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B & E Ever After (Fairy Tale Quartet #3) by Linda Kage [arc review]

The Fairy Tale Quartet by Linda Kage is a wonderful adult fairy tale retelling series. Monster Among the Roses will be my ultimate favorite Beauty and the Beast retelling for a very long time still, if not forever and always! (Review Here). Book 2, Kissing the Boss, a Cinderella retelling, was just as good (Review Here). And  now I am happy to say that B & E Ever After was also a fantastic. I don't know much or like Hansel and Gretel's story, so that is saying something!


Blurb:
A contemporary Hansel and Gretel Romance.

Gretel, er, I mean, Gabriella Salazar finds temptation and desperation to be too great and breaks into a wicked witch’s—uh, that is—a pretentious, rich woman’s condo, only to discover she’s not the only one with a B & E fetish. The twist is that the mysterious, handsome Hansel to her Gretel who has also stolen into the same apartment is anything but brotherly, and the two strangers find themselves lip-locked before the evening is over. Now Gabby and her new, aggravating accomplice must get crafty and work together to free themselves and everyone they hold dear from a mad woman’s clutches.

But breaking and entering never ends with a happily ever after…right?
 

The Review: 4 Stars

I fell in love with Linda Kage's writing while reading A Monster Among the Roses and it was no different here. Gabby and Hayden's story was captivating. The humor and the banter between these two had me entertained from beginning to end. 
I already liked Hayden in the previous book. His quiet, bossy, and strong demeanor had me at hello!
That now paired with his background story... holly mother of romance! The man is pure perfection.
Gabby was ok, I liked her sass and determination. I confess I was there all for Hayden though :) She could have been an unicorn... LOL

While I loved the story it drives me mad when different books in a series get written in the same timeline. Why? because it can easily get repetitive. So that was my one and only issue with this book. It happens in the same timeline as the previous book so some scenes were just a tad boring. I love when the old characters grace the page, but I prefer when is in their future. 
So that is a negative but it is also a matter of opinion and taste... it might not bother you at all!



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