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It Happened One Midnight

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A sweet romance with a huge dash of magic. I loved this take on the fairy godmothers! The three meddlesome grandmothers had me laughing with their quips and antics! It’s the third in the series but can be read as a stand alone.

Juniper and Tomas are best friends that agree to a fake engagement to get their families off their backs. With some meddling, a trip to Ever After turns into a night in a motel with only one bed. Juniper is the optimistic, believer in true love and magical fairytales while Tomas is the jaded, pessimist divorce lawyer who has his whole world turn upside down with his trip to Ever After.

This is a cheesy, magical realism novel that’s loaded with favorite romance tropes. If you’re looking for a feel-good romance with a guaranteed HEA, grab a copy of this book ASAP!

Thank you NetGalley and Kensington Publishers/Zebra for an advanced copy!

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The Godmothers Inc books are the fairytale tale books my Disney loving adult heart desires! They are full of laughter, quick wit and swoony love that you can’t help but smile at! They are feel good stories that warm the soul!

This story was about Juniper and Thomas! Though the Godmothers meddle they do it with pure intents and everyone around them knows that Thomas just needs a little shove to show him what’s been in front of him his whole life! Juniper has been Thomas best friend since pretty much birth but he’s a cynical man who doesn’t believe in love and yet Juniper is hopeless romantic!

Juniper being the amazing best friend she is agrees to Thomas’s ruse to make partner at his firm but both find themselves in over their head and what was just a lie turns to be real but Thomas had to decide is he will believe in more than just their friendship!

I loved being back in the warm embrace that is Ever After and I can not wait to see what is to come!

Thank you Kensington books and NetGalley for allowing me to read this amazing read!

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Juniper and Tomas have been best friends since childhood and, whilst they are in sync in almost every way, their attitudes on love could not be more different. So when this romance novelist and divorce attorney have to pretend to be engaged, there couldn’t be any complications, could there?

It Happened One Midnight is the third book in the Fairy Godmothers Inc. series. Now, I didn’t realise this when I received the ARC so I can confirm that this can definitely be read as a standalone novel. However, there were a lot of characters and relationships that had clearly been included in detail in the previous books and so reading the series in order will likely add to the overall experience.
I should also add that reading the series from the beginning will probably lessen the shock of the Grandmother Godmothers being smutty! It was a bit of a shock for me! I mean, I was here for it as they were really funny, but…yeah… bit of a shock!

The town of Ever After definitely resonated with me as one of those quintessential English villages or towns where everyone knows everyone else’s business. I loved how extra it was and how Tomas (and the reader) seemed to be the only ones to see this.
I also really liked the slow burn between Juniper and Tomas but sadly something was lacking for me as I didn’t find that I truly cared about the characters. I think I needed a bit more suspense, a little more “will they, won’t they” but the ending did feel a little predictable. I enjoyed the book, it was a good read, but it wasn’t impossible to put down.

Saranna DeWylde’s romance is a fluffy, feel-good novel with a fairytale twist. This is a great, easy read for those who love their friends-to-lovers and shared bed tropes with a bit of steam and a fair bit of magic.

Thank you to Netgalley and Kensington Books for the opportunity to read an advanced copy. It Happened One Midnight is released on 28th December.

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This is a great friends to lovers book. I very much was getting People We Meet On Vacation vibes when I started it. Tomas and Juniper have a similar friendship to that story. A very strong foundation, they know eachother better than that person knows themselves, and they have an unconditional love for eachother. Its just finding where that line of love goes and if you are going to cross it. I loved the fact that Tomas is a divorce lawyer and Juniper writes romance novels. The Ever After and Fairy Godmother component made it better as well. Although I do love the fairygodmothers, I could do without their own chapters. Overall, I thought that this was a cute romance novel. It progressed their relationship perfectly and ended with our HEA.

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Thank you so much to @netgalley and @kensingtonbooks for this ARC.

This is perfect for those who love best friends to lovers trope. Mix in some extra steam, magic and slowww burn, and it makes a cute holiday read!

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I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley and am voluntarily posting a review. All opinions are my own.

It Happened One Midnight is the third in the Fairy Godmothers, Inc. series. It can be read as a stand-alone, although the overarching dynamics between the godmothers is the best part of the series as a whole, and makes it worth reading all three, in spite of their flaws.

I really like the general premise, with Juniper, granddaughter of the Godmothers, being a romance novelist and really being into the happy-ending stuff, while her longtime friend, Tomas, is more of a cynic. In execution, it did feel a bit meh. I sometimes felt that they (especially Tomas) waffled on a bit too long, making it a bit mundane at times. I also didn’t feel overly attached to them, however. While they work well as a couple in theory, I just didn’t feel a real spark.

I do continue to like the fairy tale references and the general vibe of the town of Ever After. And the fact that Juniper and Tomas’ respective worldviews influence their views of the town is a nice touch.

This book is fun and tropey, and while I didn’t love it, I’m sure a lot of others will, especially if they love fairy tales.

