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(Magic & Mayhem #2)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  203 ratings  ·  93 reviews
Prepare to be... Charmed!

Daisy le Fey is good at a lot of things. Math, science, accidentally turning people into pumpkins... Unfortunately, she's not good at the one thing hiring managers look for when filling open positions for magical beings: Magic.

When she jeopardizes her apprenticeship by getting involved with sexy mortal Trevor Masterson, it's one disaster too many.
Paperback, 300 pages
Published December 20th 2012 by Intrepid Reads
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Wow, this book felt endless.

Compared to the first in the series, Kissed by Magic, which was short and sweet, this book felt like it was actually never going to end.

I'm a fan of Erica Ridley's historicals, but this series has been my first foray into her paranormal/comedy stuff. I have to say, I don't think it's quite working for me. Must Love Magic felt like it was trying too hard to be funny, and the plot got lost along the way.

Some parts of the story were cute, but the world-building the st
K.S. Marsden
Sep 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
Daisy is trying to earn her wings as a toothfairy, but complications ensue when she stumbles into the tent of anthropologist Trevor.

I received a free copy as part of the Magic & Mayhem boxset, from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This follows Daisy, who has to live up to the impossible standards set by her extremely-successful parents. It doesn't matter that she's a genius and that she's managed to find scientific solutions to her lack of magic - in Nether Netherland, only magical abi
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So this is the second installment in the Magic &Mayhem series, and it can be read as a standalone as it is set with new characters.
For Mrs Erica Ridley usual readers, it is outside her usual work as it is a fantasy romance sets in contemporary time.
This is a laughing out loud kind of story with a klutz of a tooth fairy, with not a magical bone in her body, in training trying to steal a teeth from a all grown up specimen of a man.
It is Tinkerbell meeting Indiana Jones.
Their journey is one trip fr
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Daisy le Fey is good at a lot of things: Math, science, accidentally turning people into pumpkins... Unfortunately, she's hopeless at the one skill hiring managers look for when filling open positions for magical beings: Magic. When she jeopardizes her apprenticeship by getting involved with sexy mortal Trevor Masterson, it's one disaster too many. In order to earn her wings, she's going to have to ditch the human–and her one chance at true love.
A well written fun read that had me laughing at ti
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Must Love Magic is the second book in the Magic & Mayhem series by Erica Ridley. Although it is part of a series it can be read as a standalone story.

I normally read historical romances written by this author and although they are still my favourite genre I really did enjoy this fun fantasy romance by her.

Daisy Le Fay is an apprentice tooth fairy, and let me say that if this kind of tooth fairy really existed I think plenty of young lads would be pulling out their own teeth and feigning sleep wa
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is romantic, suspenseful and hilarious. Trevor is an anthropologist who is a professor at a college. He took a group of kids to a dig in Costa Rica hoping to find something spectacular. Daisy is an inept fairy, currently trying to become a tooth fairy, which is almost impossible because she can't do magic, at least not without a scientifically engineered wand. Daisy gets sent to retrieve the tooth of Angus, age 8, in Trevor's tent. They argue, because he obviously isn't 8, and his name isn' ...more
Lori D
When I read the blurb about the book and start laughing, I know I am going to enjoy a fun story. Plus, having just finished the first book in this series, the anticipation was building up. What could be better than a wingless tooth fairy and a handsome archeologist laying on the tooth she needs to retrieve? Honestly not a lot! Two different worlds come together.. The magical fairy and a mortal man who create their own fairy tale together!
Humor, disbelief, angst, attraction, a delightful toad and
Luz Trevino
I liked most of it, but it seemed to move slowly in some parts. Daisy always found herself in conflict with fairy law and spent a lot of time in Fairy Court defending herself. The places she was sent to for punishment were very cool. Luckily she always found a way out. Her attorney was a pretty cool character.
Daisy and Trevor were both smart and loved science. They both had a career goal they wanted to accomplish and were not willing to give it up. They both had a cartoony villain who were an o
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ever heard the phrase, “He/she needs to earn her wings?” Pretty much that’s Daisy Le Fey’s problem, she needs to earn her wings. It isn’t that she isn’t intelligent, she is, but Daisy is a tooth fairy-in-training and in a land where magic rules, she has none. Very human, Trevor Masterson needs tenure at his university. What happens when their worlds collide, quite by accident in the middle of an archeological dig? You get one very grown up fairy tale where two beings grow together and learn to b ...more
Isa Lavinia
Oct 04, 2013 rated it liked it

