Something Borrowed

By: Jim Butcher

Series: The Dresden Files

Book Number: 7.3

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Harry has been chosen as best man for the wedding of his werewolf friends, Billy and Georgia. On the day of the wedding, Billy can't reach Georgia by phone and sends Harry to make sure she's OK. What Harry finds is a missing bride and a trashed apartment that leads him on a frantic search for Georgia and a mad dash to get her to the wedding before Billy marries the fairy who's masquerading as his bride-to-be and falls under her spell.


Something Borrowed is a short, thirty-page novella that falls between Dead Beat and Proven Guilty in the Dresden Files series chronology. It features the wedding of Harry's friends, Billy and Georgia, the leaders of the Alphas werewolf pack. Harry is the best man, so when Billy can't reach Georgia and is caught up in appeasing his soon to be monster-in-law, he sends Harry to check on her. Much to Harry's dismay, he finds their apartment trashed, Georgia missing, and traces of fairy activity. Using a tracking spell, Harry, with the help of Murphy and Bob, must rescue Georgia and get her to the wedding before Billy unknowingly marries the wrong woman.

This was a really fun novella that I very much enjoyed reading. The interplay between Harry, Murphy, and Bob was sharp and witty, while Murphy's introduction to Bob was great for a laugh. Harry and Murphy always work well together, and the attraction between them (at least on Harry's side) is slowly building, making me wonder what might happen in future books of the series. It was great to see Billy and Georgia get their happy ending, even though it didn't exactly go as planned. But it did have a touch of fairy tale magic in an evil stepmother and true-love's kiss, which I loved. Overall, this was a great little foray into Harry's world that leaves me wanting to revisit it soon. Something Borrowed was originally published in the multi-author anthology, My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding, but was later reprinted in the single-author anthology, Side Jobs, along with several other novellas in the Dresden Files series.


Jim Butcher