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In book #3 of the Fairy Godmothers, Inc. series, romance Novelist Juniper Blossom is beginning to think the only happily ever after she will ever see is in the chapters of the books she writes. When her meddling grandmothers ask to to visit Ever After and bring some signed books for wedding favors for a wedding taking place that weekend, Juniper snares her best friend, Divorce attorney Tomas Rivera, as her plus one. They tell a fib to the grannies saying that they are engaged hoping they would lay off of the meddling, and the fib starts to snowball. Juniper realizes she truly has feelings for Tomas, and she will not settle for a pretend romance, so she breaks it off with him in the hopes that he discovers his true feelings for her before it is too late.
I love these books. This is a light-hearted romance with lots of laugh-out-loud moments. Ever After is a magical town full of quirky characters from all of your childhood fairytales and a lot of woodland creatures with attitude thrown in for good measure. I highly recommend this series!

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I enjoyed this friends to lovers trope filled slightly paranormal romance after a hard core mystery. That said, it's really fluffy. Juniper is a romance novelist who hasn't met her own true love- or has she? Tomas is a divorce attorney who needs to show he's settled in order to make partner (how old fashioned is that?). So of course, they pretend to be engaged and then try to pull it off when they head home to Ever After, where Juniper's fairy godmothers await. Thanks to netgalley for the ARC. It's the sort of entertainment that might make for a good rom-com movie.

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I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Juniper Blossom and Tomas Rivera have been best friends since they met at a park at the tender age of six. They are as close as two friends can be. However, they are polar opposites in their beliefs about love: she's a romance novelist who truly believes in HEAs and he is a divorce attorney who has a strong belief in NOT believing. When the meddling of their families becomes annoying and being in a serious relationship becomes a contingency in Tomas' job for him to become a partner, they come up with the good ole fake dating ruse to buy them some peace and get Tomas his dream partnership.

They set off to Ever After, where Juniper's grandmothers live, to attend Juniper's favorite event in the world: the fireflies ceremony held on Halloween. There will be a wedding/masque ball that they will attend as a couple. But Ever After is not a regular town, and the grandmothers are actually Fairy Godmothers. Animals behave in a peculiar way and things happen that make Juniper start to realize that things in her life have always had a touch of magic... but that, to Tomas, is just inadmissible. 

The fake dating and  the forced proximity soon blur all the lines and deeper hidden feelings emerge. But they are still pretty much at polar opposites when it comes to views about love. Can there be a Happily Ever After  for them?

I really wanted to love this book. It had everything I like in the synopsis, but, maybe because it's a third installment in a series, I was a little lost. Like Tomas, too much was expected of me in terms of believing and embracing the characters and plot. Maybe it's not the same for people who read the previous books. It's still a sweet and steamy friends to lovers romance, with the whimsical addition of the meddling fairy godmothers and of magic everywhere, but something was lacking for me. 

Also, the whole book is just the two of them in a very loving tug of war about beliefs and Tomas is very firm in his, so is Juniper. I thought that the revelation of the existence of magic in the world and his acceptance of it was just too quick. It could have been done throughout the book.

I might still read the first two because the idea of the town really intrigued me, like a modern day Brigadoon. So if this intrigues you too, maybe read the others first.

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It Happened One Midnight is a perfect blend of magic, fantasy, and romance. Best friends Juniper and Thomas decide to fake an engagement to avoid her matchmaking grandmothers and help secure a partnership at his law firm.

Of course their fake engagement starts to change things between them. The friendship goggles have been taken off and they can now mentally acknowledge each other's hotness. Lines start to blur, and who exactly do you talk to when you start having feelings for your best friend?

Juniper, a romance author, wholeheartedly believes in happily ever after's and Thomas, a divorce lawyer, does not. They believe this is the reason they are fundamentally incompatible. Their friends and family are determined to show them otherwise.

Thank goodness for the fairy godmothers--seriously what do I have to do to get one of my own? These three ladies were a riot, they will stop at nothing to nudge Juniper and Thomas toward their HEA. Be prepared for all sorts of cheesy (in the best way) seduction scenes courtesy of the grandmothers.

Thank you so much to @netgalley and @kensingtonbooks for this ARC, It Happened One Midnight is out on December 28th!

Why you should read:
❄️ Meddling fairy godmothers
❄️ Best friends to lovers
❄️ Grumpy vs. sunshine
❄️ Fake fiance
❄️ Only one bed
❄️ Dracula themed weddings
❄️ Banter, hijinks, and so much more

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I will say that this is my least favorite of the 3 books. The story just wasn't as great as the others. There was too much internal dialogue that made the story seem repetitive. Still a good book.

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This ARC was provided to me via Kindle by Kensington Books, Zebra and #NetGalley for my honest opinion. Opinions expressed are completely my own.

Cute but not quite my thing.

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Yay this book delivered an awesome friends to lovers story full of whimsy and awe! I have been enchanted by this series from the start so of course I was anxious about how the third book would fare but honestly, the author exceeded expectations. For anyone new to the series, the story starts with enough fun recap via the godmothers bantering to catch you up and reel you in so it can be read as a stand alone. For someone following the series, there were plenty of fun call backs and character cameos to keep me turning the pages and smiling. This story spends a little more time outside of Ever After which was a nice change but definitely involved just as much magic and love.

