My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is no fairy tale…
Haunted by nightmares of a black dog, sick to death of my mind-numbing career and heart-numbing fiancé, I impulsively walked out of my life—and fell into Faerie. Terrified, fascinated, I discover I possess a power I can't control: my wishes come true. After an all-too-real attack by the animal from my dreams, I wake to find myself the captive of the seductive and ruthless fae lord Rogue. In return for my rescue, he demands an extravagant price—my firstborn child, which he intends to sire himself…
With no hope of escaping this world, I must learn to harness my magic and build a new life despite the perils—including my own inexplicable and debilitating desire for Rogue. I swear I will never submit to his demands, no matter what erotic torment he subjects me to…
When I read the synopsis, I was thinking, “hmm, sounds good…. Maybe a fairy land Beauty & the Beast. Why not?” Now, I’m not so sure that this was a good book for me. It wasn’t that it was bad, but it did not fulfill the book itch I needed to scratch.
Character-wise, I individually like a lot of them, though some were better as pairs rather than individuals. Jennifer was a character I did not like alone. I found her irritating and a whiney creature. But when paired with Darling or Rogue, she became a vivacious creature that was strong and willing to fight for what she felt was right.
I felt that Rogue’s story wasn’t told, and I feel that I missed out of it because of that. Maybe if I had had more background on him, I might have liked the story better.
The story did not have a good flow to it, and at times I found the story hard to follow. I also feel that there were a lot of gaps in the story, which left too many questions to make it an enjoyable read.
This dark fairytale is not only creepy at times, it is dark. Sometimes it is a bit sexy, but overall, it is dark and depressing. There are some scary and disturbing moments, many having to do with bondage and slaves. Overall, it wasn’t what I was expecting. It was an okay read, but I don’t think I’ll ever read it again.