When a local voodoo priestess curses sexy Craig Thibodeaux
with a spell that turns him into a frog by day and a man by
night, he has until the next full moon to remove it. Of
course, there are a few stipulations to the curse -- the
handsome playboy must find a woman to truly love him, he's
forbidden to tell any woman about the curse and, if he's
not successful, he'll be turned into a frog permanently.
This big-city lawyer, who's come to visit his uncle in tiny
Bayou Miste, Louisiana, can't believe his misfortune. Sure,
he's never been serious enough about a woman to really
contemplate spending the rest of his life with her, but he
doesn't deserve this type of treatment. Where is he ever
going to find that special woman and make her fall in love
with him in the next two weeks, especially while he's
staying at his uncle's bait shop/marina and only being a
man by night?
Professor, research scientist, "brainiac" Elaine Smith has
recently broken her engagement to a colleague after she
found him fondling the office secretary. She's not too
upset, because she's not sure she really loved him anyway.
Meaningful relationships are foreign to Elaine after having
lived so many years alone. When an anonymous sample of
Louisiana swamp water arrives from Bayou Miste, Elaine sees
it as the perfect opportunity to get away from her lab and
investigate possible pollution problems in the swamp's
fragile ecosystem. She'll just have to face her deathly
fear of water when she gets there.
With frizzy hair that's gone wild in the humidity, glasses
perched on her sweaty nose, a conservative wardrobe of
khakis and her ever-trusty microscope, Elaine embarks on
the challenge (and adventure) of a lifetime. And it starts
the minute she lays eyes on the sexy, half-naked Cajun at
the local marina where she goes to hire a guide into the
swamp. Yep, you guessed it, Craig is to be her guide, and
of course, he convinces her that the best time to
investigate is at night. Their nightly treks provide ample
opportunity for them to get to know each other better, as
well as to realize that someone in the area is dumping
harmful contaminates. As Elaine challenges her fears and
becomes involved with the local residents, she finds layers
to herself she never knew existed, and she likes it. So
does Craig, who can't believe he's so attracted to her.
With time running out, he's not sure he can get her to fall
in love with him before the next full moon.
Oh, what fun this story was to read! All of the characters
are lively and interesting, and the sex is as hot and
steamy as the Louisiana bayou in the summertime. The
premise is both funny and serious, which makes it even more
entertaining. Elle James is an RWA Golden Heart winner, and
it's obvious from this book why. I can't wait for her next
Wanted: Single woman, very nearsighted, who doesn't care
about height (3") or skin flaws (green and bumpy) who can
see past minor details.
Craig Thibodeaux was cursed. Frog by day and man by night,
he had until the next full moon to break the spell by
finding someone to love him. Elaine Smith seemed perfect.
She was beautiful and smart, and even passionate about
frogs. And truth be told, he'd been a bit more frog than
Prince Charming even before he'd tangled with the Voodoo
Queen. Elaine deserved more. She deserved to be the queen
of someone's lily pad: a wife. While fighting more than
one fly in the ointment, the magic of a single kiss brings
Craig to realize fairytale endings really can come true.