Trouble seems to find Katie Chandler, especially since she
started working for a magic company in New York City. At
the Halloween party, Katie helped her boss, Merlin, foil
the plans of an evil magician. She was thrilled to realize
that her cute coworker, Owen, a powerful wizard in the
Research and Development department, likes her just as much
as she likes him. Unfortunately, their relationship gets
off to a slow start, as every one of their dates is
interrupted by bizarre work-related emergencies. Magical
fire, underground dragons and freezing water mean that Owen
is focused more on which enemies are attacking them than on
wooing Katie romantically, much to her disappointment. Owen
is definitely a powerful orphaned wizard, all grown up and
living in the big city, while Katie is the exact opposite --
she's immune to magical spells completely.
Katie should be swept off her feet by now, especially since
the fabulously frumpy Ethelinda, who identifies herself as
a fairy godmother, keeps appearing with well-meant advice
and assistance. Does Katie's lack of spark with Owen mean
that they aren't destined to be together? Will they ever
have a date that doesn't end in Owen rescuing her from
disaster? Katie is bewildered, overworked and secretive --
she's a DAMSEL UNDER STRESS!
After ENCHANTED, INC. and ONCE UPON STILLETTOS, Shanna
Swendson has returned with a third delightful book in
this light romantic fantasy series. While this is a
satisfying installment in the continuing story, readers
will eagerly await Katie Chandler's next adventures.
Swendson packs in astute and amusing pop culture
observations, from designer shoes to movies, and of course,
she couldn't resist a Harry Potter reference or two. Fans
of both chick-lit and Harry Potter should not miss out on
this series set in magical modern-day Manhattan.
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-
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.