Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?…
My Review Red
Red (Believe #1) by Trista Jaszczak was at heart a lovely sweet read.
It is loosely based on the little red riding hood fairy tale in as much that Samantha Wentworth while on the run from her violent ex runs out of fuel for her motorbike on the outskirts of a town somewhere in Louisiana.
Deciding to camp in the woods till first light, Samantha is surprised by Ethan, running in the woods with his brothers.
Ethan along with his brothers have all been cursed with a moon madness, wolf senses and strength from actions they committed a few years back.
Nicknaming Samantha Red on account of her Red motorcycle helmet and red leather jacket.
Ethan proceeds to get his red out of the woods to safety in an old cabin in the woods.
Here the two connect only to be interrupted by Ethan’s Brothers.
So this story is told backwards which at first I thought a bit strange but quickly realised this worked.
The getting to know each other and connection came much later down the line.
You will get what I mean when you read this.
Ethan is less big bad wolf and more like big good wolf, he was such a sweetie.
I found both main characters to be extremely likeable though I did find Red to be a bit timid and introverted at times, easily upset.
Maybe because of her background, which in hindsight is very understandable.
There’s also plenty here to keep you on your toes.
A curse, Pack wars, plenty of humour and some super hot action to set those pages alight.
And the banter amongst the brothers was really amusing.
Gave me quite the giggle.
the only thing for me that pulled this down slightly was how easy the other pack went away, it didn’t quite make sense after the fuss they’d caused.
And the second thing was it took me a while to feel the connection between Red and Ethan.
I think this was because the brothers kind of overshadowed the pair sometimes.
So for myself, I would have loved to have seen more one on one with Ethan and Red, as the times I did experience when they were alone I really loved.
So, in conclusion, this was such an enjoyable tale and the fact it was loosely based on a fairy tale I loved as a child was an added bonus.
My Review Unmasked
Unmasked (Believe #2) by Trista Jaszczak was all sorts of cute cute cute.
Part of the Believe series Unmasked plays around with the Cinderella story.
Blair works at an upmarket boutique in New York.
Employed by the Ice-Queen who hates her.
And also her two awful daughters.
Blair is persuaded by her fairy-godfathers the amazing Christian and Anthony to attend The Huntsmen’s masked ball in the Ice Queens place.
Here she meets Hunter/AKA Derek or D by his bandmates.
He whisks her off to his penthouse and after an amazing night wakes to find his princess gone all she has left behind is an $8,000.00 shoe.So unmasked was all sorts of fun, out of the two books in this series this is hands down my favourite it was just so romantic.
I loved the angst-free and the lack of apology for just falling in love, it made such a refreshing change.
Everyone needs a pair of fairy-godfathers like Blairs.
And Derek don’t get me started on him, that man was definitely a modern-day prince charming, every girl needs a D in her life to make her feel special.
The writing here flowed and pulled me in and I was smiling like a soppy girl throughout, which I am.
I was having a right Cinderella moment.
So yeh I really enjoyed this it was sweet, romantic and humorous and made such a pleasant change.
Who doesn’t love a bit of a fairy tale complete with a HEA.