Monday, December 1, 2014

Release Day Blitz & Review 
Once Upon a Time
S.K. Hartley

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: S.K. Hartley

~ Synopsis ~

I don't believe in fairy tales.
I don't believe in glass slippers.
I don't believe in Prince-Freaking-Charming.

Cinderella can kiss my ass.

I kiss frogs, sometimes even toads.
I've given up on meeting Mr. Right, instead it seems all I meet is Mr. Wrong, Mr. Very-Wrong and even, Mr. Lets-Not-Even-Go-There.

Fairy tales are for morons.

Well, that's what I thought until Gabriel Black barged through my life, turning everything upside down.
He's hot, sexy and little rough around the edges.
But, he's hiding something, something deep. I can feel it, taste it and smell it.

Now I'm left wondering if he's my Prince Charming or my fairy tale villain.
Will I ride away safely into the night, dreaming of happily ever afters?
Or, will I stumble and fall in ridiculously high heels only meant for women with a death wish?

Once Upon A Time...
I met Gabriel Black.

 ~ Links to Buy ~

~ Review ~

I hate to admit it but this is actually the first book by S.K. Hartley that I have read and I am happy to say that I will be looking into more of her works.   It is usually a cover that grabs my attention first but for Once Upon a Time it was the tagline…..Cinderella can kiss my ass…..Fairytales are for Morons….Yep that definitely grabbed my attention and had me wanting more.

Well I got more, so much more than I expected.  This is a lighter read for me as I tend to lean toward the dark romances with brooding men. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself so caught up on the story and the quick witted friendship between Payton, Quinn and Kylie.  Not to mention the steamy scenes and the sexual tension radiating between Payton and her "Prince Charming".

Gabriel Black....a/k/a Tall Dark and Dangerous....well I think I loved him before I knew who he was but his direct approach had me wanting to know more about this private, controlling man.  I love that he didn't let Payton push him away and his subtle ways of making it seem as if he had forgotten her while she was at a loss to get him off her mind.

The story is quick paced, full of humor, friendship, love and a whirl wind romance.  Payton is hell bent on not falling in love due to a college romance gone bad.  But Gabriel is not used to being told no and pursues Payton until she can no longer fight her feelings.  Sparks fly, tempers flair, feelings are exposed and ripped apart but in the end we get is our Once Upon a Time.

Don't let this story pass you by.  Grab your copy and fall in love with Gabriel and Payton.....the supporting characters are pretty entertaining too.  I am looking forward to seeing if we will get a book about Kylie or Quinn.  Fingers crossed.

~ Rating ~

~ About the Author ~
S.K. Hartley is a wife and mother to an oil soaked husband and a tomato sauce covered son by day, by night an International Bestselling Author whose first novel, Finding You, quickly shot up the charts in fall 2013, winning blog awards for the tear inducing writing and breath catching ending.

Since releasing her first novel, she then went on to release two more books in the series, Finding Me & Finding Us, proving that New Adult is vastly popular among readers and writers a like.

Located in the not so sunny North West of England, UK, S.K. Hartley deals with daily battles against Microsoft Office Word translations. Working as a British author who writes in American English is a challenge that's both frustrating and fulfilling.

When she's not doing all the above, S.K. Hartley spends the rest of her time interacting with her readers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and also via her newsletter.

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