Gunned down by the hottest killer in the history of the Badass Archives wasn’t exactly Rapunzel’s end-game. But when her reputable extraction skills fail, she uses unorthodox methods to gain her freedom from the Mercenary, whose icy blue eyes have serious panty-dropping capabilities. Even though most girls wouldn’t fall for their would-be assassin, Rapunzel isn’t like most dames. Her major girl-boner for the Mercenary is so pathetically intense it verges on cliché.
Regardless, Rapunzel’s hands are tied. Love chooses its victims, not the other way around. She isn’t the stereotypical Damsel in Distress. Her Bad-Boy Prince Charming is a renowned mercenary, and her “Happy Ending” plays out like a bad movie. However, she is determined to find her freedom—love be damned—and she’ll do it in a fabulous pair of heels.
When I was asked by the lovely Jenny to review this book, I instantly knew it was up my street. Who wouldn’t love a dark twist on a classic fairytale after all? The result was nothing short of wonderful. Like every girl, I love a sizzling romantic hero and they don’t come much sexier than Flynn. He’s a bit of an anti-hero because he’s a Mercenary but everyone loves a bad boy right? I loved Rapunzel too; she was feisty, independent and wasn’t waiting for any guy to come and rescue her. She challenged the traditional view of a princess and I for one loved it.
The plot was compelling and spurred you to read on right till the end. I found myself reading at all hours of the night to discover whether she vanquishes Taryn once and for all. The descriptions of settings and characters were rich and wonderful; they had me mentally casting Flynn and Rapunzel as I read. I haven’t read a lot of paranormal romance books- I generally read chick-lit or crime- but this book opened up a whole new genre for me to enjoy. If you love fairytales with a dark twist, this could well be for you.
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I specialize in dark, paranormal romance – think “happy ever after” but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn’t only filled with hugs, kisses, bunnies, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It’s in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of – both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn’t always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn’t mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit?