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Fans of Angie Hockman and Sarah Hogle won’t want to miss this enchanting, funny, and sexy novel that takes you inside the heart of the world’s magic—and warms your heart as the resident Fairy Godmothers seek to expand that magic through the power of love… SOMETIMES YOU'RE THE CURSE . . . Disgraced wedding planner Zuri Davis is so relieved to be offered a Fans of Angie Hockman and Sarah Hogle won’t want to miss this enchanting, funny, and sexy novel that takes you inside the heart of the world’s magic—and warms your heart as the resident Fairy Godmothers seek to expand that magic through the power of love… SOMETIMES YOU'RE THE CURSE . . . Disgraced wedding planner Zuri Davis is so relieved to be offered a job with Fairy Godmothers, Inc., she's willing to trade the high-rise excitement of Chicago for the small-town charm of Ever After. Falling for one of her grooms, even unintentionally, was enough to destroy her career--and also to prove that all men are indeed frogs. But when she meets gorgeous B&B owner Phillip Charming, who definitely lives up to his name, even she is tempted to test that theory . . . AND SOMETIMES YOU'RE THE CURE Three hundred years as a frog by day and himself by night, is enough to test any man's patience--even if Phillip knows he deserved Petunia's curse. It certainly taught him not to mess around when it comes to making promises. And stubborn, proud Zuri is a woman he'd like to promise his heart and everything else to--if only he weren't a sometimes-frog. Can he hope for True Love's Kiss from a woman whose trust has been so thoroughly broken?


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Fans of Angie Hockman and Sarah Hogle won’t want to miss this enchanting, funny, and sexy novel that takes you inside the heart of the world’s magic—and warms your heart as the resident Fairy Godmothers seek to expand that magic through the power of love… SOMETIMES YOU'RE THE CURSE . . . Disgraced wedding planner Zuri Davis is so relieved to be offered a Fans of Angie Hockman and Sarah Hogle won’t want to miss this enchanting, funny, and sexy novel that takes you inside the heart of the world’s magic—and warms your heart as the resident Fairy Godmothers seek to expand that magic through the power of love… SOMETIMES YOU'RE THE CURSE . . . Disgraced wedding planner Zuri Davis is so relieved to be offered a job with Fairy Godmothers, Inc., she's willing to trade the high-rise excitement of Chicago for the small-town charm of Ever After. Falling for one of her grooms, even unintentionally, was enough to destroy her career--and also to prove that all men are indeed frogs. But when she meets gorgeous B&B owner Phillip Charming, who definitely lives up to his name, even she is tempted to test that theory . . . AND SOMETIMES YOU'RE THE CURE Three hundred years as a frog by day and himself by night, is enough to test any man's patience--even if Phillip knows he deserved Petunia's curse. It certainly taught him not to mess around when it comes to making promises. And stubborn, proud Zuri is a woman he'd like to promise his heart and everything else to--if only he weren't a sometimes-frog. Can he hope for True Love's Kiss from a woman whose trust has been so thoroughly broken?

30 review for Men Are Frogs

  1. 4 out of 5

    Joe Krakovsky

    Whenever I review a book that I win in a giveaway, I never read all the hype on the cover so I can go in with a clean slate. That being the case, I cracked open "Men are Frogs" not even sure of the genre. As I started reading about magic and wedding planning, my first impression was that this was kind of cute and suitable for younger teens. But as I read on, imagine my shock as the swear words started popping up along with the references to sex. Now don't get me wrong, it isn't anything I haven' Whenever I review a book that I win in a giveaway, I never read all the hype on the cover so I can go in with a clean slate. That being the case, I cracked open "Men are Frogs" not even sure of the genre. As I started reading about magic and wedding planning, my first impression was that this was kind of cute and suitable for younger teens. But as I read on, imagine my shock as the swear words started popping up along with the references to sex. Now don't get me wrong, it isn't anything I haven't heard before. It is just that I was disappointed that this was not what I expected, for I imagined my daughter or granddaughter stumbling across this at an inappropriate age. I was fooled by the cute cover and the adorable fairy godmothers. This may have been a magical romance, but hearing the fairy godmothers swearing like bikers or talking of wet panties when I wasn't expecting it was mildly offensive. Heck, I wanted the magic of a real romance and not one of those Disney type movies that they try to appeal to all ages by having a cute kid in one scene and some guy fondling the ho in the next. Come on, man, keep it clean or keep it dirty. Being disappointed as stated above, I became a little critical. The story itself was okay, and held my attention, and there was a beautiful moment towards the end. It just seemed like there were far too many pages of meaningless or small talk conversation that were to me like filler material. The author could probably cut out 50 pages or make it more interesting. But that is just my opinion.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sakshi Dabhade

