Review: Wicked Charming by Nazarea Andrews

Wicked Charming by Nazarea Andrews
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Wicked Ever After #1
Release - February 13, 2017
Genre - Erotic Cinderella Retelling
Hero POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 156 pages

He’s at the top of the world.
He’s rich, sought after, and in control.
And he’s bored.
A string of one-night stands have left Samul Charming increasingly dissatisfied. When his mother pushes him to settle down, his best friends come up with a brilliant plan:
Audition the submissives at The Kingdom.
The problem is, Charm knows who he wants: the only girl to challenge him, while submitting as naturally as breathing.
But he can’t have her.
With the entire club watching and his parents expecting him to settle down, Charm decides to settle.
But love in the Kingdom is never simple and it is never painless.
And Charm is about to be reminded of that.

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It’s the dirtiest fairy tale of all….
Charm. Beast. Wolf.
Everyone in the Kingdom–an exclusive, decadent BDSM club–knows the three friends and business partners.
But no one has ever gotten close enough to touch them.
Sex is easy, even when it hurts. It’s all any of them wanted.
Love is off the table.
Love is the thing none of them ever saw coming.
In the Kingdom, control is everything. Who wields it and who surrenders.
But some things even they can’t control.
Welcome to the Kingdom, where every happily ever after hurts in the most wicked of ways.

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MY REVIEW

I love fairytale retellings. So much. I don't search them out but when I come across one, it's almost impossible for me to pass it up. When I started this one, I have to say I expected something completely different from what I found. It contained a surprising turn of events. With the name "Charming" in the title, I thought it was based on Sleeping Beauty. WRONG! It's a twist on Cinderella. Also it's erotica. I think I missed that memo because the main character, Samul Charming, definitely has some kink.

So Sam wasn't really a prince but he was the heir to his father's pharmaceutical corporation worth billions. He and his friends were filthy rich, handsome, kinky, and they owned their own sex club. However, Sam's bored with the same ol' same ol' and realizes that what he really wants is a true partner. A sub that he can call his very own and who can also fit in with the sophisticated and elite crowd he has to surround himself with due to his station. Problem: he's completely enamored with Celeste, a lowly bartender at the club. To help him out, his friends host a "sub audition" to give him the chance to find what he's looking for. Will Charm follow the rules or follow his heart?

Told from Samul's perspective, we're given an insight into what makes him and his friends tick, setting up this series quite nicely. I particularly enjoyed his introspection and how serious and yet how lightly he took himself and life in general. I'm definitely interested in continuing this series and finding out what other unique ways this author will retell the classics.

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