Two nights ago I was lying on my bed, at the wee hours of the morning, browsing through Amazon on my cellphone, because sleeping seemed impossible at...moreTwo nights ago I was lying on my bed, at the wee hours of the morning, browsing through Amazon on my cellphone, because sleeping seemed impossible at the time. That's how I stumbled into Her Mad Hatter, I was looking for a quick read and both the title and the description drew me in. Little did I know that I would end up enjoying the story so much.
Danika, a fairy godmother for the "bad boys" must find Hatter's true love before a year passes or the madness will fully consume and destroy him. Finally she finds the right Alice, a 24-year-old, cupcake shop owner and lover of all things Wonderland (and Hatter). Unfortunately, there has been quite a parade of "Alices" before including our leading lady's own great-grandmother. So much so that Hatter is not interested in going through with the whole thing all over again. Our Alice has just three days to convince Hatter that not only she is the real deal, but that she loves him with all her heart.
Her Mad Hatter is a re-imagining of, yup, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The story is very reminiscent to the Lewis Carroll's masterpiece in its whimsical and nonsensical quality that at the same time speaks volumes. It is also a beautiful, if short, love story.
It really surprised me because I was expecting a quick read, not to fall in love with the characters. I will be definitively continue on with the series, I'm curious about what else can the author do with our favorite villains.
The story, the first in a series, is currently free on Amazon. If you like Paranormal Romance you will enjoy this book.(less)
Much better than the first book. The characters have deeper layers. Gretchen is a far stronger character than Bronte was and Hunter much more interest...moreMuch better than the first book. The characters have deeper layers. Gretchen is a far stronger character than Bronte was and Hunter much more interesting than Logan. I really enjoyed the twist on virginity, beautifully done by the author. Will definitively continue with the series. (less)
I stumbled on this book by accident while browsing the web. It had good reviews and I even saw that one of my favorite authors recommended it as a goo...moreI stumbled on this book by accident while browsing the web. It had good reviews and I even saw that one of my favorite authors recommended it as a good book; so I bought it on Amazon. At $2.99 it was the perfect price to try a new series and a new author.
The more I read the story, the more I liked it. I was completely hooked. The only reason it took me longer than normal to finish it is that I started reading it during the holiday festivities and naturally I had to stop for large chunks of time. That and I started re-reading The Lord of the Rings again.
Anyway, I was really into the characters and the story, it was shaping out to be a solid 4 star read. So why did I gave it 3 stars instead? Because of how the story was resolved. The main character takes all the blame for their failure as a couple on her shoulders, and although she did had some part on it, she is no way the only guilty party here. Yet, she manages to reason that at the end it's all due to her insecurities and not because "Prince Charming" cornered her.
Like I said, she did had some blame to take but certainly not all of it. That little nugget there killed the ending for me a little. The story remains good, I was just less thrilled about it after that. I even went ahead and bought the second book in the series.(less)