    Men are frogs is a fairy tale retelling which is cute, sweet, funny, enchanting, sexy and full of magic! Phillip Charming aka the Prince Charming is cursed by favorite fairy godmother, Petunia for reasons I shall not tell. For a long, long period of three hundred years, by the day Phillip is a frog and through the night, a prince. Then comes in town of Ever After is Zuri Davis. A wedding planner who almost lost the faith in love. Why? Reasons I shall not tell. For that reasons, Zuri is of belief Men are frogs is a fairy tale retelling which is cute, sweet, funny, enchanting, sexy and full of magic! Phillip Charming aka the Prince Charming is cursed by favorite fairy godmother, Petunia for reasons I shall not tell. For a long, long period of three hundred years, by the day Phillip is a frog and through the night, a prince. Then comes in town of Ever After is Zuri Davis. A wedding planner who almost lost the faith in love. Why? Reasons I shall not tell. For that reasons, Zuri is of belief that - men are frogs. When they meet, sparks fly (quite literally too at the end of the book!). But can Zuri's True Love's Kiss save Phillip? The title is what made me read this book. Yeah, it is funny! After reading the first book in the series, I knew the setting of the magical town of Ever After with all of its magical characters. I was having second and third thoughts, but the title... it made me read it. And, somewhere I am glad I read it. The characters are adorable. The romance is cute and sweet and cliché. The writing and the setting is quite clever. I would like to reiterate what I said in earlier review - if I would have read it while I was ten years younger, I would have loved it crazy. Now... a bit less. But, there are certain things that stuck with me - "It’s not about finding someone who is perfect, it’s about finding who is perfect for you." "He’ll have angels and demons just like all of us, only his will fit with yours.” "If fate has to move things around to put you where she wants you, you will definitely not enjoy the ride.” "Fate will teach him his lessons. That’s not for us to do. We spread the love. Not the lessons." "You’ll see in time that when you do things for them, they don’t learn the lessons that they need to make the right choices." Well, despite everything, I still fancy the series and can't wait to see what the trio of mischievous meddling matchmaking fairy godmothers have in store for Juniper and Tomas!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    4.25 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin Men Are Frogs is such a fun book! It has a fairytale romance with a true Prince Charming, a wedding planner with a heart of gold, a love story that will make you smile, and friendships that will warm your heart. Zuri Davis is a wedding planner whose personal life and career took a hit when she found out her boyfriend was actually the groom in a wedding she was planning. She isn’t sure she believes love is in the cards for her when she is offered the po 4.25 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin Men Are Frogs is such a fun book! It has a fairytale romance with a true Prince Charming, a wedding planner with a heart of gold, a love story that will make you smile, and friendships that will warm your heart. Zuri Davis is a wedding planner whose personal life and career took a hit when she found out her boyfriend was actually the groom in a wedding she was planning. She isn’t sure she believes love is in the cards for her when she is offered the position of wedding planner in the small town of Ever After, Missouri. Zuri has a tight bond with her twin, Zeva, but otherwise she’s quite lonely. She’s charmed by the magic of Ever After, although how magical the place is she doesn’t know at first. I adored watching her make friends with the residents of her new home (the strong female friendships in this book are fantastic). I wanted to hug Zuri and let her know she is definitely fit for the happily ever after she gives to others. She’s kind, generous, and truly listens to people. And though she’s done kissing metaphorical frogs to find her prince, maybe she needs to give an actual frog a chance. Phillip is a frog prince – literally. He’s been cursed for nearly three hundred years to be a frog by day, only getting to be his Prince Charming self at night. I liked that Phillip has already done some growth at the beginning of the story. He apologizes and means it to the fairy godmothers he wronged, not because of what happened to him but because of what he did. He’s a good man with a kind heart and a sense of humor. I liked seeing his friendship with the beastly Hunter and to see him open himself up to more bonds of friendship with beings that others may be wary of. He and Zuri are a perfect match and they click from the very beginning. Both of them become their best selves over the course of Men Are Frogs and I liked how Saranna DeWylde tested them and their burgeoning relationship in an organic way. Zuri and Phillip are a couple you can root for and though some might not enjoy the insta-love aspect to their romance, I didn’t mind because it’s a fairytale, so why not? Men Are Frogs delighted me from beginning to end. It’s an adult fairytale with charm, humor, and quirkiness. I cannot wait to see who fairy godmothers Petunia, Bluebonnet, and Jonquil pair up next! FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lyn

    This is the cutest fairytale retelling that won't satisfy Grimm's devilish taste but gave my heart a gentle squeeze. Thank you so much for sending my the ARC. I guess you can judge from the title which fairytale it is. Well, the frog made the fatal mistake by courting two fairies at the same time and rightfully earned his curse. But the fairies who cursed him didn't quite know how to cure the curse, even though they already forgave him as he has become a better person. They are even planning to m This is the cutest fairytale retelling that won't satisfy Grimm's devilish taste but gave my heart a gentle squeeze. Thank you so much for sending my the ARC. I guess you can judge from the title which fairytale it is. Well, the frog made the fatal mistake by courting two fairies at the same time and rightfully earned his curse. But the fairies who cursed him didn't quite know how to cure the curse, even though they already forgave him as he has become a better person. They are even planning to make a frog kissing booth, partly to attract tourists (w.h.y.), partly to save him from turning to a frog eternally. - Zuri is a wedding planner who believed in happily ever afters, but her faith was crushed after realising that her boyfriend was als the groom of a wedding she was planning. They came into the realization during the wedding, and the bride lit her dress on fire with the ceremonial candle (what a queen). She moved to this town called Ever After, met this guy, only to realise that she's allergic to amphibians. - I don't have much to say about the romance except how cute it is. The side characters are totally adorable too. The beast is like a giant teddy bear in the story. I love how there's no female rivalry to win someone's heart, and the women are caring for each other. The bride didn't blame Zuri for they are both victims of a trash guy who ruined their lives. There's an Evil Queen in the book and I have a massive girl crush. She's terrible and loves to be horrifying, has flying monkeys at her castle, but she's also so sweet. I hope she gets her own book. Oh and the magical castle feels like a lovely old girl to me. Idk if she counts as a side character. - I would recommend anyone who's in a mood of a sweet fairytale retelling and not in a mood for gender stereotypes to read it. It brought me so many smiles and I hope it does the same magic for you too.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kylie

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for my ARC. Ok, firstly, fair warning; I fell in love with the town of Ever After and its characters in, ‘Fairy Godmothers, Inc so was predisposed to enjoy this title too, except, if possible, I think that I enjoyed it even more. Philip Charming, B&B owner and part time Frog Prince (yes, he’s that Prince Charming) is desperately seeking a cure for his froggy curse; enter Zuri Davis who is desperately seeking to reestablish herself... Add in three and a With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for my ARC. Ok, firstly, fair warning; I fell in love with the town of Ever After and its characters in, ‘Fairy Godmothers, Inc so was predisposed to enjoy this title too, except, if possible, I think that I enjoyed it even more. Philip Charming, B&B owner and part time Frog Prince (yes, he’s that Prince Charming) is desperately seeking a cure for his froggy curse; enter Zuri Davis who is desperately seeking to reestablish herself... Add in three and a half, mischievous, meddling, sugar addicted Fairy Godmothers and you get another rollicking romance. The author has written a fantastic fairytale romance and I was left hanging out for the next title in the series. *Please note: can be read as a standalone but some references would make more sense, and be more humorous, if you read the series in order. So do yourself a favour and buy/order them all.*

  6. 4 out of 5

    Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)

