Damsel Under Stress: A Novel
by Shanna Swendson
Review by Paige Roberts
Ballantine Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0345492927
Date: 01 May 2007 List Price $12.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Katie Chandler doesn't need a fairy godmother. Not now, when this down home girl from Texas is dating the sexiest and most powerful wizard in New York. And she definitely doesn't need this particular fairy godmother who has been resting on her laurels since that thing with Cinderella ages ago. But, Katie isn't given an option. She's saddled with Ethelinda, a chubby woman with odd clothing tastes and tiny little wings, who seems to think that burning the restaurant down on their first date is a sure way to make it more romantic. And this is the person who is trying to help her. From official release/information:
From publicity material: Katie Chandler and her wizard colleague Owen have finally gotten it together and are about to have their first real date, after confessing their feelings and sharing an electrifying kiss at the office Christmas party. So naturally, when the eccentric fairy Ethelinda appears and announces that she is Katie's fairy godmother, here to help her find true love, Katie dismisses her. She's found her true love and they are on the path to happily evere after; why would she need Ethelinda's help?
But Ethelinda isn't taking "no" for an answer and continues to pop up when Katie least expects--or wants--her. Add in the evil wizard Idris's scheme for world domination, or at least magical domination, and Katie has her hands full. She needs answers. Is Owen The One? What exactly is Idris's next move? And how does she get rid of a fairy godmother who has more ulterior motives then Cinderella's stepmother?