Damsel Under Stress
To-do: Stop the bad guys. Rescue the wizard. Find the perfect outfit for New Year’s Eve. At last, Owen Palmer, the dreamboat wizard at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., has conjured up the courage to get Katie Chandler under the mistletoe at the office holiday party. But just when it looks like... show more
To-do: Stop the bad guys. Rescue the wizard. Find the perfect outfit for New Year’s Eve. At last, Owen Palmer, the dreamboat wizard at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., has conjured up the courage to get Katie Chandler under the mistletoe at the office holiday party. But just when it looks like Katie has found her prince, in pops her inept fairy godmother, Ethelinda, to throw a wand into the works. Ethelinda’s timing couldn’t be worse. A plot hatched by MSI’s rogue ex-employees, Idris and his evil fairy gal pal Ari, threatens to expose the company’s secrets–and the very existence of magic itself. Even worse, it could also mean the end of Katie’s happily-ever-after. Now Katie and Owen must work side by side (but alas, not cheek to cheek) to thwart the villains’ plans. Braving black-magic-wielding sorceresses, subway-dwelling dragons, lovelorn frog princes, and even the dreaded trip to meet Owen’s parents at Christmas, Katie and her beau are in a battle to beat Idris at his own sinister game. All mischief and matters of the heart will come to a head at a big New Year’s Eve gala, when the crystal ball will drop, champagne will pour, and Katie will find herself truly spellbound.Praise for Shanna Swendson’s Once Upon Stilettos“Magical and totally delightful . . . [a] quirky, lighthearted romance.”–freshfiction.com“A fast and funny read. Chicklit meets urban fantasy.”–Mary Jo Putney, author of The Marriage Spell
Publish date: May 1st 2007
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Urban Fantasy
, Paranormal Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Series: Enchanted, Inc. (#3)
Sorry book #3 really lost me. It was all over the place. And once again we have Katie keeping something from Owen that she should have told him. And we have the dumbest reason ever that ends up sending Katie off to a different place. I started to be able to call out the plot in this book and that's ...
3.5 stars WHY KATIE, WHYYY?? Katie, you're too noble for your own good. :(
Probably a 3.5, but I'm rounding up.
ok, I started this one and just couldn't finish it. It remains open on my Kindle. I think I should not have forced myself to read it right after reading #2 in the series. Will come back to it at some point.