Wickedly Charming

Kristine Grayson. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $6.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-1-4022-4848-1
Reality and fairy tales collide in this altogether delightful story. Prince Charming, now divorced from Cinderella, has happily shed his storybook image for a life of running a bookstore and raising his two daughters. Mellie, on the other hand, can't get over being forever labeled as Evil. When she meets Charming at a book fair while protesting with People for the Ethical Treatment of Archetypes, the attraction is immediate and mutual, but first they must overcome Mellie's hatred of books and Charming's daughters' wariness ("Dad, she's the evil stepmother"). While a bit confusing at first, the story eventually flows and becomes a quick read, with engaging side characters and a sweet romance. Book lovers will be thrilled by the inside look at the publishing world, while fairy tale fans will love the in-jokes. (May)
Reviewed on: 03/28/2011
Release date: 05/01/2011
Genre: Fiction
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