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Rose Red and the Bear: A Fairy Tale Mashup Paperback – February 1, 2021
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Curses and blessings come in disguise...
All Rose wanted was to belong to a family, so when she finds her father on a DNA ancestry website, she jumps at the offer to visit his cabin. Once there, however, the only person she meets is a young man in need of her help, but she soon realizes that he is not what he seems.
Years ago, Braydon was cursed by the man who killed his father. Now he vows revenge and counts himself lucky at finding the daughter of his nemesis. Will she be his ruin or salvation?
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- ASIN : B08VLQ91FZ
- Publisher : Independently published (February 1, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 138 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8703008478
- Item Weight : 7.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.32 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,275,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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For the most part, I enjoyed this story. It was a quick easy read that felt like fun fluff. There was a lot of potential in the story, but the characters felt a bit flat to me. Rose accepted her "kidnapping" rather calmly, as well as the whole moving statue that introduced her to the magic elements. There should have been some major freak out over these elements of the story. But, as I said, it was mostly just a fun romp through the woods for a girl and the bear that wanted to keep her.
Brayden had more depth than Rose I think. At least, I felt like he showed character growth by the end of the story.
There are lots of unanswered questions story wise that I'm guessing means there will be a sequel. I'm mildly interested and might give it a shot. My only other complaint was the story needed a good line edit. There were missing words in phrases and some verb tense changes that often took me out of the story.
For my more sensitive readers--this would be rated PG-14 for innuendo and short on-screen scenes of intimacy.
I give the story 3.5 stars.
1-5 scale and what it means:
1: I couldn’t even finish it / just plain bad
2: I hope I didn’t pay for this / disappointing
3: I didn’t hate it, but it was still missing something / forgettable but inoffensive
3.5: On the line between good and ok / like, not love
4: Solid mind candy / worth reading
4.5: So very close to perfection! / must read
5: I could not put it down and I’m still thinking about it! / a true treasure
Movie Ratings in relation to my review:
Clean--Hallmark movies, some kissing, no nudity, no sex on or off "screen"
PG--Some innuendo but nothing kids don't hear every day, sex is all closed door
PG-13--some language (swear words not related to sex), more talk about sex, heavy petting, removal of clothing on screen, but sex is closed door.
PG-14—somewhere between PG-13 and R. Not erotica, but at least a paragraph of on-screen sex
R--swearing (F-bomb, on “screen” sex, sometimes feels like the whole story is about the sex and not the relationship or some other plot, but not always
Will Rose stay and help Braydon after he tells her about the curse, or will she run from him?
This was a wonderful book and I would recommend it to anyone.
I received a free copy of this book for my voluntary and honest review.
Top reviews from other countries
This spell-binding tale works on so many levels - as a modern fairytale, a shifter fantasy and a steamy romance. As you'd expect from Joel Crofoot, it's well-written, imaginative and sizzling. A great read.