    It was by coincidence I discovered the first book in this standalone series and it’s because of my love for this charming town and all things magic that I consumed book 2 in a day! Ever After is not your normal town and it makes my fairytale loving heart happy beyond belief! I love the way DeWylde mixes the most beloved child stories and brings them to light for my adult heart! Phillip and Zuri’s story is a beautiful one and I love the promise of more and more stories to come especially after ge It was by coincidence I discovered the first book in this standalone series and it’s because of my love for this charming town and all things magic that I consumed book 2 in a day! Ever After is not your normal town and it makes my fairytale loving heart happy beyond belief! I love the way DeWylde mixes the most beloved child stories and brings them to light for my adult heart! Phillip and Zuri’s story is a beautiful one and I love the promise of more and more stories to come especially after getting to know the town you want them all to have their HEA! A must read for any adult who loves fairytales and still believes in magic!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Anatl

    Lured by the premise of a modern version quaint fairy tale retelling of the princess and the frog I had great hopes from this book, unfortunately this time, most of them felt short of the mark. It started out with Zuri a wedding planner whose career literally went up in smokes when her boyfriend turns out as the groom in a wedding she was planning, and the bride in reaction set her dress on fire. She arrives in the magical town of Ever After, in hopes of joining the Fairy Godmothers, Inc. In Eve Lured by the premise of a modern version quaint fairy tale retelling of the princess and the frog I had great hopes from this book, unfortunately this time, most of them felt short of the mark. It started out with Zuri a wedding planner whose career literally went up in smokes when her boyfriend turns out as the groom in a wedding she was planning, and the bride in reaction set her dress on fire. She arrives in the magical town of Ever After, in hopes of joining the Fairy Godmothers, Inc. In Ever After she meets Phillip her prince charming and owner of a magical B&B. They are almost instantly attracted to each other, but there is a serious hitch, Philip spends half his days as a frog and he has very little time left to reverse the curse. If the curse doesn't break before the dreaded deadline he will become a frog permanently, a fate he is naturally desperate to avoid. The writing style veers towards the cozy and philosophical instead of the wit and comedy I was hoping for. On top of that the banter was rather clunky and some of the dialogue felt very superfluous. Those extra dialogues often slowed things down plot wise and did not contribute much to character development, or maybe they were trying to fill in for the absence of the plot. All in all, this was a 2.5 for me, because there was potential in the background and some of the side characters like Hunter (the hero's best friend) and Ravenna the not so evil fairy. Thank you to Netgalley and Zebra Books publishing company for allowing me to read this arc in exchange for an honest review.

  8. 5 out of 5

    ♡AbbyBooks♡

    A little better then the first one. We got to read about Philip's perspective which I like. Sadly, I am not going to keep going on with this series. The next book seems to be about characters I know nothing about. It had promising ideas, but it keeps adding new characters and ideas that don't seem to go nowhere. A little better then the first one. We got to read about Philip's perspective which I like. Sadly, I am not going to keep going on with this series. The next book seems to be about characters I know nothing about. It had promising ideas, but it keeps adding new characters and ideas that don't seem to go nowhere.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Val on the Moon

    I believe in happy endings, I do. Even when things get dire, there’s the incurably optimistic part of me that trusts it’s all for the best. Call it wishful thinking, call it magical thinking, but I need to believe everything will be okay in the end. This might explain my love for romance novels: happy endings are almost always a guarantee, and what makes all the difference in the world is the journey to get there. Since my mood did not really improve in the past week, I decided another romance no I believe in happy endings, I do. Even when things get dire, there’s the incurably optimistic part of me that trusts it’s all for the best. Call it wishful thinking, call it magical thinking, but I need to believe everything will be okay in the end. This might explain my love for romance novels: happy endings are almost always a guarantee, and what makes all the difference in the world is the journey to get there. Since my mood did not really improve in the past week, I decided another romance novel was exactly what I needed to feel more hopeful. My choice was Men Are Frogs, by Saranna Dewyde, for which I got an ARC from NetGalley in exchange of my honest review. Disgraced wedding planner Zuri Davis is so relieved to be offered a job with Fairy Godmothers, Inc., she’s willing to trade the high-rise excitement of Chicago for the small-town charm of Ever After. Falling for one of her grooms, even unintentionally, was enough destroy her career and also to prove that all men are indeed frogs. But when she meets gorgeous B&B owner Philip Charming, who definitely lives up to his name, even she is tempted to test that theory… What attracted me about this novel? The title –I know, it’s so funny– and the cover. I mean, it is cute and girly! When I picked it up, I suspected I was going to have a nice time reading it. And I did. Ever After is a peculiar, magical place where a lot of characters from our most beloved fairytales live. It’s fun, pretty and so charming that I wish I could go there on vacation at least once in my life. Kudos to the author for creating such a beautiful setting. The characters are adorable, as perfect and good as I’d expect them to be in a fairytale. The fairy godmothers and their obsession with sugar (hey, I can totally relate!) made me chuckle every time, and I love how misunderstood Ravenna is. The romance is also very cute. I could sense from the very beginning that Zuri and Philip Charming were meant to be. So much that I also knew they’d overcome whatever obstacle life would throw at them. This ruined my fun a bit, because I wasn’t able to immerse myself in the story despite the stakes being very high. Why? I would have loved to believe Ravenna was a real threat. That Alec could make Zuri question everything at least for a little bit. That the curse could really ruin Philip forever. But Zury and Philip were just too perfect for each other, and everyone was so confident they would have their happy ending that I had to believe it too. It is not a con per se. This book is a fun, sweet read and it works as it is and not everything needs to be packed with drama all the time, but I have to admit that I didn’t pine and root for the main characters as much as I would have liked. For this reason, my rating is 3.5/5 stars.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Samantha (WLABB)

