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To-do: Stop the bad guys. Rescue the wizard. Find the perfect outfit for New Year’s Eve.

At last, Owen Palmer, the dreamboat wizard at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., has conjured up the courage to get Katie Chandler under the mistletoe at the office holiday party. But just when it looks like Katie has found her prince, in pops her inept fairy godmother, Ethelinda, to throw a wand into the works. Ethelinda’s timing couldn’t be worse. A plot hatched by MSI’s rogue ex-employees, Idris and his evil fairy gal pal Ari, threatens to expose the company’s secrets–and the very existence of magic itself. Even worse, it could also mean the end of Katie’s happily-ever-after.

Now Katie and Owen must work side by side (but alas, not cheek to cheek) to thwart the villains’ plans. Braving black-magic-wielding sorceresses, subway-dwelling dragons, lovelorn frog princes, and even the dreaded trip to meet Owen’s parents at Christmas, Katie and her beau are in a battle to beat Idris at his own sinister game. All mischief and matters of the heart will come to a head at a big New Year’s Eve gala, when the crystal ball will drop, champagne will pour, and Katie will find herself truly spellbound.

Praise for Shanna Swendson’s Once Upon Stilettos
“Magical and totally delightful . . . [a] quirky, lighthearted romance.”
–freshfiction.com

“A fast and funny read. Chicklit meets urban fantasy.”
–Mary Jo Putney, author of The Marriage Spell


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Published: Random House Publishing Group an imprint of Random House Publishing Group on
ISBN: 9780345500113
List price: $4.99
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I didn't like this novel nearly as much as the first two. I got frustrated with Katie quite often, but I will give her credit for doing what she thought was her best. Not too much happens until the end, and I'm curious enough to finish the series. I'll need to take a little break though.more
ok, I started this one and just couldn't finish it. It remains open on my Kindle. I think I should not have forced myself to read it right after reading #2 in the series. Will come back to it at some point.more
I'm really enjoying this series. Not since Jennifer Estep's Bigtime superhero romance books have I torn through a set of books so quickly, and with so much enjoyment. I think this book was a huge turning point for Katie, who actually showed she had grown up some and could make the tough choices by the end of the book.more
In book three of the Enchanted, Inc. series Katie Chandler is finally getting what she desires. Owen Phillips, the hottie wizard (and possibly perfect man) at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc. has asked her out -- except Katie now has to deal with a meddling fairy godmother, their enemies are up to something, and every date they go on goes horribly, horribly wrong. This book, like the previous two before it, is extremely funny and cute. It's intelligent and fun chick-lit with a likable heroine, who can stand on her own two feet and doesn't want to bother with being a damsel in distress (she'll save herself, if she can, thank you very much). Now that I finished this book, I'm itching to read the fourth. I can't wait to see what happens next to all of the characters, and I hope she gets enough sales to publish the fifth and six books in the series.more
Katie and Owen end up with lots of obstacles in their path to romance in this outing of the book. It's a good sturdy addition to the series, but not an ending I liked. Hopefully, in the next book things will be better.more
First of all: don't read this book if you haven't read the previous two.Second: I liked this book and finished it in one go.However: This book is definitely not as good as the prequels.It looks like Swendson was full of good ideas, but should have given them to a better author.There is no red line in the story, the villains aren't scary at all and some facts are repeated annoyingly often.After a while, the readers know who the bad guys are (always called 'bad guys'), they know there is going to be another 'big showdown' (very irritating and often repeated phrase) and Phelas Idris is just very loveable, and not evil like Voldemort. It's just that I think Swendson didn't mean him to be loveable.At the end, the only convincingly evil magical person, Ari, becomes good. I think. Because we get no clues at that point.When reading the book, you feel that a lot of facts and actions are thrown at you for a reason, but in the end, it turns out they were just meant to fill the pages. Or to write book number four. Which I am definitely going to read. Of course!more
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I didn't like this novel nearly as much as the first two. I got frustrated with Katie quite often, but I will give her credit for doing what she thought was her best. Not too much happens until the end, and I'm curious enough to finish the series. I'll need to take a little break though.more
ok, I started this one and just couldn't finish it. It remains open on my Kindle. I think I should not have forced myself to read it right after reading #2 in the series. Will come back to it at some point.more
I'm really enjoying this series. Not since Jennifer Estep's Bigtime superhero romance books have I torn through a set of books so quickly, and with so much enjoyment. I think this book was a huge turning point for Katie, who actually showed she had grown up some and could make the tough choices by the end of the book.more
In book three of the Enchanted, Inc. series Katie Chandler is finally getting what she desires. Owen Phillips, the hottie wizard (and possibly perfect man) at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc. has asked her out -- except Katie now has to deal with a meddling fairy godmother, their enemies are up to something, and every date they go on goes horribly, horribly wrong. This book, like the previous two before it, is extremely funny and cute. It's intelligent and fun chick-lit with a likable heroine, who can stand on her own two feet and doesn't want to bother with being a damsel in distress (she'll save herself, if she can, thank you very much). Now that I finished this book, I'm itching to read the fourth. I can't wait to see what happens next to all of the characters, and I hope she gets enough sales to publish the fifth and six books in the series.more
Katie and Owen end up with lots of obstacles in their path to romance in this outing of the book. It's a good sturdy addition to the series, but not an ending I liked. Hopefully, in the next book things will be better.more
First of all: don't read this book if you haven't read the previous two.Second: I liked this book and finished it in one go.However: This book is definitely not as good as the prequels.It looks like Swendson was full of good ideas, but should have given them to a better author.There is no red line in the story, the villains aren't scary at all and some facts are repeated annoyingly often.After a while, the readers know who the bad guys are (always called 'bad guys'), they know there is going to be another 'big showdown' (very irritating and often repeated phrase) and Phelas Idris is just very loveable, and not evil like Voldemort. It's just that I think Swendson didn't mean him to be loveable.At the end, the only convincingly evil magical person, Ari, becomes good. I think. Because we get no clues at that point.When reading the book, you feel that a lot of facts and actions are thrown at you for a reason, but in the end, it turns out they were just meant to fill the pages. Or to write book number four. Which I am definitely going to read. Of course!more
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