Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection Genre: Dark Fairy Tales Retelling Release Date: March 3, 2020 Once upon a time… Isn’t that how love stories begin? Not this time. This is not a love story. This is the untold story of Sleeping Beauty and how Princess Arianna of Graeline was conceived out of darkness and lies. Born into a kingdom on the brink of disaster, she remains hidden away from the world as protection against a vengeful curse. Malevolence has invaded the land of mystery, and the dark mage has decided it’s time to collect on her favor. The price… Until the king calls for a savior. Or two? Asher “Apollo” McCall and Matthew “Ares” Norbury have worked countless missions together. Named after the Greek gods they resembled, they were considered the biggest and baddest until tragedy struck. Their team was slaughtered and they were left for dead. Neither man ever foresaw a life of peace, but gazing into the eyes of the young, defiant princess for the first time, they catch a glimpse of what could become their world. How far will they go to make the enigmatic royal theirs? Can these two “princes” beat the odds, save the princess, and live happily ever after? Or is Arianna destined to die, imprisoned by a curse out of control?
Imprisoned by K.L. Donn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
So this is part of the Sinister fairy-Tale collection. “Imprisoned” is a modern fairy-tale retelling with a supernatural slant. It’s loosely based on Sleeping Beauty and is a menage instalove romantic suspense. It’s not a dark romance but does have some dark content included. So it’s set in the fictional kingdom of Graeline which is situated on a small independent island between Scotland and Ireland. Arianna is the princess here and is under the influence of a curse. There are also young girls going missing, suspected human trafficking so Matthew and Asher codenames Ares and Apollo are drafted in to discover just what is happening here. Ares and Apollo are brothers bonded through the sheer hell they have endured they are also Ari’s only chance of escaping her kidnappers when she is spirited away from her home. This seems to tie into with another of this author’s series though this is a standalone read so can be enjoyed separately. It is told from several POV’s and it did feel a tad choppy at times. I also didn’t connect that deeply with the characters involved here, there was just something for me that was slightly missing overall. I still enjoyed this though and found it to be imaginative. The Princess assisting in her own rescue and getting two handsome Prince’s was also a bonus.
I voluntary reviewed a copy of Imprisoned.
Krystal writes as International Bestselling Author KL Donn. Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, she has over 40 published books in differing romance genres. She enjoys making her readers cry as they go on a deep journey of love and loss through each book. Experiencing her own insta-love at 17, Krystal has been with her husband for 16 years and they share 4 beautiful children together.
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