About Rumpel's Prize
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.
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…
My Rating: 5 Stars
Marie Hall's stories are like romance novel crack to me. I absolutely adore her bad boys. They are not the villains you remember from fairy tales. What I like even more about her books is that the heroine is feisty and brave. You'll find no shrinking violets in her books. Even the fairy godmother, Danika, is a force to be reckoned with.
Ms. Hall has made me fall in love with more than one villain from lore. First it was the Mad Hatter, then Hook, and now, Rumpelstiltskin. These stories are for a mature audience, but they are extremely enjoyable. Keep writing, Ms. Hall. I can't wait to see what characters you turn on their heads next!
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Before I was an author, I was an avid reader. I absolutely adore books and getting lost in the worlds that other people create. I love to discuss books, too. Feel free to leave comments. :-)