Authors: Zoe Blake & Alta Hensley
Authors Zoe Blake & Alta Hensley
This is no fairytale…
precious… the Huntsmen’s hearts.
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USA TODAY Bestselling Author in Dark Romance.
We are all attracted to the forbidden. Addicted to the rush we get from reading something naughty…something kinky. We love to lose ourselves in the fantasy. The powerful lord who sweeps the lady away to his remote estate to ravish her. The cowboy who takes the sassy city girl over his knee to teach her a lesson. The devilishly charming pirate who seduces his beautiful captive.
She writes those dark fantasies.
USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Hot, Dark and Dirty Romance.
She is also an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Being a multi-published author in the romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty alpha heroes, sometimes sweet love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales of the constant struggle between dominance and submission.
I enjoyed this one. Although not as much as I thought I would. It was a bit…I dunno…harsher then I anticipated. Whatever you do don’t go into this one thinking you are going to get unicorn farting rainbows. Be that as it may, it was still a very good read. The writing was fabulous. The pace was perfect. The plot was engaging and kept me turning the pages. It was a fairly quick read that only took me a couple hours to finish. It’s told all from Snow’s POV. I kind of wish we would have gotten POV scenes from the huntsmen. Especially because they are just SO harsh in their treatment of Snow. It was hard to believe at times they had any real feelings for her. Last, it was all wrapped up in a sweet (if a little rushed) ending.
I am not really sure what to say about these guys. Like I mentioned above I think it would have been helpful had we gotten some POV from at least a few of them. The book is fairly short and there are seven heroes so inevitably they all sort of felt a little underdeveloped to me. There was basically only one that I felt had any warmth to him. Most of them just came across majorly rapey and violent. That said, they did grow on me by the end.
SNOW. Geez…I don’t know what to say about her either. This poor girl got worked over A LOT. I think if I had been her I probably would have shanked them all in their sleep. But girl had a hidden masochistic side. So it was ALL good on her end (eventually).
None. The entire book is just Snow and her seven Hunstmen.
Erhm…It’s ONE woman and SEVEN men…’Nuff said. Most of the sex in this one was VERY rapey (dubious consent) <— in my opinion, it was heavier on the “rape” end of the scale and was one of the reasons my rating wasn’t higher. A lot of rough sex. Dirty sex <– one scene NO just NO…*GAG* Spanking. Belting. Discipline. Oral sex. Anal sex. Choking. Strangely enough with all that sex we NEVER get a scene where all seven guys take her at once. The kinky reader in me was pretty disappointed by that.
Low. Let us be honest here this was basically just smut. Sex was the name of the game and the storyline with the Queen was pretty second thought. There is a bit of pushback from Snow but to say that was angst would be a stretch.
I enjoyed it. Did I totally love it? NO. The Hunstmen were just a bit TOO brutal with Snow most of the time. Maybe had I gotten a peek into their inner thoughts now and again it might have softened their behavior a bit. But we didn’t. That said, no one is going to go into this one expecting an epic love story. It’s dark smut and doesn’t claim to be anything more. Therefore yours truly is going to give this one a solid thumbs up and I am very much looking forward to the next dirty fairytale from these authors.
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