Little Red (The Believe Series #1) by Trista Jaszczak
Fall back in love with fairy tales with, Little Red, the first installment of “The Believe Series” by Trista Jaszczak.
Ride along with Sam Wentworth through the winding back roads of Louisiana, on a desperate escape from her past. Where she falls into the arms of the unlikely and sometimes unwilling hero, Ethan Parker. When circumstances and fate seal the two together, entangling them with his 6 older brothers, feuding families and old bayou magic can Ethan put aside everything he has ever known to keep Sam safe from the dangers their lives and their love poses. Can he keep her safe from himself.
2 out of 5 stars
This book had an interesting concept, replaying a version of a modern day fairy tale but it was just okay for me and I never felt truly engaged.
The book jumps right into the story with only a little build up and then there is a lot going on throughout. Parts felt drawn out, and at times, a bit choppy. I tried to accept it as-is, knowing it was a fairy tale, but I never felt truly connected.
The two main characters were Red (Sam) and Ethan. Red doesn’t seem very strong to me, mostly overwhelmed, which I get considering her situation and background. I liked Ethan for the most part but at times there were internal battles with him and I just wanted to shake my head and say enough already. I did enjoy Ethan’s brothers. They were all very sweet and I liked them because they cared unconditionally for Ethan and Red and would do anything for them.
In the end it picked up and there was some drama. I enjoyed that but it wrapped up quickly, I wanted more. I like how the connection to the fairy tale was explained in the epilogue. I was happy that Red and Ethan got their happily ever after. After everything that happened, I wanted that for them.
Overall, I thought Little Red was just aright. I was curious enough about the characters to finish the story because I wanted to see how it played out.
Book received from author in exchange for an honest review.