Blurb: Imp, deceiver, villainous mastermind… Rumpelstiltskin’s been called all these names and more, and for the most part, they’re entirely true. But there is more to the brooding, blond haired Adonis than brokering deals for the devil. He’s hiding a terrible, hideous secret. One that threatens to fray the already delicate strands of his sanity and reason. A secret that he’s desperate to make right, to see whole again, and there is no one and nothing that will stand in his way of getting what he wants—no one except a slip of woman with hair like fire and skin like finest porcelain. Something about Shayera Caron calls to the beast inside him and makes him question his motives for the first time in his life.
Shayera Caron is the daughter of the infamous Gerard Caron, former lothario of Kingdom but now a reformed rake and settled husband and father. She can go nowhere in her tiny hamlet without seeing the sneers of women and hearing the murmurings of their disdain for the blood that runs through her veins. Shayera is desperate to get away from the gossiping hens, so when Rumpelstiltskin rides into town, she doesn’t think twice before going wherever he leads. Only thing is Shayera is not as innocent as she might seem, for she hides a secret too. One that will bring the most feared man in all of Kingdom to his knees…
I like this one way more than the others. It might be because the Gerald is one of my favorite bad guys in this series so since his daughter is in it I paid extra close attention to it. And she had her own demons to deal with, so to speak. She was a bit of a firecracker and I really loved her protectiveness of her family.
Also I’m also a huge fan of Rumpelstiltskin. I absolutely loved his backstory, it gave a lot of insight into his present character and made me love him even more. He is one sexy demon.
This love story was more drawn out than the others as well so I got a bit of simmer before the boil if that makes sense. And the plot twist at the end was unexpected. I was pretty shocked at the things Rumple was willing to sacrifice to get what he thought he wanted.
I enjoyed this one and since I had previously read the next one I’m very excited to finish this series.