Love Spell, Jan 2004
Scientists realize that frogs are the perfect barometer of the health of the environment for if the species has hearty skin, the quality of the surroundings is safe; on the other hand sickly frogs mean a deadly environs. Cotswold boarding school teacher Lucy Gordon knows she has come along way from her hometown of Springdale, Alabama to instruct the aristocracy in the equivalent of fifth grade biology. However, what she really wants is to find her own special frog species to make her father proud of her achievement.
Lucy swerves her car to avoid a “bouncing green blob”, but her tire blows. The green blob turns out to be a unique species of frog. Euphoric, she kisses her amphibian, only to find herself pinned under a muscular naked hunk. Lucy has liberated Welsh Prince Wolfe from a millennium old spell that turned him into a frog. He feels obligated to his rescuer and needs her to survive in this strange world. As they fall in love, Lucy wonders if her dream of universal acknowledgment of frog success is incompatible with her hunk while also wondering if his feelings are love or just gratitude.
KISSING FROGS is a delightful amusing modernizing of the classic fairy tale, The Frog prince. The story line is filled with fun leaps and frolics as author Laura Marie Altom plays this novel to bring joy and laughter to her audience. The prime romance is delectable because the lead couple is a fine duo struggling between his medieval outlook and her ambition and doubts. This reviewer anticipated Rocky and Bullwinkle to show up (they didn't) with this enjoyable version of Fractured Fairy Tales.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner