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(Ever After #3)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  357 ratings  ·  94 reviews
Collect the girl. Speak some vows. Inherit the fortune. Nowhere in the requirements did it say anything about falling in love.

Melinda thinks she's just coming to grandma's for dinner, but she's wrong. She's wrong about a lot of things. None of which is my business.

The only business I have is to settle the open accounts on my uncle's books, so I can collect my inheritance a
Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by Black Heart Publications
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Jul 13, 2019 rated it liked it
I am not sure about this book. BtW this book have some triggers warning.

So Erik collects Melinda in order for him to have access to his inheritence. Erik wants to build a casino. Melinda comes with Erik willingly assuming trying to help her grandmother. But if course she rebels by trying to escape. Erik then introduces Melinda to the dark lifestyle of BDSM. There is no explanation nor character development between Erik and Melinda.

So everything is sort of insta lust. The hot steamy sex is hot.
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review.

Melinda thinks she's just coming to grandma's for dinner, but she's wrong. She's wrong about a lot of things. None of which is my business. The only business I have is to settle the open accounts on my uncle's books, so I can collect my inheritance and move on with my life. Collecting Melinda in order to cross off her grandfather's debt wasn't hard, but she is not exactly marching gracefully up to th auction block for me. I'm no
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the newest book in Measha Stone's fairy tale retellings. It's a pretty good guess that this one is all about Little Red Riding Hood.

Melinda's grandfather did her dirty and now Erik is there to collect. And it's not money that he's there to collect.

I like Melinda, mostly. I think that there were a lot of times that she made things a lot harder on herself than she really needed. I'm not saying that she had to give in all super duper easy, but if she had given in a little easier, at times,
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Measha brings us a twist of little red riding hood, and oh what a twist it is. We get a big bad wolf in the name of Erik. Erik has a job to do and to get his inheritance he will do it, even if it is the worse thing he can do. So when he goes to collect his last girl, he never thought he would find Red- Melinda.

Melinda has no idea why Erik showed up at her house or why she is being taken away from her family. But for whatever reason it is, she knows she has to follow orders or be killed. Meli
Julia Red Hatter Book Blog
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Scorching heat, a jerk, and a woman with fire in her soul is just some of the ways to describe Red. Erik is a dominating guy who was left with a shit storm of problems in the underworld. Melinda is an innocent bystander who gets caught up in these problems through no fault of her own. What Melinda finds though? A sexual awakening, a man who is an asshole with a sweet side, and more love than she thought possible.

Measha Stone always surprises me with her dark and seductive stories, Red is no dif
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book just rocked!! I love it when an author can take a children's fairy tale and rewrite it to become a version for adults!!! The story hit all the right notes for me. Melinda is "taken" from the comfortable life she knows and becomes a pawn in a dangerous game that Erik is playing. Erik can be a really jerk but you can also see that he is developing feelings for Melinda. With danger all around them, can Erik keep her safe and play the game so that he and Melinda will win? Betrayal, danger, ...more
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Although this is part of a series, you can read it as a standalone.

Red is the story of Melinda and Erik. Erik is left to take care of some things after his Uncle passes. One involves settling some debts left to the family. He collects Melinda as payment for the debt of her Grandfather although at the same time he vows to not participate in the illegal aspects of these families.

The interaction of these old corrupt families is intriguing and you will want to know more about them. There are some un
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Jan 05, 2021 rated it liked it
No choice

Taking a break from my alien's romance, I decided to go back to a series that made me shudder in the past. When I first discovered this world of control and letting go, of never being gentle but always rough, I was fascinated. Now? After all these read I had in the past two years? I'm slightly left unimpressed. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy the writing and the plot but I wasn't as engrossed as I hoped I'd be. It was more like, Oh, a nice lovely naughty retelling of a Red Riding Hood
Louise H  -  ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐
Oh Measha Stone, you have written one heck of an anti-hero in our deliciously conflicted Erik.

He is the epitome of a good man doing bad things for (in his mind at least) good reasons. And whilst Melinda might not necessarily like being owned property, he does plan on offering her choices, allowing her to make the best of a bad deal.

Melinda is one fiery, fury-filled female and she isn't afraid to tell Erik no. In fact the red-haired beauty can't seem to help but challenge him at every turn.