    Rating: 4.5 Stars There are a plethora of fairytale retellings out there, and I will be adding this book to the fun-and-fantastic pile. The initial vibes I got from this story was a mixture of Once Upon a Time, Fractured Fairytales, and Into the Woods. It was easy to identify the source material, but DeWylde put a fresh and modern spin on it. I have not read the first book in this series, so this was my introduction to Ever After, Missouri. What a delightful place! I loved the idea of this enchant Rating: 4.5 Stars There are a plethora of fairytale retellings out there, and I will be adding this book to the fun-and-fantastic pile. The initial vibes I got from this story was a mixture of Once Upon a Time, Fractured Fairytales, and Into the Woods. It was easy to identify the source material, but DeWylde put a fresh and modern spin on it. I have not read the first book in this series, so this was my introduction to Ever After, Missouri. What a delightful place! I loved the idea of this enchanted town with magic stores filled by love. I adored all the descriptions of Ever After, and it was a pleasure meeting each and every quirky inhabitant. All these things were wonderful, but it was the romance that won my heart. Prince Philip had suffered from a curse for 300 years. That’s right, for 300 years Philip lived his days as a frog and his nights as a man. The curse could only be undone by True Love’s Kiss, and Philip was hoping that kiss would come from Zuri. Though Zuri was trying to resist her attraction to Philip after her last disastrous relationship, she could not fight fate. These two were precious together. The chemistry was great, but it was more about how they understood each other and really saw below the surface. Their interactions ranged from steamy to super sweet, and I easily shipped them. I wanted fate to have its way. I wanted Zuri to be the cure. I wanted them to spend eternity together. Great couple, great spin on all those fairytales I know and love, and so, so funny. I really needed something cute and adorable that would lift my mood, and this book did the trick. Though I spent most of the book smiling or laughing, there was a part toward the end that moved me to tears. Don’t worry though, they were the good kind because what was happening was so beautiful. Overall: I had such a wonderful time on my first trip to Ever After, and I cannot wait to return for more magic and mayhem! *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mary Hale

    I have one take away from this and that is the stilted dialogue. I could not get into this book but it is a cute concept.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ivy Deluca

    An adorable retelling with the real life fairy tale counterparts living their lives in Ever After, Missouri. (view spoiler)[Zuri is a wedding planner who committed the faux pas of falling for the groom in her last wedding, though to be fair, she didn't know it at the time. When she decides to apply for a job for Fairy Godmothers, Inc., she's happy to have a place where she can escape and regroup. What she didn't expect was to meet Philip Charming, a real prince of a guy with a secret. Yup, that o An adorable retelling with the real life fairy tale counterparts living their lives in Ever After, Missouri. (view spoiler)[Zuri is a wedding planner who committed the faux pas of falling for the groom in her last wedding, though to be fair, she didn't know it at the time. When she decides to apply for a job for Fairy Godmothers, Inc., she's happy to have a place where she can escape and regroup. What she didn't expect was to meet Philip Charming, a real prince of a guy with a secret. Yup, that one. And along the way, romance happens. This is the type of story where I'm more intrigued by the setting than the characters, and I wished that the chemistry between Zuri and Philip was a little bit stronger. I enjoyed the town of Ever After and how all the characters interact, than in the romance itself. Overall, my problem is I don't get lost in the connection between the characters. But if fairy tales are your gig, you may enjoy it more than I did. (hide spoiler)]

  13. 5 out of 5

    Caitlyn Lynch

    In the town of Ever After, magic and fairy godmothers are real, Prince Charming is a frog all day and a prince at night, and Zuri Davis has just taken a job as a wedding planner. Zuri has to leave her old stomping ground of Chicago after planning the wedding from hell - turned out the groom was also Zuri’s boyfriend and the bride took her dress off and set it on fire when she found out. What Zuri doesn’t know is that the magic is real and the three fairy godmothers are about to start some seriou In the town of Ever After, magic and fairy godmothers are real, Prince Charming is a frog all day and a prince at night, and Zuri Davis has just taken a job as a wedding planner. Zuri has to leave her old stomping ground of Chicago after planning the wedding from hell - turned out the groom was also Zuri’s boyfriend and the bride took her dress off and set it on fire when she found out. What Zuri doesn’t know is that the magic is real and the three fairy godmothers are about to start some serious meddling in her life. This is the second in a series and if you haven’t read the first (as I haven’t) you’re going to spend the first couple of chapters at least wondering who all these people are that are constantly being talked about but never actually appear in the book. Honestly, this put me off right from the start. You don’t need to rehash the previous book unless the events and characters from it are going to play a major part in this one, and they clearly don’t. Then the fairy godmothers spend a whole bunch of time working on another romantic couple… who are also not the focus of this book. This is all filler and it just needed cutting completely. We could have started with Zuri leaving Chicago and then arriving in town, and had all the magical stuff going on behind her back; it would have been a much more interesting start and got me invested in Zuri from the beginning. Because of this false start, it took me ages to get into the story - I was past the 50% mark before I finally thought, yes, I’m enjoying this. There really is a good story in here, Philip is an adorable hero - the player who’s grown up - and I was delighted by Zuri and her twin Zeva. I liked that the fairy godmothers tried to be facilitators rather than managers, insisting that those they helped had to have agency, and that was the way True Love worked as well. Philip and Zuri had to have faith and choose to put each other first. There are some great characters who are obviously going to get their own happily ever afters later in the series - Ravenna the Evil Queen, Hunter, Zeva and more, but honestly my favourite side character was Esmeralda the flying fox. What can I say, I’m a sucker for a snarky familiar. There are some really odd intimate scenes in here too. Some things are really explicit but then when it gets down to the ‘action’ suddenly everything descends into euphemisms and it’s all over in a paragraph. I can’t even figure out whether I would describe it as open door or closed door. If you don’t like open door, you’ll probably think it’s too explicit, but if you DO like open door, I think it’ll be a bit too bland for your taste. It’s in a weird halfway slot which I suspect won’t please many. I like a lot of things about this - the hero and the heroine, the romance, and many of the side characters - but it started in the wrong place, there’s way too much filler, I really can’t get what’s going on with the intimate scenes and I think it’s just trying a bit too hard to be cutesy. I’ll give it three stars. Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this title via NetGalley.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Susan Ballard

