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Prince Charming Doesnít Live Here by Christine Warren

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Cover art: Prince Charming Doesnít Live Here Reviewer: Jillean Wallace
Title: Prince Charming Doesnít Live Here - 10th in the Novels of the Others series
Author: Christine Warren
Publisher: St. Martin's
ISBN-13: 978-0312-94794-1
Release Date: Novemenber 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Paranormal Romance
Year/Setting: Present day Manhattan, NY
Overall Rating: 5.0
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Moderate
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Christine's Website/Blog: www.christinewarren.net


Danice Carter is one of Manhattanís fastest rising attorneys. She works for one of the most prestigious firms and is on the brink of making it to be one of the firmís junior partners. All Danice has to do is find her top bossís granddaughter, Rosemary, and get her to file a paternity suit. Getting said granddaughter to answer her phone for a meeting proves to be a daunting challenge for Danice. When she finally does get Rosemary on the phone and gets a meeting set up, Danice is about to be thrown into the case of a lifetime. It seems, upon arriving at Rosemaryís home, that no one is home. Danice, against her better judgment, decides to look around. Out of nowhere she is cornered and interrogated by the most handsome man she has laid eyes on.

McIntyre Callahan (Mac as he likes to call himself) is a private investigator on the search for Rosemary as well. What he doesnít expect to find in Rosemaryís house though, is the brash, quick-witted and very beautiful Danice instead. He has been hired by unseen people to locate Rosemary at all costs and tries to convince Danice that she should pack up and return to her normal life. Of course, Danice is nothing if not stubborn and refuses to go back to her boss with nothing.

Mac realizes Danice is not going to give up and does the only thing he can by showing her the world she has dipped her stiletto-wearing feet into. Mac is a changeling; half-human, half-Fae, who was abandoned by his mother on his human fatherís doorstep. Mac takes Danice to the world of Faerie to find Rosemary, who seems to have gotten herself entangled with Fae royalty. Hopefully they will find Rosemary, and also delve into the smoldering romance between them before their world comes crashing down.

I truly enjoyed this book so much. I am a big fan of fantasy novels and was charmed by Christine Warrenís tale. With the influx of so many books in the sci-fi/fantasy genre, itís quite wonderful to have a different look into this world. It starts with a very sophisticated, knowledgeable woman and takes her rose-colored glasses off to the possibility of more in her life. Danice is the epitome of working women today that have to fight so much harder to achieve what they want in life. Itís also nice to see a softer side to Danice exposed when she starts getting involved with Mac. Mac is definitely a charmer (what is it with supernatural men ) and he helps Danice let her hair down and shows her that she can be tough as nails and still be feminine. I will say I saw the ending coming a little quicker than other books I have read in the past but this truly is a wonderful addition.

Jillean

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