REVIEW – GINGER’s HEART by Katy Regnery

Ginger's Heart Cover

SYNOPSIS:

Once upon a time there were two cousins:
one golden like the sun,
one dark like midnight,
one a protector,
one a predator,
one a Woodsman
and
one a Wolf…
both owning equal,
but different,
parts of a little girl’s heart.

In this modern retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood,” the woodsman and the wolf are cousins, and Little Red is the girl with whom they both fall in love.

Beautiful Ginger McHuid, daughter of Kentucky’s premiere horse breeder, grows up on her family farm, best friends with Cain Wolfram, the son of her father’s Stallion Manager, and Cain’s cousin, Josiah Woodman, son of a local banker. Throughout their happy childhood, the three are inseparable friends, but as they mature into adults, complicated feelings threaten to destroy their long history of friendship and love.

Ginger’s 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 2017.)

*****

Ginger’s Heart is part of the a modern fairytale collection, which will include five 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 2017
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) – available 2018

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Two cousins. One girl. Someone wins. And someone loses.

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This is a story of three best friends since childhood and how their friendship is put to the ultimate test when love finds its way into their hearts. Cain and Josiah are cousins and Ginger is the little girl they loved and treated as a little sister until years later when they are teenagers, they see her in a different light. Yes, this is a love triangle, but from the very beginning, we know which cousin owns Ginger’s heart.

Josiah is the good cousin, and Cain is considered the bad boy. He hangs out with the wild crowd and he’s been with many women. Now who do you think the young heroine falls in love with? From the very beginning of the story, you will find it hard not to fall for the beautiful bad boy. Ginger just couldn’t help that her heart and soul belonged to Cain. But Josiah was the one Gingers’ parents wanted her to be with and he makes it clear early on to his cousin that he loves Ginger and will be staking his claim on her. Cain loves his cousin and believes that Josiah is the better man and deserves to be with Ginger.

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Unfortunately, Ginger wants the cousin she can’t have. When her heart is shattered she makes a bad decision and I really didn’t like her at this point. I understand that she was still a teenager and didn’t have the ability to make the mature decision but it still irked me.

Years later the cousin who walked away from their hometown comes back and feelings that were buried come back to the surface. When tragedy strikes will a chance at happiness be possible or lost forever??

This was one hell of a panty melting read and Cain was a swoon worthy hero. My one big complaint about this story was that it was told in THREE alternating POVs. Many times the same scene was played out in each character’s POV, which I found to be tedious and unnecessary. I wished that we just got the story in Ginger’s point of view and then maybe towards the end in the Cain’s.

In any case, I did love all the moments between Cain and Ginger and for that reason, I really did enjoy this one.

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