Kiss that Frog: A Modern Fairy Tale
by Cate Rowan
Overview (from B&N.com): In this romantic fairy tale remix, a cynical Los Angeles artist reluctantly pet-sits for her young niece’s frog and discovers magic in the terrarium — in the form of a sexy enchanted prince.
This short story (113 pages on the Nook) was interesting. It was a little different compared to the average “modern fairy tale”. The main character Sophia wasn’t what I expected as a cynical Los Angeles artist. She was a little too willing to believe in magic and the idea of a frog prince to be classified a cynic, in my mind. Sophia’s interaction with Prince Alexander was funny. His lack of understanding in the modern world and her explanations had me chuckling while trying to figure out how I would explain every day things to someone who didn’t understand. It would not be a cake walk. Cate Rowan could have drawn things out a little more and made it a longer story. Upping to 150 pages would’ve made Kiss that Frog slightly more believable, at least as far as a story including magic can be. Overall I liked, but probably would not recommend. If you already love Cate Rowan or read anything fairy tale related that you can get your hands on, then this short story is right up your alley. If that doesn’t describe you, then you may want to skip this one.
3 out of 5 Bookmarks
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