I don't believe in glass slippers.
I don't believe in Prince-Freaking-Charming.
Cinderella can kiss my ass.
I kiss frogs, sometimes even toads.
I've given up on meeting Mr. Right, instead it seems all I meet is Mr. Wrong, Mr. Very-Wrong and even, Mr. Lets-Not-Even-Go-There.
Fairy tales are for morons.
Well, that's what I thought until Gabriel Black barged through my life, turning everything upside down.
He's hot, sexy and little rough around the edges.
But, he's hiding something, something deep. I can feel it, taste it and smell it.
Now I'm left wondering if he's my Prince Charming or my fairy tale villain.
Will I ride away safely into the night, dreaming of happily ever afters?
Or, will I stumble and fall in ridiculously high heels only meant for women with a death wish?
There was no such thing as fairy godmothers or magic pumpkins. Instead, there's only villains, poisoned apples and a whole load of ugly sisters just waiting to pounce. Cinderella could kiss my ass.
Gabriel Black was my Once Upon A Time.
"Prince Charming doesn't exist, Payton," he whispered against my neck. "But I do."
"...And damn it, if you say we're just sleeping together one more time, I'll tie you to the bed and show you just what we are." "And what is that exactly?" I asked, a little breathless. "A goddamned fairy tale." He growled.
Alas it wasn't all perfect for me. I struggled a lot with Payton and Gabriel's relationship, while I understand and appreciate Sophie taking sex out of the equation, I didn't understand the depth of their feelings to one another. You see I get it takes more than sex to really see a person and love them, but I felt like they didn't spend enough time together. Any time they did have always seemed so short with so much unsaid, I suppose for them to feel the way they did I expected a deeper connection between them. I also wanted more from them and their story, I wanted the epicness of fairytales, with action, danger and romance. All of which I found lacking within the story.
That all being said minions, my review stands at 3.5 swoontatstic stars. It was a sweet tale of love, forgiveness and well happily ever afters beginning. It had all the implements of Cinderella, from the evil boss to the vindictive sisters. That's one of the things I loved the most, the fairytale references and likeness. It made me all tingly and happy. This book had a mixture of a lot of things, there was secrecy, anticipation, hot sex, humour and love. I liked Sophie's writing style, and what stood out for me the most was the humor. I love a good chuckle, but Sophie had me in hysterics at times. She's totally my kind of people. I'm looking forward to whatever happens next in this series, it has a lot of potential to become great.