Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: K.L. Donn
Genre: Dark Fairy Tales Retelling
Release Date: March 3, 2020
Born into a kingdom on the brink of disaster, she remains hidden away from the world as protection against a vengeful curse.
A love curse.
Until the king calls for a savior. Or two?
Asher “Apollo” McCall and Matthew “Ares” Norbury have worked countless missions together. Named after the Greek gods they resembled, they were considered the biggest and baddest until tragedy struck. Their team was slaughtered and they were left for dead.
Neither man ever foresaw a life of peace, but gazing into the eyes of the young, defiant princess for the first time, they catch a glimpse of what could become their world.
How far will they go to make the enigmatic royal theirs?
Or is Arianna destined to die, imprisoned by a curse out of control?
An interesting twist on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, I enjoyed this book from start to finish. I have to admit I was really curious about Apollo and Ares and their backstory. They're both dominant men who know what they want and will do what it takes to obtain the object they desire. I liked Arianna enough, but it blatantly obvious that she was sheltered most of her life; I understand the rash decision to raise her the way she was, but that was also a detriment because she made reckless decisions without fully thinking things through. Although, with the kingdom in the state of chaos it's in, it would be hard to give plenty of thought to any ideas that could save the kingdom with enough time to make sure it's the right choice. I wasn't prepared for the ending, and now I can't wait to see what's going to happen next.
Krystal writes as International Bestselling Author KL Donn. Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, she has over 40 published books in differing romance genres. She enjoys making her readers cry as they go on a deep journey of love and loss through each book.
Experiencing her own insta-love at 17, Krystal has been with her husband for 16 years and they share 4 beautiful children together.