Enchanted, Inc. Shanna Swendson
Katie Chandler is from a small town in Texas, trying to make it in the business world of New York City. She lives with her friends from college (who all manage to have awesome jobs, even though they have the same degrees? But still can't afford anything bigger than 3 girls sharing a 1-bedroom?) She has a horrible job and no dating prospects. She's a plain-Jane normal boring every-girl. To the point, where her voice is kinda boring to read.
Katie's used to seeing weird things that she just assumes are the freaks and weirdos of New York City. It turns out that she's just completely immune to magic. Most people have a bit of magic in them, just enough to be susceptible to cloaking spells. Not Katie. It turns out this is a good thing. Magic, Spells, and Illusions quickly hires her as a verifier. She can see if the competition has slipped anything into contracts and hidden it and other things. At MSI, Katie's extreme normalness is an asset and that's where her voice and the action pick up. The boys are better, then romantic tension is better (although this is NOT a romance chick-lit type book) and the MSI world and corporate intrigue is pretty good, too.
It took my awhile to get into it, but once I did, I fell in love. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. I like the fact that it didn't end up being standard chicklit fare as far as the romance goes. I liked the corporate intrigue with the magical twist. I really like Owen. I'm excited to see where this one is going.
Book Provided by... my local library
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