Master Of None – Spotlight & Review
Master Of None by Sonya Bateman
“ONE UNLUCKY THIEF. ONE UNLIKELY GENIE. ONE VERY ODD COUPLE.
Gavyn Donatti is the world’s unluckiest thief. Just ask all the partners he’s lost over the years. And when he misplaces an irreplaceable item he was hired to steal for his ruthless employer, Trevor – well, his latest bungle just might be his last. But then his luck finally turns: right when Trevor’s thugs have him cornered, a djinn, otherwise known as a genie, appears to save him.
Unfortunately, this genie – who goes by the very non-magical name of ‘Ian’ – is more Hellboy than dream girl. An overgrown and extremely surly man who seems to hate Donatti on the spot, he may call Donatti master, but he isn’t interested in granting three wishes. He informs Donatti that he is bound to help the thief fulfill his life’s purpose, and then he will be free. The problem is that neither Donatti nor Ian has any idea what exactly that purpose is.
At first Donatti’s too concerned with his own survival to look a gift genie in the mouth, but when his ex-girlfriend Jazz and her young son get drawn into the crossfire, the stakes skyrocket. And when Ian reveals that he has an agenda of his own – with both Donatti and the murderous Trevor at the center of it – Donatti will have to become the man he never knew he could be, or the entire world could pay the price. . . .”
An exceptional debut urban fantasy! I really enjoyed the character of Gavin Donatti because even though he’s a thief, he’s a funny smart a$$ with truly rotten luck and he’s a redeemable rogue. This character came to vivid life for me and I was captivated by the story. Surrounded by great supporting characters and a really evil villain, with suspense, great plot twists and a grumpy djinn that you have to love.
I hope that this will be a series as I could definitely get into more stories about Gavin, Jazz, Ian and the rest of the gang. I highly recommend this book as a great fun urban fantasy read!
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P.S. Sonya, what’s with the hating on Canadian Bacon? LOL 😀