Though, I must say that the front cover was deceptive, not fitting with the murder mystery vibe of the story. Essie and Rump are supposed to get Melanie together with Frog Prince Gabe, a gentle giant with an obsession with turtles. Their office flirtation cooled when he turned her down after a scorching kiss at the office Christmas party. Like Cutris' other work, Enamoured isn't a straight fairytale retelling, rather its a cross over between the world of fairytales and real life romantic suspense. But fate has saddled her with a partner, and Rumpelstiltskin — with his sexy bad boy swagger — has a hidden agenda of his own.
A fairy tale retelling in the modern world? For readers of Stephanie Bond and Darynda Jones, fairy tales as you've never seen them before. So if you're looking for a good retelling. James learns the car crash was no accident and his ex-wife is still missing, presumed dead. That was the only failing in this novel, which otherwise had a good storyline, albeit a bit like a rom-com movie. The fairytales occur in the human world on selected souls, who are unknowing aided by their fairy godmothers to carry out the tale.
To Keep the Fairy tale world in balance. Not so good on the dating scene, but very effective in dealing with criminals. Librarian Maggie Kincaid yearns for excitement—but being accused of espionage is not what she had in mind. Only one option: immediate and total destruction. The man made her skin crawl.
Our book heroine, Melanie is involved in a rebellious plot to take her evil step dad down. What was Melanie up to? Esmerelda is a Fairy Godmother Enforcer charged with getting the Frog Prince fairytale backon track. I would have appreciated more detailed descriptions and character development. . I would have just thought it was a good romantic short-story.
Interspersed with this story, is the fact that Rumpelstiltskin and Esmeralda, her 'godmothers' on this tale, are trying t Enamoured is a fairytale retelling of the Frog Prince set in the modern world. Melanie is a daughter of a powerful, corrupt stepfather who she's determined to prove guilty, so she can get his abusive ways away from her mother. This review has been posted on. It's far more well-rounded than most novellas that I've read, and I didn't feel like I was getting gypped out of a back story, plot, or ending. As their paths cross, Melanie and Cole begin working together.
At a recent conference they were talking about something called Romagic Comedy and I think this is what they mean. Melanie, what are you doing here? But it's not a good fairytale retelling. Yes, it's a good novella. Tell us your favourite vacation spot, and you could win an e-copy of Island of Secrets. Do you harbor passionate otherworldly desires where the normal and paranormal collide? Once Upon a Crime… Melanie wants to get incriminating information on her evil stepfather and she'll get it — even if it means giving in to an odious toad's demands. She rummaged around within the bowels of the handbag, shoving aside her wallet, keys, tampons and God only knows what else. The first being it was too short.
Melanie and Cole's chemistry was fun and sexy. This is an easy read for those times when you just want to casually dip into a sweet, lighthearted romance without too complicated a plot line. Like I said earlier, Enamoured is a guilty pleasure sort of read. But as it stands, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. So I think the over all story was a little bit confusing. It's a total disaster right? This story felt like a mystery-romance-thriller want-to-be, wrapped up in a cocoon of faux fairy tale modernization. Melanie is a believable and likeable heroine.
Her fingers drummed against the walnut-timbered desk. But fate has saddled her with a partner, and Rumpelstiltskin — with his sexy bad boy swagger — has a hidden agenda of his own. The story's main protagonist, Melanie is trying to collect evidence against her corrupt and shady stepfather and meets Cole, an undercover cop who is on the same case. She rattled the gate again. I knew nothing of the story when I picked up the book, when I turned the page and ran into a Fairy God Mother I had to re-read the previous page. I wasn't able to grsps the whole idea of the Frog Price thing.