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"Delightful amusing modernizing of the classic fairy tale, The Frog Prince"

Scientists realize that frogs are the perfect barometer of the health of the environment for if the species has hearty skin, the quality of the surroundings is safe; on the other hand sickly frogs mean a deadly environs. Cotswold boarding school teacher Lucy Gordon knows she has come along way from her hometown of Springdale, Alabama to instruct the aristocracy in the equivalent of fifth grade biology. However, what she really wants is to find her own special frog species to make her father proud of her achievement.

Lucy swerves her car to avoid a "bouncing green blob", but her tire blows. The green blob turns out to be a unique species of frog. Euphoric, she kisses her amphibian, only to find herself pinned under a muscular naked hunk. Lucy has liberated Welsh Prince Wolfe from a millennium old spell that turned him into a frog. He feels obligated to his rescuer and needs her to survive in this strange world. As they fall in love, Lucy wonders if her dream of universal acknowledgment of frog success is incompatible with her hunk while also wondering if his feelings are love or just gratitude.

KISSING FROGS is a delightful amusing modernizing of the classic fairy tale, The Frog Prince. The story line is filled with fun leaps and frolics as author Laura Marie Altom plays this novel to bring joy and laughter to her audience. The prime romance is delectable because the lead couple is a fine duo struggling between his medieval outlook and her ambition and doubts. This reviewer anticipated Rocky and Bullwinkle to show up (they didn't) with this enjoyable version of Fractured Fairy Tales.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 21, 2003

SUMMARY

A MODERN DAY FAIRY TALE

Biologist Lucy Gordon had one chance in a million to capture her every dream. Money. Fame. And most important—finally earning her father’s respect. It all depended upon her discovering a new species of frog. Then one day, by a miraculous twist of fate, that frog found her.

Consumed with joy, she kissed the little bugger smack dab on his lips. Poof!

As magically as he’d appeared, he was gone. In his place was over two hundred pounds of wholly naked, wholly medieval bad-boy prince who claimed she’d saved him from an amphibian eternity. But Lucy didn’t want a prince; she wanted her frog. She wanted her dreams. Until the gorgeous prince returned her kiss and her soul melted, and her choice became less clear. With the power to transform Wolfe back into a wart-covered creature, Lucy had to choose her own happily ever after: Fame, money, and respect? Or love?

 

Kissing Frogs
by Laura Marie Altom

Love Spell
January 1, 2004
ISBN #0505525682
EAN #9780505525680
368 pages
Paperback
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