Cute chick-lit fantasy about a young woman from Texas who works in New York for Magic, Spells and Illusions Inc., a company run by Merlin, THE Merlin. Good for her that she is one of the few people completely immune to magic, so she can see behind spells and will not be deceived by a wizard´s charms.
This is actually book 2 of the Katie-Chandler-series, and I did not know it when I began to read it. I bought book one in the meantime, but it´s not a problem to read book 2 first. And I´ll definately read book 3, too :-)
"Merlin´s office door swung open, and he and his latest victim emerged. The chairman of the magical committee for someting-or-other didn´t look quite as shell-shocked as the Amalgamated Neuromancy guy had that morning, so he must have been cooperating. He and Merlin shook hands, then Merlin approached Trix´s desk once his visitor was gone.
´How´s it going?´ I asked him. `Are we getting allies?´
He sighed. ´They´re reluctant to accept change, to acknowledge that the cheese has moved.´ Oh boy, he was not quoting from the business books. That was going to be fun. `I´m having difficulty persuading them of the threat inherent in one lone renegade. They seem to have forgotten the last few lone renegades who caused serious trouble in the magical community. They hide their head in the sand until the danger is so dire they can no longer ignore it. Arthur was the same way about Guinevere and Lancelot and about Mordred.´"