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  • Posted January 19, 2013

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    Modernization of fairytale characters with not so perfect lives, a bloody mystery, & blooming relationship

    Tess Little's, know as Red, recent mark to bring in Dave "Pied Piper" is a usual occurrence of minor parole violation turns surprising and doesn't make sense when he quickly takes his own life in front of her instead of going in. Something had him sacred and doesn't feel right. When Detective Nate Grimm shows Red is stunned by her response to him, then she's called back to the office at FMA - Fairytale Management Authority. Red learns there have been four severely brutal murders in the last thirty days and appears all by same person. They all seem to be four small time Tale characters, no one knows why these people were clawed to death. Red's boss, Al Addin, wants Red to bring the suspects in for questioning including Seth "Big Bad" Wolf whom Red thought was her happily ever after at one time and a few others whom she had relations with in the past. Al wants this over before the Ordinaries, humans, catch wind of the murders. Red believes down deep none of the suspects are guilty, especially the top of their list - Seth. Red's not wanting to deal with any old lovers, which is complicated by her growing attraction to the detective who requested her as his partner - Detective Nate Grimm.

    I love the Prologue! We learn of the fairytale characters being in the Here and Now and a brief reasoning as to why they have crossed over. It's told from Tess Little, Red as everyone calls her. Red is grown up and one tough lady as an Enforcer for the Fairytale Management Authority. I really like Red off the bat. She seems like a no nonsense kind of woman, one who holds her own. Red has grown and made a life for herself, yet she's still hurt too, in her heart. And she's dated a few...damaged Tale men as well. Red is use to working alone and now she has a partner, this is hard for her to adjust to.

    I really felt like many of the Tale characters and their Here and Now lives blended. Some I was surprised to see in their positions, but being in the "real" life scenario they are not who they were in their stories and lives are way different here.

    I so enjoyed Nate Grimm, a Homicide detective with his special talent to know when one of the fairy tales die and instantly there. Oooo Nate! Oh do I LOVE Nate's story. What we learn about him through the story. *sigh* In the end I do think I loved him, well, I strongly liked him in the beginning. Not only is Nate an amazing sounding man, but I loved the way his story fit with Red, her life, and into the story. Wonderfully planned!

    I kept reading as I wanted to know who committed the murders of these background characters and why. I love Red's determined hard self and the banter with her and Nate... love/hate/love, friend, more? And to meet all these troubled "bad boys" Red has dated. We follow Red learning all the clues along with her, and kept me guessing. I had my suspicions and there were surprises that fit PERFECTLY with the clues we got. A mystery story that will keep you flipping and guessing.

    This is a modernization of fairytale characters with a bloody mystery to solve and it seems to touch Red's personal life.

    If you haven't picked this up yet because you fear to much Romance, GO GET IT! There is an enticing murder story here. And wonderful molding of Fairytale characters in the ordinary world. There is falling in love present but not over the top here. There is a perfect combination with the growth of the relationshi

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    Great read!

    Loved this book. If you like Once Upon A Time, you'll love it too. It is well written, entertaining and just fun to read. I will definitely follow the series and will recommend it to anyone who will listen.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Not your kids' fairy tale! Kind of a gritty noir take on every o

    Not your kids' fairy tale! Kind of a gritty noir take on every once-upon-a-time you've ever read. Part of the fun is discovering who these familiar storybook characters have become in this new world - bonus points to an author who has obviously internalized the writer's mantra of "show, don't tell."

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2013

    Just finished and had to comment.  Great story.  Red is an aweso

    Just finished and had to comment.  Great story.  Red is an awesome character.  Reminds me somewhat of Stephanie Plum-a good detective with great instincts who bumbles around a little and has had her share of boyfriend trouble.  It was interesting how Ms. SeRine used the fairy tales we know and love to create each storyline in the real world.  I look forward to the next chapter in the series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Red

    Loved it ,,, waiting for the book ,

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    loved it!!!!

    Could not put it down!!! Cant wait for the next one!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Great book!!

    Love this book!! This book of 304 pages was the best! I love how the author brings in other characters from other tales and ties them all together! Makes for the best twisted fairy tale! Looking forward to more installments in the series. This is a book rated: Highly Recommend!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    LOVED IT!!!!!!!

    I thought it would be an interesting twist on a classic fairy tale, but it was so much better. It makes you wonder what life would be like if it was all true, and the details allow you to picture the events, places, and characters in your mind. Little to no spelling or grammer mistakes, that I saw, and this makes me even happier. This book was the first one I read by this author and I will tell you I am going to reread this and more. Cannot wait for more in the series, I bought the next one as soon as I could, and can't wait to start it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2014

    super fun book

    a very fun read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    To chuck

    Can you fu<_>ck me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    Chuck

    Oh yeah then lays he on the bed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2014

    So good!

    Loved the unique twist on little red riding hood. Great read. Highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    This book was crazy entertaining, keeping me tethered to the pag

    This book was crazy entertaining, keeping me tethered to the pages from start to finish. I just added this author to my favorites list and can't wait to get started on the next book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2013

    Loved it

    Great story line

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    A great twist on fairytales!

    I just loved this book. It was funny, sexy , smart and just an overall good read! Nate quickly becomes a favorite and you just cant help but root for Tess (Red) as she has to stumble through her dating history to catch a killer. Vampires, fey, little boy blue and even Darcy and Elizabeth! Dont miss this first book !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Loving this book!

    So much fun reading about fairytale characters all grown up!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    Love this book, couldn't put it down. I'm going to start the nex

    Love this book, couldn't put it down. I'm going to start the next one now,  love the concept of these fairy tale characters brought to life. It's very entertaining, suspenseful and dramatic with the right amount of romance and a couple of steamy love scenes.

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  • Posted August 9, 2013

    This is a series that I have fallen in love with! It's like read

    This is a series that I have fallen in love with! It's like reading about all your childhood fairy tales all grown up! It has it's quirky fun moments, action, suspense and of course love, so there is definitely something for everyone! I can't wait to finish reading this whole series!!! I HIGHLY recommend you give it a chance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    So good!

    I could not put this book down. It should be a movie!

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