by Katy Regnery
Published by Self Published on March 22, 2016
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: Blog Tour
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In this modern retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood," the wolf and the woodsman are cousins, and Ginger is the little girl who claims both of their hearts.
When three children grow up together in the rolling hills of Kentucky horse country,
One becomes a predator
One becomes a protector
And one becomes prey.
Ginger McHuid has been in love with the "Dub Twins" – Cain Wolfram and Josiah Woodman – for as long as she can remember. And for as long as the cousins can remember, they've each loved Ginger in their own all-consuming ways.
One will win her
One will be cast away
While one follows her heart.
This is a standalone novel inspired by Little Red Riding Hood. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
(The next standalone “A Modern Fairytale” novel, ‘Don't Speak,’ inspired by ‘The Little Mermaid,’ will be released in June 2017.)
Ginger's Heart is part of the “A Modern Fairytale” collection, which will include four standalone, unrelated novels:
"The Vixen and the Vet" (Beauty & the Beast) - available now
"Never Let You Go" (Hansel & Gretel) - available now
"Ginger's Heart" (Little Red Riding Hood) - available March 22, 2016
"Don't Speak" (The Little Mermaid) - available June 16, 2017
Another 5 star romance from author Katy Regnery!!
Ginger’s Heart is the emotional love story of 3 friends. Cain, Josiah and Ginger’s friendship began when they were small children and it grew stronger over the years. What started as a big brothers little sister relationship transformed to a deeper love for each other. Ginger has always loved both men but in different ways. One man she loves as a best friend and confidant. While the other is loved with a passionate, soulmate connection. Unbeknownst to Ginger the cousins Cain and Josiah make a pact to allow only one of the men to love her. But will it be the right man for Ginger’s heart? You have to read this to find out!
What did I love about this book?
Ginger’s Heart is a modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood but the author added her signature style to make this story her own. There are the characters inspired from the classic – Ginger is Red Riding Hood, Cain is the big bad wolf in the form of the local bad boy, Josiah is the hunter who has been always there to take care of Ginger, and finally there is Gran who loves and guides Ginger through difficult times. Ginger’s Heart also takes inspiration from one of the classics themes of not all is what it appears to be. With this the author created twists to the story to make it her own. This was a creative and heart wrenching story. But this had me laughing, crying and swooning for these characters.
I loved all of the main characters! Cain and Josiah had different qualities that I loved so it was hard for me to decide who was best for Ginger, but in the end I was happy with her choice. Ginger is a strong young woman but everyone still treats her as a fragile child. But through her heartache it was good to see her take control of her life. The story alternates from the trio’s point of view which gives readers insight to each character. As a result I formed a bond with all three characters. And finally I fell in love with sweet Gran and her words of wisdom. The relationship between Ginger and Gran was touching and had me in tears.
Author Katy Regnery amazes me with every book. Her writing is flawless. But what I love the most is that she is not afraid to take chances and creates stories with different levels of intensity. She is one of my favorite authors. I always know that I will enjoy a story with likeable characters and steamy romance.
“Like no one had ever come before. Like no one could ever come after. And as his heart thundered painfully behind his ribs, he knew- for the very first time after years of hunting-what it felt like to surrender.”
What didn’t I like about this book?
Absolutely nothing! I loved the story, pace and characters.
Ginger’s Heart is a great story. I highly recommend this book to all romance fans and I can’t wait to read the next books in this A Modern Fairtytale series.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2016 New Release Challenge