Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ever After by Kate SeRine


Ever After
by Kate SeRine

Kensington Books
Pub Date   Aug 21 2014

To Catch a Thief…

For centuries, Gideon Montrose has served the King of Fairies without question and, often, without mercy. So when the King orders him to apprehend a notorious thief, Gideon obeys. But when he finally gets his hands on the beautiful culprit, Gideon’s in for a shock.

Arabella Locksley is none other than the spirited, unpredictable woman he knew back in Make Believe as Robin Hood — the love of his life whose tragic death destroyed his chance at Happily Ever After.

Now, he has an impossible choice. Betray the woman he once loved, or the king he’s bound to serve?

Kathie's Review:

This is book four in the Transplanted Tales Series. It read like the final book in the series. I've read Grimm Consequences (Transplanted Tales #1.5).  

It's fun how Ms. SeRine puts King Arthur with Robin Hood and people from fairy tales in the here and now. Gives a new spin on them. They are living in contemporary times, and some of them have adjusted better than others. 

Gideon was in love with Robin Hood (a woman) back in Make Believe. He lost her over a cliff and has lived with half his heart for many years. The king, who has enslaved him, sends him out to catch a thief and his world is rocked when he realizes it is Robin Hood herself. Her real name is Arabella and she's been hiding from him in the here and now. She knows how hard her "death" was on him and she doesn't want him to hurt anymore...because something bad is about to happen. 

Arabella and Gideon have to find all of Arthur's trinkets given to him by Arabella's mother. It may help the Tales who are fading. There is lots of action as items are stolen, hidden away, stolen again. There's plenty of back-stabbing and mystery as the plot unfolds.

There's lots of magic and many Tales in the series. I'm rather hoping that Merlin finds his own HEA at some point, maybe a novella for him? A small complaint is that the end was so very tidy. It felt rushed and I was left wishing that there were just a few more words. Still, it was an enjoyable read and I'll be watching for more from Kate SeRine.

*Thank you, NetGalley and Kensington, for the opportunity to read Ever After

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