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Kiss and Spell

(Enchanted, Inc. #7)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  2,315 ratings  ·  207 reviews
With great power comes great danger.…

When a freak accident leaves Katie Chandler with magical powers, it seems like a wish come true for the former magical immune. But it also means she's vulnerable to magic, just when the dangerous Elf Lord is cooking up another scheme in his bid for power. Anyone who gets in his way disappears—including Katie and her wizard boyfriend, Ow
ebook, 284 pages
Published May 17th 2013 by NLA Digital Liaison Platform LLC (first published May 9th 2013)
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Jan 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
If you haven't read these they are the perfect representation of funny and fluffy chick lit/urban fantasy.

While most Urban Fantasy heroines tend to realize they're magical in some way, our leading lady Katie realizes just the opposite, she's a null, a veritable black hole to magic! She can't do spells and spells won't work on her, which actually makes her quite valuable in the magical world.

And thus starts the series and I'm actually kind of sad that it's ending because it provided me with lot
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
I've loved this series so much and am sad that this is supposedly the end. Since book six was incredibly underwhelming, I was relieved to enjoy this one very much. My one complaint would be that since most of the book takes place in a sort of alternate reality, we don't get any of the fun supporting characters that I love so much. We do, however, get a lot of good character development for Owen and Katie and a chance to see Katie realize how important she is. ...more
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance fans
I really enjoyed this one but I'm sad to learn that this is possibly the last in the series! I feel they can explore more like Katie finally finding her place in the company to make her happy and feel like she's found 100% where she belongs at MSI inc. I'd also like to see Katie and Owen get married and what adventures they could get up to leading up to marriage, plus I'd like to see if they'd tell Katie's other brother and her parents about magic if they got married! I'd also love to see them t ...more
Jenny Schwartzberg
May 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, romance, humor
I got this as an eARC from NetGalley. I've been reading this series since it first appeared in paperback in 2005 with Enchanted, Inc. I was disappointed when the publisher dropped the series and delighted to discover this year that the author had continued to publish the series. They are very funny and romantic. I suppose you could call them urban fantasy since they are set in cities, but I'd call them contemporary fantasy romances with a good mix of humor. This is modern New York with magical f ...more
Jun 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: magic
After that HEA this seems anticlimactic, but I have a few questions: who/what is Mr. Bones? Did Philip regain control of his family's company? What happened to Ari? (Or was I not paying attention? I skimmed rather than read this one. I think she ended up with the Council?) Will Grandma and Merlin end up creating a powerful hybrid of folk-techno-neoclassic magic? (Although that sounds like a new music genre more than anything.)

The end of this series. Feel kind of sad at having to leave behind Kat
The Flooze
Another cute, comical romp through the eyes of Katie Chandler.

Straddling the line between urban fantasy and chicklit, these books feature a frothy romance tempered by competent world-building. In Kiss and Spell, Swendson gives Katie and Owen some much-needed alone time. I expected things to heat up a bit - even if it was of the closed-door, fade-to-black variety - but Swendson keeps the romance very PG. I find the pair sweet, but I sometimes balk at their squeaky-cleanness.

But, all things consid
Lyndsey Griggs
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the latest installment more than the last few. I felt that the story line from the previous books was getting pretty stagnant. "Kiss and Spell" finally made progress in Katie's and Owen's relationship. With the last few books, I was beginning to wonder why the two of them were together and if Swendson was ever going to make that clear. Her writing style hasn't changed, nor has her proclivity to give Katie powers and then take them away changed. She does flip flop whenever it suits her ...more
Angie Green
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-fiction, 2016
I was so sad to finish this series! I love Owen and Katie and I'm going to miss the MSI gang and all the magical problems they face together. They are so much fun to read I had to buy them - I know I'll reread them in the future.

I hope there will be more installments in the future!

*hint, hint Shanna Swendson*
3 Stars

After the disappointment of No Quest For The Wicked, I did consider abandoning the series. However, I was on a roll with my one-per-day reading of this series and since there was only one book left to read, it seemed a shame to stop. So I powered through and finished the series. Kiss and Spell is certainly not as grandly disappointing as No Quest for the Wicked. Not by a long shot. In some ways it does revive some of the cuteness from the early books in the series. However, Swendson's gro
This is book 7 in the Enchanted, Inc series by Shanna Swendson. I received this as an eARC from Netgallery. I have to admit, the minute I saw this listed, I wanted it. I even called my sister as soon as I was approved and gave her the neener neener song. It went something like, "I get to read it and you-oo don't." *sigh* Not my finest adult moment, but I was excited! We had gone 4 long years between books 4 and 5, so being able to read and enjoy the series again with books coming out regularly i ...more
Jun 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of urban fantasy/chick-lit crossovers
I love how Shanna Swendson continues to keep this series so entertaining by tweaking what happens with the main characters' magical lives--i.e. in this volume granting Katie magical powers she's never had before. In the previous book, Owen had to cope with magical immunity for the first time ever. It gives Swendson a chance to play "what if" with her characters, to discover how they would react, adapt, and work together.

In book #7, Katie is delighted to spend her days receiving private magic les
Jim Neville
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book starts with a sad note in the synopsis: "This may be the end of the series." I'm happy to inform that is not the case. There are two more books after this one (at the time I write this review). This is the best series I've read in two and a half years and I hope there are even more to come after the ninth.

Katie and Owen become trapped in a romantic comedy illusion. They don't remember who they really are, but somehow, they find each other and fall in love all over again - without magic
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This series has been fun and exciting from the very beginning - Kiss and Spell is no different. Silly and entertaining all the way through while still capable of keeping a semi-serious air when needed.

Certainly worth the read, especially for the elven "foray" into the eighties.

As with many of the series I consume, read the previous books, first.
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
My only gripe is the ending. Sigh. I just feel like it was so quick and neat with a bow and I just wanted more!
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
More, more, more please! This is such a neat series. I also love the narration on the audio versions. BLISS :)
Mailee Pyper
Sep 07, 2017 rated it liked it
As a disclaimer I am reviewing the whole series (8 books) in this review because I read them all within a week, so while they are their own separate thing, I really view them as just one whole. I will likely cut and paste this review into each books review spot, with perhaps a comment or two about the individual book itself.

That said, I really enjoyed this book, and this whole series. It was a bizarre modern magical romp through New York (and occasionally Texas). I really appreciated the corpor
Oct 22, 2019 rated it liked it
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Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
So I've read the previous 6 books in this series. I'm going along on this last book and turn the page and it's like reading a whole different book. Some of the characters are the same but it was just the weirdest thing. I turned back a couple of pages to see if I missed something. But no, the whole thing just changed. So I kept reading thinking it will all make sense and it finally did, I get it, but it took so many chapters I was just disappointed. Once I figured out what she was doing I just d ...more
Nov 09, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm well into this series and like most of the characters. The plots are interesting and there's plenty of action and some romance brewing. The plot of this particular installment didn't really grab me and for a short portion of the book just seemed to ramble like a kudzu vine. I thought what should have been a very climatic romantic moment in the book fell flat and was disappointed in that. I'll continue to read what comes next with the hope for a revival of my pleasure in reading this series. ...more
Marie J
It pains me to give this a 3 stars since I really like the series, the universe it's set in and the characters who have become dear to me. Nevertheless, this is not the best one in the series. I just felt like it dragged on and then everything was resolved in the blink of an eye. A bit too fast an ending for the length of the plot, really.

Still, the ending was more than worth it and so typical Owen ;)
Diane ~Firefly~
Katie ends up in a "fake" reality that seems built on a romantic movie.

What I enjoyed:
* Katie and Owen's relationship is great (view spoiler)
* Granny is still a hoot
* the whole "disco" scene a the end

What could be better:
* The minutia of daily life caught in the spell went on too long
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
A grudge read finish to a series that should've ended four books ago. When you resort to having characters lose their memories and start anew, then their story is clearly over. I didn't care a thing for Katie or Owen by this point, which is a shame, because I enjoyed them at the beginning of it all. But this last book? Enchanted it was not. ...more
Nov 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Didn't care for this one as much as the others in the series. It was still good but the best was towards the end. Will still read the next, and last in the series. Will be sorry to see Katie and Owen go. ...more
Danielle May
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another amazing book

Just wonderful, high stakes and romantic comedy all in one, and in more than one way. Great twist that knocks you back confused and intrigued and a great ending that makes your heart sing. Can't wait to start number 8
Apr 01, 2020 rated it liked it
All I want during this pandemic is page-turning books I can get lost in, ideally where the good guys win. So this checks the boxes and make me laugh. It's not wildly amazing writing or plots its just good fun. ...more
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure, but this might be my favorite in the series so far. I really enjoyed it! I'm glad I'd read the blurb though, or I would have been confused enough that it might have impacted my enjoyment at one point. ...more
Carinne Gee
Just the next book in this silly, fun series. Nothing special, just fun.
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Feb 07, 2018 rated it liked it
A little anticlimactic. After all these worries and struggles over certain problems, they're solved quite easily. I had a little difficulty connecting to the characters, as well. ...more
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