The two main characters were just lovely and had a good mix of both slow burn and some insta love steam mixed in. I highly recommend for all those readers who are on the witchy/magic romance kick lately who also love some comedy in their romance and some steam.

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I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

With the holidays floating around me, I was in the mood for some good romcoms. So, I decided to jump into It Happened One Midnight. Now I absolutely love Saranna's Fairy Godmothers, Inc Series. So, it's pretty safe to assume that I would fall magically in love with this book and the characters within it as well.

In this, you will meet Juniper and Tomas. She is a romance author, living my dream, but she's currently holding out for the love of her life. As to who that actually is? Well, she has no idea but she's a very optimistic person. While that's happening, Tomas is like the Grinch who divorced love. If you guessed he's a divorce attorney - you'd be correct. He's also not the biggest fan of love. So, maybe he's like the Grinch and Squidward being combined into one person.

These two are also best friends and it was quite easy to want them together. Or maybe I was just really stubborn and, in the mood, to do so. It's a problem most people would be okay with. So, when things started to take off, I couldn't help but be really happy for everyone involved. Plus, the fairy godmothers were hilarious and definitely made this book way more enjoyable.

In the end, I devoured the heck out of this. I can't wait for the next book that she writes. Especially if it's another fairy tale kind of romance.

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You just have to believe!

Petunia, Bluebonnet and Jonquil, the Fairy Godmothers, are at it again. Matchmaking! This time they have their granddaughter Juniper Blossom in their sights! Juniper writes romance novels and her best friend since they were kids, Tomas Rivera is a divorce attorney. Juniper believes in true love and Happily Ever After. Tomas plans to never marry and that true love doesn't exist. Can the Fairy Godmothers get another win with this couple?

I love the Fairy Godmothers. They are very quirky and their magic manifests in fun ways. In this story I laughed a lot at their magical machinations. Their Love Nest Hotel was over the top. I really laughed hard at this. Juniper and Tomas are fun characters and I liked how their HEA road ran; bumpy sliding into smooth. I love a fairy tale ending!

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I’ll start my review by saying I have read the previous books in this series, and I enjoyed them, but this one is definitely the best one yet. Juniper and Tomas were just perfect for each other and while this book had plenty of funny moments none were ridiculously stupid, which happened a few times in the previous books. I just loved their honesty and their friendship. It was just the best romance foundation ever. And as much as the last dramatic conflict moments in romance book usually annoy me, this one was fine. Perfectly reasonable and good for the story. Overall, I loved this book. It was the perfect magic infused rom com.

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Thank you to the author, NetGalley, and Kensington Books for an e-ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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An adult fairy tale book with romance and some meddling fairy godmothers.

Read this if you enjoy:
- Fairy Tales
- Magic
- Small Town feels
- Fake dating
- Friends to lovers
- A MC who isn't willing to settle for less than everything but still giving in to her desire ;)

The meddling grandmothers made me cringe at some bits but had me laughing at the same time. The bit where they create a full hotel with their magic especially, trying to push Juniper and Tomas together. I enjoyed how Juniper could talk to them about anything and they weren't scandalised, and also that they were pretending they believed the fake engagement the whole time.

I rooted for the couple and I think the author described their growing feelings for each other well without it feeling too repetitive about their worries of ruining their friendship. I wasn't if this would be a clean romance due to it feeling like a fairy tale, but there was definitely a few scenes and they were written well.


Thank you to NetGalley, Kensington Books Zebra and the author for the review copy, provided in exchange for an honest opinion

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Such a cute book, I enjoyed the meddling of the fairy godmothers as well as the mamas. All they wanted was Juniper and Tomas to be happy, and knew without a doubt that those two were perfect for each other. Also turn about is fair, with Juniper swiping right on a certain Ever After app on her grandmother Petty to a certain person that will not be named. I loved how Tomas finally figured out the his best friend was the right woman for him and vice versa with Juniper. Can't wait to read the first two books when I can get a chance too.
I have received this advance readers copy from Net galley, and am giving a fair and honest review.

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It Happened One Midnight is a magical romantic comedy about best friends since childhood who pretend to date to solve several different problems. Of course, nothing goes as planned.
I loved the relationship between Juniper and Tomas. They care deeply about each other and truly want what is best for each other. I found myself rooting for them early on, and was annoyed by Tomas's hesitation. It was easy to see his great revelation should have been coming, but it took the entire book for him to get there. I may or may not have called him a moron. Several times. But I really liked how the story unfolded and the easy chemistry between the two of them.
I'm not quite sure how I felt about the magical elements, but they were all important to the plot so do yourself a favor just go with it. The Fairy Godmothers were very entertaining, and I enjoyed several of the secondary characters as well.
The ending fell a little flat for me, but it was still okay. I just found myself wanting something a little bigger or with more of an emotional punch. Overall it was a very fun read that I sped through in less than two days. Definitely recommend if you love romantic comedies and don't mind some whimsical magic.

Thank you to NetGalley for an e-arc in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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