Book Reviews of Utterly Charming (Fates, Bk 1)

Utterly Charming (Fates, Bk 1)
Utterly Charming - Fates, Bk 1
Author: Kristine Grayson
ISBN-13: 9780821764725
ISBN-10: 0821764721
Publication Date: 2/1/2000
Pages: 319
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 94 ratings
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Utterly Charming (Fates, Bk 1) on + 3389 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
What an interesting spin on the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. This was an enjoyable novel from start to finish. I loved it. A guilt ridden Alex Blackstone tries to make things right after casting a magic spell which puts his girlfriend, Emma to sleep for one thousand years after he kisses her and she falls into a deep coma which comes from a spell cast on her previously by her evil "mother" (mentor), Ealhswith. Alex misinterprets the "Fates" (the rulers of the magic world) believing Emma is his soul mate but after meeting attorney, Nora Barr his views on who his true soul mate is slowly becomes clear. After sleeping for one thousand years Emma awakes angry, confused and is truly lost in this modern new world. Emma has to learn everything from scratch (she has no clue as to what a shower is, what a car is, etc.) as if she were a child even though she is the equivalent of a 20 something year old young woman. If you believe in fairy tales, this novel is a must read, filled with lots of humor and the belief that dreams can really come true
reviewed Utterly Charming (Fates, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
Cute, fast read. This is the 1st in the series with the second being "Thoroughly Kissed". Both worth reading.
reviewed Utterly Charming (Fates, Bk 1) on + 227 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
very cute story. Recommended for a quick lite read.
reviewed Utterly Charming (Fates, Bk 1) on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
cute book
reviewed Utterly Charming (Fates, Bk 1) on + 99 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Fun romance with a fantasy element.
reviewed Utterly Charming (Fates, Bk 1) on + 134 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Dear Diary,

I can't believe the day I've had. Just when I finally get a client, he turns out to be a nut case! Not only has he been arrested for torching a neighborhood, but he also claims to be the magician who knocked out THE Sleeping Beauty a thousand years ago!...he is the most gorgeous man I've ever laid eyes on. ....pinch me if I'm dreaming, but I think my prince Charming has finally arrived!
reviewed Utterly Charming (Fates, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Cute story. 1st story in a really fun series.
reviewed Utterly Charming (Fates, Bk 1) on + 54 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I ordered this book as a casual read and found it to be not only that but well written, with a more interesting and substantive plot than I expected. It's a romance, sure. It's fantasy, sure. But, it is also a very sweet tale about relationships and identity. It also has a great sense of humor. This is definitely one of the nice surprises you find every now and then when you order something you know nothing about!
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Helpful Score: 1
Unlike other readers, I managed to finish this book but found myself thinking "this book is boring" on several occasions. The words were put together well enough but the plot was too predictable to me. There was little to no character development. It was almost like Ms Graysom was taking too much time to develop the basis for the spin-off's rather than a storyline.
reviewed Utterly Charming (Fates, Bk 1) on + 38 more book reviews
I enjoyed this book. I liked the lead but wish more time would have been spent developing the relationship between the hero and heroine. All told they probably only spent 2-3 days with each other in the entire book even though the time frame is 10 years and a couple of months.
reviewed Utterly Charming (Fates, Bk 1) on + 20 more book reviews
fabulous book, as is the sequel.
reviewed Utterly Charming (Fates, Bk 1) on + 537 more book reviews
Meh. This was just okay for me. I've read a few others in this series (Completely Smitten and Simply Irresistible) and I liked them. If I had read this one first (and this is book 1), I'm not sure I would have bothered with this series.

The issue: This is supposed to be a romance. Not much romance in this one. Seriously. A kiss. At the end. There wasn't much build-up.

I don't think I will read Thoroughly Kissed which is Emma's story. Emma in this one came across to me as spoiled. Meh.