3.5 stars

arc provided by Intrepid Reads through Netgalley

Daisy le Fey, a tooth fairy in training, really needs to successfully complete her first assignment and retrieve little Angus' tooth, leaving a boon in its place. Trouble is, little Angus is a fossilised specimen and the one sleeping on top of his tooth is a very tired, very attractive paleo-anthropologist who'd been sorting through the finds from his latest dig.
But rules are rules, if a human is sleeping on a tooth, a tooth fairy is
Dec 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: librarything
I truly enjoyed this light read and the writing so much I was laughing through a lot of the scenes. The story painted a very detailed picture with enough in the plot that will have you wanting to finish it when you first start to read. There was a lot happening: excitement, emotions, nail biting. I will always remember Daisy and Trevor. I usually don’t read Paranormal, but I think I will start embracing a new genre. I enjoy that easy it was to follow and filled with fantasy. All of the character ...more
I'd read The Viscount's Christmas Temptation and thoroughly enjoyed it - it was an energetic & funny read - so I was keen to read more by Erica Ridley. Unfortunately, none of her other books seem to have the same sense of wit & character as that novella. This - and her other full-length books - sacrifice character coherence to plot.

In this case, the lack of character development and logical plot are compounded by the introduction of a Magical World. I'm suspicious of these at the best of times,
Clever Girl
Oct 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Charmed was charming.

Daisy is determined, brilliant - at science, something that isn't valued in a world filled with magic, tenacious, and unwavering in her goal to earn her wings. I felt for her as she struggled with her desire for acceptance because in her world of Nether-Netherland wings equals acceptance.

Trevor is as determined as Daisy. He's determined to get tenure. He's determined not to let Daisy distract him from his goal even as he finds himself more and more interested, intrigued an
Cathy Geha
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Daisy is attempting to get her wings by doing jobs as an apprentice tooth fairy when she stumbles across Trevor the human anthropologist in South America. Both Daisy and Trevor are dealing with sincere desires to achieve their professional goals and in so doing much seems to go wrong while they fall in love. Charmed is another book in the Nether-Netherworld series by Erica Ridley and though fun and funny in places seemed rather silly and unbelievable in others. Nether-netherworld and its inhabit ...more
Must Love Magic
Daisy le Fey just wants to earn her wings, and the tooth fairy business is sure to do that. It’s a shame that her mentor sent Daisy to retrieve a recently unearthed tooth that happens to be resting beneath an archaeologist’s face. Trevor needs more credibility and less crazy-fairy in his life. Up for tenure against an exasperating colleague, Trevor needs to decide what’s more important: work or love. Must Love Magic has some fantastic world building as we’re introduced to the
Aug 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cute, arc
3.5 stars
Must Love Magic is your basic Tooth Fairy apprentice meets paleo-anthropologist troupe. *snort*
Ok, so Daisy la Fey is having her own tooth fairy apprentice version of her own No Good, Very Bad Day. She is the daughter of like the highest-ranking Fairy Godmother and one of the highest-ranking Guardian Angels...AND...she has NO magic. She is a science nerd in magic world. She desperately wants her wings (she even fashioned her own wings and wears them about to feel like everyone else... a
Must Love Magic lives up and its name in the series of Mayhem and Magic. It's not all about magic though!

Trevor is an archaeologist whose ultimate aim is to advance his career by obtaining his tenure.

Daisy is an apprentice tooth fairy. She is focused on obtaining her wings which would earn her respect in Nether Netherlands.

When Daisy goes to retrieve a fairy tooth, she ends up in an archaeological dig where she meets Trevor. Her sudden appearance and her attire completely baffles him. He doesn't
Must love magic is the second book in Ms Ridley's Magic and Mayhem series.  Set in contemporary times, it has the perfect blend of romance, humour and plot that I have come to expect from Ms Ridley's books.

Daisy is exceptional when it comes to science, but that is not a respected job in Nether-Netherland. Daisy has always longed to gain her wings, and she is determined to succeed as a tooth fairy. There is only one problem, on her first mission, it's not a child she meets but a grown man who has
Sep 19, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Everything about this full-length romantic fantasy is over the top, whether it’s the various characters’ lust, jealousy, obsessive fixation on goals, or the silly jokes. I thought some of the jokes were cute (I was quite fond of Bubbles the where-frog), but it was all a little too much for my taste. For supposedly very smart and accomplished people, the main characters were terribly stubborn and made some very foolish choices.