    Welcome to Ever After, Missouri! Here you’ll find residents such as Phillip Charming, Hunter (aka the Beast), Hansel, Ravenna the Evil Queen, and, of course, the three Fairy Godmothers. When wedding planner Zuri Davis discovers she’s been dating the groom of one of her weddings, she’s pretty much had it with men. So she’s thrilled to land a new job with Fairy Godmothers, Inc. The town of Ever After is like none she’s ever experienced before. Her new bosses, the Fairy Godmothers, constantly push s Welcome to Ever After, Missouri! Here you’ll find residents such as Phillip Charming, Hunter (aka the Beast), Hansel, Ravenna the Evil Queen, and, of course, the three Fairy Godmothers. When wedding planner Zuri Davis discovers she’s been dating the groom of one of her weddings, she’s pretty much had it with men. So she’s thrilled to land a new job with Fairy Godmothers, Inc. The town of Ever After is like none she’s ever experienced before. Her new bosses, the Fairy Godmothers, constantly push sugary treats and appear in a cloud of glitter. (𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯’𝘵 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘧𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘢𝘪𝘳!) Phillip Charming owns the local B&B, and he is best friends with Hunter. Phillip is attractive, a Prince, and can be a bit of a jerk; hence he’s cursed. By day he is a frog, and yes, only true love’s kiss will break the spell. Of course, Zuri and Phillip find each other extremely attractive, but both have issues they need to overcome before they can give their hearts away. And there are others in Ever After who are trying to mess with fate... 𝐌𝐞𝐧 𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐬 is such a fun and sassy retake on a fairy tale. I loved the Fairy Godmothers, with their meddling, sugar highs, and dropping the F-bomb. I can’t wait to see what they will be up to next. Thank you to [partners] @bibliolifestyle and @kensingtonbooks for an invitation to the tour and gifted copies.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ellen

    I won this book from Goodreads in a giveaway and was pretty excited to read it because I love a good fairytale. Zuri is the lead female and she is a disgraced wedding planner who moves to Ever After, Missouri. This town is enchanted and full of great characters, like the fairy godmothers, an evil queen, and a frog prince. Zuri and the frog prince end up having the hots for each other but the hope of Zuri being Phillip Charming's (the frog prince) true love seem bleek because she did not break his I won this book from Goodreads in a giveaway and was pretty excited to read it because I love a good fairytale. Zuri is the lead female and she is a disgraced wedding planner who moves to Ever After, Missouri. This town is enchanted and full of great characters, like the fairy godmothers, an evil queen, and a frog prince. Zuri and the frog prince end up having the hots for each other but the hope of Zuri being Phillip Charming's (the frog prince) true love seem bleek because she did not break his curse and time is running out. Cons: I found the book slightly hard to get into, however, I didn't read the first book in the series so that might be part of the problem. Also, readers should be warned that there is very strong language. I'm not afraid of swear words but this author really likes to drop f-bombs. I honestly have never read a book that talked about "f**kboy cologne" that made her panties drop. But I never have read a book that actually used the word "yeet" and this author did that too...which I didn't mind. Pros: I appreciated all the connections to current pop culture. I also became really interested in some of the other characters like Hunter and Ravenna and would like to keep reading the series if we get to hear their stories. I love how Phillip is literally Prince Charming but has flaws so he is more relatable. And the magical castle! Oh, I would love to stay there. It gives you whatever you want....whether that's drinking chocolate or being locked in a dark room with the man of your dreams....while he is conveniently not dressed 😊 Of course the love story between Phillip and Zuri was pretty cute. Overall, it was a cute book. If you like new spins on classic fairy tales or contemporary romance, you will like this book. 3.5 stars. I would like to keep reading the series.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Neel

    This was a fun read. It wasn't too serious. A bit flat in some parts but still enjoyable nonetheless. The prologue had me a bit boggled, but I guess it's largely due to the fact that I didn't read the first book in this series yet. There were just so many names without much context. The conversations ran very long while descriptions of what was actually happening were a bit lacking. It was a bit of an insta love BUT, since it was modelled after a literal fairytale, insta love was kind of expecte This was a fun read. It wasn't too serious. A bit flat in some parts but still enjoyable nonetheless. The prologue had me a bit boggled, but I guess it's largely due to the fact that I didn't read the first book in this series yet. There were just so many names without much context. The conversations ran very long while descriptions of what was actually happening were a bit lacking. It was a bit of an insta love BUT, since it was modelled after a literal fairytale, insta love was kind of expected. The pacing was very slow. It definitely took its time. It was quite a spectacle. A lot of things were happening in an explosion of glittery magic. At times, I was confused as to what to pay attention to. Additional notes: I want an adventuring-through-the-forest cape too. I flipping love a fairy godmother that says "what's up fuckers" as a greeting.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Toni

    Five stars to this romantic ,hilariously funny, fairytale come to life. The cliche love sayings, the fairy godmothers, the princes’ in disguise, and lovable characters made this a truly enjoyable read from beginning to end. The characters were each well developed (and there are many)! And it didn’t seemed rushed or written in a way that was confusing. I’ve had novels where the author tried to develop all Of the characters and wasn’t able to pull it off. This author was definitely able to. It get Five stars to this romantic ,hilariously funny, fairytale come to life. The cliche love sayings, the fairy godmothers, the princes’ in disguise, and lovable characters made this a truly enjoyable read from beginning to end. The characters were each well developed (and there are many)! And it didn’t seemed rushed or written in a way that was confusing. I’ve had novels where the author tried to develop all Of the characters and wasn’t able to pull it off. This author was definitely able to. It gets me excited to jump into the next novel of the series. The premise of the novel is dependent on a non magical character named Zuri. She enters the city of Ever After in hopes of rebuilding her Wedding Planning career after a not so good debacle. In comes a prince in disguise and meddling fairy godmothers who at every turn are trying to mend Zuri’s broken heart and her broken career. Thank you Netgalley and publisher for providing me with an ARC!

  18. 5 out of 5

    ✨ Meg reads and dim sum ✨

    Somehow, this book is even better than the first!! While Fairy Godmother's, Inc focused more on the meddling fairy godmothers (and who could complain about that) this book is much more focused on the love and believing in yourself. Zuri and Phillip have such a beautiful incarnation of love, and watching them work through the obstacles with the unconditional support of their friends and family was just sooooooo perfect. Not gonna lie, I was def tearing up at the end 😫😫😫. This book is a perfect ble Somehow, this book is even better than the first!! While Fairy Godmother's, Inc focused more on the meddling fairy godmothers (and who could complain about that) this book is much more focused on the love and believing in yourself. Zuri and Phillip have such a beautiful incarnation of love, and watching them work through the obstacles with the unconditional support of their friends and family was just sooooooo perfect. Not gonna lie, I was def tearing up at the end 😫😫😫. This book is a perfect blend of witticisms, modern slang, and really beautiful advice. Half my copy is just filled with my fav quotes from "It's not about finding someone who is perfect, it's about finding who is perfect for you" from the dream twin and :I want to be terrifying. I want to be the destroyer from the deep. The end of all things. The darkness at the end!" from our favorite evil queen, every part of this story was a delight! Also I love how woke this book is! From the girl boss Jenn criticizing the patriarchy of blaming women in the beginning to the very healthy talk about birth control and STD and other safe sex measures, Saranna really wove a beautiful story! -- Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the free eARC in exchange for an honest review!!!

