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Kiss That Frog: A Modern Fairy Tale (Fantasy Romance Novelette) [Kindle Edition]

Cate Rowan
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"A perfect mix of enjoyable plot, some ridiculously funny scenes, and wonderful romance."PW Reader

"If you love magic and romance, you will love Rowan's books."The Pen & Muse Book Reviews

A Regency frog prince stuck in Los Angeles . . . with a woman who doesn't want to find her prince.

In Kiss That Frog: A Modern Fairy Tale, reclusive artist Sofia reluctantly agrees to pet-sit for her young niece's frog. Can a headstrong cynic who keeps everyone at arms-length trust the magic she discovers in the terrarium?

This short novella with a Regency time-travel twist is 12,000 words (approximately 50 pages). Cate Rowan's sensuous fantasy romances have won more than thirty awards.

Amazon reviewers say:

"A cheerful romp that will bring a smile and have you thinking twice about the next frog that might pass your way!"

"Full of charm and feel-good romance."

"Just adorable . . . quick and sweet and satisfying, like sneaking a fresh-baked chocolate-chip cookie before dinner."

"Fill a gap in your day and grab this book. It's sweet and short and you'll love the mini escape from reality to enjoy some magic."

More magical romance by Cate Rowan:

The Source of Magic
A modern woman finds herself ensnared in a fantasy otherworld, trapped by treachery and family secrets—and opposing a mystical prince, the one man who can make everything right.

Kismet's Kiss
When a deadly epidemic strikes a sultan's realm, only a magical healer from an enemy land has the skill to save it. The sultan never imagined the healer would be a woman....

Swords and Scimitars
When two women beg for aid against tyranny, a sultan must sacrifice his freedom and his long-scarred heart to help them.

Sword and Lute
When a musician stumbles across a dying god, she must sacrifice her precious lute to save him and find her heart's desire.

Flirting with the Fireman
A sculptress, a battery-chasing cat, and a studly fireman meet through a supernatural recipe for "Get a Husband" Brunswick stew.



Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Cate Rowan has washed laundry in a crocodile-infested African lake, parasailed over Cabo san Lucas, and swum with dolphins, but her best adventures are her story worlds. Her lush fantasy romances about magic, danger and passion in faraway realms have won more than thirty awards. Her debut novel, Kismet's Kiss, was a two-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist and was nominated for Best Fantasy Romance of 2010 and Best Debut of 2010 by The Romance Reviews. A prequel,The Source of Magic, has been named a Top Pick by The Romance Reviews.

Cate credits her favorite childhood authors--a list that includes J.R.R. Tolkien, Guy Gavriel Kay, Anne McCaffrey, Nora Roberts, Ursula K. Le Guin, James Herriot, and C.S. Lewis--for her love of fiction, great characters, and a rich imagination. She also thanks her family for forgiving all those times she brought a novel to dinner.

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  • Language: English
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming and fun February 13, 2014
By april
Format:Kindle Edition
I love modern takes on classic fairy tales. Although Kiss That Frog is of the shorter variety, it is full of charm and feel good romance. It was a very satisfying, easy read, which can be hard to do with short stories.

It's really cute how Sophia seems cynical and guarded, yet she starts opening up to this pet frog she's petsitting. Even in his frog form they have this connection that pushes past Sophia's walls she's so carefully built.

Kiss That Frog is perfect for a fun, quick read, for those days when you need a little charm to perk you up.

** I received this ebook from Netgalley for review purposes. **
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun romantic short! July 10, 2012
By Elisa
Format:Kindle Edition
This story is just adorable--it's the perfect little fairy tale about a lonely artist who reluctantly agrees to pet-sit her niece's toad, and accidentally discovers he's a bewitched 19th-century prince (and, as it happens, quite charming indeed. Not to mention sexy.) There's humor, and also a believable breaking-down of the emotional barriers the artist has used to protect herself.

The story's quick and sweet and satisfying, like sneaking a fresh-baked chocolate-chip cookie before dinner.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Review March 3, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Sophie just wants time alone to paint, but her niece needs a frog sitter.

This is a quick, cute, and sweet modern rendition of The Frog Prince or The Princess and the Frog.

Characters are authentic and compassionate.

Overall, a touching read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes You Kiss the Right Frog! June 2, 2014
By Myrt
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a great but all too short grown up take on the fairytale about a frog patiently waiting to find the princess to turn him back into a human prince with her kiss. Only it's modern times, so the 'princess' is an introverted artist reluctantly pet sitting for her niece. It's a cheerful romp that will bring a smile and have you thinking twice about the next frog that might pass your way!

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute Story April 21, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
H: Prince Alexander of Nemerre
h: Sofia

I thought this was a cute short story. It was very short it took me about 30 mins from start to finish. I thought for the length it was a pretty good book., Great read for me While I was waiting to pick up my Kids from school.

