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Once Upon A Time (A Broken Fairy Tale Series, #1)

Once Upon A Time (A Broken Fairy Tale Series, #1)

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by S.K. Hartley

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I don't believe in fairy tales.
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


I don't believe in fairy tales.
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 a little rough around the edges.
But, there's a dark secret deep inside, I can see 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?

Once Upon A Time...
I met Gabriel Black.

A modern twist on the legendary fairy tale, Cinderella, but this isn't your average fairy tale.

* Intended for audiences over the age of 18. Contains sexual situations, adult language and one hot alpha male who stops at nothing to get what he wants. The heroine? Well, we'll just call her stubborn... for now. *

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S.K. Hartley
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A Broken Fairy Tale Series , #1
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Once Upon A Time (Fairy Tales Are For Morons, #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Linda_RochesterNY More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books that you can't read fast enough but you don't want the story to end either. It's funny and steamy (especially in the beginning), and filled with great characters. I liked Payton and her friends a lot. I adored that outrageous Mr. Gabriel Black, who is sin walking. I loved the fairy tale ending but I am just the teensiest bit disappointed by some of the details of how we got there. That is why I am leaning towards a 4.5 stars overall rating. That being said, this is one sexy, funny read and I loved it.
Delmar92 More than 1 year ago
Collecting my holiday and winter reading, will this become available on Nook soon?
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lpbpihanley More than 1 year ago
I went into this book for some reason thinking I was not going to be into it. LOVED the book and the story. A must read.
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Bookland More than 1 year ago
This is a new to me author, and I must say that I'm glad I didn't completely miss S.K. Hartley. I was blown away with this book. I also found myself laughing at some of the parts in this book. Haven't laugh while reading in awhile. and remembered how much I loved it.  I found this book flow beautifully and it wasn't over done over "plot twist" The tension between Gabriel and Payton was HOT!!! Theres just so much to of (in a good way).
Shirley_W13 More than 1 year ago
Omg....S.K. Hartley has outdone herself with this book! It is hysterical and I loved every minute of it! There are so many good lines in this book I was in serious book loving nirvana! Ok so the whole jist is, Payton has been hurt before so now she no longer believes in fairy tale endings or Prince Charming. She works her tail end off at a PR firm trying to prove herself. With the help of her besties, Kylie and Quinn, she manages a semi normal life. That is until she stumbles(literally) into Gabriel Black. Then all bets are off. Can her stance on fairy tales being for morons and Prince Charming kissing her a** be changed by Mr Tall-Dark-And-Dangerous? One of my fav passages(just one of the many!): I also think my vagina pretty much howled in delight before detaching itself from my body, making a beeline for the sexy stranger in front of me and dry humped his expensive shoes before running back and reattaching itself. If you have never experienced Mrs. Hartley....now is the time!!! One of my top 10 reads of 2014!
marincheto007 More than 1 year ago
Simply brilliant :) This is the first book I read by S.K. Hartley but I have to say that I made a huge mistake in not reading any of her books before now. I had a blast reading this story. It was fun, hot, romantic, heartbreaking. Pretty much it had a little bit of everything and it was so intriguing and entertaining to read that I read it in one sitting. I simply couldn't stop :) Payton and Gabriel were so much fun to read about. I loved their interactions and constant verbal sparring. And damn, were they hot together. I have to caution you... there were some extremely pantie melting scenes. And Gabriel Black is definitely drool-worthy with his black hair and penetrating grey eyes, washboard abs and the body of a Greek god :) YUMMY :) I definitely enjoyed his dominant streak but I loved the contrast with his tender and caring side. It made him just that much more attractive :) And ...wow... does he know how to express his feelings. Any man who can say how he feels and makes it sound that hot and romantic at the same time deserves to get his girl ;)  Payton, on the other hand is completely against anything longer than a one-night stand :) She has some baggage from her past that dictates her actions and in any case she is quite stubborn to relent and acknowledge her feelings. And that's where the verbal sparring and the sexual tension between her and Gabriel come from. I have to say that these parts were some of my favorites. I loved the moments when she was going from 0 to 60 every time he touches her and in a second she was boiling with anger because of something Gabriel said :D So much fun :D A great addition to the story are Payton's best friends, Kylie and Quinn. They are both kind of eccentric and so much fun. I am really hoping to get the story of Kylie and Luca. I think it will be also a great one :) In a few words, the book is great. It is a light and funny read with a touch of sizzling hot. So definitely a must read :) I can't wait to see what else S. K. Hartley will come up with. And I am definitely diving into reading the rest of her books :)
Jennifers_Book_Obsession More than 1 year ago
Seriously hilarious. One of the funniest books I’ve read in a while. I was completely consumed with this story and laughed my ass off. I loved everything about this book from the storyline to the characters. Payton and her best friends Kylie and Quinn are absolutely hysterical. There were so many LOL moments. Not only was it super funny but it was also sexy and super sweet. Gabriel Black is dominate and sexy. He’s also very persistent and utterly swoon worthy. I want, no I need my very own Prince G!!!  This is definitely a MUST read! S.K. Hartley did an amazing job on this story. There is a strong set of characters that will definitely draw you in and leaving you wanting more. Brilliantly and flawlessly written. The flow of the story will continue to captivate you from page to page.