Joyfully Jay gives 4.5 out of 5 stars.
“This was a really fun story. If you enjoy a good fairy tale, I would definitely recommend this unique take on Jack and the Beanstalk. I found it really well done and it left me with a satisfied smile on my face as the men headed off to their happily ever after.”
Mrs. Condit and Friends Read Books gives 5 out of 5 Sweet Peas.
“ASCENDING HEARTS is a wonderful retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale. Poor Jack, abused and unloved, has his heart broken numerous times and in various contexts. Lonely Rion lives in the enchanted sky castle, carrying on a duty no one understands the reason for anymore. When Jack bravely climbs the vine to the castle it opens a future for both men that neither expected nor wants, initially. Oh, yes. The sex is scorching. There is a rousing ending, bad guys are punished, good guys set free, and the epilogue is extremely satisfying. Great story!”
Amelia Gormley, author of The Impulse Trilogy, gives 5 stars via GoodReads.
“I really enjoyed this latest Tempting Tales offering. Jack and Rion were great characters, two very different, nuanced men….Leta and Keira have a way of exploring how the characters became who they are and how their circumstances evolved that is just endlessly fascinating to me.”
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“Absolutely loved it! A thoroughly captivating read with solid writing from front to back, and language that is consistent and befits a fairytale…. I like this one even more than the first one in the series. Keira and Leta are doing some great writing together and really finding, or should I say cementing, their stride with this second story. They are making ancient fairytales their own. creating a re-telling that I like more than the original! I can’t wait to find out which fairytale they will choose next.” — Anne-Marie, 5 stars via GoodReads
“I loved the first collaboration of these authors (book #1 of the Tempting Tales, Earthly Desires) that I couldn’t wait to see the next story in this series. This one was inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk. As an erotic fairytale, this one did offer a numerous sex scenes. But I thought the story “outside the bedroom” was quite well-written. It was a wonderful tale … and sometimes the writing was very fairytale like…. Especially the epilogue, that one was beautiful. Now I wonder what other fairytale these authors will rewrite!” — Ami, 4 of 5 stars via GoodReads.