"Charming slant on princely tale"
In the not too distant future, scientist are the superstars
not movie stars or athletes. Lucy Gordon's father is one of
the best of the best. Being a good daughter, she aspires to
be like daddy dearest. She is working with frogs as a
barometer for the environment - if the frogs skin is nice
and green everything is okey dokey; if the frogs are a
sickly shades then bumpy roads are ahead. To this aim, Lucy
wants to breed a new strain of frog. But it backfires and
she is set down, and made to teach science in a Brit
boarding school. This has not stopped her from trying to
find the trick to get back in the good graces of the
Scientific Community and daddy's eyes.
Her efforts results in a very unique species of frog - or
so she thinks. The frog she had transforms into 200 pounds
of pure hunk, when Lucy excitedly kisses it. Dazzling one
might say, but Lucy wants her frog not a prince! 1000-year-
old Prince Wolfe Graye refused to marry a Sorcerer's
daughter, and for his temerity he is put under the old
standard spell of being turned into a toadie hop hop. The
Welsh warrior is delighted someone finally released him
from his amphibian form, so he is not happy Lucy wants
Kermit for company more than him. He must charm the lucky
lass into loved him human self or be banished back to a
diet of flies and living on lily pads. Chugerumph! Medieval
warrior finds himself out of league in this modern world,
so he must upgrade Male 5.0 for Male XP quickly to woo his
lady. He has only until the next full moon to break the
spell or its back to the Muppets for life. Lucy had to
choose between the Prince trying to be charming and winning
daddy's approval. Frankly, not much choice, in my opinion,
but in Laura Marie Altom's charming spin on the Faerytale,
you're given a great time and some charming fun...princely
Posted December 23, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 3, 2007
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?