Saturday, December 21, 2013

Her Mad Hatter by Marie Hall

     "Alice is all grown up. Running the Mad Hatter's Cupcakery and Tea Shoppe is a delicious job, until fate--and a fairy godmother with a weakness for bad boys--throws her a curveball. Now, Alice is the newest resident of Wonderland, where the Mad Hatter fuels her fantasies and thrills her body with his dark touch.
     The Mad Hatter may have a voice and a body made for sex, but he takes no lovers. Ever. But a determined fairy godmother has forced Alice into Wonderland--and his arms. Now, as desire and madness converge, the Hatter must decide if he will fight the fairy godmother's mating--or fight for Alice."

This was a fun saucy short novel. I bought this book like a year ago. It was free, sounded kinda interesting. But I just never got around to reading it. At the time that I "bought" this book, I was getting a crap-ton of free books. 'Cause I mean why the heck not? They were free. But anyways, I finally got around to reading it.

It was a pretty good book. Alice Hu has been obsessed and in love with The Mad Hatter for years, so when his fairy godmother tells her that she is Hatter's match, she is certain that she's the one losing her mind. But Hatter is dying and Alice seems to be the one to save not only him but Wonderland as well. Okay, sure that part was a little cliche. But it worked in the sense that the story was being told. And in fairy-tale retelling authors, I feel, have some free license to be cliche in their writing.

Hatter is sexy, but after meeting countless Alice's that he thought were the one to be his savior, he is more than a little bitter at the prospect of meeting another, defiantly at the end of his rope. He could be defined as damaged goods, after centuries of heartbreak, you can only expect that much. But this new Alice is different, she responds to his touch and doesn't shy away from the quirkiness of Wonderland and she quotes his favorite poetry at him. The only thing that stops Wonderland from accepting this Alice is Hatter himself.

There is a bit of graphic sexual content in this story, so if that bothers you, or you are younger, I wouldn't recommend it. Other than that, this book is actually pretty well written, the characters are likable and the flow of the story is good, nothing lags the story at all. Great from start to finish.

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