- Dream Z Dragon Publishing
- Release Date
- January 2016
- Book 1 of Cursed
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal with Romantic Elements
Cursed by an evil witch, Meesh and her brother Mitch will now crave sweets forever. In Meesh's case, it's barely contained until the one day she walks into the new sweet shop in town. Meesh encounters something that she craves more than sugar.
SWEETEST TREAT by A.R. Von will satisfy all your cravings.
(This story is an adult spin on the popular Hansel & Gretel fairy tale, Gretel's life. Hansel's will follow soon...)
Aug 01, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
184 people found the following review helpful
A R Von's SWEETEST TREAT presents me with a bit of a problem. I'm a grammar Nazi, as well as a hater of typos and unfortunately, this book had both. BUT, damn, the story was good. Mistakes happen, they always fall through the net, but they're a pet peeve and my rating usually reflects that, but in this case, I can't.
Meesh and Mitch are Hansel and Gretel, and when they are abandoned in the forest by their father, left to their fate—which I presume will be explained in Mitch's tale?--they come across a witch's house loaded with candy. They eat and they eat, and because of it, the witch can bewitch them. However, they're wily and she ends up being the one punished. As she dies, she curses them to forever crave sweets...a curse, I guess, that will also lead to diabetes!
This curse can only be broken once they've found their soul's true mate, and so begins Meesh's story where the opening of a new cake/sweetie shop leads to her meeting Dru, a half-wizard, half-fairy.
There were parts to this story that were bizarre, that felt unplanned and unplotted, or slow and unecessary--especially when it came to the tale of where the curse stemmed from. Some speech was stilted, and to be honest, I felt like this could have been the author's first work as it felt a little rough around the edges and in need of a spit and polish with a proofreader, HOWEVER, I really can't give this any less than four stars.
I really can't. There was something about Meesh and Dru that were magical--curses and fairies aside, lol. I can't explain it. The story swept me away so that I noticed the petty mistakes that so irk me but they didn't jar me. They didn't pull me from the tale because the tale was enough to keep me glued to the screen. It's not often I read a book like that, unfortunately. And if the book had been polished, I'd have no problem giving this five stars.
I'm left with a few open questions, some that I'm sure will be covered by Mitch's story, and I have to say, I can't wait to read more in this series! I know I've come at this review in a backwards coming forwards kind of way, but seriously, sometimes a story is told the perfect way and that's how I felt about this short and definitely sweet read.
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