Showing posts with label 27-Retelling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 27-Retelling. Show all posts

VENOM by Dee Garcia

October 14, 2019

VENOM by Dee Garcia
He lied to me. He used me.
He left me. And he broke me.

Review of The Wish Collector by Mia Sheridan

March 06, 2019

The Wish Collector by Mia Sheridan
Release: November 24, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance - retelling themes
Multiple POV - 3rd person
Heat: Very slow build. Very. When something happens, it's pretty fade to black
Type: Standalone
Length: 468 pages
Format: ebook borrowed through Kindle Unlimited


November 11, 2018

Blood Prince by Celia Aaron
He's searched for her across centuries. But he's not the only one . . .
Paris, heir to a vampire kingdom he has never claimed, is adrift on earth and in the Underworld. The bounty on his head keeps him on the run. When he realizes the woman whose death haunts his dreams could be alive, he will risk everything just to touch Helen again. But her past can't be erased, and neither can her old enemy--a demon who will destroy worlds just to possess her.
Author's Note: This is a standalone fantasy romance with vampires, witches, and mythological creatures.

ARC Review: FRAGMENTS OF ASH by Katy Regnery

September 29, 2018

Fragments of Ash by Katy Regnery
My name is Ashley Ellis…

I was thirteen years old when my mother – retired supermodel, Tig – married Mosier Răumann, who was twice her age and the head of the Răumann crime family.

When I turned eighteen, my mother mysteriously died. Only then did I discover the dark plans my stepfather had in store for me all along; the debauched "work" he expected me to do.

With the help of my godfather, Gus, I have escaped from Mosier's clutches, but his twin sons and henchmen have been tasked with hunting me down. And they will stop at nothing to return my virgin body to their father

…dead or alive.

** Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Fragments of Ash is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection: contemporary, standalone romances inspired by beloved fairy tales.

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ARC Review: IN BED WITH THE BEAST by Tara Sivec

June 05, 2018

In Bed With The Beast by Tara Sivec
A tale as old as time: she needs a place to stay, he's a grump with a secret and an extra room...can love find a way?

Meet the Naughty Princess Club, a series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that brings readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that three women fall into once they decide to strut their stuff and bring on their own happily ever after.

Living in her overprotective dad’s basement, shy Belle lives her life through books. Being a part of the Naughty Princess Club is the first adventure she’s ever had, plus she desperately needs the money to save one of her favorite places - the local library.

But when her new friends and new business gets her kicked out of her dad’s house, Belle is rescued by the surly Vincent “Beast” Adams who invites her to be his house guest until she gets back on her feet. Despite his attitude problem and long list of rules, Belle finds herself warming to the muscled man with a penchant for growling and starts seeing a gentle side to him that wasn’t there before.

Yet there’s a room that Beast keeps locked and Belle keeps getting hints that Beast is hiding something…can a nerdy librarian tame the beast or will their romance be over before it has a chance to blossom?

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My Review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It’s been a while since I’ve read a book by Tara Sivec, but from what I remembered, I thoroughly enjoyed each experience. This read was no different. In Bed with the Beast was a hilarious tale loosely based on Beauty and the Beast that tackled a woman’s growth and development into self-sufficiency and independence. It told a story of kindness and charity, of funny hijinks and antics, of the bond found with family and friends, of the intricacies of interpersonal relationships, and of faith in happily ever afters. There was romance, drama, and laughs to be found in its pages. I had a blast reading it!

I could tell that I could become a huge fan of Vincent and was begging to get his perspective. I couldn’t really connect with his character and I needed him to counteract the effects that Belle had on me. Every time she doubted his feelings or motives, I wanted to shake her for ignoring the obvious. In so many big and small ways, Vincent showed her his intentions and how very much he cared for her. It hurt so much when she would disregard this or treat him disrespectfully. Hello! You had no place to go, he gave you a home, and you are being unappreciative. RUDE!! I really liked that these characters, despite their immense attraction, didn’t just jump into bed. They were able to grow beyond the physical and got to really know each other. It made their relationship that much more special.

