Title: Bayou Fairy Tale (Fairy Tales of the Open Road #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Lex Chase (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: October 19, 2015 – 294 pgs
Modern day fairy-tale princess Taylor Hatfield has problems. One: he’s a guy. Two: he’s Sleeping Beauty, the most useless princess in existence. Throw in his true love, Corentin Devereaux, a huntsman descended from child-eating witches, and Taylor’s younger brother, Atticus—this generation’s Snow White—who tried to kill him. That didn’t go so hot.
For two years, Taylor and Corentin live their Happily Ever After. But Corentin is cursed to lose his memory every seven days, including his life with Taylor—a painful reminder that he can’t provide for the man he loves. Taylor insists Corentin has the strength to succeed, and when Taylor discovers a way to break the curse, he is more than willing to pay the cost.
When an enchanted blizzard devastates Corentin’s hometown of New Orleans, Taylor is convinced Atticus is to blame and grows desperate to find him amid the Big Easy turned frozen wasteland. Corentin believes Taylor is chasing a ghost while he chases the ghosts of his own past. Old tensions scratch open scars, leaving both to wonder if they have each other’s best interests at heart. The clock is ticking until Corentin loses his memory and the rabbit hole goes so deep they may never come out.
This book was a really good addition to this series! This book can not be read as a stand alone because Taylor and Corentin are the couple in the first book, so you must read that one first or you will be lost.
You get more of Taylor who just happens to be sleeping beauty but also happens to be a man. But lets not forget that he is also a dragon too.
Then there was Corentin who is a huntsman/ witch who can not remember anything after a certain amount of days. So he must restart by reading his journals to find out who he is due to a curse. I have to say I loved his character because there is just something about the brooding bad boy who is trying to be good.
You get more action in this book while they try to stop Atticus Taylor’s brother who is also Snow White who is very evil. You see a lot of the same characters from the first book while meeting new characters like the Queen of Hearts.
I will be honest and say there were parts of this book that really dragged for me a little bit. But I really loved what this author did with this story and the twist on the fairy tales. I also really liked how this author wrote these characters. There were some you love and some that were so evil that you were not a fan of.
All together I really liked this book!
I would recommend this book!
Lex Chase once heard Stephen King say in a commercial, “We’re all going to die, I’m just trying to make it a little more interesting.” She knew then she wanted to make the world a little more interesting too.
Weaving tales of cinematic, sweeping adventure and epic love—and depending on how she feels that day—Lex sprinkles in high-speed chases, shower scenes, and more explosions than a Hollywood blockbuster. She loves tales of men who kiss as much as they kick ass. She believes if you’re going to going to march into the depths of hell, it better be beside the one you love.
Lex is a pop culture diva and her DVR is constantly backlogged. She wouldn’t last five minutes without technology in the event of the apocalypse and has nightmares about refusing to leave her cats behind. She is incredibly sentimental, to the point that she gets choked up at holiday commercials. But like the lovers driven to extreme measures to get home for the holidays, Lex believes everyone deserves a happy ending.
Lex also has a knack for sarcasm, never takes herself seriously, and has been nicknamed “The Next Alan Moore” by her friends for all the pain and suffering she inflicts on her characters. She is a Damned Yankee hailing from the frozen backwoods of Maine now residing in the burbs of Northwest Florida, where it could be 80F and she’d still be a popsicle.
She is grateful for and humbled by all the readers. She knows very well she wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them and welcomes feedback.