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by Rebekah R. Ganiere
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Fantasy Romance, Series Complete
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down and Dirty
A fast paced and heart warming Stand Alone within Series that plays well with the myth of Little Red Riding Hood, while infusing just enough shifter and fantasy lore to make it compelling. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
What if you were the key to an ancient prophecy that would begin to heal your lands, but fulfilling your destiny meant you had to turn your back on everything you’d been taught to believe in?
Redlynn of Volkzene, member of the Sisterhood of Red, is heartbroken to discover another girl kidnapped and her best friend slain by werewolves. Defying the head of her order, she sets out to kill the beast she believes responsible. The King of the Weres– But there are worse things in Wolvenglen Forest than the wolves.
Adrian, reluctant heir to the throne of Wolvenglen, and his band of wolf brothers are bound to protect the humans; especially the Sisterhood. Finding Redlynn unconscious in his woods, awakens in him a passion he’s never before experienced and a protective instinct that has him ready to turn on his own men. Problem is, a female is the last thing Adrian needs complicating his life.
But all is not as it seems in Wolvenglen Forest and to save the missing girls before time runs out, Redlynn and Adrian must move past their inner demons and learn to trust each other. In the search for vengeance however, sometimes you must give up what you desire most.
Thoughts on Red the Were Hunter
I love fairytales – from Cinderella to The Frog Prince. There is just something about them that screams to the softer side of my youth… and seeing them adapted to an adult view in modern literature is fascinating!
This new-to-me novel kicks off a fairytale series with the retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, imbuing her with a history of HUNTING the big, bad, wolf – while shadowing the entire narrative with prophecy and intrigue. It’s fairly well done and gives us the HEA we crave when faced with these two very different personalities. I will admit, however, that the emotional aspect seemed to smack out of nowhere, or rather, the realization of it. I suppose Fairytales are fairytales, even in a retelling.
“Some lessons stick with you, no matter how far away the teacher goes.” (34%)
- Love Little Red Riding Hood.
- The concept behind the world is intriguing.
- Sage… not sure why I like that vampire so much.
- Little too on the nose at some points.
- Emotional revelation is rather sudden.
- There are somethings that need more explanation.
Third Person, Multiple POV
Character Age Range
Fun, fast and rather sweet, this fairytale retelling hits all the right spots and kicks off an (older) series sure to please. Free on KU!
Published April 24th, 2014
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What are you reading today? Have you read this series yet? What did you think? How about other books by Rebekah R. Ganiere? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!