Author: Annalynne Russo
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Rating: You Want To Read
Reviewed By: Donna
Naughty Fairy Tales
Finn Rumpelstiltskin is a wealthy playboy descended from a long line of European royals. A count with boyish good lucks and an infectious smile, he seduces women with the grace and skill of a master swordsman. Until an insignificant one night stand changes his life forever. Horribly disfigured by a spurned lover and her sorceress mother, Finn is forced to learn the meaning of the phrase, Beauty is only skin-deep.
Katarina Krauss is a rare and exquisite jewel. On the cusp of womanhood, the talented weaver must decide whether to save her family from financial ruin, or follow her heart. Thrust into the hands of Aleksander Othman, a ruthless warlord eager to manipulate her gift and steal her virtue, Katarina must spin a heap of straw into a stack of gold.
Will Finn’s magic help Katarina escape Aleksander’s evil clutches? Can he win her heart and reclaim his soul?
Be Warned: anal sex, forced seduction, multiple partners.
Finn Rumpelstiltskin is an irresistible rake. Katarina is an unmatched beauty. One might think they would be the perfect pair…and they’d be correct. But Finn has to learn the hard way that beauty is only skin deep, by having his taken away.
Rendezvous with Rumpelstiltskin is a far cry from the original fairy tale I heard as a child, and it perhaps combines pieces of several other favorites such as Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella, but overall it was an entertaining read. I was a little bothered by Katarina’s quick capitulation to the evil warlord’s advances, but I suppose the bad boy persona was too much for her to resist.