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Once Upon Stilettos by Shanna Swendson

The bad guy is back and romance is in the air. In the follow up to Shanna Swendson’s Enchanted Inc., Once Upon Stilettos,  Katie continues to work for MSI inc. working side by side her crush with him not knowing that she’s in love with him.

This time at MSI inc someone is spying and turning over information the bad guy in the last novel, and every coworker is turning against each other trying to turn their enemies in. Katie is put on the task of trying to find out who the inside man is and is also put on the task of doing the office’s first secret santa.

But worse than the spy infiltrating the office is that Katie’s parents have come into town trying to see how she is doing. Let me tell you, her mom sees a little bit more in New York than she was planning.

This wonderfully put together novel is filled with some more magical twists and turns, puns intended, and romance is found all over the office.  This novel is just as wonderful as the last one and of course I would recommend this to anyone of any age. It’s definitely a 4.5 out of 5 star book.

“The more I like a book, the more slowly I read. This spontaneous talking back to a book is one of the things that makes reading so valuable.” Anatole Broyard

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Enchanted Inc. by Shanna Swendson

When you walk around do you see strange things that you can’t explain? Well that’s exactly what happens to the main character in Shanna Swendson’s amazing novel Enchanted Inc.
A small town girl, Katie, leaves Texas to change her life in New York. Things are already strange in some parts of New York, but people with wings floating a little above the ground, moving gargoyles, and trains that seem to come on demand? Even that’s a little bit strange for New York.
When Katie finds out that there’s magic everything makes a little bit more sense, but how does no body else see what she sees?
In Shanna Swendson’s first novel of the series the world of magic and business comes alive in Katie’s small town world. There’s a little bit mystery, a little bit of romance, and all in all a little bit of someone trying to find his or her place in the world.
I read this novel so fast, and then quickly bought the second because it was that good. The way magic is portrayed in our every day world instead of somewhere hidden makes it seem like magic does and can exist. It also helps me to believe that there is a perfect place for everyone to be and enjoy. Of course I highly recommend this book and the rest that come after!
“We read to know we are not alone.” C.S. Lewis
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More and Less…

So… I ended up reading a lot more books than expected, but not all of them were on my list.

I didn’t read Kite Runner and I only read a little bit of Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. What I did read though was amazing.

I ended up reading Spying in High Heels, Undercover in High Heels(both by Gemma Halliday), Once Upon Stilettos, and Enchanted Inc (both by Shanna Swendson).

These 4 books were perfect for the cruise. They provided me romance, murder, mystery, excitement, and the compelling urge to not put the books down, though I was reading all of these on my kindle.

Look for more posts on these 4 books as I write what I thought about the book in it’s own book review.