at a time. This time, the godmothers set their sights on their very own goddaughter, a romance novelist whose fib about a fake engagement is about to transform into a friends-to-lovers story worthy of the bestseller lists...

Novelist Juniper Blossom has romance down to a science in her bestselling books. But she's not about to settle for just any man--a happy ending looks different for everyone, and she needs to find the guy who's idea of forever matches her own. Try telling that to her adorable, meddling grandmothers, though. If she doesn't find a man soon, they're going to find one for her. Which is why Juniper has prepared for a trip home to Ever After by fibbing that her sexy, smart, sweet best friend Tomas is her fiancé! He doesn't believe in love at all, but that doesn't matter if they're just pretending...

Divorce attorney Tomas Rivera is as proud of Juniper's authorial success as she is, but that doesn't mean he buys into her books' premise. His career is proof enough that true love is the real fairy tale--and everyone knows fairy tales aren't real. But he can never say no to gorgeous Juniper, and an "engagement" might move him one legal brief closer to partner at his old-fashioned firm. Yet playing the part suddenly starts to mean feeling it, especially when a kiss just for show turns up the heat between them. Is happily ever after possible for two people who aren't on the same page when it comes to love?

My Review:

It Happened One Midnight by Saranna DeWylde is a delightful and engaging story about love.  It has magic, and meddling fairy godmothers, and a magical small town full of quirky characters and charm.  

Juniper Blossom is a romance novelist who believes in happily ever after but has not met her soulmate yet. She wants to wait for the right guy, but her grandmothers (who are also fairy godmothers) have other ideas and want to find her a boyfriend as soon as possible.  

Juniper’s best friend is Tomas Rivera, a divorce attorney who has seen the worst of married life and does not believe in soulmates or a happily ever after.  He doesn’t believe in love.  When his law firm hints that his promotion is contingent on him settling down, he decides a fake engagement with his best friend Juniper will solve both their problems.  Tomas agrees to travel to Ever After with Juniper to meet with the grandmothers to show them they are happy together.  But, Ever After isn’t the typical small town, and the grandmothers are really fairy godmothers, so 

I just loved this magical, whimsical romance.  The fairy godmothers are fun and provide a lot of humor in the book.  Juniper and Tomas are a very likable couple and although it’s clear from the start that they are made for each other, it takes them both a bit of time to figure it all out.  The book never lagged and I enjoyed every word.  It Happened One Midnight is just pure fun.  

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a fun, and magical romance. I received a complimentary copy of this book.  The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

21 responses to “Book Review: It Happened One Midnight by Saranna DeWylde

  1. I didn’t realize it was a Fairy Godmothers Inc. novel and had to relook at the title again. I enjoyed the magic of the first one. Thanks for reviewing it and putting the series back on my radar. It sounds like it was a really good read.

  2. I read the first two in this series and am looking forward to this one. I am so glad to see your review, Wendy. I read another review that was not very positive and I was worried. Feeling better about getting to this one now.

  3. This does sound like a sweet, magical romance! The fake dating/relationship trope can be fun when done right. Glad to hear it was a hit!