  19. 4 out of 5

    JJ

    This is the second in the Fairy Godmother Inc. series. Zuri Davis is a wedding planner and very excited to be offered a position with Fairy Godmothers, INC.. After Zuri fell for one of the grooms in a wedding she was planning, her career was destroyed and believes all men are frogs. In need of a fresh start, Zuri packs up and moves to Ever After to start her new job. There, she meets a handsome B&B owner named Phillip Charming. Will he prove to be a frog too? Phillip Charming is a B&B owner in Ev This is the second in the Fairy Godmother Inc. series. Zuri Davis is a wedding planner and very excited to be offered a position with Fairy Godmothers, INC.. After Zuri fell for one of the grooms in a wedding she was planning, her career was destroyed and believes all men are frogs. In need of a fresh start, Zuri packs up and moves to Ever After to start her new job. There, she meets a handsome B&B owner named Phillip Charming. Will he prove to be a frog too? Phillip Charming is a B&B owner in Ever After and under a curse. One that can only be broken by true love's kiss. Phillip feels he deserves the curse and has learned to uphold his promises. Zuri is the type of woman he’d like to promise his heart to… if only he didn't turn into a frog during the day. Dual POV! I love a novel that tells both sides of the story and this one does it wonderfully. This is a fairytale retelling, like Princess and The Frog. THis novel is so cute and funny. I just loved Zuri and Phillips' characters! And Ever After is a fun town to get to know. Although this is the second in the series, it can be read as a standalone, BUT readers will understand certain references better IF they read Fairy Godmothers INC. first.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    Zuri Davis is hoping to make a fresh start when she accepts a new job as a wedding planner for Fairy Godmothers Inc. in Ever After Missouri. Disgraced and heartbroken, she refuses to believe in the magic that is all around her. With the help of her Fairy Godmothers and her twin sister Zeva, will Zuri learn to trust and love again in order to get her own happily ever after with Phillip Charming? Sweet, sassy, and fun, I thoroughly enjoyed this second installment of The Fairy Godmothers Inc. seri Zuri Davis is hoping to make a fresh start when she accepts a new job as a wedding planner for Fairy Godmothers Inc. in Ever After Missouri. Disgraced and heartbroken, she refuses to believe in the magic that is all around her. With the help of her Fairy Godmothers and her twin sister Zeva, will Zuri learn to trust and love again in order to get her own happily ever after with Phillip Charming? Sweet, sassy, and fun, I thoroughly enjoyed this second installment of The Fairy Godmothers Inc. series.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly Lopes

    Cute story line. I won this book, which was a good thing because I’d likely not read it otherwise. It was a bit hard for me to start, but once I got rolling, I thoroughly enjoyed the story. The whimsical storyline was a good change from my typical reads. I’d recommend for a change of pace.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sydney (sydneysshelves) West

    Like a 3.5. Funny and enjoyable. Just lacked a wow factor.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jadewik

    Wedding planner Zuri Davis is looking for a change of venue after her last wedding ended in flaming ruins (-- unbeknownst to her, she had been dating the groom!) At her twin sister's persistent encouragement, Zuri seeks employment with Fairy Godmothers, Inc. in the magical town of Ever After, Missouri. Zuri meets Ever After's menagerie of magical residents-- including one Prince Phillip Charming, owner of the Castle/Wedding Venue/B&B, who has also been cursed to live out his days as a frog unles Wedding planner Zuri Davis is looking for a change of venue after her last wedding ended in flaming ruins (-- unbeknownst to her, she had been dating the groom!) At her twin sister's persistent encouragement, Zuri seeks employment with Fairy Godmothers, Inc. in the magical town of Ever After, Missouri. Zuri meets Ever After's menagerie of magical residents-- including one Prince Phillip Charming, owner of the Castle/Wedding Venue/B&B, who has also been cursed to live out his days as a frog unless he can find his one, true love before 300 years have passed and his time is nearly up! This book follows hot on the heels of the last installment of Fairy Godmothers, Inc. Admittedly, I did not read the first installment in the series, so there were moments when I wondered exactly what exactly had happened in the previous book... and that tease may be to the author's credit to entice more book sales, but I couldn't help but feel like I was missing something... This was my first taste of "FGI". The predictable plot was full of sassy characters interwoven into fun and flirty moments. Overall, this book is what I call "brain candy"-- a quick, fun read... if you can get beyond the other aspects of the novel. The writing style was a bit crass, which isn't my style. (By crass I mean swears words for the sake of swearing and sex for the sake of sex.) I guess you could say what I call crass is someone else's sass. I'm also personally not a fan of interjecting politics in my fantasy or romance books. It's not necessary, out-of-place and degrades from the story line. (The number of references about the "evil patriarchy" were eye-rollingly obnoxious and sardonic in a romance novel. Whether or not I agree with it, there are other more tasteful ways to show these types of modern, political tropes without being so in-your-face and alienating half your readers-- As some of us read books for the sake of escaping things such as the swirling political drama in the real world. We don't want to be lectured in our free time as well...) As for the writing style, it was simple and boasted a fast-paced, linear plot which is typical of most "brain candy" reads. The book was heavy on dialogue to keep the plot moving, which meant things like setting and plot depth suffered. The author was very detailed in terms of descriptions of confections and clothing-- but the character development fell somewhat flat in the case of the main character, Zuri. She'd been hurt by an ex who lied to her, ruined her career and 3-weeks later she's drowning in love? Her only real struggle was saying "no" to an Ex she already swore to write off and saying yes to her sexy, rebound man. There must be a lot of magic in those breakfast cupcakes... and I mean A. Lot. Zuri was meant to be a strong female lead, but that was belied by many of the choices she made along the way. Her character fell flat because it felt too rigid and forced. Not that this is a serious book-- it's not... but more character development could have added more depth to the story. I also didn't like the use of acronyms like FG for Fairy Godmother. Whyyyyyy? I think this ties into the over-use of dialogue, but it made me feel like I was reading one of my engineering reports with the number of acronyms I was reading; and the fact they weren't explained in the first iteration but just randomly thrown in like sprinkles on a magical cupcake just burnt the metaphorical cupcake. Phillip Charming's character development was a little more believable as we got to see more of his internal struggles... but it was very repetitive. I'm half-convinced Phillip's whole issue was that he didn't like the dragonflies in his teeth... and not that he'd been a frog for neigh on 300 years. He seemed pretty determined to stay a frog, but at least there was some deeper personal struggle for him to overcome other than who he wanted to shag. Putting aside all the critical aspects of my review... I will say the novel had a fun and flirty plot that was full of sassy dialogue and magical creatures (like a flying fox!). The magical world the author has created in this series has a lot of potential to draw in a larger audience if she so chooses. But, if not, well-- that's fine too. It's not a book series I will likely tackle again, but I am appreciative of the opportunity to read it-- and if the things I didn't like about the series don't phase you, dear future readers, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I am disclosing that I won this book as a #GoodreadsGiveaway, and I am submitting my honest review of the book. Since I can't give half-stars, I've rounded up 2.5/5, shown as 3/5.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Laura Fuller

