Sleeping Beauty has sworn off kissing...
Emma awakens to an entirely different world than the one she lived in a thousand years ago, and although she's the real Sleeping Beauty, her life is no fairy tale. After parting ways with her supposed Prince Charming, she's determined to be a normal girl—she hides her magic and swears off kissing strange men.
But her gorgeous boss Michael knows there 's something unusual about Emma, and he thinks she's as infuriating as she is beautiful. Now Emma needs to teach Michael a lesson, which means mastering her magic. She knows she's flirting with danger, but after one look at Michael's perfect lips, all she can think is, "What's another thousand years ... ?"
Welcome to the fractious fairy tale world of Kristine Grayson, where the bumpy road to happily ever after is paved with surprises ...
Praise for Wickedly Charming
"Unusual, whimsical, and wickedly clever, this funny romp takes a decidedly offbeat look at fairy tales from the characters' point of view, with delightful, magical results."—Library Journal
Grayson takes readers for another delightful romp in her fractured fairy tale world (after Utterly Charming), first published by Dorchester in 2001. Emma Lost, the real Sleeping Beauty, has awoken from her thousand-year sleep and is now an accomplished author and admired history professor at the University of Wisconsin. Michael Found, her new boss, thinks Emma is the worst kind of scholar and her research is not only flawed but fraudulent; he has no idea that it's based on her memories. When Emma's dormant magical powers arrive full force and out of control, she needs to get to Oregon for help immediately. Michael agrees to be her travel companion, and they set off on a road trip that will shape the rest of their lives. Charming and engaging, the story moves quickly and fluidly. Emma is the right balance of strong and vulnerable, and Michael complements her with his skepticism and compassion. A sweet love story makes this a perfect beach read for hopeless romantics.