"Move over Prince Charming! There's a new frog in town!"
Dragged from his bed in the middle of the night, Craig
Thibodeaux finds himself facing the bayous Voodoo Queen.
When he is cursed for NOT being interested in her
granddaughter, Craig thinks it's a joke until he wakes up
the next morning a frog! Suddenly he starts taking the
Voodoo Queen seriously and realizes he has less than two
weeks to get a woman to fall in love with him or spend the
rest of his life as a bullfrog, and he doesn't have a
prospect to even start with.
Elaine Smith is a genius dedicated to her research. But
when she finds her fiancÚ making out with another woman and
he accuses her of being more interested in her work than
him, she realizes the truth in his statements. So, rather
than sending an intern to collect the water samples she
needs from Bayou Miste, she decides to get out of her
laboratory and goes herself.
I liked Craig as a human because while he knew he had to
find some one to fall in love with him, he wasn't out to
hurt or use anyone to break his spell. Elaine walks into
his life and seems like the perfect target but because she
is so innocent and naive he didn't want to break her heart
because he didn't want to settle down. I got more than a
few laughs from his frustration of being a frog -- getting
stuck in a room because he couldn't open the door, for one.
Elaine does a lot of growing as a character -- she gets out
of her lab, associated with other people that aren't
scientists and learns that just because she is a child
genius, she didn't have to give up her life as an adult
too. Another reason I like Elaine is because she is easy to
fluster - Craig is one of the best looking guys she has
ever seen. So sometimes her brain mixes the yummy thoughts
she has about him with the actual conversation she is
having with the man. Some of her misspoken words were
funnier than others, but this was hilarious!
Elle James has written a truly enjoyable fractured fairy
tale with her version TO KISS A FROG. This was such a fun
read! The story has a quick light pace and even the final
confrontation was humorously written. If you are looking
for a light funny read this is a book that I would
Posted May 29, 2005
Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted December 7, 2006