    Saranna DeWylde once again brings a snarky sense of humor to a happily ever after. But the reason I love this book goes a lot deeper than that. To start with, Saranna has a cast of characters that are representative of actual humans (even if they are living in a fairy tale setting). Diversity is key in building that cast, from the nonwhite heroine, to people accepting and loving their bodies across a spectrum of shapes. We also see some favorites return from the first book, because what would Eve Saranna DeWylde once again brings a snarky sense of humor to a happily ever after. But the reason I love this book goes a lot deeper than that. To start with, Saranna has a cast of characters that are representative of actual humans (even if they are living in a fairy tale setting). Diversity is key in building that cast, from the nonwhite heroine, to people accepting and loving their bodies across a spectrum of shapes. We also see some favorites return from the first book, because what would Ever After, MO be without the resident Fairy Godmothers and resident werewolf? Added to this, Saranna takes on traditional fairy tale tropes, like the frog prince, and goes into WHY he was a frog in the first place, building his redemption arc in a way that breathes new life into those old worn out tales and making her readers consider what makes Real Love. As in, the kind of love that recognizes your mistakes and sees you grow and loves you anyway. The kind of love that lasts past the honeymoon and brings a real Happily Ever After. If you are a fan of Saranna’s, or you like snarky fun comedy in addition to your romance novels, you won’t be sorry about this book at all! I devoured it, and I know you will, too!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Wilson

    After reading book one in this series, and loving it, I was excited to read this one. This story is about Phillip Charming, cursed my Petty to be a from during the day. And Zuri, who comes to Ever After looking to get away from a past mistake. When the two meet, in Phillips human form, they are instantly drawn to each other. I really enjoyed this story. At times, I found I had a hard time getting into it, but overall I enjoyed it. The characters are all likable, and you hope for them to get thei After reading book one in this series, and loving it, I was excited to read this one. This story is about Phillip Charming, cursed my Petty to be a from during the day. And Zuri, who comes to Ever After looking to get away from a past mistake. When the two meet, in Phillips human form, they are instantly drawn to each other. I really enjoyed this story. At times, I found I had a hard time getting into it, but overall I enjoyed it. The characters are all likable, and you hope for them to get their happily ever after. There were parts of this book that had me cracking up. It was a perfect re-imagining of fairy tales we all love. I definitely recommend it. Looking forward to the next book in this series.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Allison

    I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. It's not that it was bad, per se, I just couldn't get invested. The premise is really cool, of a wedding planner taking a job with actual fairy godmothers to create the weddings of peoples' dreams and finding her happily ever after with the Frog Prince. But I just kept drifting away to listen to other things and finding more interesting stuff that kept me from coming back to find out what happened, which is a bad sign. I think the problem was the two l I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. It's not that it was bad, per se, I just couldn't get invested. The premise is really cool, of a wedding planner taking a job with actual fairy godmothers to create the weddings of peoples' dreams and finding her happily ever after with the Frog Prince. But I just kept drifting away to listen to other things and finding more interesting stuff that kept me from coming back to find out what happened, which is a bad sign. I think the problem was the two leads. Despite being surrounded by quirky characters, they themselves were just too blandly perfect. Philip had already largely learned the lesson that got him cursed to be a frog part-time. Zuri was so awesome at everything she didn't even bother with false modesty; her problem was she had to finish kicking the guy who played her to the curb, but once again that was already mostly done before the book started. So it just didn't feel like they really had anywhere to go other than figure out why after they kissed for the first time the curse didn't initially break, and that wasn't enough to sustain a book of this length and have me still care. There wasn't even crazy wedding planning drama to fall back on, just Zuri's ex kept popping up and making a nuisance of himself every so often begging her to take him back, which she was never tempted to do. He is the best man in the only wedding the business seems to be working on the whole book; unrealistic that a wedding planning business would only have one wedding going from start to finish at a given time. Disappointing, because the premise really was intriguing.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Louise

