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Don't Hex with Texas

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    Available in PDF Format | Don't Hex with Texas.pdf | English
    Shanna Swendson(Author)
Everything's bigger in Texas-including romance, magic, and danger!

Katie Chandler has fled fast-paced Manhattan and returned home to a simpler life, working at her family's feed-and-seed store in Cobb, Texas. In a painfully selfless gesture, Katie had left the sexy wizard Owen Palmer to battle his demons in the magical realm-after all, Katie just seemed to attract evil, which only made Owen's job a lot harder. But now it seems that trouble has followed her home: Despite the fact that Merlin, Katie's old boss at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., has assured her that Cobb is free of enchantmen, (magically speaking), Katie begins to notice curious phenomena.

Cobb is being plagued by a series of inexplicable petty crimes and other devilish mischief, and after her experiences in Manhattan, Katie knows "unauthorized magic" when she sees it. As this new darkness strikes deep in the heart of Texas, Owen appears (literally) to investigate. Now Katie's friends and family must show the bad guys why it's bad luck to hex with Texas, while Katie and Owen combine their strengths like never before to uncover a sinister plot before evil takes root in the Lone Star State.

"Enchanting . . . Trying to start a romance with the world hanging in the balance is not optimal, but it sure is funny."
-Romantic Times, on Shanna Swendson's Damsel Under Stress

"Winning . . . [a] smart, snappy novel."
-Booklist, on Shanna Swendson's Once Upon Stilettos

Shanna Swendson is the author of Enchanted, Inc., Once Upon Stilettos,and Damsel Under Stress. She's also contributed essays to books on such pop culture topics as Pride and Prejudice, Firefly,and Battlestar Galactica. When she's not writing or watching television and movies so she can write about them, she enjoys cooking, traveling, singing, and looking for new hobbies to make her author bio longer and more interesting. She lives in Texas, but loves to play Southern belle in New York as often as possible.

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  • PDF | 292 pages
  • Shanna Swendson(Author)
  • Ballantine Books (29 April 2008)
  • English
  • 10
  • Romance
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  • By Helen Hancox on 5 May 2008

    This was a really good fun book! It's the fourth in the series about Katie Chandler, a Magical Immune who works for Merlin at Magic, Spells & Illusions Inc in New York. Except in this story Katie has returned home to Cobb, a small town in Texas and the home of her family. This is because the wizard Owen, who cares for Katie, was put in a difficult situation in an earlier book having to choose between her and others - and he chose her. Katie decided to leave New York and her job so as not to cause a problem for Owen. After all, magical things are unlikely to follow her to Cobb as it's a very unmagical town.But now Katie's back home she starts noticing some odd things. Not only that, her mother seems to be seeing things that no-one else is - someone dressed up in strange robes doing odd dances outside the bank. Katie begins to wonder if Cobb is as free of magic as she previously thought and contacts Merlin to ask him about it. Merlin sends Sam the Gargoyle to check the town out - until Owen arrives.Katie and Owen have to investigate the goings-on together and they soon uncover a culprit closer to home, some unusual family traits and that Owen's arch-nemesis Idris is behind it all. Can Katie and Owen eject the magic from Cobb and can Katie keep her various family members out of trouble?The writing style of this book was great with events moving swiftly, characters appealing and quirky and a very slow-burn romance between Katie and Owen burning... slowly. The baddies weren't really bad, merely slightly naughty, and there were lots of opportunities for people to turn to a good path. This wasn't a dark book, the magic is a fun addition to the generally upbeat nature. I'll very much look forward to the next book in this series.Originally published for Curled Up With A Good Book, curledup.com. © Helen Hancox 2008

  • By Jim Neville on 20 July 2017

    This is one of the best books in the series (so far). I almost went back to downgrade some of my previous ratings in books #2 & #3, but this book wouldn't have been as good without reading those first. So once again, I find myself looking for that 6th star or at least a + sign.It took long enough, but Katie Chandler finally grows up and casts aside some of her insecurity. No longer does she withhold vital information until it is almost too late. As much as our lovable little half-wit frustrated us in books #2 & #3, she finally acts in a timely manner. At one point, she even tells Owen, "No one said you had to do it all yourself." Words of wisdom that would've helped her in the past.I must also commend Shanna Swendson for a story that didn't require the heroine to withhold information in order to extend the story. There was plenty of action and twists to go along with an insight into Katie's family. That was a special treat.<Spoiler Alert>It's funny how I dismissed the stories from Katie's grandmother about the "wee people" just like her family did. Although I suspected she saw something, I didn't e

  • By N. Dowd on 24 October 2008

    This book is amazing. Please buy it as if sales go up they'll publish a 5th one.Its funny and a genuinely unique story about a normal girl living in a magical world. All the books are really worth reading.

  • By Guest on 8 October 2009

    I've finished all four books and in record time. This book took a little getting used to simply because I'd become so engrossed in the New York fantasy world that Shanna had created. Here Katie expands a little as a character and I'm pleased to say that the novel still delivered laughs and charm.Please support this author as her publishing company are considering not publishing the fifth book due to poor sales of the fourth.P.S. I'm desperate to find out what happens with Katie and Owen so spend ya money!

  • By laine18 on 5 August 2009

    Like the other reviewers I throughly enjoyed this book. Like the previous three books (which I would advice people to read) I found it well written, with laugh out loud moments, and was still kept spell bound throughout wandering how Katie and Owen were ever going to come to terms with their mutual attraction if ever. I find Owen's character adorable especially his blushes. In a market of over the top alpha males I found this refreshing. My only complaint is after searching for the next book in eager anticipation I found it had been put on the back burner, maybe never to be written due to lack of attention. However, this shouldn't put you off reading the series as it still has a feel good ending to it.

  • By S. Lacey on 31 March 2014

    I really enjoyed this instalment of the series! Katie is back in Texas, living at home and working in the family store again. The Magic follows her though. She thinks she's unique in her family and then, in this book, discovers she's not quite as unique as she believed! Plus they finally capture Idris but that doesn't stop the company so they still have work to do! I love that Owen goes AWOL from MSI to make sure Katie is alright, I really love Owen and Katie as a couple! I have to say, I really love Katie's granny as well! Can't wait to start the next book!

  • By Tracey Ewen on 1 July 2016

    I had the first book of the serious on my wishlist for ages before I decided to read it and I am so glad I did! The more I read the more I fall in love with the characters and I really hope we see more of Katie 's family. Cannot recommend this series highly enough.

  • By justme on 5 February 2015

    I am thoroughly enjoying this series of books a nice mix of magic and cosy romance.Each book is a stand alone but I enjoyed seeing the characters develope from the first book

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