Modern erotic adaptation of a Grimm’s Fairytale…
Author: Jon Keys
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Cover Artist: Syneca Featherstone
Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
A Beyond Fairytales Adaptation of The Brothers Grimm’s: The Little Folks’ Gifts
When the world crashes down around your ears, sometimes all you can do is punt and hope for the best. That’s exactly what James and Micah decide to do when one of them is diagnosed with cancer, and the other discovers a serious heart defect. When the doctor tells them to start working on their bucket lists, the two take a trip in an effort to create some good memories, and forget the ugly truths, while they focus on their time in each other’s arms.
Their vacation turns into much more than they anticipated when they find themselves drawn to a club like sailors to a siren. Several sexy waiters, some unforgettable lap dances, and one whip-wielding stud later, they stumble upon the answer to their prayers. Their sex is wild again, and the pair find themselves living for tomorrow. But with every answer comes questions, and Micah’s search for more may destroy them both.
Will they be able to recover from his thirst for the truth? Or will the men always live walking on the edge of a Razor?
Writing a review for this is a small challenge– this is a novella that nearly slipped through our reviewer net. I’m not a great fan of novellas, which is why I — personally — hadn’t considered this on release. However, I do like the idea of adapting fairy-tales for the modern age, so I’m glad I read it, and the length is correct for this tale. There is a lot to like about this contemporary tale, and I suppose if there is a moral it would be be happy with what you’ve been given – The tale concerns a happy, loving married couple, James and Micah, and at the tender age of thirty-five they discover Micah has terminal cancer.
I started reading this short story with no idea it is an erotic tale. I was reading with quite a lump in my throat — for personal reasons — and expected a sad read, anyway I learned quite speedily that there is a strong erotic element. The definition of erotic is very flexible, and for this reader just having a lot of sex is not it. There are a couple of truly hot and erotic sections, and the story is well constructed and thought out. A very contemporary idea — with some juicy questions left unanswered. I have one point I really would like to discuss, but I can’t or I will give too much away. 🙂
There were a few times when who is talking to whom, is a bit confusing, but not too distracting. Overall, an original take on an old tale. I like Jon Keys style of writing, maybe some editing issues but nothing too major. I want to go and read the Grimm’s original tale now and see how the author adapted it.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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