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- Print Length: 317 pages
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- Publication Date: December 7, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AKR2UCE
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How (Not) to Kiss a Toad (Cindy Eller #1) Kindle Edition
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Cindy's roommates are Ordinaries (non magical). They work with Cindy and even reluctantly babysit her dates once they become toads. Her mother is a powerful Earth Witch who has been married twelve times and cannot seem to stop criticizing Cindy. It's no wonder that Cindy's life is complicated and entertaining.
If you want a book that will keep you engaged and entertained, I hope that you'll read How (Not) to Kiss a Toad. Enjoy!
The worst thing, however, is the fact that she's unable to prevent herself from turning each and every guy she kisses into toads. When she meets Timothy, a gorgeous new customer in the bakery, Cindy is hoping that she's finally met the one that will change her streak of bad toads....err, men.
What ensues is nothing short of chaos. Loss of employment for starters, then her ability to continue to do magic is threatened when it's found out that she's turning men into toads. In order to keep her magic from being stripped away, she must work with her newest step-dad in changing back the toads to their human self, and learn how to control magic.
Cindy is a pretty likable main character. She's as down to earth as a magic wielder can be and really wants to make it in the world of baking, even though her mother (who is also a fairy godmother) isn't at all impressed. She feels that Cindy can do much better than work in a bakery. Oh, and Cindy's two roommates are a riot. They are both there for Cindy (they are all there for one another) throughout everything that happens.
Timothy is a character I'm on the fence about. He may be good looking and charming but he lost a lot of brownie points with me during a turn in the novel where Cindy's world was falling apart. I'll stop there so as not to ruin anything. Just note that I think that Cindy can do better; either that or the author really needs to improve his character in the next book - which I can't wait to read regardless of how Timothy is written.
So much happens in this novel that you find yourself glued to the pages. I read this entire novel in one night after work....it helped that the hubby was off playing golf :) The writing style is fluid and the author does a great job keeping each thread straight but intertwined throughout the novel as necessary. There are typical misunderstandings, sweet romantic moments, and bitter realizations but no sex or over-the-top swearing or inappropriate passages.
Cute and fun - What's not to love?!
Review Copy Courtesy Of: Amazon Gifted Copy by Author, at no cost, in exchange for an honest review.
Cindy Eller is a witch (or so she believes) but there is a problem-her mother refuses to talk about her father and therefore she is unable to determine who or what she is. Whenever she kisses a man, he turns into a toad. And to make matters worse, her most recent trip into Toadville has remained in his amphibious state. As Cindy struggles to make right the wrong, she will encounter more problems when the Council of Magic believes she is wielding her power for no good.
Enter Mr. Right –toad number two- and Cindy knows she has been cursed. When Mr. Right makes all the right moves and says all the right things, she believes she has found ‘the one’. But Mr. Right has a secret or two himself. Cindy’s kiss will once again curse the new man in her life and now she must face the Council of Magic to determine if she will be stripped of her powers forever.
HOW (NOT) TO KISS A TOAD is a humorous take on a fairytale premise. Written in the chic-lit genre, there are moments of fun and entertainment meshed into a storyline about three friends working in a bake shop who one day hope to make it on their own. With an extended family of half-sisters and more, you know there will be several more storylines in the Cindy Eller series.
Elizabeth Reeves takes the reader on a ride through cupcake heaven and lands them squarely into the icy realm of gourmet ice-cream hell. The relationship with Mr. Right took an abrupt turn to nowhere, and in the end, their reconciliation was rather quick –as though the author was racing to the finish. There is always something missing when an author reconciles with the characters too quickly.
There are a few issues of grammar and spelling that any good proof-reader or editor should have caught, but overall the story is a quick read that should bring about a smile or two.
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