While searching for a new species of frog, a discovery that would garner her respect, fame, and fortune, biologist Lucy Gordon discovers a handsome enchanted prince who steals her heart, forcing her to choose between true love and her career. Original.
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Scientists are superstars in Altom's near-future world, and kind but ambitious young biology teacher Lucy Gordon longs to be among the elite like her father. However, her ticket to stardom - a unique species of frog - transforms into 200 pounds of gorgeous male when, in her excitement, she kisses it. Lucy would rather have her frog than a prince, so it's up to Welsh warrior Wolfe Graye to convince her otherwise and thereby permanently break the 1,000-year-old curse that will transform him back into amphibian if he doesn't charm Lucy into loving his human self. Altom's account of his self-improvement methods - tutored by TV talk shows, the medieval macho man is soon cooking her beef stroganoff dinners, doing her laundry and styling her hair - is good frothy fun. But ultimately, the characters are too unbelievable to be sympathetic. Lucy, for example, comes off as rather brainless to be a biologist, and Wolfe's speedy transformation from princely chauvinist pig into sensitive, literate dream guy never rings true. Despite its amusing premise, this lightweight paranormal romance lacks the staying power to keep readers engaged.
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Shunned by the scientific world because of her erroneous reporting of the discovery of a new breed of frogs, biologist Lucy Gordon is reduced to teaching science in a British boarding school, but the worst of her downfall is the damage done to her esteemed biologist father. Then one day a frog the likes of which she's never seen appears. Excited because this time she's really found a new amphibian, Lucy kisses it and immediately finds herself with a naked man claiming to be a medieval prince. If only Prince Wolfe Graye had married the sorceress' daughter! Now that he's been kissed, Wolfe must convince this modern woman to declare her love for him before the next full moon in order to break the spell. Otherwise, it's back to frogdom. Lucy is in a real quandary. If the prince stays human, she'll lose her chance at fame and her father's forgiveness. If not, Lucy may lose the man of her dreams. Altom has created the funniest and most clever and outlandish Frog Prince yet in this witty, innovative twist on a classic fairy tale. Shelley Mosley
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Book Description Love Spell, 2004. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110505525682