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Don't Hex with Texas (Katie Chandler, Book 4) by Shanna Swendson
Review by Paige Roberts
Ballantine Books Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345492937
Date: 29 April 2008 List Price $14.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

Don't Hex with Texas is the newest in Shanna Swenson's series of books about Katie, a thoroughly non-magical young woman living a very magical life. This book sees Katie going home to a small town in Texas and leaving behind her exciting job in New York. This gives her months of peace and quiet when she doesn't need rescuing from anything: dragons, hideous monsters, evil wizards, not even a bad blind date. Her greatest danger is dying of boredom, or having her irritating sister-in-law drive her nuts. Unfortunately, it also puts her hundreds of miles away from her favorite handsome wizard. But some sacrifices have to be made if a girl is to do her part to save the world.

From official release/information:

From PR material: 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 left the sexy wizard Owen Palmer to battle his demons in the magical realm -- after all, she just seemed to attract evil, which only made Owen's job a lot harder. But now, it seems, trouble has followed her home. Despite the fact that Merlin, Katie's former boss at Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., has assured her that Cobb is free of enchantment, magically speaking, Katie begins to notice curious phenomena.

Cobb is being plagued by a series of unexplainable petty crimes and other devilish mischief, and after her experiences in Manhattan, Katie knows "unauthorized magic" when she sees it. As this new dark magic strikes deep in the heart of Texas, Owen reappears (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.

(Source: Ballantine Books)

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