Friday, June 20, 2014

Goldilocks by Patria L. Dunn [Review]
Goldilocks by Patria L. Dunn
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: March 1, 2014

Patria L. Dunn
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Hannah Adler had wished for more attention from her father, but not at the cost of leaving everything she loved behind. The mountains of Hinsdale, Colorado was not where she’d imagined spending her senior year, but with her father accepting the inspector position at the Golden Wonder gold mine, she had no choice but to make the best of it. It’s not as if the friends she didn’t have would miss her. Life had been lonely since losing her mother almost five years ago, and now was her chance to start letting her heart heal once and for all.

Jake Bear had his nickname for a reason, but it wasn’t one that Hannah would have ever suspected. There was a secret buried in those sable colored eyes, and with something lurking in the woods behind her new home, Hannah was almost sure he knew more than he let on.

He only wanted to protect her, but from what…?
Thoughts on Goldilocks: If I were to say that I wouldn't mind another story set in this world, that wouldn't seem weird, right? I mean, it wouldn't even have to be a story-story. Just Jake and Hannah ambling around the woods. Talking. Maybe kissing. There could be some nudity. A fight a two with something creepy and evil. Or not. They could just talk. Read the newspaper. Hang out and tell knock-knock jokes. I'm not picky.

Because I liked these two. I liked the world that was created and the mythology that was laid out. I liked the craziness and ... I think I'd like more, please. The kissing and other stuff is totally optional. Mostly.

So. This isn't your usual Goldilocks retelling. It has some intriguing twists. And a romance. I like romance. I liked the Jake/Hannah interactions from the start. Poor Hannah having to put up with Jake's monosyllabic grunts when they first meet. Poor Jake and his longing for Hannah that hits out of the blue.

And, oh, all the secrets that come spilling out as Hannah gets drawn more and more into Jake's world.

Yeah, I liked this one. A lot.

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