Leprechauns don’t exist. Or that’s what Cathren has always believed, but a chance encounter changes everything. When she saves a handsome stranger from a nasty electrical shock, not only does he claim to be one, but he also insists on granting her wishes. Now she must decide— is he insane, or a magical creature of lore? Unsure which is true, she grabs at the first three wishes she can think of: true love, happiness, and waffles. A tall order for most men, but not for Patrick Brogan. With a little persistence and just a touch of magic, anything is possible.
I take him at face value?”
would never take any fay at face value.” Mitzy rested her chin on her arms.
“But he did say you caught him. That means he has to grant your wishes.” Mitzy
sat up. “You did make wishes, right?”
Cathren spun the bracelet again. She did that a lot when she thought of
Patrick. Somehow, the movement was very soothing.
they good?” Mitzy grinned.
blushed. “They were kind of vague,” she admitted.
held up an eyebrow waiting.
love, happiness, and waffles.”
threw her head back and laughed. “That should keep him entertained for a while,”
she said once she finished wiping the tears from her eyes.
what he said,” Cathren said glumly.
reached over and patted her on the hand. “Don’t worry.” She smiled. “The fay
love a good challenge.”
say that like they’re real.”
or not, you should be happy.” Mitzy’s smile widened. “If I’m remembering him
correctly, you have a really hot guy whose sole purpose in life is to find you
true love and happiness.”
grinned. “And waffles.”
waffles.” Mitzy laughed. “How hard can that be?”
brought me Eggos.”
Mitzy’s face fell slightly. “You didn’t let that slide, did you?”
laughed. “Of course not.”
and don’t let him half-ass the true love and happiness thing either,” Mitzy
said pointedly. “If it’s not true and doesn’t make you happy, don’t let it
slide. Fay are bad at living up to the letter of the law but not the spirit.”
Okay.” Now Mitzy was starting to worry Cathren. Did she really think Patrick
could be a real leprechaun?
pulled the mostly empty beer bottle out of Cathren’s hands “Now, why don’t you
go give him a second chance on those waffles?”
I haven’t seen him since he stopped in to the shop,” Cathren protested as Mitzy
pulled her to her feet.
now’s the perfect time to go see him.” Mitzy steered her towards the door.
“He’s had time to think about how he’s going to grant your wishes. Besides,
tonight is game night. He’ll be at the shop until dawn.”
Cathren dug her heels in, making Mitzy stop. “You know this guy?”
Mitzy shifted her grip on Cathren, forcing her to start moving again. “And if
you want a say in who your true love is going to be, then you had better get
over there before Patrick ropes some sorry sucker into dating you.”
got Cathren’s feet moving. She didn’t just want any man forced into being her
true love. She wanted someone that wanted
Now a mother of a hyperactive red headed boy, what time she’s not chasing down dirty socks and unsticking toys from the ceiling is spent crafting worlds readers can get lost it. Julie is a self-proclaimed bibliophile and lover of big words. She likes hiking, frogs, interesting earrings, and a plethora of other fun things.
Julie Wetzel is the author of her debut novel Kindling Flames. Kindling Flames was released through Crimson Tree Publishing in 2014.
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