I was very disappointed in this book. I had read Britton's freshman book, MY FALLEN ANGEL, when it first came out and absolutely LOVED it, so I admit I had high expectations, but ENCHANTED BY YOUR KISSES didn't even come close to meeting what would be my low expectations.
First of all, the dialog was stilted. It went around and around in repetitive circles, and occassionally meandered without any point whatsoever. I suppose some of their conversation was meant to be witty reparte, but with such bad dialog, it was really hard to tell. Also, I don't define being rude or hurtfull as "witty," no matter how clever the insult--and these characters were insulting and rude to one another a lot.
Secondly, the characters. Oh, boy. Nathan, the hero, started out as your typical dark, mysterious, Byronic-type--which is great--but I quickly lost any liking or interest for him. There is really no excuse for the way he deceives and treats the heroine, and even though he suffers guilt pangs about it, he is still cruel to her. And the way he keeps thinking that all women are betrayers reminded me of a serial killer. Basically, he's like Eeyore with really nasty teeth: a little black cloud hangs over his head constantly, and he lashes out meanly at everyone else because HE has problems.
Ariel, meanwhile, is very blah. While I sympathized with her anger at being ostracized from society, she didn't seem to have a heart to me. She's simply a very angry, bitter, cold character.
As for the plot... did the author bother to think about it at all? Her book is supposed to be humorous, but humor seems like an insult when there's a man being beaten to death (a scene that was very difficult to read, and which should have been cut out, by the way). One of the things I really appreciated about Britton's earlier novel was that it was apparent a lot of thought had gone into it. Not so with ENCHANTED BY YOUR KISSES.
I did chuckle once or twice during EBYK, and perhaps by the end of the book the two characters overcome their differences, yada yada yada (though I probably wouln't have believed it), but the truth is, by page two hundred, I simply didn't care. While I would recommend MY FALLEN ANGEL without reservation, I would definitely NOT recommend EBYK. Hopefully the author's next work (which is supposed to be a sequel to MFA) will turn out better.