4 of 5 stars
I'm a fan of Ms. Ridley and Kissed by Magic does not disappoint. It is a cute fantasy romance combining modern technology with medieval lifestyle. The hero Lance Desmond is off to find and retrieve a priceless treasure hidden within icebound and cursed Castle Cavanaugh. He believes he'll be successful where hundreds of explorers before him have failed. What Lance finds is the beautiful princess Marigold who's been cursed to live the same day over and over again for hundreds of years. When Lance realizes his predicament, he vows to break the curse and release Marigold from the castle.
This was a fast and enjoyable read. I finished it in a few hours. I loved how Lance tried to cheer up Marigold once he realizes what she's endured for over six hundred years. Their growing attraction to each other is sweet and the key to breaking the curse is clever.
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy and all opinions are my own.