I did enjoy the juxtaposition of politics in academia and in Nether-Ne
Kristen Lewendon
I love watching fairy tales get twisted inside out. This book took the entire fairy tale world and tipped it soundly on its ear. Throw in a little science, some jealous colleagues, and a whole lot of bureaucracy and the resulting story had me howling with laughter for hours. There’s so much going on in this book and it all ties back together to the point that I can’t explain any one event without giving away the rest of the book. Trevor and Daisy are absolutely adorable together. They’re both ca ...more
2.5 stars = okay. The magicless Daisy is desperately trying to earn her wings as an apprentice Tooth Fairy daisy when her first mission has her popping in to claim part of anthropologist Trevor's find on a dig.

This story was zany and didn't quite tickle my book 'funny bone', it's probably a failing of mine rather that the story, but never the less it didn't quite click for me. I didn't enjoy the parts in the Never Never land fairy world or the machinations of the fellow anthropologist who had i
Cas H.
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

In the second book Daisy Le Fey is an aspiring tooth fairy. She must come to earth and retrieve the teeth of the children who have lost them. When she comes to the tent of Trevor Masterson on an archaeological dig, she is seen. Trevor happens to be sleeping on the tooth that she needs to take back.
Since being seen breaks a rule, and coming back without a tooth breaks another rule, she has to decide if she will risk not bringing back a tooth. She determines that she must go back and get the toot
Daisy is a tooth fairy in training, and she happens upon Trevor, owner of the tooth she needs. Except he isn’t the owner. They argue, they mistrust, then a Himalayan lust charm “makes” them sleep together.

Things get tricky here because Daisy badly wants her fairy wings, and Trevor is after tenure. Plus, it’s illegal for humans to be involved with fae in Nether Netherland.

Still, they go back and forth trying to fix the mess, and it comes to light who started all the trouble in the first place.
Colleen M. Snell
Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once I got into the book, the story was good.

I like the idea of magic and hope that it exists but It took a leap for me to really get into this story. The story itself was easy enough to believe. The woman doing everything she can to break up a marriage and get rid of the daughter is more than believable. All in all a good story with a happy ending. I guess I'm just a little more into cozy mysteries or romance with a touch of magic or paranormal aspects. I like Amanda M. Lee and Heather Graham's
The Mysterious Reader
I just completed a binge-fest of Erica Ridley’s Magic & Mayhem books, reading Must Love Magic (Book 2) and Smitten by Magic (Book 3) in one (long) sitting. I couldn’t help it. The books were just too addictive and I felt compelled to just read “one more page” until many hours later I finally ran out of pages. Different couples in each book bit the magical connection is as strong as the truly excellent romantic tie in each. They’re skid, quite frankly, tremendously fun. Well-written and filled wi ...more
Debra Martin
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Paleo-anthropologist Trevor Masterson is looking for something monumental at his latest dig in Costa Rico, something that will push the tenure committee in his favor. Everything is turned upside down when Daisy le Fey, a tooth fairy apprentice, pops into his dig site looking for a tooth.

This was such a cute story and the antics of Daisy and her magic world as it clashes with Trevor are quite funny. I thought the middle of the story dragged just a bit, but there were many twists and turns to kee
Nancy Ku
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Must Love Magic (Magic & Mayhem Book 2) by Erica Ridley I am having so much fun with this series...Thanks to Erica and the publisher for allowing me to preview this book. Daisy le Fay ( wants to earn her wings) Trevor Masterson ( archaeologist ..who wants his tenure) This is so full of laughs, angst, fairy tales ..tooth fairy, guardian angel, fairy god mother and many more magic beings. There are also some evil people who will do anything to win..and lets not forget a magic frog and some very st ...more
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
Daisy le Fey wants desperately to earn her wings. In her attempt to complete her tooth fairy assignment, she accidentally meets human paleo-anthropologist Trevor Masterson. As desperately as Daisy wants her wings, Trevor wants tenure as a professor at his university. From their meeting on, the story is a delicious comedy of errors. There are Lust Potions gone astray, Forgetme Orbs that don’t work, and spells with a one-track mind (think pumpkins). Along the way, Daisy and Trevor discover magic t ...more
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One rip roaring fun treat! Oh man, Erica never ceases to amaze me with her wit and imagination. If you're looking for a little humor, a lot of mischief with plenty of fun, drama and all the laugh out loud wonder to be had. Congratulations my friends, you just found it. You get it all this this little gem. Personalities, attitudes and dynamics are 100% on point with such realism it blows this baby wide open. A fascinating storyline and awesome plot kicks this jewel up a f
Oct 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Must Love Magic is the second book in the Magic and Mayhem series and after feeling a bit unsure after reading the first book I have to say I approached this book with a little reluctance and after finishing it I’m still on the fence about this series. Normally I don’t follow any particular genre with regards to my reading choices. I tend to go with how an author writes her characters – they’ve got to grab my attention and make me want to learn more about them. If that happens I’ve been known to ...more
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