By: Kate SeRine
Series: Transplanted Tales #1
My Copy: Ebook for Honest Review
“My name is Tess Little. But everyone calls me Red.”
Once upon a time, a spell went awry, stranding Make Believe characters in the ordinary world. Since then, Tess “Red” Little—a/k/a Little Red Riding Hood—has worked as an Enforcer for the Chicago branch of the Fairytale Management Authority. But, consider yourself warned—she’s not just some waif with a basket of goodies. All grown up and with nothing to lose, a gun and combat boots is more her style. And Red’s new assignment threatens to be short on happily ever afters…
Someone is murdering transplanted Tales in gruesome fashion. The list of fictional characters capable of such grisly acts is short and includes more than one of Red’s old flames. And if that wasn’t bad enough, there’s another complication, in the form of sexy, enigmatic Nate Grimm, the FMA’s lead detective and part-time Reaper. Used to following her own rules and living life on the edge, Red has managed to avoid taking on a partner until now. But Nate’s dark side makes him perfect for a case like this. That is, if she can trust him. Because if there’s one thing Red knows for sure, it’s that believing in the wrong person can have big, bad consequences…
This story is so FUN!!! Not only are you untangling the lies and betrayals to solve the mystery, but you also have the opportunities to untangle the cacophony of fables and tales to discover each characters true identity. Fairy Tales brought to life in Red reminds me a lot of the television series "Once Upon a Time", and guess what??? I love that show too! Red is everything that I would hope she would be. Her sexy kick ass character will leave female readers envious, and male reader salivating over her take no sh*t character. Although, as the story continues under the driven and determined exterior she is also broken Detective Grimm is perfect for the mending. His character was also perfect in his shadowy and loyal personality. Loving Red from afar for so long added a much needed depth to their relationship. I actually fell in love with all of the characters from her past, and believe me there were a few.Little Boy Blue (Nicky), The Wolf (Seth), and Dracula (Vlad) are just some Red history of beloved fable characters, and the abundance of side characters just make this entire story a puzzle. I am a fan, and look forward to seeing spotlights on each Nicky and Seth. They had such loving roles in this story, and I am just unsettled without them finding happiness.