Guest Review: Prince Charming Doesn’t Live Here by Christine Warren

Posted December 16, 2010 by Book Binge Guest Blogger in Reviews | 0 Comments

Genres: Paranormal Romance

Tracy’s review of Prince Charming Doesn’t Live Here (Others #10) by Christine Warren

Danice Carter is not one for glass slippers. A stilettos-wearing lawyer at one of Manhattan’s most elite establishments, Danice has a very strong grip on reality. So when she’s asked by one the firm’s founding partners to take on a personal case, Danice knows she’s in for the opportunity of a lifetime. All she has to do is convince her top boss’s granddaughter, Rosemary, to file a paternity suit. Sounds simple enough…until Danice arrives at Rosemary’s home and is pounced on by a handsome stranger.

Private investigator McIntyre Callahan’s was only following his powerful client’s orders: Find Rosemary—at all costs. Instead, he’s found a super-hot lawyer prowling around looking for answers he can’t give. The half-human, half-Fae Mac tries to warn Danice that she’s way in over her head—that Rosemary may roam among The Others, and may have dangerous ties to the Unseelie Court—but she won’t be deterred. Even if that means following Mac to the ends of the earth to find Rosemary…or surrendering to his supernatural powers of temptation…until death do they part.

Danice Carter works at a prestigious law firm in Manhattan. She’s doing well and works mostly with contract law. She’s more than a bit astounded that the senior law partner calls her up to his office and gives her an assignment – one that has nothing to do with contract law. You see the partner has found out that his granddaughter is pregnant and he wants the father of the child to bleed, at least legally, and he wants Danice to take care of it for him. And won’t that look good for her when reviews come along? Basically the man threatened her with her job to do something she really didn’t want to do nor was she the most qualified for.

She meets Mac Callahan when she heads to the granddaughter, Rosemary’s, summer home – only Rosemary’s not home, Mac is. Mac’s a PI and he’s there to find Rosemary as well but not for the same reasons. In fact he’s not sure of the reasons, he’s just sure that the client if offering a lot of money to find this woman. When Mac meets Danice he’s bowled over by her looks but soon finds that she’s quite intelligent as well and he likes that a lot. When Mac, being half Fae, finds out that Rosemary might be in Faerie, or at least the answers to his questions might be, he decides to go, but Danice isn’t one to be left behind. They don’t find anything that they expected while in the land of the Fae but they do become closer to each other in the process.

This book started out on a rather good foot. It shot right out of the gate and I was getting quite into things and then it just kind of fizzled. The plot was pretty simple but that could have been taken care of with more interesting dialogue, but it wasn’t. I found myself trying not to skim as I went because I didn’t want to miss anything important but I discovered there wasn’t a whole lot there to miss.

Now, Mac was a good character – he just wasn’t developed all that much and I was a bit disappointed that we didn’t get more of him. Danice on the other hand was a lawyer but her mouth got her into more trouble than anything. I would have thought that she would have learned to control her tongue. Yes, she came from working class and pulled herself up by her bootstraps but really she acted like she’d never met a manner she liked and it really put me off the whole story. There was also just a slight romance in the story. Yes, they liked each other and they had great sex but other than that, I just didn’t see the luuuuv.

This is a pseudo re-working of Warren’s original short story Faer Fetched. There wasn’t a lot of the same anything in the book except the sex scenes (which was about all that was involved in the original story) which Warren always does well. I really liked the stories in the Fixed series when Warren originally released them in ebook format and have liked the ones that she wrote just for print like The Demon You Know, Wolf at the Door and Howl at the Moon. I can’t say, though, that I’ve liked the re-written versions of the original ebooks so far. I’d love to see her move on to other story lines and get back to writing stories about new characters.

Rating: 2 out of 5

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This book is available from St. Martin’s Press. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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