Review: Gathering Frost - Book #1 Once Upon a Curse Series - Kaitlyn Davis - February 2015
One of my favourite things to read about is renditions of past classics and fairytales and Gathering Frost falls into that category as it features the Ice Queen and a twist of the tale "Sleeping Beauty". When Jade was seven years old, she was out riding her bike with her mum in Central Park, New York when disaster striked and an earthquake appeared. In the midst of the rubble, grew a castle and Jade saw what she thought was a princess. Turned out though that it was in fact "The Ice queen" and she hadn't come to save New York but in fact use it as her kingdom. Years passed and under the spell of the Queen , her people became complacent and emotionless, one of those was Jade. She became the best fighter there ever was and was one of the Queen's favourites. While out patrolling one night, Jade comes face to face with a rebel party but to her surprise the one leading it is none other than Prince Asher - the Queen's son who disappeared the night of the earthquake and has never been seen again until now. Passing the information back to the Queen, she gives Jade a mission - to be captured by the Rebels and earn the Prince's trust and then bring him home to the Ice Queen. The thing is as Jade spends more time on the outside world, she starts to feel again and develop emotions and feelings and one in particular - Love for Asher. Turns out later near the end of the novel , that Asher is needed to transfer Magic , but the curse can be broken with --- you guessed it , true love. The curse is broken and all should live Happily Ever After, or so we thought but what happens when it is revealed to Jade , that Asher is already engaged ? Was the curse really broken by True Love or does True Love not matter in this day and age ? One thing I was hoping for in this book was the reunion of Jade and her mother, but did not recieve it. Maybe we might see it in later books or it will leave the reader wondering what the outcome was and if Jade did ever get her HEA .
Can a hot cowboy convince Lauren to
stay in Texas and take another chance on love?
Tucker Carver likes to have fun and
has no intention of settling down anytime soon. He handles the business side of
Carver Ranch for his family, and on the day he's scheduled to meet with their
accountant, he instead meets a beautiful woman who changes everything.
Lauren Ford packed up and moved to
Texas to start over after her fiancé had an affair with her best friend. Her
father's retiring and has offered to let her take over his accounting firm.
When she meets Tucker she's immediately taken with him, despite his reputation
as a ladies' man. Knowing she isn't looking for love, or even if she wants to
stay in Texas, she decides to have fun with Tucker and keep her feelings at
After one taste of Lauren, Tucker
has other plans. Lauren is the woman he wants, but for some reason she's
resisting. And it doesn't help when her ex-fiancé shows up in town wanting her
to go back to Georgia with him. Can Tucker convince her that his feelings are
true, or will he lose her forever?
Content Warning: contains adult
language and explicit sexual scenes
Lauren stared at the papers in front
of her, but none of it registered. All she could focus on was the half naked
man. The hot, sweaty, tanned man who was now naked in his shower only feet away
She shook her head and rubbed her
thighs. Enough. It wasn’t like Tucker was the first sexy man she’d seen. She
wasn’t blind or innocent, but something about him got her panties moist quick.
Hopefully, she could make it through this accounting meeting without ripping
her own clothes off and offering herself up to him. She had no doubt he would
be an awesome lover. The man worked with his hands all day; surely he knew a
thing or two that could please her.
Lauren straightened her back and
stared at the stack of papers he’d given her. There were receipts, printouts,
and such. Tucker seemed to keep good records, so that would make things easier.
She removed her computer from her bag and turned it on. After she pulled up the
file for Carver Ranch, she studied it once more to familiarize herself with it.
This was a profitable ranch. Last
year had been one of their roughest years, but so far, this year was already
better. She was sure once she started to fill in the stuff he’d supplied her
with, she’d see they’d come back strong from the previous year.
Lauren jumped in her seat.
“Sorry, didn’t mean to scare you.”
Tucker, now dressed, came over and
sat next to her. Whatever soap he’d used attacked her senses in a good way. How
did someone get out of the shower, yet still smell like fresh cut pines?
She shouldn’t do it, but she did
anyway. She let her gaze wander over his body. The black t-shirt he wore hugged
his wide chest, letting her get the full view of his muscles.
Lauren looked away quickly. “Yeah, I
think this is it.” She flipped through the stack. “You’re free to do whatever
while I do this. I know you’ve got a lot to do.”
“Can I get you something to drink?”
He stood, and her focus went straight to his crotch.
Oh God. She glanced up quick to see
him smirking. The man knew he was sex on a stick with his sandy blond hair and
blue eyes. “Do you have some tea?”
He winked. “I’ll be back.”
“Take your time.” The farther away
he was, the more she could concentrate on her work. She wasn’t sure what had
come over her, but the sooner she got done with this job, the better. Then she
wouldn’t have to see him again until next quarter.
Lacey Wolfe has always had a passion
for words, whether it’s getting lost in a book or writing her own. From the
time she was a child she would slip away to write short stories about people
she knew and fantasies she wished would happen. It has always been her dream to
be a published author and with her two children now of school age, she finally
has the time to work on making her dream come true.
Lacey lives in Georgia with her
husband, son and daughter, their six cats and one black lab who rules the