Ever After Series
Author: Measha Stone
Genre: Captive Romance; Fairy Tale Retelling
Titles in Series: Beast; Tower; Red; Hound
Read More to see blurbs of each book, find purchase links, and see my series review.
Ellie came to me with a bargain. Her life for her father's, but I didn't build my empire by letting debts go unpaid. You owe me, you pay. End of story.
But this girl didn't just walk in shaking and begging for mercy- no, Ellie charged in demanding her father's freedom.
I take her deal, adding my own conditions, of course. I'm not a good man. I'm a beast, and my hunger for her will be fed. I will possess her.
But there's more at play here than just the love of a daughter, the possession of a beauty. Secrets that won't stay buried. Dangerous desires needing to be explored.
Outside forces want in, want to take what's mine. And when Ellie finds out the secrets of her own past, she'll need to decide. What exactly is she willing to risk for love.
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38200593-beast
Apple Books: https://apple.co/3NAOLuT
Google Play: https://bit.ly/3K0GhLp
I took Azalea from her tower. She didn't come willingly, but she's not going anywhere. She's staying right where I have her - no matter her demands for freedom.
Azalea thinks the world outside is full of wonder and beauty. She has no clue about the danger that lurks within every shadow - and hell if I don't want to keep her from finding out.
She's sheltered but not stupid - and damn is she gorgeous. That long stark blonde hair and those crystal blue eyes - hit me in the gut every time I look at her.
The fire in her spirit only makes me crave her more. But, there are secrets in her world - secrets I intend to uncover and protect her from.
What's not a secret? Azalea will belong to me.
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42110682-tower
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 and move on with my life. Collecting Melinda in order to cross off her grandfather's debt wasn't hard, but she's not exactly marching gracefully up to the auction block for me.
I'm not the monster here.
I'm not the one who sold her to my uncle, I'm just the collector. My hands are as bound as hers thanks to the whims of our families. But with her red hair, and fiery spirit, Melinda's giving me more trouble than I anticipated.
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44768581-red
Apple Books: https://apple.co/38sYR0X
Jackson has always been like a hound on the hunt when he sees what he wants.
When he caught her scent, he knew she had to be his.
This little fox doesn't know what's coming for her, but he's going to get to her first.
To keep her.
To train her.
To own her.
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54844343-hound
Apple Books: https://apple.co/3NA6EtR
My Series Review:
If you like darker fairy tale retellings and captive romance, then this series is for you. I found myself intrigued by each story, and if I'm being honest, sometimes the taboo elements were a turn on. Other times I felt a little uncomfortable, but I think in these cases, that is par for the course. I think we're meant to feel a little bit of unease, as the author explores our darker impulses and urges. Each story had interesting characters that pulled you in and made you stay for the ride. I enjoyed the back and forth between the romantic leads, the fight for power, and the aspects of the fairy tales that were flipped on their heads. Overall, I enjoyed the entire series, and someday soon I will write out reviews for each, but for now - I'll say that I liked the loss of control and the alpha males that took over - I mean, this is fantasy right? Oh who am I kidding, I would probably enjoy it in real life too.
I received a free copy of these books from GMB PR and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
Measha Stone is an international bestselling author of erotic romance. She’s had #1 top-selling books in BDSM, and suspense. She lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and children, who are just as creative and crazy as her. Her vanilla writing has been published in numerous literary magazines, but she’s found her passion in erotic romance.