So you got Prince Alex's father the king and he is having a house party trying to get Price Alex to choose a Bride. Prince Alex is not ready and is trying to dodge all the girls, but one Mama is not having it Jesynne mother the Duchess is also a witch and she gives the Prince a chose either marry her daughter or else. Well the Price choose or else and........200 yrs later Los Angeles U.S.A. you got anti-soical painter Sofia who gets sucked into watching her 7yr nieces pet frog for a week. While watching the frog Sofia slowly starts to talk and touch the frog. At one points she says she wished the frog would turn into a real Price like the fairy tale stories and she kisses it and........... nothing happens just her luck. She takes a bath and when she comes out a strange handsome man is sitting on her couch dressed like a freak.

I thought this was a cute story I would recommend it to people who would like a quick read to pass the time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
4.5 Stars for what is a cute read! Kiss That Frog, A Modern Fairy Tale by Cate Rowan gives a new updated grown up version of the classic tale. The story is a perfect mix of enjoyable plot, some ridiculously funny scenes, and wonderful romance. Expanded it would make a very funny movie. I would pay to go see it! My only reason for not giving it five stars is the bad language used by Sofia. I get that she is a housekeeping challenged “cynical Los Angeles artist” but the language did not fit with the image pictured in my mind of her. Honestly, in this case it did not move the story along or give me any insight into the character. I guess I just don’t believe any one so committed to their young niece would use those expressions so casually. This is my opinion as someone who is only a reader not a writer or someone just out of date with the rest of the world. Still I liked the story and the characters very much.
Copy provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short Sweet Fairytale Modernized August 7, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This was really funny and adorable especially for a modernized fairy tale! I loved Sofia's character and the way she took to Toad the frog eventually. It is almost a lesson in keeping an open mind and learning from your surroundings :) It.was short and sweet and a very good read. Easily read in one sitting and would probably be good for a rainy day or a day at the beach! I would recommend this story to romance enthusiasts and fantasy lovers alike.

***This book is suitable for adult readers
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A modern fairy tale July 2, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I have a confession to make. This is the first novella I have ever read. I think it was a pretty good introduction into the style of novellas. This little tidbit of magic was delightful and left behind a nice warm fuzzy feeling. Would recommend for a quick cozy read. I am interested to see what else Ms. Rowan has to offer!

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. 3.5/5
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it!
It was a very cute story. I loved it!
Published 1 month ago by Diane M robertson
3.0 out of 5 stars This was such a cute story!
This was such a cute story and great way to decompress at the end of a day.

The story is about Sofia, an artist and hermit of sorts. Read more
Published 5 months ago by satxbookworm
3.0 out of 5 stars cute, short story
This is a cute, short story. When Sofia, an artist, agrees to frog sit for her niece, she has no idea that the frog is an enchanted prince. Read more
Published 5 months ago by David's Wife
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely short read
What a delightful little tale! I was looking for something short to fill a gap in my afternoon before picking kids up and came across this in my Kindle. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Midnight Rainbow
3.0 out of 5 stars Quick and clean version of a fairy tale but left me wanting more
Kiss That Frog is a short romance between the very modern but love shy Sofia and the two hundred year old prince, Alexander. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mel
2.0 out of 5 stars Not enough story for a real review
I was given a copy of this book from the publishers via NetGalley, in return for an honest review.

Kiss That Frog was a very short retelling of The Frog Prince. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Crystal S.
3.0 out of 5 stars A sweet, quick read.
I don't have a whole lot to say about this novella.

I don't normally read a lot of romance, so it was a little out of my comfort zone. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Stephanie O'Connell
3.0 out of 5 stars I wish it had been longer.
Book Review- Kiss That Frog by Cate Rowan

Alexander of Nemere refused to marry the daughter of a Duchess who happened to be a witch. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Stacy L Sabala
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★ Cate Rowan: Magically Fantastic Romance ★

Cate has washed laundry in a crocodile-infested African lake, parasailed over a Mexican beach, swum with dolphins in the Florida Keys and had Costa Rican monkeys poop in her hair, but her favorite adventures are in story worlds. Her lush fantasy romances about magical deeds, kismet and true love in realms near and far have won more than thirty awards.

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Cate credits her favorite childhood authors--including J.R.R. Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey, Nora Roberts, Guy Gavriel Kay, and James Herriot--for her love of fiction, great characters, and a rich imagination. Writing became a force in her life when clever elementary school teachers assigned weekly creative writing projects. She wrote through high school, particularly when bored in class. (Rumor has it those early pages consisted of fantasies about Duran Duran, but she is silent on the issue and keeps those notebooks from prying eyes.) She put fiction aside to earn a Ph.D.--but her muse, even while stuffed in a dark closet, never shut up. Now she and her muse and her story people get to play every day. (There might be strawberry mojitos involved, but again, she's not saying.)

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