As wi
Candice Barrier
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Super hot retelling of Red Riding Hood

Measha’s re-telling of Little Red Riding hood is an action packed thrill ride that doesn’t disappoint. Erik is trying to make the best out of a bad situation, but he didn’t plan on falling in love. I loved the way Measha wove this love story between Melinda and Erik, one could feel the love growing between them. It would be so sweet one minute and then the sex scenes were super hot!!! I will admit I jumped up and shouted for joy after one scene! It was so go
Feb 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Well, some parts of this book were good, but other parts, like all the whipping, I didn’t get at all. He thinks his uncle was so horrible, but he really was no better. He kidnapped the woman and started beating her without even knowing anything about her. They never had sex without him beating the shit out of her, not even on their wedding night. If he had taken things slower with her, and built the sadistic stuff up with her approval, it would have made this book so much better.
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Not exactly like the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale I read as a child! This adult version certainly put the wolf in a whole new role, one where just maybe Red wants the wolf as much as she fears the wolf. This dark romance featured plenty of steamy scenes with a bit of intrigue and suspense. Another enjoyable romance by Measha Stone.
Kessily Lewel
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm-romance
This is the third edition in Measha Stone’s Ever After series and she still has me enthralled. Each of these books has a fairy tale base. With this one it’s Little Red Riding Hood.

You have to understand going in that this series is dark especially in the beginning. The relationships in it often start out very problematic, usually with some kind of kidnapping and nonconsensual events, but eventually the men usually redeem themselves.

In this case we have Melinda who comes home to find out she’s be
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story is a contemporary twist on 'Little Red Riding Hood', complete with Red, the Wolf & Grams.
I love dark romances & this one delivered everything I want in one. Although, IMO, this is not a pitch black dark story, more a charcoal gray. BUT, a wonderful story.
Melinda (Red/heroine) loves her Grams, the only relative she has, very much. But Melinda soon finds out she is owed to Erik (Wolf/anti-H) & he's come to collect the debt he's owed: Melinda. And take her he does.
But Melinda has more ba
Donna Louise
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Donna L
5.0 out of 5 starsBreaking Free Of Evil
April 15, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
If your looking for a good book that will send chills down your spine and
fire up your imagination?.Then Measha Stone's RED is the book for you.
What an inspiring modern day twist on a fairy tale this story is.With Melinda
as Red, Eric as the big bad wolf and granny to complete the tale.

Melinda Manaforte had lost so much already in her life.An orphan who
had been raised by her beloved grandmother,she could never expec
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Red is the third book in the Ever After series. Melinda is on her way to her grandmother’s house for dinner, but as soon as she arrives, she’s taken by Erik. Her whole life is in a whirlwind, she’s not in control, and Erik has a plan. Soon he is looking for a loophole to keep Melinda for his own, but there’s danger all around. Can Erik keep Melinda safe and his heart secure, or will he lose it all?

Oh my goodness, this book is darkly sweet and I loved every single second I spent reading this boo
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First off, let me say that I love to read Measha Stone’s books. They always entertain, written in a style that draws me into the story, making me want to find out what happens to her wonderful characters. She did not disappoint in Red, the newest addition to the Ever After series where we were introduced to both Ashton and Peter Titon (two more sigh worthy anti-heroes I absolutely adore) and where we now meet Erik Rawling, the Wolf, and Melinda, his Red-haired beauty.

Melinda is sold by her grand
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lawd have mercy, I stayed so conflicted about Erik throughout this story, because he was the total package when it came to the anti-hero who I ultimately love to hate then hate to love. Melinda is just your average girl who has finished up college, trying to jump start her writing career, who loves coffee, and spends time with her Grams on the side. Or so she thought, until the day she comes over for dinner, and finds out that her Gramps sold her off for his debt, and a giant man named Erik came ...more
Rose Howse
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Melinda is a victim of her grandfather's vice of gambling. Eric is tasked with collecting the debts owed to his uncle in order to claim his and his brother's inheritance. Gram, Melinda's grandmother invites her to dinner but when Melinda arrives, dinner isn't cooking and the men waiting with Gram are there to take Melinda to pay for her gramps debt. Eric is hard but does try to give Melinda her choice of how she will pay off this debt that she is totally innocent of. Eric uses his dominant ways ...more
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love adult fairy tales and this has to be one of my favorites. The title is the first hint at the rewritten fairy tale and it just keeps going from there. I loved finding all the hints at the original tale, but that is where all the similarities end. When families get involved in any relationship, things go awry. Erik must collect Melinda in order to receive his inheritance. As strange as that sounds, Melinda goes willingly with Erik thinking she is helping her grandmother. But when she tries ...more
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Red is an erotic loose retelling of Little Red Riding Hood and the third in the Ever After series although all three can be read as standalones. Expecting dinner at Grandmas house, Melinda finds herself taken by the big bad wolf and his brothers to honour an outstanding debt.

