Date read: April 1, 2014
1. Her Mad Hatter
2. Gerard's Beauty
3. Red and Her Wolf
4. Jinni's Wish
5. Hook's Pan
5.5. Danika's Surprise
6. Moon's Flower
7. The Huntsman's Prey
8. Rumpel's Prize - Kindle
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Imp, deceiver, villainous mastermind… Rumpelstiltskin’s been called all these names and more, and for the most part, they’re entirely true. But there is more to the brooding, blond haired Adonis than brokering deals for the devil. He’s hiding a terrible, hideous secret. One that threatens to fray the already delicate strands of his sanity and reason. A secret that he’s desperate to make right, to see whole again, and there is no one and nothing that will stand in his way of getting what he wants—no one except a slip of woman with hair like fire and skin like finest porcelain. Something about Shayera Caron calls to the beast inside him and makes him question his motives for the first time in his life.Thoughts on Rumpel's Prize: Soooo. Fair warning, grown-up fairy tales are sort of a weakness of mine. Not quite as much as sexy sci-fi, but still a weakness. This entire series pretty much hits the spot for me. Magic, shenanigans and other crazy things. I LIKE!
Shayera Caron is the daughter of the infamous Gerard Caron, former lothario of Kingdom but now a reformed rake and settled husband and father. She can go nowhere in her tiny hamlet without seeing the sneers of women and hearing the murmurings of their disdain for the blood that runs through her veins. Shayera is desperate to get away from the gossiping hens, so when Rumpelstiltskin rides into town, she doesn’t think twice before going wherever he leads. Only thing is Shayera is not as innocent as she might seem, for she hides a secret too. One that will bring the most feared man in all of Kingdom to his knees…
What can I say about Rumpel except he's got a little dysfunction going on. He's carrying a heavy load and his secret isn't a pretty one. Falling for Shayera could easily throw all his plans into disarray. Naturally, he fights the attraction. Because that secret and those plans are kinda important.
Meanwhile, Shayera has some issues of her own. Ones that kinda suck. Not in a sexy way. Not going to lie, when these two finally drop their guards enough to indulge in some hanky-panky, it's smokin'! And their work-around for Shayera's issue was one I liked. Because one should always be oneself when steaming up the sheets.
I'm loving this series overall and now I want to go back and pick up the books I missed. You can never have enough grown-up, sexy as hell fairy tales, in my opinion.