An ARC given in exchange for a honest review.
Gideon Montrose was once "little John" and loved "Robin Hood". He would do anything for her. Gideon is the only one left of his kind, the unseelie. But when being chased through the woods by the kings men, he ends up with a arrow in his back and the love of his life thrown off a cliff and killed. Now he has been in the service of the seelie King for many years, and has developed a close bond to the man, he would do anything for him. But now he has been sent on a mission to find the thief who has been stealing fairy dust, and he finds the one woman who he thought had been dead these centuries. Gideon has no idea what to do, but when he discovers there is one more than one thief, and that Arabella, his Robin, is fading they go on a hunt to save her life. Will Gideon be able to save the woman he has loved for centuries or will he lose her forever...
Ever After is the fourth book in this unique style of fairy tales. This is the first time I have ever heard of this author, so when Kensington and Kate SeRine gave me the wonderful opportunity to do a review for this title, I was very curious by the synopsis. Who does love a romance with Robin Hood right? You don't see twist very often and I loved the way that this author has created a world where magic exists and fairy tales aren't what they have been written in the books. With it being the fourth book in the series, I didn't know if I could read this alone easily or would I find myself lost? Well I can definitely tell you that it can be read as a stand alone. But seeing other characters from the previous stories, makes me excited to read their stories and seeing more of them. I love it when you find a author that is unorthodox and different, but completely sells you. I had such a fun time with this one.
The story begins with seeing Gideon and Arabella together in the beginning, and then the tragic end. Pull out your tissues ladies and gentleman, because this story will put you through the emotional ringer. Not for the faint of heart when it comes to intense emotion and true love. Gideon has power, but has a sense of loyalty and honor about it that I found refreshing in the way his character was portrayed. Arabella has done what she has to survive, and through a unique set of events she finds herself alive again, with Gideon in her life once again. Arabella is a fighter through and through, but we see other portions of her personality that I found likable and she won over my heart. This story is written in the first person, so we see more of Gideon than Arabella, which was a fun twist. Usually you see more of the heroine's side of things...but not in this one. We see more depth in Gideon's character. But who doesn't want to see more from the sexy hero right?
A fun tale that will sweep you off your feet with the magic of fairy tales, a world full of magic, characters that are stimulating, and a plot that thickens with each chapter. One you all need to try out~~~ UNFORGETTABLE!!!