Reviewed by Gabryyl Pierce
2.5 out of 5 stars
Clockwork Genie is the first published novel by Kevin P.S. Broden.
Cecilia Orchard, broke and always on the verge of being fired by a nasty boss, has just been informed she's the prime suspect in the murder of a grandfather she never knew existed. Now she's heir to a vast fortune, prime murder suspect and new owner of a golden pocket watch that houses a powerful genie. The entire world can be hers with a wish, including the hunky cop investigating her for murder, but what does Cecilia really want?
Broden has created a story that combines Contemporary Fantasy/Murder Mystery/Paranormal Romance. Overall, Clockwork Genie is a quick read which unfortunately falls a bit short in the execution. The premise is interesting, but was overshadowed by a few flaws that pulled me out of the story, including choppy transitions, flat characters, and too much information in several scenes that wasn't necessary to the momentum of the plot.