“Once upon a time, there was an m/m romance that with its first paragraph transported me to that magical realm of fairy tales. This story is beautifully written, almost lyrical in its flow, like the fairy tales of yore. This was a light (ha!), fun, engaging story. Great for a beach read, a comfort read; one of those moments you want something you know will make you laugh, smile, and feel good.”
“Earthly Desires is a sexy story between two unique and interesting heroes. I loved the way the story was told and enjoyed the fairytale-ish theme of the book itself. It’s full of adventure, romance and it highly entertained this reader throughout the entire book.”
“I found this an enjoyable and fun story. It was an unusual tale and I was drawn into the book immediately and it kept my attention throughout. The characters are entertaining and endearing, especially Efrosin, and I got a few giggles along the way. If you are looking for a light and fun read, and especially if you like unique fairy tales, I’d give this one a try.”
“This was a wonderful fairy tale, witty and whimsical, sexy and silly, surprisingly touching at times, laugh-out-loud funny at others, and when the plot really got rolling, a complete page-turner.”
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“I have a soft heart for fairy tales (that is why I watched “Once Upon A Time” season 1 religiously) — and my, what a lovely fairy tale this one is. It has a cursed prince, a cursed woodsman, and a path to love and happily ever after. Efrosin is captivating in his almost childish innocence, as he cajoles Dmitri to ravish him. Dmitri is more quiet — he seems to be quite flabbergasted by the prince. I even enjoyed reading the ravishment part, I didn’t skipped the scenes! Reading about Efrosin who tastes like clouds and Dmitri who tastes like earth is wonderful. The writing is so beautiful — very fairy tale like. And of course we have that grand finale, where sacrifice is made before Efrosin and Dmitri can find their way to be together…. The scene is so powerful I choked with emotion. I read that this is a new series from the two authors, and I honestly cannot wait to read what other fairy tales that they will write.” — Ami gives it 4.25 out of 5 stars via GoodReads.
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“I loved this story. I didn’t expect the plot to suck me in quite as much as it did, but once the story started rolling I couldn’t put my Kindle down! The action was very hot, and the story had just enough heartbreak to make the ending all the more sweet.” — Erin gives 5 stars via GoodReads.