Series: Desperately Ever After

Damsels in Distress

Posted 10 December 2016 by Emma @ SCR in GR 2016, Reviews, TBR 2016 / 0 Comments

I received this book for free From the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Damsels in DistressDamsels in Distress by Laura Kenyon
Also by this author: Desperately Ever After
Series: Desperately Ever After #2
Published by Self-Published on 26th August 2014
Genres: Chicklit, Fairytale, Love & Romance, Magic
Pages: 313
Source: From the Author
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The Desperately Ever After series takes a whimsical look at our most beloved fairy tale princesses several years after true love’s kiss. With laughter, wine, and a new take on old-fashioned chivalry, these friends see each other through life’s trials one secret at a time. Set in a fictional realm based on New York City, the books sprinkle fiction with elements of fantasy and encourage readers to rethink everything they know about happy endings.

After watching her fairy tale go up in flames, Belle is finally starting over. With a baby on the way, a business to run, and a new love interest she just can’t shake, things are finally looking up. That is, until she learns her independence might revive broken curses the world over. Could “happily ever after” really mean staying with her unfaithful husband? Or will Belle and her steadfast friends find another way?

Meanwhile, Dawn still longs for the life she had three centuries earlier—before her sleeping curse ended in two kids, an unfamiliar era, and a husband she barely knows. So when the childhood sweetheart she believed to be dead resurfaces, she must suddenly choose between the past she once wanted and the present she never knew she did.

As both women struggle between love and obligation—between what’s right for the world and what’s right for the heart—they fail to see a great danger brewing in the capital. One that could change everything forever.

Thank you to Laura for sending me a copy of this book. I have loved fairy-tales since I was a young girl and I adored the first book in this series so when Laura offered me the second book I had to say yes. Unfortunately due to my humongous TBR pile I hadn’t had time to read it and with the third book out shortly I decided to move it up the list.

I am struggling to write this review. Not because this book wasn’t good because it was amazing and I don’t want this review to disappoint.

We begin this book shortly after the first. The book mainly focuses on Belle but does include the other girls stories. I won’t say any more than that as I do not want to ruin the story for those that have not read the first book.

Laura’s writing captures you immediately and keeps you on the edge of your seat for the whole thing.

I can’t wait to dive into the conclusion of this story.

About Laura Kenyon

Laura Kenyon is an award-winning journalist and graduate of Boston College. Her stories
and articles have appeared in Kiwi Magazine, Westchester Magazine, Just Labs, Serendipity, The Improper Bostonian, InD’tale Magazine, and Westchester/Hudson Valley Weddings, as well as in myriad newspapers and at PrickoftheSpindle.com. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and their silver Labrador retriever. DESPERATELY EVER AFTER is her first novel.

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