If you’re looking for a good laugh while watching someone try to sabotage their chances at everlasting love, you won’t want to miss this!

Release: 06.05.2018 | Romantic Comedy | Heroine POV - 1st person | Heat: 2.5 | Standalone - Naughty Princess Club #2 | Publisher: St. Martin’s Press - Swerve

Review: The Black Lily by Juliette Cross

April 06, 2017

The Black Lily by Juliette Cross
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Vampire Blood #1
Release - March 27, 2017
Genre - Historical Paranormal Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 302 pages

Every day, the threat the Varis family poses to the humans they rule over grows stronger. Every minute that Arabelle spends doing chores for vain, entitled aristocrats, her resolve to overthrow the vampire monarchy increases. She is the leader of the underground resistance, The Black Lily. And she’s waited long enough.

Now is the perfect time to ignite the rebellion. The plan? Attend the vampire prince’s blood ball. And kill him.

Dagger in hand, Arabelle is caught off guard by the immediate spark she shares with Prince Marius. It doesn’t help that he’s listening to her and seems so kind and understanding.

Arabelle is sworn to kill Marius at all costs, but what if Prince Charming is more than he appears to be? But the big question? Now that he knows the truth, can she do what she must to save her people?

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Review: Beauty of the Beast by Rachel L. Demeter

April 01, 2017

Beauty of the Beast by Rachel L Demeter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Fairy Tale Retellings #1
Release - March 15, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Retelling
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat 2.5 out of 5
Length - 342 pages

Experience the world’s most enchanting and timeless love story—retold with a dark and realistic twist.


Reclusive and severely scarred Prince Adam Delacroix has remained hidden inside a secluded, decrepit castle ever since he witnessed his family’s brutal massacre. Cloaked in shadow, with only the lamentations of past ghosts for company, he has abandoned all hope, allowing the world to believe he died on that tragic eve twenty-five years ago.


Caught in a fierce snowstorm, beautiful and strong-willed Isabelle Rose seeks shelter at a castle—unaware that its beastly and disfigured master is much more than he appears to be. When he imprisons her gravely ill and blind father, she bravely offers herself in his place.

Review: Don't Speak by Katy Regnery

February 26, 2017

Don't Speak by Katy Regnery
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - A Modern Fairytale #5
Release - February 27, 2017
Genre - Second Chance Fairytale Retelling
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 429 pages

A fisherman’s daughter.
The governor’s son.
Two very different worlds.

In this modern retelling of The Little Mermaid, a fisherman’s daughter from an Outer Banks island untouched by time, meets the son of North Carolina’s governor at a fancy party where she’s working.

Laire, who wants so much more from life than her little island can offer, is swept away by wealthy, sophisticated Erik, who is, in turn, entranced by her naiveté and charm. The two spend a whirlwind summer together that ends on the knife-point of heartbreak and forces them to go their separate ways.

Years later, when fate leads them back to one another, they will discover the terrifying depth of the secrets they kept from each other, and learn that shattered hearts can only be healed by a love that willfully refuses to die.

Review: The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken

January 03, 2017

The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - The Bachelors of Arizona #1
Release: October 4, 2016
Length: 353 pages

Cinderella never had to deal with this crap.

Jane isn't entirely sure that Cinderella got such a raw deal. Sure, she had a rough start, but didn't she eventually land a prince and a happily-ever-after? Meanwhile, Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and . . . yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes---or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire---maybe do exist.

Except Brock Wellington isn't anyone's dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk---even if it was just a façade. Now, as Brock is waiting for the auction chopping block, he figures it's karmic retribution that he's tempted by a sexy, sassy woman he can't have. But while they can't have a fairy-tale ending, maybe they can indulge in a little bit of fantasy . .

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