Author: Lila DiPasqua
Series: Book #6 in the Fiery Tales series
Release Date: 21 June 2016
Number of pages: 95 pages
Source: review copy provided by the author
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author's Website, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, Read an excerpt
Grade: 4 stars
Goodreads appetizer: In a time of war, love has its own rewards…
**NOTE: Originally published in the AWAKENED BY A KISS anthology.
Inspired by the tale of Puss in Boots—an erotically charged historical romance novella from the acclaimed Fiery Tales series.
Elisabeth de Roussel, daughter of the King, is accustomed to getting what she wants–and she wants gorgeous Tristan de Tiersonnier, Count of Saint-Marcel, the ex-commander of the King’s private Guard.
A recent injury has forced Tristan to leave his distinguished position, but Elisabeth is determined to make him see he’s every bit the man he once was–and more than man enough for her...
My Thoughts: I love fairy tale retellings and Lila DiPasqua's Fiery Tales series is like no other: they are sensual, scorching hot erotic historical romances taking place in France under the reign of Louis XIV. Thanks to Lila's descriptive yet flowing writing, the reader lives and breathes in the midst of the grandeur of the court and its scheming, libertine courtiers. Don't be mistaken, you most certainly will not get a boring history lesson, rather a passionate, sensual romance taking place in an exciting and sumptuous setting.
Bewitching in Boots is Book #6 in the series, but the stories are standalones, and can be read out of order as well. Bewitching in Boots is the (adult) novella retelling of Puss in Boots, and be warned: the novella (and the whole Fiery Tales series) is a quite graphic, erotic historical romance story, it's not for the faint-hearted. *wink*
Its heroine is Elisabeth de Roussel, favourite (illegitime) daughter of the king, who is a spectacular woman: she is strong willed, determined and brave. She has been fending for herself and her sister in the dangerous world of the royal court, where intrigues and backstabbing courtiers are the norm.
I was a bit disappointed that we did not get to know the hero as well as Elisabeth, we mainly got to see him through her eyes: how imposing, handsome and sexy he is. I would have enjoyed learning more about his thoughts and aspirations, but I accept that with a novella the possibilities for character development are limited.
Verdict: Bewitching in Boots is a sensual, fiery hot, erotic fairy tale retelling of Puss in Boots that you won't be able to put down. Have a fan or some cool lemonade on hand you'll be needing it!
Order of the series:
Book #1 - A Midnight Dance - Read my review
Book #2 - Undone - Read my review
Book #3 - The Duke's Match Girl
Book #4 - Sleeping Beau - Only $0.99 at the moment!
Book #5 - Little Red Writing
Book #6 - Bewitching in Boots
Book #7 - Three Reckless Wishes - to be released on 25 July 2016
Book #8 - The Marquis's New Clothes - to be released on 22 August 2016
Book #9 - The Lovely Duckling - to be released on 22 September 2016
Book #10 - The Princess and the Diamonds - to be released on 24 October 2016