Madeline Winston needs some help. Her graphic design firm, like many web companies, has market trouble. Her boyfriend has publicly jilted her for another woman. Add a tarnished, bejeweled bottle with a genie inside and, voila! You have a hypnotic love story.

More than 1,000 years ago, Abban ben-Abdullah was cast into a magic bottle by a vengeful djinni. Hes had many masters over the years, but never a womanand never has he been treated with respect.

Maddy renames her genie Ben Able, and intends to use his magic to save the company, then set him free. Fate, however, has other plans and Maddy must realize that a real danger to her and her company is closer to home than shed thought.

Judi McCoy offers a bubble bath-reading comic romance, featuring a perfectly crafted magical world in which love is the best magic of all. (Apr., 336 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Gerry Benninger