Saturday, January 9, 2010

Once Upon Stilettos by Shanna Swendson

Genre: Fiction

Publication Date: April 2006

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One Word Review: Charming

First Line: “It all began with the red shoes.”

Synopsis: Katie Chandler’s life is pure magic–literally. As an executive assistant at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., she’s seen more than her share of fantastical occurrences. A mere Manhattan mortal, Katie is no wizard, but she’s a wiz at exposing “hokum” pocus, cloaked lies, and deceptive enchantments. And she’s fallen under the all-too-human spell of attraction to Owen, a hunky wizard and coworker. Owen, however, is preoccupied. Someone has broken into his office and disrupted top-secret files, and it reeks of an inside job. CEO Merlin (yes, the Merlin) and taps Katie and her special ability to uncover the magical mole. Keeping her feelings in check while sleuthing alongside Owen, Katie is shocked to discover that her immunity to magic is waning, putting her in grave danger. Soon she’s surrendering to the charms and enchantments of everyone and everything around her, including a killer pair of red stilettos. Katie must now conjure up her natural instincts to get to the bottom of the break-in, regain her power, and win the wizard of her dreams.-GoodReads

Kathy’s Review: This is the sequel to Enchanted, Inc. I enjoyed this installment as much as the first. Although the storylines were different, they felt really similar (in a good way). We pick up right where book one ends and Katie has once again found herself in the middle of trouble. I liked both Owen and Katie a lot more in this one, maybe since all the groundwork had already been done I was able to sit back and enjoy their story. Owen still blushes like crazy (not as annoying this time around), but he’s also more confident and I just liked him better. The story was a fun mix of reality and fantasy. There is a tiny bit of swearing and a little talk of sex, but overall a really clean read. I’m looking forward to reading the next book!

Reading Order:
Book One: Enchanted, Inc.
Book Two: Once Upon Stilettos
Book Three: Damsel Under Stress
Book Four: Don’t Hex with Texas


  1. This sounds like riotus fun. I really want to read it now. Quirky but good.

  2. quite interesting post. I would love to follow you on twitter.


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