    Zuri Davis, wedding planner extraordinaire, has a bit of a problem. The last wedding she planned? Yeah. It didn't go so well. Think cheating bridegrooms and burning wedding dresses. Worse, the bridegroom was cheating on his fiancee with her. She should have known something was off when the groom skipped all of the pre-wedding planning sessions. Now with her reputation in shreds, she's trying to get her mojo back in the town of Ever After, Missouri and Fairy Godmothers, Inc. The town is magical. Zuri Davis, wedding planner extraordinaire, has a bit of a problem. The last wedding she planned? Yeah. It didn't go so well. Think cheating bridegrooms and burning wedding dresses. Worse, the bridegroom was cheating on his fiancee with her. She should have known something was off when the groom skipped all of the pre-wedding planning sessions. Now with her reputation in shreds, she's trying to get her mojo back in the town of Ever After, Missouri and Fairy Godmothers, Inc. The town is magical. Perfect for fairy tale weddings. Too bad Zuri doesn't believe in Happily Ever After. Philip Charming, prince-turned-Bed and Breakfast owner, has a bit of a problem. By day, he's a frog. A fly-chomping, wart-having literal frog. Only the kiss from his one True Love (note the capitalization there) will lift the curse. A curse he well and truly earned some three hundred years ago. But he's changed. Made amends. But he's still never managed to find his one true person. At least, not until Zuri. Philip is convinced Zuri is the one for him. Zuri is convinced that all men are frogs. Which one is right? -- This is an adorable magical modern-day fairy tale retelling of the Princess and the Frog between a woman with a broken heart and a man under a curse. It's a story about healing and discovery. And it's a lot of fun. A good portion of the fun is due to the town and the side characters. The town of Ever After is like someone shook up a volume of Grimm's fairy tales and shook it out into the mountains of Missouri. The Seven Dwarfs run a bar, there's a bridal boutique called Cinderella and Fella that makes real glass slippers, and of course there are three Fairy Godmothers. I personally loved the Evil Queen, Ravenna, and the Beast, Hunter, the most. They were so fun and such great characters. Zuri was an interesting heroine. Kind, smart, funny. She's coded as Black (references to Hot combs, hair curling/frizzing when wet, other little things) but it isn't explicitly stated. which I wish it was, but at the same time I did like the little touches. She's a professional who knows her business and is good at organizing. I also liked how she stood up for herself and for her own happiness. She was a good egg. Philip... oh Philip... He's the Prince Charming that every woman deserves. At least now that he's gotten over himself -- look the curse helped, okay? -- and is trying to be a better man. He's still got failings and foibles but that doesn't make him any less charming (see what I did there?). This guy constantly kept subverting my expectations but in the best possible ways. He's like the Anti-toxic masculinity. I loved him lotsly. And I loved his character arc. I even found Alec, who is arguably the main human antagonist, to be a good character. In so many other romance novels, he'd be the hero. Here, he wasn't. And it was super refreshing and eye opening as well. I want to delve super deeply into all of the tropes that he hit, but they would be super spoilery. But let's just say I loved where his story arc went too. This book was fun and funny... a true romantic comedy. I found myself laughing in several places. There were so many good lines. My Ebook was highlighted all over the place. The book is definitely steamy and sexy and is unafraid of using adult language. For me, I loved that. Some readers, may not. The consent was absolutely stellar. Loved it. It was sexy but explicit and it shows that writing consent in romance isn't impossible. Frankly I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait to read Ravenna's story and Hunter & Zeva's as well. Five stars. I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley

  28. 4 out of 5

    Margie

    Men Are Frogs by Saranna DeWylde is the second book in this author's Fairy Godmothers, Inc. series. This was a super fun read. I liked seeing Zuri Davis and Philip Charming as the main couple in the story. I think they learned a lot about themselves and love. I love the three fairy godmothers, Jonquil, Bluebonnet and Petunia who run Fairy Godmothers, Inc. This story has a very satisfying and magical Happily Ever AFter. What a fantastic series! I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review. Men Are Frogs by Saranna DeWylde is the second book in this author's Fairy Godmothers, Inc. series. This was a super fun read. I liked seeing Zuri Davis and Philip Charming as the main couple in the story. I think they learned a lot about themselves and love. I love the three fairy godmothers, Jonquil, Bluebonnet and Petunia who run Fairy Godmothers, Inc. This story has a very satisfying and magical Happily Ever AFter. What a fantastic series! I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Mooney

    This is my first ARC. My first impression was “that’s really creative.” I mean a small town in Missouri that is powered by magic and there’s fairy godmothers that meddle with mortals lives. I want to live there LoL. So there’s a frog prince that is a human half of the day and a frog not. And Ziva is a wedding planner and she has had a horrible time with the last couple. And she was recruited by The fairy godmother‘s to plan a wedding which she is good at. And she is wondering when she is going t This is my first ARC. My first impression was “that’s really creative.” I mean a small town in Missouri that is powered by magic and there’s fairy godmothers that meddle with mortals lives. I want to live there LoL. So there’s a frog prince that is a human half of the day and a frog not. And Ziva is a wedding planner and she has had a horrible time with the last couple. And she was recruited by The fairy godmother‘s to plan a wedding which she is good at. And she is wondering when she is going to get her happily ever after. It’s a great story and premise is really fun. I want to read the next one.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Allison

    The premise of this fairy tale romance was promising. Zuri's career goes up in smoke when her boyfriend turns out to be the groom in a wedding she planned, causing the bride to tastefully remove her gown at the ceremony and set it on fire. Zuri gets a chance to restart in the magical town of Ever After, which is as detailed and cute as I remember from the first book. The author manages to spin a sugar sweet atmosphere that somehow lands in charming territory rather than in the tacky range. Despit The premise of this fairy tale romance was promising. Zuri's career goes up in smoke when her boyfriend turns out to be the groom in a wedding she planned, causing the bride to tastefully remove her gown at the ceremony and set it on fire. Zuri gets a chance to restart in the magical town of Ever After, which is as detailed and cute as I remember from the first book. The author manages to spin a sugar sweet atmosphere that somehow lands in charming territory rather than in the tacky range. Despite this welcoming venue, the two romantic leads are a letdown. Zuri is defined by doubts about true love that further the plot but don't include any distinghishing personality characteristics. Philip is trying to break his froggy curse and live happily ever after, but there's nothing individual about him, either. In addition to the flat characters, the writing style severely limited my enjoyment of the story. Its clunky dialogue doesn't flow naturally, which was especially a problem because it stunted all sense of chemistry readers were presumably intended to garner from banter-y conversation. Instead, the story had instalove vibes because the writing couldn't support a slow build or emotional depth. I especially found the jerky exposition and introductions frustrating to wade through, especially as it kept popping up throughout the book when Zuri learned more about Ever After and its magic. Also, the godmothers have several asides planning their meddling for future books, which only served to detract from the story at hand and slow things down to a nearly criminal degree. All in all, this book just wasn't for me, largely because the prose itself held me back from enjoying the content of the story, even when such an adorable setting was conjured.

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