Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Cursed Touch by Kelly Apple

Title: Cursed Touch 
Author: Kelly Apple
My Rating: B+

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Grimwood #4
Main Characters: Adria and Micah
Release Date: December 2016
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Adria Grimm lives at the highest point in Grimwood. The stories of what would befall her if she ever ventured down the mountain to the forest’s edge are cautionary tales she’s always lived by. Becoming a slave to the curse that hides in her blood isn’t the fate she dreams of for herself.

When an injured man collapses on her doorstep, Adria reluctantly nurses him back to health. The man is aggravating and demanding and Adria can’t wait until he’s well enough to be on his way.

Waking with little memory of what brought him to the mountains, Micah Redfield has to piece his past together before he can complete the quest that drove him to this remote location. As it turns out, Adria has the answers he’s been looking for, but deciphering the clues she’s been left is only the beginning of their journey.

Working together, they will have to find a way to unlock the ancient magic hidden in the heart of the mountain before Grimwood itself falls.

My Review:
With every book in this series, the mystery of what exactly is happening to the forest and how it ties to the Grimm family gets deeper and deeper. For every question answered, it feels like there are another two more presented. But I kind of love that. It's great the way that Kelly Apple has taken the original fairy tales and twisted them to her own world. It's so creative and fun.

This book is a twist on the Rapunzel fairy tale...I think. Adria has lived in her tower on her mountain and has been secluded there her entire life. Her father has warned her that if she leaves, the family curse will catch up with her. 

Micah is a scholar of the old legends and stories. He's discovered that most of those stories are based somewhere on fact. So, when he and Adria compared stories, they began to think that maybe there was something there that might free her from her curse and set off on a trek...and things progressed from there.

This story is different in that Adria is completely awkward...she never deals with other people so she doesn't deal particularly well or tactfully. She says what she thinks, but Micah likes that. He likes her, especially before he understands exactly what's going on.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. Like I said, I love the creative twist on the original fairy tales and am anxious to see how this all comes together for the survival of Grimwood Forest. 

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