Title: Wild Rose, Silent Snow
Author: Angel Martinez
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: December 27, 2016
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance/Fairytale
Page Count: 124
Reviewed by: Steph
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.88 stars out of 5
Newly expanded version!
A huge bear at the door, a handsome, naked stranger in the snow, magic fish, enchanted beards—and Rowan thought his life was odd before.
Content with the quiet isolation of their lake house, Snowden and Rowan Hadley survive on summer jobs and winter hunting, unable to move on since their parents died. Their peace is shattered by a strange, human-acclimated bear who insists on following Rowan like a giant hunting dog and again by the discovery of a naked, surly stranger in the snow.
Both bear and man lead the Hadley brothers into a strange, surreal world where sorcery and RPG software intertwine. Curses and magical traps lie in wait around every turn. Rowan and Snowden will need to adjust their view of how the world works, and quickly, if they want to live through rescuing their enchanted princes.
If you find yourself with time and in need of reading a cute fairytale with a modern-day twist, then this book is up your alley. I honestly did not know the story of Snow White and Rose Red until I actually looked it up and read the short little fairytale online. Seriously it really is short. How the author built upon such a short story was amazing within itself.
In his rendition, there are two brothers who happen to suffer from a different a type neurological disorder, due to a childhood illness. As you can tell, life for them hasn’t always been easy. Yet they continue to survive and thrive despite: their disabilities, losing their parents, greedy family members, the weather, job problems, and lack of friends.
It takes a bear coming into their lives for things to change. Yes, you heard me correctly a bear. This is no ordinary bear. In fact, said bear is a human that’s been cursed by a wizard. The same wizard has the bears’ bother bound to him. The wizard does has a reason, but a reason I will not disclose. Seriously, I don’t like giving spoilers if it can be helped.
As time passes and information revealed, the brothers decide to help the bear and his brother to get their lives back. In the end, everyone gets their HEA and the villain gets the help he needs unlike death in the original fairytale (thank goodness!).