Long after the not-so-happily-ever-afters in their stories, Snow White's 'wicked' step-mother, Mellie, is trying to change things for others who have received the same bad rep she's been saddled with and Prince Charming, now known as Dave Encanto, is struggling on after his divorce from Ella.
I really enjoyed this offbeat tale of two middlish aged faery tale characters who are living in our world. There are parts early in the story that are a bit bogged down by Mellie's angst and her anger, but once things get rolling the story ends up being sweet and heart warming. Dave is truly nerdishly charming and so much better a hero than the young shallow besotted Prince of Cinderella fame. And I liked that the maligned step-mother is the one to come to the rescue when Charming is faced with a seemingly unsolvable parenting delemma.
I was surprised to discover the mention for a sequel at the aftwerward materials in Wickedly Charming and even more surprised to discover that the next book Utterly Charming is actually a story that I read several years ago. I really liked Grayson's series which featured past faery tale characters in the present day and gave them another chance at a happily ever after. I am glad that these light (and mild) contemporary fantasy romances are getting a second turn in the spotlight.