In order to receive his inheritance, Erik must complete the instructions in his uncles will. Unbeknownst to her, Melindas grandfather had sold her off to pay off his gambling debts and now years later the Rawlings brothers
Ga Books LoverX
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was just wow! I love dark romances and this one definitely had some seediness to it! I did not realize that this a fairy tale retelling until I was reading it and was like hmmm, this sounds a little familiar. I loved the unique spin on it and how everything played out!

Melinda is freaking awesome. She has some major spunk and does not mind letting you know it either. She is the epitome of a redhead and has the fire to go along with it, hence why Erik calls her Red.

Erik is the big bad wo
Marlene Davis
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: write-a-review
Melinda was having a bad day when she went to her grandmother's house and discovered that instead of them having dinner, she was being picked up as payment for her Grandfather's gambling debt...Erik and his brothers were collecting a debt that had to be fulfilled so they could get their inheritance from their evil uncle. There were a few other restrictions, like Erik marrying, but the biggey was getting Melinda so the brothers could get along with plans for a new casino in town. Erik planned on ...more
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not Afraid Of This Sexy Big Bad Wolf - A Great Sexy Retelling

Loved this sexy nod to Red Riding Hood and, the big bad wolf in this retelling is SO delicious and sexy it leaves you at times, hoping his bite is so much worse than his bark 😉

Melinda and Erik have some dark family secrets to deal with and overcome but the thing with Measha Stone's work is you know you're in for some sexy times that keeps you flipping page to page simply to see just how hot things will get. With some familiar faces pop
SBee Reviews
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
★ Feisty redhead is taken in hand by a big bad Wolf ★

—>>> With the goal of owning his own casino, the only thing standing in Erik Rawling’s way is the collection of debts due as outlined in his uncle’s will in order to gain access to his estate for himself and his two brothers. For Melinda, she was snatched from her grandmother’s house to pay the gambling debts left from her grandfather. But soon, Erik realizes that auctioning her off is not something Erik can bring himself to do, and it seems t
Book Nook Kitten
Jul 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
I'm a sucker for a modern re-telling of a fairy-tale, like little red riding hood or beauty and the beast, so that's what drew my attention to his book but there is nothing big bad wolf about this story or Erik. He is not Alpha at all. In fact his character came across as quite weak and confused. Melinda gave in to quickly and easily to him from his first demand for her to strip etc. The story is so tedious and very cliche.

The writing has issues, the biggest is the very poorly worded sentences.
Kaye Robinson
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This ain’t no fairytale...

OMG.. if there is one thing I love about Measha‘s books is you get sucked into the suspense of the story from the start..

Melinda finds herself in a situation not of her making, she has been sold to cover a gambling debt by a family member and while she feel hurt and betrayed she stubbornly faces the fact and bravely takes it all in her stride..
Erik comes into Melinda’s life takes her from all she knows only to tell her she was going to be sold but he marries her instead
Anne Baker
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Legacy Endured

I absolutely loved this take on the dark romance of Red Riding Hood by one of my best authors to read Measha Stone, who always delivers a gripping page turner that you will have to read in one sitting. This story line is unique, intriguing and unpredictable but really well written. Erik and Melinda’s story was a dark dance bound and held in Utopia. The guy Melinda first bumped into, literally at the coffee shop is the dark, bossy, moody type and will be her predator captor in a s
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it

This book takes place in the same world as Beast and Tower. You can read it as a standalone, but you might enjoy it more if you have read Beast and Tower. This is a bit of twist to the story of Red Riding Hood.

Instead of who is afraid of the Wolf, this is more who has the lust for the Wolf. He might be a bit scary though.

It is a book filled with family dynamics. The good and the bad. The story has twist and turns and not everything is as it seems. It will keep your guessing.

While I enjoyed th
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“And in the end, they were both warmed with her light.”

A retelling of the fairy tale but it's so much richer, darker, and sexier. I was late to the party at the Annex but am catching up. Erik has a job to do to fulfill his uncle's last wishes. He's a good man single-mindedly choosing to do bad things for the greater good of his family. Melinda is part of this, and the plot becomes a bit surreal in the modern world. Erik has some darker tastes that suited Melinda perfectly. I loved this story (it
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